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Pick up a copy of Sports Illustrated for my boys …

If you haven’t tracked down the July 4 issue of Sports Illustrated — the annual “Where are They Now?” double issue — then you’re missing out on a whole lot of Major League action.

As in a seven-page feature on the cast and crew recalling moments from the past as reported by Chris Nashawaty.

You can find the story online via the SI website, but you don’t get the full impact without seeing the images and more.

Good job, Nashawaty — that’s reporter I’d not give a big ol’ shitburger to!



So Wild Thing signed some autographs …

Not sure where I stand on Wild Thing these days, but apparently he’s done some autograph signing for us Major League fans to chase.

Will you feel like a winner when you find one? Or are you a bigger winner for going to one of his shows?

I’m not sure if I will. Then again, will he be around much longer? Sad to say it, but …

Clearly that writer over there is obsessed with my team. Check out all of these stories he’s written. True fanboy, but a “journalist,” too. I need to send him a box of shitburgers. (I got some of his cards of my team back in the day.)

April 6 — Obsessed with Pedro Cerrano.

March 1 — Just read it.

Aug. 11, 2009 — Them’s some nice bats.

June 15, 2009 — Ricky Vaughn Bobblehead night.

April 23, 2009 — He can’t find our cards … help him out.

April 11, 2009 — First mention of Ricky bobbleheads.

Dec. 16, 2008 — More on those bats.

– Lou Brown



Wild Thing … we think we still love you
March 2, 2011, 12:17 am
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The 20/20 interview has come and gone thankfully.

Not sure what to think other than the next possible Major League movie could end up being like stealing Jobu‘s rum … very bad.

Or, of course, it could be great.

Here are a few headlines about the next film … I’ll call it Major League 4 for sanity’s sake.

Feb. 21 — Hollywood Reporter

Feb. 22 — Entertainment Weekly

Feb. 23 — Hollywood Reporter and Hollywood Reporter

Feb. 25 — Hollywood Reporter



I really needed one of these …

The notion of Wild Thing showing up in Major League 4 makes me a little uneasy — but not as uneasy as knowing Lou Brown has little chance as me making a cameo.

You can also forget landing one of these caps, either. They’re no longer made.

But I still want one.

But the notion of the movie happening lives on. Check this out.



What if Upper Deck had gone a different direction with card No. 1 back in 1989?

Now that Upper Deck is effectively out of the market for Major League Baseball cards, it’s also out of the market for Major League baseball cards, too, and that got Lou Brown thinking about what went wrong along the way.

What if Upper Deck had gone with a different Star Rookie in its inaugural 1989 baseball card set instead of Ken Griffey Jr.? What if my man, Wild Thing had been there instead?

Things would have looked a lot different today. I’m telling you.

– Lou Brown



Exclusive Discovery: The long lost 1990 Upper Deck Major League cards

1990UDparkman2 copy

Hot off the heels of yesterday’s landmark — some might say exclusive (but it’s much, much bigger than that) — find, we have gotten our hands on the cards that were intended to be in the 1990 Upper Deck baseball set.

These feature the stars of Major League II — a few guys you have heard of and, based on the box office attendance, some guys you haven’t.

(We won’t mention that the sequel came in 1994 — Major League II documents my squad’s second pennant-winning season, which is firmly 1989.)

– Lou Brown

See the rest of the “missing” 1990 cards after the jump.

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Exclusive first look world premiere: The 1989 Upper Deck cards you’ll never, ever find anywhere other than right here

1989vaughn5 copy

We’ve done some nosing around and have found this exclusive first look world premiere scoop of all scoops — the 14 cards pulled at the last second from the 1989 Upper Deck baseball card set. (Including a card of yours truly, Lou Brown.)

You see, Upper Deck had better things to do in 1989 than include a real Star Rookie named Ricky Vaughn in its inaugural baseball card set. (They instead opted for some bum named Ken Griffey Jr. for card No. 1.)

And they made some other last-second changes to the set — opting to not include managers, bench coaches, announcers and even some Major Leaguers in the 700-card first series.

My team was very, very disappointed. However, after 20 years these “missing”  cards have been discovered and can only be found here on my blog.

– Lou Brown

See all of the cards after the jump.

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