Baseball Card Tourney: Pacella vs Alexander

It’s been a while since we checked in on the Baseball Card Tourney. It’s time to call the battle between Andre Dawson and Craig Biggio. Maybe it was never a battle — the three seed had a name that rhymed with awesome, after all. The rook and his disgusted look didn’t stand a chance. Dawson moves on.

In our next #3 versus #6 battle, we have two lesser known players getting ready to do battle. One of them won 100 games in the major leagues, so he gets the #3 seed. But maybe we’ll get a close one this time. Eh boys?


#3 1981 Topps Doyle Alexander
Man I was just six games short of 200 wins, so don’t sell me short. Even if I couldn’t strike anyone out, I was better than league average here. And! My card says I pitched for the Yankees in the ’76 series, so I got that going for me. Pitched for eight different teams, so I got around. Aw snap, as the kids say. But right now I have to go to the bathroom. Like pretty bad. Powder blue, out.


#6 1981 Topps John Pacella
Man if my card didn’t tell me I was unique I wouldn’t know it. A 148 ERA- in just under 200 major league innings… I walked more people than I struck out… It took me nine years to start 21 games, you know. That doesn’t hardly seem unique. This gets me hot. Goddammit, it’s enough to…




Print This Post

Graphs: Baseball, Roto, Beer, brats (OK, no graphs for that...yet), repeat. Follow him on Twitter @enosarris.

10 Responses to “Baseball Card Tourney: Pacella vs Alexander”

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
  1. filihok says:

    Pitching your hat off = win

    Vote -1 Vote +1

  2. nubillybaroo says:

    I threw it on the ground! My dad’s not my hat!

    Vote -1 Vote +1

  3. SAmmy says:

    I’ll trade you a Smoltz rookie card for that Alexander.

    Vote -1 Vote +1

  4. nubillybaroo says:

    I give you a Tums if your first name is Doyle

    Vote -1 Vote +1

  5. Kris says:

    These are the kind of cards that give me respect for the photographer. We’ve all been to baseball games with people that just don’t get baseball and sit around eating hot dogs and staring at a field just waiting for action to happen. Those days end somewhere around the sixth inning, and we’re all like “Shit. I’m never going another baseball game with you again.”

    Yet, waiting for the action to happen is the photographer’s bloody job. It’s not like he can enjoy the game or the nuances that make it great. He’s stuck in the same position as the “baseball is ballz” guy for the entire damn season. Just meters away from the action in full-concentration mode waiting for that perfect moment.This is an exercise in self discipline, dear friends, and I think being the camera guy in Vivid’s new sexual satire, “Happy Feet II,” would require less self-discipline (even if you’re not into feet).

    That, and “league” not “leave” imo.

    Vote -1 Vote +1

  6. Stocktopus says:

    If anybody wants see, or submit, some funny baseball memes, I made a blog specifically for that. And this seems like the crowd that would be interested. It’s LolBatz.com

    Vote -1 Vote +1

  7. ElJosharino says:

    I don’t know why, but despite the hat thing I can’t get behind Pacella. I vote Alexander. He’s sort of just casually examining the work he’s done to a batter the way my dad would lean slightly forward and casually examine the engine of a car that wouldn’t start.

    Vote -1 Vote +1

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *