12/10/09

Baseball Withdrawals



Is anybody else having baseball withdrawals? Spring Training doesn't start until the first week of March, 2010! It seems so far away! Thankfully, many of us die-hard baseball fans, while wrapped up in the frenzy of holiday activities, can also stay busy keeping tabs on trade rumors concerning our favorite teams and players.

This year I am watching what will develop for White Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik, who is evidently being courted by 4 other teams, (the Royals, the Tigers, the Cubs, and the Giants).  As a Sox fan, I want him to stay on the South Side, where I think he has been an asset to the Sox line-up. He is a solid player and an effective base stealer, but lacks the powerhouse bat and fielding stats required to elevate him to superstar status. (I'll take a solid lineup over one single superstar anyday!) However, those facts, combined with his age, may see Podsednik heading to a new clubhouse this spring. I am eager to see what General Manager Kenny Williams will do.

So isn't this the perfect time to organize those baseball cards? My collection is all going into a new store... Flea's Field, which I opened up just a couple of weeks ago! You might have guessed that my focus will be baseball related items, but I intend to include some football, basketball and auto racing trading cards, too, and just about any sports collectible that I can find. I am just getting started, but am working hard to fill the shelves. Building a new store is fantastic fun, and I hope you'll stop by from time to time to check out what I am featuring!

Get to know some of the fine folks who collect and sell sports collectibles and cards. On OLA, you can find great deals from people like Sparky44_1999, SportsAuctionsOnline, and JimsCollectibles. On Twitter, I recommend MyHouseOfCards, and I would be remiss if I did not mention my old friend, CardmanLou. Enjoy your off-season!



   
~ Fleapirates Plunder ~

6 comments:

grouchow said...

I'm a fan of golf so I can totally appreciate the withdrawals you baseball fans have when it is the off season. :)

maggiemaybecrafty said...

I'm a horse racing fan myself. Mostly the Triple Crown races. As far as I know they don't make horse racing cards, do they???

Fleapirates said...

Thanks for stopping by, ladies! :)

A's, I try to console myself with Football!

And Amy, yes they DO have racing cards! ROFLOL!

James Williamz said...

HI

Great information and those facts, combined with his age, may see Podsednik heading to a new clubhouse this spring. I am eager to see what General Manager Kenny Williams will do.

James Parker.
Online Auction

Fleapirates said...

Ah, another baseball fan! Hi James, and thanks for your comment!

How about that deal with Cliff Lee??? Wow, I am not sure I would have let him go, even for Halladay!

Happy holidays!

Supergranny said...

What a group....I am not a sports fan...but nice to see all you folks with 'passion'! Passion is good...about anything...life in general!