Saturday, March 3, 2012

2010 Topps Heritage #488 Raul Ibanez

Yankees 8, Phillies 5
Spring Training Game 1 - Saturday Afternoon, March 3rd in Clearwater
Record - 0-1

One Sentence Summary:  The Phils dropped the official spring opener by a score of 8-5.

What It Means:  I had to work today, but I was fortunate enough to work from home and watch the game on TV (albeit on mute).  It's nice to have baseball back on TV and I'm very pleased there will be a ton of televised Phillies games this spring.

What Went Wrong:  Old friend Raul Ibanez dropped in a bloop double in the first to score the Yankees first run.  New Phillie Chad Qualls was touched for three runs in the seventh.

On a positive note, Hunter Pence hit a two-run home run in the first and Cole Hamels looked good in his two innings of work.

Featured Card:  Raaaaaauul!  It's tough seeing Raul in dark blue pinstripes.  This is one of the 75 short-prints found within the 2010 Topps Heritage set, which borrowed the design of the 1961 Topps set.

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