I haven’t written anything here in almost a month. Partly that’s due to having less free time to write – I took a seasonal job at a department store so I’d have some money coming in during the holidays. Partly it’s due to not having much to write about – while John Mayberry Jr. may turn out to be an important part of the Mets’ bench, I don’t really have much to say about him.
And Mayberry’s been the most interesting addition to the Mets’ roster since the early signing of Michael Cuddyer. At some point, I’ll probably want to talk about the moves that the Marlins, Braves and Phillies have been making this winter… but that can wait until we get closer to spring training.
(And how about those Padres and Dodgers? It’s been a long time since I’ve seen two teams in the same division make such significant roster overhauls during the same off-season.)
Until today, I hadn’t added many new baseball cards to my collection in the last month. But when I got home from work today, I found a surprise envelope from Geof, who occasionally sends interesting packages my way. I opened it to find a Mets yearbook from 1972, an issue of Time magazine from 1986 with a young Doc Gooden on the cover, some vintage Topps baseball coins, and an assortment of oddball baseball cards.
They are all awesome, but I’m going to save most of them for another time. But this is the perfect time to feature one, a Mike Piazza card that went right on our Christmas tree. Pacific certainly did produce some interesting baseball cards, once upon a time.