Friday, July 19, 2013
Airbrushed Fridays: 2013 Topps #368
Here we go, second half baseball! Can the Cardinals sustain their two out run production? Will the Pirates collapse again? Will we see Manny Ramirez in an MLB uniform again? Will that Puig guy talk to the media?
Who is this week's victim, and why do we care? Chris Young is one of the Chris Youngs, the one who is an outfielder. He spent his entire career with the Diamondbacks failing to repeat the prolific home run output of his rookie year.
Why is this a thing? Young was involved in a three-team offseason deal that moved some pieces around without really impacting any of the teams involved. Young ended up in Oakland, Cliff Pennington wound up in Arizona, and Miami got rid of Heath Bell. Topps Photoshopped another card, and life moved on.
Airbrushed Fridays is a weekly feature as the name seems to imply. If you know of a card with an altered photograph that you'd like to see featured, please contact me. You probably won't win anything other than a hyperlink and some of those useless Million Dollar Chase codes, but you never know!