Saturday, March 1, 2014

2003 Upper Deck Vintage #141 Jimmy Rollins

Phillies 10, Tigers 6
Spring Training Game 3 - Friday Afternoon, February 28th in Clearwater
Record - 1-2

One Sentence Summary:  Jimmy Rollins hit a three-run home run leading the Phillies to a 10-6 win over the Tigers.

What It Means:  The Phillies will not lose every spring training game this year.  And this is probably an incredibly obvious statement, but isn't it great to have baseball back?

What Happened:  Rollins' home run capped an eight-run third inning and he reached base in each of his three plate appearances with two walks.  Marlon Byrd was the only other Phillie with a multi-hit game.  Kyle Kendrick had a rough first outing, allowing three first inning runs.

Featured Card:  We're just a few days away from the highly anticipated release of 2014 Topps Heritage, which will look much more like the actual 1965 Topps set than the half-hearted imitation attempt by 2003 Upper Deck Vintage.  I'll have a whole post on the set once it's released, but in the meantime definitely check out yesterday's preview post from 14,000 Phillies and the series of posts by Phungo celebrating the original.

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