Monday, December 19, 2022

2022 Card-vent Calendar: December 19

December 19, 2022:
1966 Topps #156 DP Combo - Dick Schofield / Hal Lanier
Yeah, those two dudes look like the type who would DP somebody.  I can imagine the poor victim, getting caught in no-man's land, left with no choice but to submit.  You could definitely get tagged, should the situation call for it.  Hard, too.  Lanier never really had the reputation as one to be gentle, if I'm recalling my history right.

And Dick?  Yessiree, as the one who would typically get things started, he'd often be the gentleman with two options in front of him.  Hal would just have to follow Dick's lead, react to his decision, get the force, and then finish.  Whether high or low, Hal didn't really have a preference, so long as he was involved.  Such is the nature of a timely DP.

Now, bear with me here.  You might not believe it, but there have been rumors that Schofield and Lanier were, on rare occasions, privy to a TP.  The circumstances have to be just right, but a TP is a distinct possibility.  Dick and Hal would never be the ones to begin a TP, but by gum, you had better believe that they'd be the ones to see it through to its end.  Sure, someone will likely be feeling regret in the aftermath, maybe even a little soreness, but that doesn't make it any less a thing of beauty.

Just remember: Even the sloppiest DP can be bailed out by the smooth hand of one... Willie McCovey.

1 comment:

  1. Gotta be one of the most creative posts of 2022. Thanks for the chuckle.