Let’s Try This Again
October 27th, 2011 by slangon

As mostly everyone knows, Game 6 of the World Series was postponed last night was preemptively called due to a rainy forecast. At least that’s what Major League Baseball would have you believe. In actuality it was because I was torn on whether to show the 1973 Game 6 card that I showed yesterday, or another Game 6 card that I wanted to show. MLB postponed the game to give me the chance to show both.

Apparently, someone out there is 6’2″ and weighs either 185 pounds or 285 pounds. It’s not Rico Petrocelli. According to his Baseball Reference page, he’s 6’0″ and 175 and all his Topps card backs list him as that height and fluctuating between 175 and 180. Tim McCarver, who is the catcher in this game is listed as 6’0″ and 183 pounds, so I don’t think it refers to him. Paul Pryor, who is the home plate umpire and who was a minor league pitcher before becoming an ump, is listed as 6’2″ although his weight is listed as 220 (presumably during his playing days). It’s conceivable that he could’ve slimmed down to 185, although 35 pounds seems like a lot of weight to lose for someone who is going from a professional athlete to an umpire. On the flip side, 65 pounds seems like a lot of weight to gain and that ump doesn’t look that big. Even if those physical stats are referring to the umpire, why would you write the height and weight of an umpire on a World Series highlight card? God, I love non-mint cards.

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