Wednesday, May 7, 2008

#417 Mark Ciardi



Why this card is awesome: Because despite making the big leagues, that fact on the back about him being a part of a ski team in high school may be the best thing we can say about him.

Cool stat: In the 1980s, Mark Ciardi's 1987 was one of the worst seasonal ERAs. Actually, Joel McKeon's 1987 was even worse and we just saw his card recently.

9 comments:

David said...

5 of the 15 worst seasonal ERA performances occurred in 1987. If I remember correctly, 1987 overall saw a spike in HRs too.

Corky Williams said...

I am actually impressed by that jaw line. I mean that is almost cartoonish.

Schmutt said...

You know, I didn't realize until recently that the old Brewers logo was an "M" and a "b." I always thought it was just a baseball glove. What an awesome logo!

Andy said...

I didn't realize that either, schmutt, for years and year. This card makes it quite clear. The old Expos logo was an M with an "e" and a "b" hidden in it...the E being for Expos and the B for, I think, baseball.

White Sox Cards said...

I wish the Brewers were allowed to go back to their old logo. I like that much better than their current "M" thing. Doesn't it have something to do with a rule stating that a baseball cannot be shown in the logo?

Luke said...

Mark: "C'mon DARSH! Are you afraid to ski!

Stan: "bring it on!"

MMayes said...

Mark would have a better fact on his card now. He was part of the development/production group behind the recent pretty good sports movies "The Rookie" (Jim Morris) and "Invinceable" (Vince Papale). He also signs this card TTM if you send it.

capewood said...

Really, there's a rule that says a team can't have a baseball in their logo? I wonder why there would be such a rule?

Cannonball said...

I think it's so that nobody loses track of the real baseball by confusing it with the baseball that would be in the logo.