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So the Regular Season MIGHT End Today…

on September 28th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Races are down to the wire in the Central divisions and one wild card spot is still at stake in the AL. It is wholly possible that there could be up to 3 (that’s right…three) game 163′s to play tomorrow. Lots of things would have to happen though:Pir…

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Now This is a Brilliant Idea

on September 24th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Topps is trying, really trying, to branch out on the “Entertainment” side of their business. They have MLB and MiLB locked up for a long time, and although the countdown before their NFL contract expires, MLS and WWE might not necessarily pick up …

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So the 2015 Topps Series 1 Sell Sheets Have Been Live For a While Now…

on September 14th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Eventually I can devote a bit more time to this humble, little blog. For those who have stuck around, waiting to see if I’m ever going to post again (or have asked if I’m even alive), thank you for the support. I am hoping that when 2015 comes around, …

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Two Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy-Four

on September 11th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Sometimes, it seems like it all just happened yesterday. Other times, it seems like it happened an eternity ago. My daughter, who was just over a year old when this tragic event took place, is now a freshman in high school. Was it really that long ago?…

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing 2015 Topps Baseball

on August 14th, 2014 by James B. Anama

I haven’t been hiding. I’ve been busy!Doing what you ask?Putting my 2014 Topps Allen & Ginter’s Master set into sheets and a binderPutting my 2014 Topps Series 2 set into sheets and a binder (I have three of five insert sets, working on the last tw…

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A Quick Lesson For Budding Set Collectors and Even For Those Who’ve Done This For a While…

on July 26th, 2014 by James B. Anama

In these economic times, I find myself buying more sets off the Bay than trying to build one from scratch. Does it make me less of a collector? No. Hoarder? Depends on who you ask (my wife has a few choice words to answer that one).But to be honest, ti…

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Random Topps Card of the Day: 1976 Topps #15 George Scott

on July 22nd, 2014 by James B. Anama

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, July 22, 2014: Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1976 Topps #15.Player Name, position, team: George Scott, first baseman, Milwaukee Brewers.Major Leagu…

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Random Topps Card of the Day: 1996 Topps #114 Todd Stottlemyre

on July 21st, 2014 by James B. Anama

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Monday, July 21, 2014:Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1996 Topps #114.Player Name, position, team: Todd Stottlemyre, pitcher, Oakland Athletics.Major League D…

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Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week: 2010 Topps Pro Debut #340 Casey Coleman

on July 21st, 2014 by James B. Anama

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week:Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2010 Topps Pro Debut #340.Player Name, position, team: Casey Coleman, pitcher, Iowa Cubs.Level-League, Team Affiliation…

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This is What I Get for Not Updating the Sports Card Blogroll!!!

on July 20th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Warning: Lots of rambling below. Bare with me. My thoughts are a bit scrambled as I post this while I’m downtown.It’s been months since I last did this, and I’m really sad.You see, I started worrying about the popularity of Hobby Blogs as soon as I sta…

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Random Topps Card of the Day: 1959 Topps #490 Frank Thomas

on July 20th, 2014 by James B. Anama

It’s Retro Sunday!!! Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Sunday, July 20, 2014:Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1959 Topps #490.Player Name, position, team: Frank Thomas, third baseman-outfielder…

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And Now, Your Starting Lineups…

on July 15th, 2014 by James B. Anama

First of all, circumstances beyond my control prevented me to continue posting about the events and important news (like roster changes) leading up to the All-Star Game on Tuesday. However, I had the blog posts ready, and thought I had them scheduled. …

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Bumgarner and Ross out of the ASG, Hudson and Street Named Replacements.

on July 13th, 2014 by James B. Anama

As soon as I said that pitchers Madison Bumgarner and Tyson Ross would need to be replaced on the NL All-Star Team, NL Manager Mike Matheny named their replacements. And this time, he didn’t have to go too far to find them. While both are now back in t…

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Cueto and Teheran out of the ASG, Simon and Clippard Named Replacements.

on July 13th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Here is the wording set in the 2012 Collective Bargaining Agreement between MLB and the MLB Player’s Association regarding All-Star pitchers who start on the Sunday before the ASG:”A pitcher who starts on the Sunday before the All-Star Game may elect n…

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Rodney Replaces Price on AL ASG Roster

on July 13th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Two years ago, these two teammates took part in the 2012 All-Star Game. This time, one replaces the other.David Price was scheduled to start on Saturday, but fell ill, and his start was moved to Sunday. That brought out the “Sunday Starter Rule” and wi…

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Martinez and Zimmermann out of the ASG, Kinsler and Alvarez Named Replacements.

on July 13th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Since the announcement of the All-Star Teams, Tigers’ designated hitter Victor Martinez has not appeared in one game for the Detroit due to a strained lower right side. And while he was not placed on the DL, it was decided that he would not take part i…

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Montero Replaces Molina on NL ASG Roster

on July 11th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Cardinals’ fans were disheartened to learn that their superstar catcher, Yadier Molina, would now miss 8-12 weeks of the season due to a ligament tear in his right thumb. Voted as a starter in this Tuesday’s All-Star Game, he now will have to watch the…

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Sale and Rizzo win the Final Man Vote!!!

on July 11th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Maybe when the final man ballots were announced, and teams paired up together to try and get both of their boys onto the rosters (think Bran-Torino in 2009), that the two Chicago teams should have joined forces instead of pairing with the Nationals (Wh…

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Aybar Replaces Gordon on AL ASG Roster

on July 11th, 2014 by James B. Anama

While baseball fans around the world were busy voting, tweeting, and hash-tagging on the last day of Final Man voting (I’ll get to this in a separate post), Alex Gordon of the Royals sprained his right wrist. While he is not being placed on the 15-Day …

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#VoteRizzo And Now a Friendly Reminder #VoteRizzo

on July 10th, 2014 by James B. Anama

What are you all waiting for??! The Final Man Voting ends at 3:00 CST. From now until then, go on Twitter, and every time you post, make sure you use the hashtag #VoteRizzo. It doesn’t matter what your post is about, just type in #VoteRizzo at the end….

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Uehara Replaces Tanaka on AL ASG Roster

on July 9th, 2014 by James B. Anama

On Sunday, Masahiro Tanaka, the biggest name in the free agent market during the offseason, was named to the AL All-Star team. However, because he was in line to pitch on Sunday, he would have to be replaced by another due to the “No Sunday Starters” r…

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Seager Replaces Encarnacion on AL ASG Roster

on July 7th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Just before the announcements for the All-Star Rosters were made, Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays strained his right quadriceps running to first base in the first inning of the Blue Jays/Athletics game. To replace Encarnacion, AL All-Star …

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2014 Topps Allen & Ginter’s Checklist is Live. So Who Else is in This Set?

on July 7th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Since 2006, Topps Allen & Ginter’s World Champions sets featured not only baseball players, but in tribute to the original 1886 product, it included historical subjects, world champions from various sports and events, actors/actresses, broadcasters…

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The 2014 All-Star Rosters Have Been Announced…What Do You Think???

on July 6th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Sorry for not posting for a while. Major conversion happening at work, so I’ve been busy. But that does not mean I’ve not paid attention to the game, not made some big purchases (I finally have my hands on the 2014 Topps Pro Debut set and got a heck-of-a-deal on a pre-sale for a full-size master set of this year’s Allen & Ginter’s product), and I most certainly did NOT forget that the All-Star Game is coming up.

Today, is one of my favorite days of the baseball season, the day that the rosters for the All-Star Game are announced. This time, the rosters were officially named in the evening (6:00 pm CST), so I made sure that the TV was mine and that I was by a computer to start typing the names as they were announced. Yes, I’m a geek, and soon, you’ll know why.

The MLB All-Star Game rosters as announced tonight:

American League Starters (with 2014 Topps Card # and retail team set if applicable.)

American League Leading Vote-Getter: Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays

1B-Miguel Cabrera, Tigers (#323, DET2)
2B-Robinson Cano, Mariners (#500, SEA12)
3B-Josh Donaldson, Athletics (#134, OAK8)
SS-Derek Jeter, Yankees (#134, NYY1)
OF-Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (#323, TOR2)
OF-Adam Jones, Orioles (#398, BAL1)
OF-Mike Trout, Angels (#1, LAA1)
C-Matt Wieters, Oriolesº
DH-Nelson Cruz, Orioles (#453)

American League Pitchers

P-Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays (#30, TOR14)
P-Yu Darvish, Rangers (#300, TEX1)
P-Felix Hernandez, Mariners (#401, SEA1)
P-Scott Kazmir, Athletics (#371, OAK3)
P-Jon Lester, Red Sox (#258, BOS4, selected by MGR)
P-David Price, Rays (#489, TAM2, selected by MGR)
P-Max Scherzer, Tigers (#297, DET4, selected by MGR)
P-Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees (#661)
RP-Dellin Betances, Yankees
RP-Sean Doolittle, Athletics (#226, OAK9)
RP-Greg Holland, Royals (#617, KCR14)
RP-Glen Perkins, Twins (#492, MIN11)

American League Reserves

1B-Jose Abreu, White Sox (#496)
1B-Brandon Moss, Athletics (#471, OAK15, selected by MGR)
2B-Jose Altuve (#210, HOU1)
3B-Adrian Beltre, Rangers (#161, TEX2)
SS-Alexei Ramirez, White Sox (#308, CHW9)
OF-Michael Brantley, Indians (#261, CLE10)
OF-Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics (#14, OAK1)
OF-Alex Gordon, Royals (#97, KCR2)
C-Derek Norris, Athletics (#346, OAK11, selected by MGR)
C-Salvador Perez, Royalsª (#655, KCR13)
C-Kurt Suzuki, Twins (#104, MIN13, selected by MGR)
DH-Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays (#98, TOR4, selected by MGR)
DH-Victor Martinez, Tigers (#31, DET13)

American League Final Man Candidates

P-Dallas Keuchel, Astros (#482, HOU15)
P-Corey Kluber, Indians (#279, CLE3)
P-Rick Porcello, Tigers (#384, DET8)
P-Garrett Richards, Angels (#306, LAA9)
P-Chris Sale, White Sox (#148, CHW1)

National League Starters

National League Leading Vote-Getter: Troy Tulowtizki of the Rockies

1B-Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks (#15, ARI1)
2B-Chase Utley, Phillies (#502, PHI6)
3B-Aramis Ramirez, Brewers (#560, MIL6)
SS-Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies (#25, COL2)
OF-Carlos Gomez, Brewers (#302, MIL2)
OF-Andrew McCutchen, Pirates (#150, PIT1)
OF-Yasiel Puig, Dodgers (#331, LAD7)
C-Yadier Molina, Cardinals (#57, STL7)

National League Pitchers

P-Madison Bumgarner, Giants (#537, SFG4)
P-Johnny Cueto, Reds (#16, CIN3)
P-Zack Greinke, Dodgers (#142, LAD9, selected by MGR)
P-Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers (#400, LAD3)
P-Tyson Ross, Padres (#87, SDP12, selected by MGR)
P-Jeff Samardzija, Cubs/Athleticsⁿ (#239, CHC9)
P-Julio Teheran, Braves (#288, ATL14, selected by MGR)
P-Adam Wainwright, Cardinals (#50, STL2)
P-Jordan Zimmermann, Nationalsª (#107, WAS5)
RP-Aroldis Chapman, Reds (#396, CIN2)
RP-Craig Kimbrel, Braves (#46, ATL1)
RP-Pat Neshek, Cardinals (selected by MGR)
RP-Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers
RP-Tony Watson, Pirates (selected by MGR)

National League Reserves

1B-Freddie Freeman, Braves (#579, ATL9)
2B-Dee Gordon, Dodgers (#587)
2B-Daniel Murphy (#155, NYM5, selected by MGR)
3B-Matt Carpenter, Cardinals (#44, STL9, selected by MGR)
3B-Todd Frazier, Reds (#580, CIN11)
SS-Starlin Castro, Cubs (#603, CHC2)
OF-Charlie Blackmon, Rockies (#20, COL6)
OF-Josh Harrison, Pirates
OF-Hunter Pence, Giants (#412, SFG14)
C-Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers (#285, MIL12)
C-Devin Mesoraco, Reds (#393, CIN15)

National League Final Man Candidates

3B-Casey McGehee, Marlins (#340, MIA6)
1B-Justin Morneau, Rockies (#465, COL13)
2B-Anthony Rendon, Nationals (#521, WAS16)
1B-Anthony Rizzo, Cubs (#71, CHC1)
OF-Justin Upton, Braves (#229, ATL2)

Notes:
º Injured, will not participate
ºº Elected not to participate
ª Named as replacement
ⁿ Selected by player vote, but was traded to AL

If you notice, not counting those injured, there will be two 34-man rosters here (including the Final Man winners).

Including the players on the Final Man balloting, six players do not have any cards from either the eponymous Topps set or the retail sets. This year, they include All-Stars Dellin Betances of the Yankees, Pat Neshek of the Cardinals, Francisco Rodriguez of the Brewers, Tony Watson of the Pirates (I swear, relief pitchers do not get the Hobby love…and they’re becoming more important to the game now more than ever), Josh Harrison of the Pirates (okay, maybe the Pirates don’t get the Hobby love that they deserve), and Matt “I’m-Never-Going-to-Sign-a-Topps-Contract-Ever” Wieters. Just as well, he was elected to start, but is injured and unable to play. Salvador Perez of the Royals, who won the player vote, will take his spot in the starting lineup. The remaining five should be getting cards in the Update series in one way or another. To alleviate their slights, I will be using the team’s stadium cards to fill-in for them (found only in the team retail sets although that would be hard with two Pirates without cards…I don’t have two PNC Park cards).

For the first time since Carlos Beltran in 2004 (the Royals outfielder was named to the 2004 AL team, but was traded to the NL Astros before the All-Star Break), a player who was traded away from the team he was to represent made it to the All-Star Game. Maybe the Cubs should have waited until after the ASG to trade Jeff Samardzija to Oakland (does this give the Athletics seven All-Stars, or do the Cubs have two), but even with the less-than-stellar run support, and an extremely bad (on paper) won-loss record, the players voted “Shark” (really, when did he start getting called by this nickname?) as one of the five SP’s to the NL roster. However, now that he’s in the American League, he is no longer “eligible” for the game. He will still get the benefits that come with being named an All-Star, but he most likely will be suiting up with the rest of the guys on the A’s. With Jeff now off the team (technically, he still represents the Cubs), Jordan Zimmermann (who was sixth in the player voting) takes his place.

Lots of youth on both rosters. And a ton of first-time All-Stars to boot (about 25 at last count). If you look at the Final Man Nominees, all five AL candidates are starting pitchers (compared to five relievers the year before). Both Chicago teams have a guy on the final man ballot. I’ve already done my part, I hope by voting for both Sale and Rizzo. Once again, teams are starting to pair up (Cleveland Rox anyone??!) I have already implored whatever Chicago baseball fans I can reach (which is not a lot, let me tell you) to put aside their differences and get both of our boys to the All-Star Game.

After watching the hour-long program on ESPN, I turned over to the MLB Network for the analysis. One of the more interesting tidbits I found was that four All-Stars are presently slated to start on the last day before the break (July 13). Now the rule for pitchers is that if they are set to pitch on the last day before the All-Star break, they become ineligible to appear in the game. They still get to participate in the All-Star festivities, are still officially All-Stars, but just won’t play. If that is the case, then Masahiro Tanaka (Yankees), Madison Bumgarner (Giants), Johnny Cueto (Reds), and Tyson Ross (Padres), are presently ineligible to participate in the game, and may need replacements. Now, unlike last year when Adam Wainwright begged to be moved to the final Sunday start to avoid playing in the game, there is no word yet if anyone plans on doing the same.

So now that we know the players, I am getting my All-Star binder out and will begin the fun process of putting the cards of the All-Stars/Final Man Candidates into it. I do this every year (what, don’t YOU??!) I’ll probably be adding to it between now and July 15, and I’ll make sure to make note of every roster replacement here.

Let’s hear the answers to these questions:

Who do you think should have been chosen that wasn’t (not even for the Final Man ballot)?

Of the players selected, who shouldn’t be going to the game?

Were the guys you wanted from your team chosen?

If not, then who should have represented your team?

Let the debates begin.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

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Random Topps Card of the Day: 1989 Topps #774 Ron Oester

on June 21st, 2014 by James B. Anama

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Saturday, June 21, 2014:Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1989 Topps #774.Player Name, position, team: Ron Oester, second baseman, Cincinnati Reds.Major League …

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Random Topps Team Set of the Week: 2011 St. Louis Cardinals

on June 21st, 2014 by James B. Anama

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Team Set of the Week:Team: 2011 St. Louis CardinalsRecord: 90-72, MLB World Series Champions.Managers: Tony LaRussaCard on the Top: Albert PujolsThe checklist consists of the following p…

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Random Topps Card of the Day: 2011 Topps Update Series #US265 Willie Harris

on June 20th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Friday, June 21, 2014:Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2011 Topps Update Series #US265.Player Name, position, team: Willie Harris, outfielder, New York Mets.Ma…

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Random Topps Card of the Day: 1992 Topps Traded #126T B. J. Wallace

on June 19th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Thursday, June 19, 2014:Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1992 Topps Traded #126T.Player Name, position, team: B. J. Wallace, pitcher, Team USA.Major League Deb…

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Random Topps Card of the Day: 1995 Topps #499 John Olerud

on June 18th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Wednesday, June 18, 2014:Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1995 Topps #499.Player Name, position, team: John Olerud, first baseman, Toronto Blue Jays.Major Leag…

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Random Topps Card of the Day: 1977 Topps #640 Carlton Fisk

on June 17th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Tuesday, June 17, 2014: Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1977 Topps #640.Player Name, position, team: Carlton Fisk, catcher, Boston Red Sox.Major League Debut:…

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RIP Tony Gwynn 1960-2014

on June 16th, 2014 by James B. Anama

I..I can’t stand it.It really doesn’t seem that long ago that the man was on the field, hitting the ball with precision rarely seen in the game.I actually did a double take when I saw this and now, I can’t think straight.I know that players come and go…

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Random Topps Card of the Day: 1999 Topps Traded and Rookies #T31 Tony Torcato

on June 16th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Monday, June 16, 2014:Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2003 Topps Traded and Rookies #T71.Player Name, position, team: Tony Torcato, third baseman, San Francis…

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Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week: 2011 Topps Pro Debut #142 Eddie Rosario

on June 16th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Pro Debut Card of the Week:Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 2011 Topps Pro Debut #142.Player Name, position, team: Eddie Rosario, outfielder, GCL Twins.Level-League, Team Affiliat…

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Random Topps Card of the Day: 1966 Topps #187 Chuck Dressen

on June 15th, 2014 by James B. Anama

It’s Retro Sunday!!! Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Card of the Day for Sunday, June 15, 2014:Official Card Set Name and Card Number: 1966 Topps #187.Name, position, team: Chuck Dressen, manager, Detroit Tigers.Major …

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Random Topps Team Set of the Week: 2010 Florida Marlins

on June 14th, 2014 by James B. Anama

Thanks to the Topps Card Randomizer, introducing the Random Topps Team Set of the Week:Team: 2010 Florida MarlinsRecord: 80-82, third place, NL East Division.Managers: Fredi Gonzalez & Edwin RodriguezCard on the Top: Hanley RamirezThe checklis…

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