5.23.2011

Mike Smithson, 1985 Topps

Name: Mike
Sweatson Smithson
Team: Minnesota Twins
Position: Pitcher
Value of card: Coupon for one load of laundry at Soap's-for-Dopes in Minneapolis
Key 1984 stat: Three shirts worn, three shirts sweat through
Pit fighter: Mike Smithson played for the Twins, and, fittingly, he always had matching armpit stains. It wasn't the pressure that got to him, it was the heat. Though the Twin Cities area was cold to mild most of the year, Smithson would layer on shirt after shirt until St. Paul felt like the Sahara. Was a red undershirt enough? Not a chance. How about adding a long-sleeved blue shirt? Nope, not profusely sweating yet. How about a Twins T-shirt, instead of a Twins uniform that breathes better? Perfect. Now the pits are sopping wet. So how did a pitcher who perspired so much make it through a game? He mopped up the slop with his 'stache, of course.
Card submitted by Fat Shawn Kemp

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2 comments:

  1. Looks like he's at my old little league park.

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  2. This was THE last card I needed for my 1985 Topps set. I would gladly paid three nose hairs for a copy of this card.

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