Monday, May 12, 2008
#438 Rob Ducey
Why this card is awesome: Because Ducey's ready for anything, wearing what appears to be a plastic shirt under his jersey.
Ducey was involved in a strange set of transactions in 2000. The Phillies traded him to Toronto on July 26 for minor-leaguer John Sneed. Then, on August 7, he was traded back to the Phillies for Mickey Morandini. Morandini himself was returning to the Phillies, who had previously traded him away to the Cubs for Doug Glanville. Weird.
There is no truth to the rumor that Rob's middle name is "made a".
Cool stat: Ducey had exactly two walk-off plate appearances. They were both bases loaded walks in the bottom of the 10th inning. Neat. Plus, one came against California while he was with Toronto, and the other came with California against Milwaukee.