Thursday, March 10, 2011

Celeb Jersey Cards #43 Tom Verducci & Al Roker

Celebrity Rookie Cards is now Celebrity Jersey Cards.  The name fits better and pulls together my interest in celebrities and my love of trading cards.

Today, I am going back to my journalism roots to connect the two stars of Celebrity Jersey Cards.  Okay, I don't really have journalism roots (unless you count my time as Music Editor on my grade school newspaper), but I have dabbled in journalism all of my life.  Anyway, onto the real subject matter.
Tom Verducci is a writer for Sports Illustrated.  While he has co-authored a couple books, none are of the George Plimpton variety.  He did write a couple articles about his short time with the Toronto Blue Jays in Spring Training. His time on the field did not produce a hit, but it did allow me to produce a Celebrity Jersey Card for him.
Going from writing to reporting brings me to Al Roker.  Roker's career at NBC started in Cleveland, which probably explains him throwing out the first pitch for the Indians.  What it doesn't explain is that seemingly bad form.  I used "seemingly" to give Roker the benefit of the doubt.  Maybe it was a bad angle.  Maybe there is another reason why he appears so awkward.  He is smiling though, but that might just be because he knew he would land on a Celebrity Jersey Card.

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