DATA: 2009 Topps World Baseball Classic
PING: The Reds are dearly missing Joey Votto right now. The season has started off with such great promise, and Joey was just the man to keep it going. He’ll be back, and he’ll be mashing, but lets hope the Reds can keep it together in the mean time.
Of course, all this promise started to come together when Joey was playing for Team Canada in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. I was lucky enough to catch game one in Toronto, featuring Canada vs. USA. Though Canada lost, Joey tore it up, going 4-for-5 with a homer and two doubles. Damn, boy!
As far as the card goes, I kinda like this oddball set. It’s fun and all commemorative and junk. I bet this is the only card I’ll ever own from the set, and that’s just fine with me. JV is looking a little dorky in his Team CA duds, but that’s not his fault, right?
Anyone know if there is an Upper Deck WBC set, and if there might be a Joey Votto card?