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Sunday, February 10, 2008

File this under...

..."What were they thinking?"

Upper Deck created some baseball cards of the current crop of presidential candidates, casting them as various baseball personalities. Fred Thompson is Babe Ruth. Mitt Romney is Carlton Fisk. John McCain is the Splendid Splinter, Ted Williams. Johnny Damon's favorite, Rudy Guiliani, is Jeffrey Maier. Barack Obama is Jermaine Dye. John Edwards is Archibald "Moonlight" Graham. There's also a card which features Jon Stewart as Nolan Ryan, fighting with Bill O’Reilly as Robin Ventura.

And Hillary Clinton? They cast her as Morganna, the Kissing Bandit. Then promptly pulled the card, when "an informal focus group" raised concerns. (My guess: "informal focus group" means the women in the office, and/or the wives and girlfriends of the men.)

Geez, Upper Deck. It's not like there aren't a lot of women in baseball you could have picked. Morganna the Kissing Bandit?

Of course, the few Morganna cards that did slip through are going for ridiculous amounts of money on eBay. Like, $1,500. Insane.

posted by BubbaFan, 9:38 PM


hurry Bubba, hurry
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, February 11, 2008 1:39 PM  
I remember once Morganna the Kissing Bandit came out after Pete Rose while he with the Reds and was at the plate during a game in Riverfront. Pete took off. I mean, he ran away from her like she had an axe in one hand and a meat cleaver in the other.

Which, come to think of it, is probably about how I'd react if I saw Hillary Clinton comin' after me all puckered-up & romantic-like.

So, I think it's a pretty good choice. Too bad Upper Deck chickened out.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, February 14, 2008 5:05 AM  
I don't think you have to worry about Hillary coming after you all "puckered up and romantic." Unless you're Bill Clinton.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, February 14, 2008 6:33 AM  
by that standard they could have made McCain or Huckabee Morganna, too. wouldn't you run away if they came after you all puckered-up and romantic-like?! 8-)
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, February 14, 2008 4:46 PM  

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