I've been on a crusade of late to acquire some of the Braves found in 2015 Donruss and 2015 Gypsy Queen- two sets that are about as popular as, well...the Crusades. But I've always been a contrarian, so I won't let the opinions of the masses sway my tastes.
With over 100 years of baseball history to choose from, Donruss decided to include two stars from the Braves glory days; players who were throwbacks; players who were Kings of the Diamond.
Although I am too young to have watched Eddie Mathews play, I couldn't help but think that I was somehow watching him whenever I would watch Chipper play. Except I never saw the fight in #10 that I would have seen in Mathews- who liked to duke it out from time to time. Jones, also known as the Old Battle Axe, seems to have made the Twitta his battlefield. And instead of fists, he uses a war of words.
I have played very little chess in my time- mainly because I really suck at it- but it's my understanding that there's something called the Queen's Gambit Declined, which is any variation of the Queen's Gambit in which black does not play... uh...hmm....This Chipper is the mini variation from this year's Gypsy Queen set. He doesn't play, because he's retired. Queen's Gambit Declined...smdh
Last year, my boy Andrelton Simmons looked more like a throwback to the 70s, when you had slick fielding shortstops who didn't hit a lick. Well, working with new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer seems to have paid off for the world's best shortstop. He could fit right into Medieval lore, as well. The man is, after all, a wizard with the glove.
Another of my favorite current Braves, Julio reminds of me of the glory days, when pitching ruled fields of green. He hasn't looked too sharp his last couple of outings. Medieval life was full of illness- and Julio's looking (and pitching) a little tepid. He needs a little color in him...
Off with their heads!!!!
Gotta draw the line somewhere....