Friday, October 10, 2008

Phils inch closer.

Today's card is number 6 in the 2003 MLB Showdown Trading Deadline set. It features former Rangers pitcher Chan Ho Park.

According to the card, Park cannot give up a triple if he gets the advantage over a batter. He must not have done that this afternoon. Chan faced one batter and gave up a two run triple before being yanked. He looked pretty disgusted with his performance. He wasn't the only L.A. hurler to have problems though, as the Phillies smacked 8 runs to win 8-5 and go up 2-0 in the NLCS.

Seeing Park back in a Dodgers uniform looks natural. He came up with the Trolley Dodgers and was the biggest thing since sliced bread at the time. It just seems fitting that he is back with the team now as they are making a post season appearance.

What jarred me a bit was watching him come out of the bullpen. In my mind he will always be a starter, that's just where he belongs. Warming up before a game with hordes of photographers capturing his every move. The new phenom from the east who was the harbinger of great things to come from overseas.


night owl said...

In my mind Chan Ho will always be surrendering two grand slams in one inning to Fernando Tatis. Or giving Barry Bonds' record 71st HR. Whenever you need a milestone moment -- for the other team -- Chan Ho is there.

Spiff said...

That all occurred during my absence from following the game. In truth, I don't even remember Park playing for Texas.