All Things Bubba

Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Autographed baseball

Pretty good Super Bowl so far (even though I'm not a big fan of either the Pats or the Giants). But halftime shows generally bore me (even though I kinda like Tom Petty.) So jumped on the net...and found this eBay auction.

It's an auction of a "limited edition" baseball signed by Bubba. Underneath his signature, he wrote 4/11/04 1st NY HR. The seller says he bought it from Steiner Sports for $100.

That inscription is kind of strange. Bubba's first NY home run was actually on 4/9/04. He came in as a sub in the 9th inning, because the game was out of reach - and hit a home run in his first at-bat as a Yankee. April 11, 2004 was his first start as a Yankee (and resulted in his second home run).

Weird. Did Bubba actually not remember the date of his first big league home run?

In other news, Phil Hughes says in his blog that he's switching numbers. A lot of people felt #65 was unworthy of him, being the kind of number that kids wear in spring training. He said he was sticking with it, because he wanted a number that ended in 5. Well, he's changed his mind. though he hasn't decided what number he wants.

Perhaps he'll take Bubba's or Andy's old numbers; 19 and 12 are currently available.

posted by BubbaFan, 8:07 PM


Those numbers should be retired and monuments should be put up. =)
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, February 04, 2008 6:08 AM  

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