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  1. Until this year, my family used to have season tickets in Rollie Fingers’ section at A’s games. His mustache is as awesome as it ever was. First round KO.

    Comment by TheGrandslamwich — May 13, 2011 @ 10:38 am

  2. Fingers blows away Gale in the first round.

    I’m not sure who Steve Mandich is, either, but he makes a pretty good comparison of Rich Gale:

    http://stevemandich.blogspot.com/2008/06/bubblegum-card-of-week-lt-jim-dangle.html

    Comment by therood — May 13, 2011 @ 10:41 am

  3. I’m afraid this is going to be like that episode of the Simpsons where no one bothers to vote for Bart because everyone assumes he’ll win easily.

    Comment by Yirmiyahu — May 13, 2011 @ 11:04 am

  4. Fingers.

    Rich Gale you visibly appear to be gulping in fear. How you achieve this in your state of stasis is as much a mystery as the fathomless depths of philosophy you were plumbing at the moment that picture was taken.

    Comment by John Willumsen — May 13, 2011 @ 11:20 am

  5. Not only is rollie sporting the divine stash, take a look at that posture. He just doesn’t give a shit about Gale, the hall of fame, or the end great ejector.

    Comment by Matt Defalco — May 13, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

  6. Ahem, posting from my phone here… I meant only the great ejector… No ends are involved

    Comment by Matt Defalco — May 13, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

  7. Rollie in a landslide.

    Comment by LloydBraun — May 13, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

  8. I’m looking for a rich gal, will settle for a Rich Gale with purty hair and a baby blue shirt. Plus, Rollie Fingers sounds like it needs some ointment. Give me #16 in the upset.

    Comment by Terry — May 13, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

  9. On paper, this sounds like an easy win for Fingers. But there’s a reason you play the games. When it comes to a straight comparison of the cards presented, I am surprised to say that Gale deserves the W here. He brought a great effort with that Royals card and just straight up beats ole Rollie. He wins in all these categories:

    Facial expression: Gale with the razor-intense focus, Fingers looking weirdly smarmy.

    Uniform/Appearance: Gale stands at the edge of the 70′s and 80′s. The gold necklace and rims standing out on the classic baby blue harken to the wild days of yore, while the flow-bee warns of the coming cultural void we call the 80s. Fingers sports a god-awful Padres uniform. It’s ugly, and not in funny ha-ha way. It’s bad ugly. He’s relying to much on the signature mustache and doesn’t back it up with any sort of style elsewhere. Like a Cav’s era Lebron, the stache alone won’t win ya the big one.

    Team: Gale comes in supporting the team he spent the majority of his career with. He’s a true Royal and he’s showing it. That’s the team he fought for when he toed the rubber twice in the WS (they one one and lost one). Fingers the Padre? O’RLY? No love for WS three-peat Oakland? No love for the Cy-Young win in Milwaukee? Imagine if he went into the HOF sporting that Padres cap. It’s an insult.

    Background: Gale, a ballplayer, is depicted in a stadium. Finger’s looks like he’s about to get shot by a execution squad.

    Face it (pun not intended). Gale showed up for this match ready to fight and is in fine form. Fingers is playing, but he didn’t come to play. The heart just isn’t in it. Here’s some A-game Fingers for comparison:
    http://images.checkoutmycards.com/zoom/cd511642-d977-4287-ae71-3a2a08f9907c.jpg

    I vote Gale.

    Comment by Mac — May 13, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

  10. Rollie.

    Comment by JD — May 14, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

  11. Ya learn smhoeting new everyday. It’s true I guess!

    Comment by Loryn — July 5, 2011 @ 4:28 am

  12. I chew on puppies and then smoke Cuban cigars. I kill people with a cattle prod while sipping Champagne and doing your mom. I am… Fingers.

    Comment by nubillybaroo — November 25, 2011 @ 11:50 am

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