Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Last year, I made up a set of virtual football cards featuring football characters from the movies. Just in time for the baseball playoffs, I created this set of cards with baseball movie characters. I love movies and I love baseball, so this was a fun post to put together.


Roy Hobbs - Right Field - New York Knights - The Natural (1984)
Played by Robert Redford 
1940 Play Ball card

Marla Hooch - Second Base - Rockford Peaches - A League of Their Own (1992)
Played by Megan Cavanagh
1944 Centennial Flour card

Remington (Roogie) Rigsby - Pitcher - Brooklyn Dodgers - Roogie's Bump (1954)
Played by Robert Marriott 
1955 Bowman card 

Kelly Leak - Center Field - Chico's Bail Bonds Bears - The Bad News Bears (1976)
Played by Jackie Earle Haley
1977 Hostess card 

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1976)
Played by Billy Dee Williams
1976 Topps card 

Mitch Kramer - Pitcher - Braves - Dazed and Confused (1993)
Played by Wiley Wiggins
1977 Topps card 

Thurman - Second Base - Baseball Furies - The Warriors (1979)
Played by Jerry Hewitt
1980 Topps card 

Monty Brewster - Pitcher - Hackensack Bulls - Brewster's Millions (1985)
Played by Richard Pryor
1986 Topps card 

Ebby (Nuke) LaLoosh - Pitcher - Durham Bulls - Bull Durham (1988)
Played by Tim Robbins
1989 Star card 

Willy Mays Hayes - Center Field - Cleveland Indians - Major League (1989)
Played by Wesley Snipes
1990 Upper Deck card

-----Bonus card-----

Bud Abbott from the "Who's on First?" routine as seen in The Naughty Nineties from 1945.

Monday, September 29, 2014


Wow! The sun is shining and the ice has melted away here in Neato Coolville. The deep freeze of 2014 is over and it's time to get back to blogging and playing mayor in this imaginary town that lives inside my head. I was getting worried the town might vote me out and find a new mayor, but apparently everything has gone back to normal. (Boy, that would have been awkward.) As a bonus, this ice age has given the town an unlimited supply of ice that will keep our Mountain Dew chilled for years to come!

A lot of people have asked why I put Neato Coolville in the deep freeze. I was burned-out all crispy like from blogging and all things internet. I was on a superhighway to nowhere and needed a good long break. I think it worked and feel refreshed. Actually, I was going to come back sooner, but it was difficult to get back in the saddle again. The looming Halloween countdown (starts this Wednesday) was the main factor to get things rolling again. Now I'm on full bionic power going forward!

Tomorrow, I'll have one normal blog post before this blog turns into Neato Ghoulville for the month of October. Until then, I'm going to relax a bit more and watch some old TV reruns. Feel free to pull up a chair, grab some popcorn and a soda. Holler if you need ice.