Friday, May 23, 2014
680th Place - Steve Shields
I'm guessing it never occurred to the Seattle stylists that their two most prominent uniform letters were "S&M." C'mon, Mariners, this is supposed to be family-friendly entertainment.
For some reason I feel guilty about this, but I have no recollection of Mr. Shields. A quick Google scan indicates I own multiple variations of his cards over the years, but none of them ring a bell.
Speaking of ringing a bell...Shields might be known to some of you as a victim of a Kirby Pucket line drive to the face. Unfortunately, it wasn't his first time being nearly decapitated on the mound.
Maybe all the blue on this card was a subtle nod to the facial bruising he surely suffered? We'll throw in a "nose hair" tag too thanks to the angle of the photograph.