10.04.2011

Doug Drabek, 1998 Score


Name: Doug Drabek
Team: Chicago White Sox
Position: Pitcher
Value of card: Warmth
Key 1997 stat: One soaked hairline
Is that a koala on your head, or are you just happy to see me? The White Sox have made some unfortunate uniform decisions over the years. There was the year they were the, er, red Sox; there was the year they blinded thousands with their multi-colored stripes; and, of course, there were the shorts. But it wasn't until longtime Pittsburgh Pirate Doug Drabek joined the Sox that ownership got its worst idea yet: funny hats. So it was that Drabek and his teammates were made to wear Russian fur caps during the 1997 season. The good news was that the hats were thick enough to double as batting helmets, saving the Sox some money. The bad news was that four players suffered heat strokes by June, and the team was forced to return to their normal old boring hats.
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