February 2006

How do YOU roll?



Bidding closes at midday Sunday at the MLB.com Auction for this Florida Marlins car, and someone’s going to drive away with an awesome conversation piece. This is a 1966 AMC Marlin fastback sedan that was actually used by mascot Billy the Marlin during the club’s 1997 world championship season.  The one-of-a-kind car was transformed into a convertible for all fans to see Billy as he cruised around during parades and on-field ceremonies at Dolphins Stadium. All of the seats have been removed except for the driver?s side, and it’s "as is." The bid page says: "It does need work to operate but is a great memory from early Marlins history."

Hey, Raymond, are you bidding?


Random Piggy Bank Matchup

Here a pig…


There a pig…



Everywhere a pig.

Spring Fashion Guide

After reading an interesting comment thread on the Red Sox Chick blog that discusses her new jacket and baseball apparel in general, the MLB.com Gift Guru thought it would be appropriate to dish out some shopping advice to a random selection of the MLBlogs community. GG is always here to help, because we all know the best store in town for a ball fan.

Shop1_1First to Cyn, the Red Sox Chick: You need some bling to go with that 2004 world champs number. The Blyleven Home Free Collection Boston Red Sox Women’s Sterling Silver Enamel Charm Bracelet sets it off nicely.

(As an aside, the Gift Guru was curious about the Blyleven Home Free Collection, which has many offerings around the MLB.com Shop. The bio on her website provides some interesting background on Patty, who spent a lot of years around the game with Bert, one of the Guru’s all-time favorites.)

To Kellia, who posts to the Down the Left Field Line: Life, Baseball & Eric Byrnes blog: Byrnesy and the D-Backs come to Oakland June 30-July 2 for a highly anticipated Interleague Play series. That customized No. 22 Majestic Athletic Arizona Diamondbacks Customized Authentic Road Jersey is practically shouting at you: Wear me.

To Zack, The Baseball Collector: Now that you’ve cleared space to stow all those baseballs you snagged, it’s time to add that personal touch to your surroundings with the following FSC Wallcoverings Baseball Pile Border (Single Roll).


To one of our MLBlogs newbies at Rachel’s Redbird Ramblings: Check out this St. Louis Cardinals Jim Edmonds Event Used Memorabilia Card. You can choose whether you want a uniform swatch, bat slice or glove piece, all used by Edmonds. Then when you head for Jupiter, see if the Gold Glover will sign it.

Baseball Geeks, the Guru suggests some even better mitts. Is there anything in the world better than getting a new glove and lathering it with shaving cream and breaking it in? That’s how they do it in the bigs.

For all of that artwork that DA BRONX BOMBERS has given to MLBloggers the past Notebookyear, the Guru suggests treating yourself with your very own Sky Box Sport Scenes New York Yankees Yankee Stadium Wall Mural (4′ x 6′).

To our friend Daron Sutton, who broadcasts Brewers games and was one of the original MLBloggers at this time last year: since The Dog Ate Daron’s Homework, we have you covered with a National Design Milwaukee Brewers Notebook & Pen Set.

And you thought the Gift Guru only showed up in December?