Thursday, December 21, 2023

2023 Card-vent Calendar: December 20

December 20, 2023:
1987 Fleer Limited Edition #31 Eddie Murray
Can we bring the cap-under-helmet-while-batting thing back to baseball, please?  Can we?
We're in a day and age where a player immediately slaps on a sliding mitten after reaching first base, and this is like eight decks of the Titanic lower on the stupidity meter than that is.  A guy takes his base after an 11-pitch base on balls and it's Hamburger Helper ahoy on his right hand?  For the birds.  Bring back the cool stuff.  I want more flip-up shades for outfielders, wristbands with your own picture embroidered on them, and one batting glove per batter.  While we're at it, let's make home whites and road grays mandatory, they're the coolest version of every team's uniform scheme.  (Road powder blues will also be acceptable on a limited basis, even for teams that have never tried it out.  Yankees?  Padres?  Red Sox?  You guys want in on this?  It's pretty fucking great.)
Commissioner Thorzul has spoken.


  1. I'm 100% for flip-up shades, stirrups, and one batting glove per batter. I never did get into wrist and headbands... although guys like Murray and Carew did sure make them look cool.

  2. Yes for all this. One dude messed up his hand sliding and now everyone has the oven mitt? And get rid of the City Connect uniforms. One home, one road, and the optional 3rd one.