Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Baseball Players and Technology

I'm getting into the home stretch of my evolution study so it's time for another break.

The technology of baseball hasn't changed much over the year. The basic ball-bat-glove has been with us forever, with improvements over the years.  But there's more than just baseball technology around the ballpark.

1988 Topps #74 Tommy Lasorda
Golf carts, in one guise or another, are often used to bring in a relief pitcher. I'm guessing Tommy was used to be driven around in style at spring training.

1992 Upper Deck #78 Jim Abbott
Jim, while apparently visiting his old dorm room at the University of Michigan.

1993 Upper Deck #173 Doug Jones
Doug taking home movies at the ball park. I don't think that's the Astrodome however.

1994 Collector's Choice #240 Cal Ripken, Jr.
Cal ordering pizza from the dugout with a giant cordless phone.

1994 Pinnacle #100 Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken was willing to show his 35mm vacation slides anywhere anytime.

1994 Pinnacle #157 Ryan Klesko
Ryan getting some tips in case his on-field career doesn't last.

1995 Collector’s Choice Special Edition #38 Craig Biggio
Craig filling in while the cameraman takes a bathroom break.

1997 Donruss #191 Brett Butler
Another giant phone. People must have had bigger pockets then.

1997 Upper Deck #49 Charles Nagy
Charles getting in some work at spring training.

1998 Stadium Club #284 Sean Berry
One of the original Astro 'Killer Bs". I didn't think bees could fly in the rain.

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