Topps Series Two is out and here is my favorite Tiger in the set.
Armando Galarraga was really good last night (perfect, actually, right Jim Joyce), but its not him.
OK, it's not really from Series Two. But it is a 1/1 super short-print. And I am the proud owner....and dad. This is Sean's first season in the "big kid" league," with real pitchers, not the coaches. The Tigers are doing great. They've got four of the top five players in the league on the team, and they all pitch (and throw strikes). At this level, pitching is everything. The Tigers are stacked and they are undefeated.
Sean is just kind of going along for the ride. He plays the outfield about half the game. He's got one hit so far, and lots of strike outs. But that's fine; he's at least swinging now instead of looking for a walk (or getting called out on strikes).
I volunteered to be the team scorekeeper, so I get to sit in the dugout and hang with the kids. That's been a real bonus on the days when it's been hot. No unshaded bleachers for me, I'm in the cool, shady dugout! I even wear a Tigers cap, which got a good laugh out of a few of my friends. But hey, it's for a good cause.