During spring training I made a promise that I would make a custom card of anyone who makes the Yankees look bad.
Well, say hello to Mr. Wil Myers:
Wil Myers hit an inside-the-park home run against CC Sabathia and the Yankees a few days ago. He hit a ball that narrowly missed being a conventional home run, but it got away from Jacoby Ellsbury and Myers was able to get completely around the bases without a throw. During the series he went 6-for-16 with 7 RBI’s. Good job, Mr. Myers!
Jim over at The Phillies Room had a request for a custom card… which became a request for two custom cards. I’m always happy to fulfill requests… well, to try to fulfill requests, anyway. It’s always based on whether I can put my hands on some images.
The Phillies haven’t had the most inspiring season so far, but Burnett has been one of the bright spots for the team.
Also requested by Jim was a custom of Roberto Hernandez, who has not had a Phillies cardboard appearance outside of the team-issued set…
I gave some serious thought towards putting a little “O-Pee-chee text” on this card, saying something like “FORMERLY FAUSTO CARMONA”. I have a terrible time remembering that this Roberto Hernandez used to pitch under another name. It’s kind of like the mental process of translating a language you’re not fluent in… To use an example from a famous episode of Fawlty Towers, some German tourist might tell you “Wir wollen ein Auto mieten” and I would sit there and parse it out word by word… “We… want…”. In the same way, my brain has to translate in this case. Who’s this guy again? … He used to be… uhhhhh… Fausto Carmona… I think.
Hmmm… That’s several Phillies I’ve published so far, but I don’t think I’ve done one for the Brewers or Angels yet. Maybe next time. Maybe.