Buy This: Just Kidding, it’s a Waste of Money

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Remember when you were a little kid and a hundred dollars was the biggest amount of money you could think of? Imagine if — for your birthday, say — your grandpa or weird uncle offered you a check for $100 with your name on it, or a Joe Crede bobblehead. Which do you choose? Actually, you don’t need to imagine you’re a kid, because the answer is always the same. As Biggie once said, “Fuck bitches, get money.” I’m not calling Joe Crede a bitch, if that’s what you’re insinuating.

But eBay seller lockportbears34 IS insinuating that a bobblehead resembling once-useful player Joe Crede is worth $100, though he frames it in the Banknotes Harper-approved price of $99.99. This is more than most Vin Scully bobbleheads are going for. I mean, seriously. A hundred bucks?! You could get two Luis Cruz bobbleheads for that! Or ten Sidney Ponsons!

I get that Crede was important to the 2007 White Sox. I get that he could have been even more important to that team had he managed to stay healthy. But a Benjamin for that? I mean, the box is dented. And why is he looking away from the ball as he’s catching it? Crede did not amass 49.6 career fielding runs above average playing third base like a chump.

Save your money kids. Maybe you can get that Gomer Pile-looking Mike Trout draft day bobblehead you’ve been eyeing up. He may look like Sloth from The Goonies, but he’s already worth more WAR than Joe Crede. Plus, he’s wearing that sweet patent leather suit.



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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.


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Friedrich Nietzsche's Zombie Mustasche
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Friedrich Nietzsche's Zombie Mustasche

You could get 10 Sidney Ponson’s but they’ll cost a fortune to ship.

James K.
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James K.

Have you seriously never heard of the no-look catch?

The Return of Rambo Diaz
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The Return of Rambo Diaz

$44.95 for a Luis Cruz bobblehead. Viva America.

The Sixth Most Compelling Fringe Prospect
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The Sixth Most Compelling Fringe Prospect

How many Joe Crede bobbleheads would you need to get a used piece of Luis Gonzalez chewing gum?

Mario Mendoza
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Mario Mendoza

He’s looking up at you for approval. “Did I do good, Pa?”

Maverick Squad
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Maverick Squad

I remember the 2005 World Series – I think every ball the Houston Astros hit was fielded by him, or at least it felt like that.

MikeS
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MikeS

He also tore the over off the ball. I thought he should have been either ALCS or WS MVP. Had an OPS over 1.000 in both series while playing incredible defense.

Adam Dunn's Huge Wood
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Adam Dunn's Huge Wood

I forgot about Crede until I saw this. I remember during his 20 error 2008 season when the White Sox were playing my pitiful Rockies, some national announcer dubbed him Joe “Just give me my Gold Glove already” Crede. He spent more time neglecting the ball’s trajectory then one might think.

Huisj
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Huisj

It’s because by that time, whenever a ball was hit in his direction, he had to make the quick decision on which was more important–fielding it well, or being able to stand/sit/sleep without back pain later that night.

Resolution
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Resolution

Breaking Rotowire Crede news:

11/13/2009: Minnesota is interested in signing Crede (back) to a contract for next season, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

AlexandertheMeh
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AlexandertheMeh
Gabes
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Gabes

I’m actually pretty sure Joe Crede pulled a Severus Snape on the third base position for my ChiSox when he left. Joe’s WAR from 2003-2008: +10.6; All other Sox 3B from 2007 to present: -6.7.

Huisj
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Huisj

I don’t think anyone was important to the 2007 White Sox. Until this year’s incredibly boring personality-less team, that was the least fun Sox season to watch in my lifetime. Even worse than the late ’90s Kids Can Play seasons following the white flag trade.

Dobo
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Dobo

I think that’s Li’l Wayne, not Biggie.
Disregard women, collect currency.

KillahYeast
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KillahYeast

This killed me a little bit inside. But Jessica Lee’s yearbook redeems all the younger generations.

Dolemite
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Dolemite

Dobo kindly kill yourself…. Respect greatness…. don’t give their credit to
2 bit chumps who open mouth kiss their stepfathers

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x17eh6_notorious-big-feat-lil-kim-get-mone_music

….oh and i put a bid in on the Crede…. how can I not… I’m practically losing money by NOT bidding on it

Maverick Squad
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Maverick Squad

Judging by the heading of this post, I assumed this post was about ‘Drinking with Boileryard Clarke’, by Dayn Perry. :)

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