Thursday, December 23, 2010

Playing games.

Sent this 1984 Donruss card to Frank Tanana on October 13, 2008. Mr. Tanana signed it and got it back to me on the double quick. I received it on October 30, 2008. Very cool to have a ballplayer respond that fast.

The reason I decided to post this card today is because Frank Tanana was my starting pitcher last night. Finally got a friend of mine over to try out the Strat-O-Matic game. Since he is a Royals fan (I think maybe the only one) I had set aside the 1984 Royals for him. To counter I played the 1984 Rangers.

The game was a 18-1 blowout. Frank did not have a good night. He went just one inning and gave up seven runs while committing two errors. George Brett hit a three run homer off him which delighted my friend. Obviously the bullpen wasn't much better than Tanana was. Just brutal.

In spite of losing I had a good time. Spent the game conversing about baseball and life and enjoyed ourselves. Might have even hooked another Strat fan. Going to have to ask for a rematch though.

1 comment:

Matt Runyon said...

1976 Frank Tanana just pitched a 2-hit shutout against the Yankees on August 22 of my replay. That date will be up on my blog in a few days.