Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Recent Stuff

1989 Score
Kevin Bass (card # 226)

I've been a bit busy as of late.  Things are good, just busy.

A few weeks back Nick, over at Dime Boxes, shared that he plays bass.  Another meaning to the "low-end   baseball card collector".   I've played bass since 1976.  One of the things that's kept me busy this last week is that I was asked to play bass on a recording session.

Well, I was asked several months ago, the session was last week.  A good friend of mine, Rick, wrote some lullabies and wanted to record them.  He's from Miami Beach and traveled up to KnoxVegas to record.  It went well.  I met Rick some 20 years ago.  We played in various praise bands and garage bands.  Well, a bit more than garage bands.  We actually did several gigs.  Respectable gigs.  But that was then.  This week our families have been catching up.

Fantasy football is in swing.  Not full swing, just swing.  David, from Tribe Cards, beat me in week one.  Darn his Baltimore defense.

I recently passed the 750 posts on this blog.  There have been a rash of contests so I figured, "Why not have one of my own?"  It has been a while since I've hosted a contest.  So, here's the deal.  No pimping.  If I find out you've pimped this thing I'll visit you and rip out your ethernet cable.

To enter, leave a comment on which MLB team will commit the 500,000th error.  You can only enter once. Each team can only be selected once.  That means a maximum of 30 entries.  Yeah, I know.  Too many numbers.

It is estimated that the 500,000th error will be committed on Saturday.  So, the contest closes on Friday.  The prize?  I don't know.  Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.  Wait, that's for weddings.  I really don't know.  It will be something.

If you guess which player makes that error, I'll toss in something very, very special.  Again, I don't know what it will be.  You've got to trust me on this.

You do trust bass players, don't you?


  1. You know I trust bass players! Haha...

    That bass you posted is a real nice one. Although I'm happy with the one I have now, I'd probably look into an "upgrade" if I ever find myself with a bit of extra cash.

    Glad to hear you got a chance to record recently! I've always wanted to do that.

    Anyways, for your contest, I'll say Starlin Castro of the Cubs commits the 500,000th error. Just a gut feeling.

    Thanks for the contest!

    1. Nick, it is a 1997 Fender California Series P-bass. Sort of a P/J combo. I've added a BadA$$ II bridge and a thumbrest. I run it through a Behringer BDI21 direct box straight to the board. I really do like it.

  2. I'll say Oakland A's. Josh Donaldson to be exact.

  3. The Mets, specifically Jordany Valdespin.

  4. Giants. Marco Scutaro. Ball hits him in the face, causing the winning run to score, eliminate the Giants from postseason contention, and cap off the worst collapse in the history of major league baseball.

    I know. Wishful thinking. It was fun though.

  5. Gonna take the Reds, natch. And I'll go with Wilson Valdez for the dubious honors.

    And I trust you like a brother.

  6. I'll take the Rockies. Jordan Pacheco on the hot corner.