Thursday, May 5, 2011
2005 Topps, Zack Greinke
#564 Zack Greinke
This may be the third Grienke autograph that I have posted on here, but this is actually the first Grienke 'graph that I ever got. This is the third and final TTM that I got in 2005 while deployed to Iraq. I wrote to Zack at some point during the season and I got this card back in November. It is a good thing that it came back when it did because I was back in the States less than two months later and I doubt that it would have ever made its way back to me if that had happened.
It looks like Zack doesn't sign TTM anymore, so it was good that I sent this card when I did. Although, it didn't seem that good when I got it considering that Zack finished the 2005 season 5-17 and then missed most of '06 with social anxiety disorder. But, that is how the ball bounces.
Zack made his Brewer debut last night and he pitched 4 innings and allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 5 hits while walking 1 and striking out 6. It wasn't a horrible debut, but I'm sure it wasn't quite what Brewer fans were wanting.
Speaking of debuts, the Royals called up their 2008 first round draft pick, Eric Hosmer, today. Eric was tearing up the Pacific Coast League this past month to the tune of a .439 batting average. While I am sure he is not going to hit like that in the Majors, it is still exciting that he is getting called up so soon. It's just too bad that I have to work tomorrow night since it has already been announced that he is going to be in the starting line-up.