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Sunday, October 26, 2008

1981 Fleer Team by Team Tribute: Dodgers

The 1980 Dodgers,led by Garvey, Cey, Dusty, and an aged Reggie Smith, were a year away from their first World Series since 1965. LA is all about style. Here are a few examples:

Steve HoweSteve is wearing a grey and blue ensemble. Notice the handsome belt and matching jacket and hat. He is ready for a day at the ballpark or a night on the town.

Like many fashion models, Howe struggled with addiction. He was banned from baseball for substance abuse in 1992. Like Fergie before him, he was reinstated. His career was an up and down trainwreck until he retired in 1996. Not so much with baseball, but with his off the field demons. He won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1980.
Robert CastilloRobert is so cool, he can balance a baseball on his finger. Or Jay Johnstone pranked him with he old superglue-on-the-baseball trick. Either way, Castillo doesn't stop at putting his batting gloves in his back pocket, he stores his entire warmup jacket there. Talk about progressive style!

Not much true stuff to say about Castillo. He went 4-9 with 2 double in 1981. And his back pocket is like a clown car.

1 comment:

Joe Martelli Jr. said...

Steve Howe broke the record for most chances given. I think baseball gave him 20 chances. He just kept relapsing. By the way, you Gibson Pedosmile card is in the mail Monday, including the bonus auto......hint,hint, hint.....a Hall of Famer from the Brooklyn Dodgers, limited to 345!