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Rookie Card Corner: Matt Cain 2002 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects

The Golden Sombrero presents Rookie Card Corner: Matt Cain 2002 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects

Fun Fact: On October 28, 2010, Cain — who was nicknamed “Big Sugar” in high school — pitched 7 2⁄3 scoreless innings to become the fifth pitcher to pitch at least 20 innings in the postseason without allowing an earned run.

That Awesome “Tim Lincecum In A Suit and Bowtie” Photo

No matter how well Timmy pitches, and despite his best, dapper disguise, O’Bannion and friends will still be waiting for him beyond the centerfield gate. Maybe the World Series ring will help his street cred as he enters high school.

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The Best Sports Sign Ever? The Best Sports Sign Ever.

I’m going to be upfront with you, reader: I’m prone to hyperbole.  I say things are awesome or the best that certainly aren’t awesome or the best.  On more than a few occasions I’ve proclaimed the Baja Chalupa from T-Bell to be the best food ever.  That’s not true, and I’ll be the first to admit it (the Sourdough Jack from J-Box is the best food ever).  But try to believe me when I say that I have seen the greatest baseball sign in the history of baseball signs.  “Cliff Lee struck out Chuck Norris…with two pitches” works on so many levels.  We’ve come a long way as a society, but in my humble opinion, Chuck Norris jokes are the greatest achievement of the human race (See?  There I go again with hyperbole…it’s a slippery slope).  They were funny at first, stayed funny for far too long, then stopped being funny.  Because of this sign, they are funny again.  Thank you, Texas.  This almost makes up for the fact that you execute the mentally challenged.

Sean Casey shows how to fight for a homerun at Ballpark in Arlington (Video)

I can’t say that I’m surprised former Major League Baseball first baseman now MLB Network “analyst,” Sean Casey, is a fan of professional wrestling.  In a segment on their Monday evening edition of MLB Tonight, Casey — who couldn’t possibly be more ADHD — displayed his vast knowledge of wrestling moves when he demonstrated how to properly fight for a home run ball in the centerfield grass at the Ballpark in Arlington.  After showing highlights of the guy who went leaping after Buster Posey’s home run in Game 4, “The Mayor” broke down just how it should be done:

Rookie Card Corner: Tim Lincecum 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks

The Golden Sombrero presents Rookie Card Corner: Tim Lincecum 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects

Fun Fact: In his senior year at Liberty High School, Tim went 12-1 with a 0.70 ERA and 183 strikeouts in 91.2 innings.  He was named Washington’s Gatorade Player of the Year, as well as First Team All-State, while leading Liberty to 3A State Championship.