The name of this blog is dedicated to my mother. Back in little league, my mother used to stand back behind home plate and give me that one, simple batting instruction: "get the bat off of your shoulder!"

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Nolan Ryan - 1993 Mother's Cookies #9.

I've had this card for a long time, I never really paid much attention to it. I got it at a game, I think, though I don't even remember if it was Angel Stadium or Arlington.

I've always thought Mr. Ryan had such a goofy look on his face. And that goofy look countered all the bad-ass-ness that he'd attained in his life. He doesn't look like a guy who struckout over 5,000 people. He looks like some kid who pumps gas. "Want me to check the oil, mister?"

Here's to Nolan Ryan, the king of strikeouts and no-hitters.


  1. How about "Goober" imitating a deer caught in headlights? :)

  2. You're right, if he wore the jughead hat that Goober wore, he'd look like him