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Squirrel Girl Sports Set?

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Of course it would not be limited to the bushy-tailed wonder that is Doreen Green, but what do you think about a Vs. System Sports Set? All aglow from the Florida Marlins’ smashing success on Opening Day this year, I’m dreaming of some seriously athletic superhero cardboard this morning.

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Sports and spandex seem to be two great tastes that taste great together. Comic books and organized athletics share a love of myth. There would be a massive library of great art, and a natural source of strategy thematics. I would really dig a Vs. System Sports Set, no matter what characters we trot out.

You?

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Another Opening Day in Miami.

Opening Day.

That just about says it all. The dreams, the realities, the hope and the beauty of our fair city on Opening Day. I love you Miami!

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Opening Day in Miami. Ahhh.

Opening Day.

That just about says it all.  The dreams, the realities, the hope and the beauty of our fair city on Opening Day.  I love you Miami!

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Maybe this is the year.

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That was Mark Fidrych at the height of his inspirational Rookie of the Year season.  He lit a fuse that exploded all over the baseball world, bringing joy to the masses.  He gave everyone a call to arms, celebrating his unique kookiness while performing at the top level of his sport.  He was a freak, but he was really, really, really good.  He quickly became a star.

It did not last.  His body could not keep up with his spirit.  For one charmed season, a season that will last forever in history, Mark Fidrych showed us the full potential of the individual.  Then he was gone.

Keep an eye skinned.  Maybe this is the year someone special will pop up to take his place as the coolest baseball player ever, maybe not.  We shall see.

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Happy New Year, Baseball Fans.

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Sports and Superheroes.  Two great tastes that taste great together.  Clicking that link will time travel you back one year, and Nina will be wishing luck to Dontrelle Willis in person, as he rubs my belly. 

Then you will fast forward to the present moment, just in time to see the first pitching change of 2008.  That would be the yanking of Dice-K after five innings, resulting in a two-run round-tripper by the A’s.  Followed by Brandon Moss, getting a shocking start in right for the World Champions, and smacking a ninth-inning game-tying solo shot for his first major league home run.  Extra innings in the opener in Japan?  What a sweet way to kick things off. 

The first game of the year ended with Manny showing why it is sometimes good not to wash your hair, giving the Bosox a two-run lead going into the bottom of the tenth.  Papelbon time.  The currently crowned king of closers comes out very wobbly.  A walk, a strike-out, a double.  He would have been in BIG trouble, but Moss comes up bigger, gunning down a greedy Emil Brown at third for the win.  Scintillating start to a season.  Bravo.

Maybe it’s the lingo that gets me juiced.  Maybe it’s the mythological nature of highly skilled humans playing games on a world stage while the rest of us keep track.  Maybe it’s the cards.

Whatever it is, I love baseball.  Almost as much as I love superheroes.  Both of them are alive and kicking today.  Happy New Year!

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It’s almost here. Get ready!

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You can click that pic if you need some serious laughs, but as for me…

I am so ready for Opening Day.  One week away in Miami, with tickets just above the bullpen and a whole week of Spring Break to celebrate the new season properly.  Go Fish!

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Parting Shot.

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Wow.  Here I was, getting ready to log off for a long weekend of non-electronic recreation and recovery, and what happens?  I get quoted the front page of the Sporting News, talking smack about the bad guys.  I love this life.

Now I really am signing off for the weekend.  I’ll meet you back here on Monday.  Be well.

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