Thursday, January 17, 2008
#30 Sid Fernandez
Why this card is awesome: Because of the umpire in the background wearing the full jacket. It seems longer ago to me that umpires gave up wearing jackets, and to me it looks very old-fashioned and dignified.
Cool stat: Well, I wrote a whole piece about Sid Fernandez recently over at the Stat of the Day blog at Baseball-Reference.com. So I am going to take the easy way out here and refer you the post right here. Basically, it talks about how Fernandez was much more effective early in games than late in games.