June 2009

It’s Official!

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre confirmed this evening that Manny Ramirez is scheduled to play for the Albuquerque Isotopes during a rehabilitation assignment beginning this Tuesday, June 23 at Isotopes Park.   Barring any setbacks, Ramirez will play for the Isotopes during their series against the Nashville Sounds.

Torre didn’t specify how many days Ramirez would spend with the Isotopes.

For the fans’ convenience, the Isotopes Park Box Office will open 8:00 am each of the next three days.  Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com and via phone by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets are still available for each of the games of this series.

It's Official!

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre confirmed this evening that Manny Ramirez is scheduled to play for the Albuquerque Isotopes during a rehabilitation assignment beginning this Tuesday, June 23 at Isotopes Park.   Barring any setbacks, Ramirez will play for the Isotopes during their series against the Nashville Sounds.

Torre didn’t specify how many days Ramirez would spend with the Isotopes.

For the fans’ convenience, the Isotopes Park Box Office will open 8:00 am each of the next three days.  Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com and via phone by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets are still available for each of the games of this series.

Its Official!

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre confirmed this evening that Manny Ramirez is scheduled to play for the Albuquerque Isotopes during a rehabilitation assignment beginning this Tuesday, June 23 at Isotopes Park.   Barring any setbacks, Ramirez will play for the Isotopes during their series against the Nashville Sounds.

Torre didn’t specify how many days Ramirez would spend with the Isotopes.

For the fans’ convenience, the Isotopes Park Box Office will open 8:00 am each of the next three days.  Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com and via phone by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets are still available for each of the games of this series.

June 20 Game Notes

June 20 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

6-20-09_Notes.pdf

June 19 Game Notes

June 19 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

6-19-09_Notes.pdf

June 18 Game Notes

June 18 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

6-18-09_Notes.pdf

A Baseball Tradition

It seems like a rite of growing up for most American kids is the time-honored hobby of collecting baseball cards.  In the late 1800s, cigarette companies began producing cards of baseball players in an effort to sell more cigarettes, a practice that has thankfully given way to the slightly less carcinogenic piece of gum that has the same consistency as chewing on a fossil.  Hardened gum aside, baseball cards have evolved from a way to get more people to smoke to a serious pursuit for fans of all ages, and a serious business as well.  Any brief foray onto E-Bay will result in innumerable offers of cards for sale, while card shows generate millions of dollars across the country each year. 

For most, however, baseball cards generate feelings of nostalgia.  There is nothing that equals the feeling of excitement and nervous anticipation that you felt as a kid plunking down the money for a brand-new pack of cards.   There is also nothing that compares to the disappointment you felt when, instead of the Ozzie Smith card you had pinned your 8 year-old hopes on, you get your fifth Mickey Klutts card of the summer.

Thankfully, with the Isotopes you don’t have to worry about hoping to get a Cal Ripken Jr. and instead getting a Jeff Blauser, as you pretty much know you’re going to get a card set that is representative of the team you see on the field every night.  Tomorrow, the Isotopes will have their annual Baseball Card Night as the team opens up a four-game series with the Omaha Royals, with the first 3,000 fans getting the eagerly-anticipated team set.   Be sure to get to the park early because this will be your only opportunity to get the set for free.   If you can’t make it tomorrow, the sets will be available for sale in the Isotopes Pro Shop. 

The sets are in and already the reviews are good.  If you want a sneak-peak of this year’s cards, check out the review by baseball card collector/expert Kris Shepard in his “Cards In the Attic” blog HERE.   

Until then, if anybody has an extra rookie Nolan Ryan they could part with, I have a mint condition 1984 Rick Camp and an ’89 Wayne Tolleson I can trade. 

  

June 17 Game Notes

June 17 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

6-17-09_Notes.pdf

June 16 Game Notes

June 16 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

6-16-09_Notes.pdf

June 15 Game Notes

June 15 Albuquerque Isotopes Game Notes

6-15-09_Notes.pdf