Monday, March 30, 2009
When asked about the trade rumors, AdamE, GM of Thoughts and Sox, had no comment.
Off the record, he offered to trade all five to Los Pintadores de Punkrock for three maple bats and a dozen baseballs.
On the record, AdamE vehemently denies any such trade offer, and questions if the reporter knows what off the record means.
Off the record, we here at The PunkRock Press have no idea what off the record means. We draw pictures; we don't report the news.
On the record, AdamE called us idiots.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
PunkRockPaint commentary: We are fans of the overall design, specifically the away uniform colors. We would not have used the white lettering without a drop shadow... BUT, in this case, the effect of the plain white lettering is quite nice. We can only hope that the Roadrunner logo will be chain-stitched.Although the Commissioner's Office is busy rounding up free agents for their personal Fantasy Baseball team, the Card Blog League's Design and Propaganda Department is actively producing style guides for teams unable to submit proper uniforms before the beginning of the season.
Proper formatting for submittals:
Thursday, March 26, 2009
(click on photo for reference... and a great story!)
If Josh ever reads this... Photoshop is for babies. MS Paint ROCKS!!!
I will make sure teams are outfitted prior to the beginning of head-to-head matchups on the 29th. Maybe...
Monday, March 23, 2009
Pintadores de Punkrock
The Draft for the 2009 Baseball Card Blog League is tomorrow evening. For all of you involved... Be Prepared.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I really can't believe they didn't run with my ideas... Maybe I will boycott A&G this year... or not.
(I was pretty close on the frame design... I like the addition of the Allen & Ginter info in the lower corner on the real one.)
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
She quickly glanced my way with a puzzled look. Her confusion changed almost instantly into a feigned look of recognition. (I guess my Padres polo shirt must have made me look like an employee.) She greeted me warmly and asked if I needed help with anything. I told her that we had met once before, and asked her how she was doing. I was sure she didn't remember me. She said she had been well, and asked, like a long time friend, how my family was. We chatted for a while. The whole time I was stealing glances at all the amazing gear that was available in the cases and on the tables. She smiled and said, "What are you gonna get? Bat? Shirt?"
"Sweetheart, I know the owner. I can make you a deal."
This is the display case my friends Jim and Barbara gave me for Christmas.My super-disorganized Tony Gwynn shrine. It looks like there has been some non-Tony build up lately. I really need to clean up.
This is why my side of the closet seems so small... Thankfully, non-Padres cards go in the garage.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Cabinet Cut Autographs - Great Canadians Subset
GCAGB- Alexander Graham Bell
GCAM- Anne Murray
GCBA- Bryan Adams
GCBO- Bobby Orr
GCBH- Bret "The Hitman" Hart
GCCB- Dr. Charles Best
GCDC- Don Cherry
GCFB- Frederick Banting
GCGL- Gordon Lightfoot
GCJIC- Jim Carrey
GCJOC- John Candy
GCJMI- Joni Mitchell
GCJM- John Molson
GCJN- James Naismith
GCLS- Lord Stanley of Preston
GCMJF- Michael J. Fox
GCMM- Mike Meyers
GCNY- Neil Young
GCST- Shania Twain
GCTD- Tommy Douglas
GCTH- Tim Horton
GCWG- Wayne Gretzky
GCWS- William Shatner
GCDSB- Dual Cut- Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
How can anyone not love Roberto Clemente? No list of Pirates favorites would be legit without Clemente. Same "no-brainer" category as Tony Gwynn.
Willie Stargell was the first (non-Padres) player I remember being a fan of. I got the chance to meet him in the late '80s. He was friendly and ridiculously generous with his time and signature. Somewhere I have a 1983 Fleer card autographed by him. It will be donated to the 83 Fleer Project as soon as I find it. The '79 World Series was the first World Series that I remember watching. We are Family, me and Pops.
Mike LaValliere... Come on! Spanky! Gotta love him! If Bonds didn't have such a rag arm, Bream was OUT!!!