Monday, August 11, 2014

#PackADailyCircus #GintACuffs - Two for flinching

Good morning/afternoon, everyone! I am off work today after a visit to the dentist. Turns out I get to have root canal done. Yay me. On the other hand, I did get some pain killers and since I have taken one, I am not driving to work today. I also can't vouch for the content, quality, or general atmosphere of this post. Oh, I know, friends don't let friends blog on pain meds...

Well, we're opening the next three packs of Allen and Ginter today.

Oh, before we move on, I have a matter of business to conduct. Somehow, I managed to assign the same Carlos Gonzalez (Rockies) to both Quarrys and Jennings. After reviewing the drafts and going back through the revision history of the Managers/Players list in Google, it is quite clear that the Quarrys owned that player first (had him in the first draft) and somewhere, I managed to give him to the Jennings. As a result, Jennings gets Jayson Nix (currently not drafted) and one other Rockies player to be named. Jennings has given me the choice. I chose Melvin Mora.

Next season, I have plans to avoid these kinds of "duplication" problems. I appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we continue to work out the kinks in these now-annual giveaways. :-)

Okay, let's see where we are in GAC: Total is +114.5, and for the record, the meds are making me sway a bit at the keyboard. Probably a good thing I am not playing Far Cry 3 or GTA IV right now.

GAC Pack 19

Wade Miley - Diamondbacks - ScottCrafordOnCards (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +114.5
Aroldis Chapman - Reds - NachosGrandes (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +114.5
Adrian Beltre - Rangers - PlayAtThePlates (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +114.5
Kolten Wong - Cardinals - Superduperman99s (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +114.5
Anibal Sanchez SP - Tigers - ProwlingCats (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +116.5
Sportsman's Park - Fields of Yore (Cardinals) - Free Agent - GAC +2; Total +118.5
Sandro Botticelli Mini - Where Nature Ends (Painter) - Free Agent - GAC +3; Total +121.5
Erin Brady - Miss USA - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +121.5
(Pack total: +7; GAC total +121.5: +2 shortprint; +2 fields of yore; +3 nature ends)

Wow, that pack had several GAC scores! Every player pulled has an owner already, too. Very cool! I'm sure I had some smart alec comment to make about a "Miley" card and a "Wong," but it has since left the swimminess of my brain. Yeah, I made up a word there. Or misspelled it, whichever.

GAC Pack 20

Zack Greinke - Dodgers - JoshDs (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +121.5
Oswaldo Arcia - Twins - BoRosyny (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +121.5
Paul O'Neill - Yankees - ScottCrawfordOnCards (Wahoo!!) - GAC -1; Total +120.5
Max Scherzer Pastime's Pastimes - Tigers - Chonks (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; Total +122.5
Kyle Seager Game-Used Bat (FSR-KS) - Mariners - ProwlingCats (Wahoo!!) - GAC +8; Total 130.5
Clay Buchholz Mini - Red Sox - BCs (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +130.5
Sam Calagione - Businessman - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +130.5
(Pack total: +9; GAC Total +130.5: -1 yankees; +2 pastimes; +8 full-sized relic)

Nice pull for the ProwlingCats! And, we were just one card away from a Perfect Pack. Congratulations to all the managers pulling cards out of this one!

Okay, one more pack for today! For the record, I took a break between packs 19 and 20 because my mom had brought lunch for me and the kids. We enjoyed sitting around and talking. As we did, we watched a portion of some movie called "Immortals." Lots of fighting in the movie, but some of the coolest death-effects I've seen. Of course, that could be the pain meds talking.

Anyway, I digress often, so let's get back to opening packs. Well, one more anyway!

GAC Pack 21

Doug Fister - Nationals - Kazis (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +130.5
Madison Bumgarner - Giants - FDNYs (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +130.5
Starling Marte - Pirates - BCs (Wahoo!!) - GAC +0; Total +130.5
Troy Tulowitzki Pastime's Pastimes - Rockies - Erins (Wahoo!!) - GAC +2; total +132.5
Clayton Kershaw Game-Used Relic (FRB-CK) - Dodgers - Night Owls (Wahoo!!) - GAC +8; Total +140.5
Vince Gilligan Mini - Writer/Director - Free Agent - GAC +0; Total +140.5
Anthony Bourdain - Chef - Free Agent - GAC -1; Total +139.5
(Pack total: +9; GAC Total +139.5: +2 pastimes; +8 relic; -1 bourdain)

Wahoo!! Well, we pulled our third relic! Congrats to Night Owl for that one. Freakin Bourdain put a wet blanket on this pack. Dang it. At least we can say a big congrats to each of the managers who got cards from this pack! That's always good news.

The bad news is that I have three packs to go and all the guaranteed hits have shown up. Why bad news? Because I read one of the other GAC contestants' posts and saw he had posted a final score of 171.6. So, if I have any chance of winning, I have to pull +31.1 points out of the final three packs. That will only happen if I scored a bonus box with an extra hit. I'm not banking on that happening.

So, until next time: See ya later!

*Any typos, misspellings, ramblings, or other nonsense is the result of posting while on pain meds. Leave a comment if there is something I need to fix and I will get it at some point. Thanks!