Maybe The Years Do Mater

Posted in Cardboarding with tags on October 23, 2015 by Hach

The other day, post or whatever I started talking about how I was beginning to go through my sporting cards. And well, as I started this I had used Google Docs, and they have a thing similar to Microsoft Excel and while listing the cards I had a few categories that I thought would be quite important to match things up. Like you know to find the cards value.

Outside of the obvious condition. Because I’m not going to say that this one ripped up card is in bad condition. In my mind it’s in mint. Very mint condition. Because after all mints suck.

Just Something To Think About

Just Something To Think About

So I have a few basic categories such as brand of company, name of player, the card year and what sport it is. Because you know knowing these things would help me narrow down it all.

Well, after doing about 16 or so of these cards I realized I forgot a huge monumental category. That being the year.

As I realized this, luckily only a few cards in, I stopped and quickly added it.

But isn’t it funny.

I mean after all, thinking that the years do matter. Because yeah, they do. We as a overall people try and showcase that the years don’t matter. We tend to forget about them. Or some of us lie about them. We say we’re younger than we are. Or even older so we can get alcohol or something of the sort.

While I first break down all these cards, it makes me realize that as in my case of forgetting this, the years do matter. For the years of me collecting these cards, gathering them, going out of my way, they do matter.

And while one day this little project will be done and finished. All the cards sorted and organized. It’ll be nice to know that for all these years it’s mattered. While it may not be a monumental thing such as a child or a pet. It’s almost like that. It’s been a part of me for so many years.

Oh well, that’s just a thought.

Back to sorting..

We’ll Just Call It Cardboarding

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 23, 2015 by Hach

A little more than half way through my stay-cation, you know vacation in which you stay in one place. After lots and lots of delays I have decided to sort through the old baseball cards. Some of the delays were beyond my faults. Like how was I too remember I got a new laptop a year ago and this new one doesn’t have Microsoft Excel. Or how is it my fault that I’m tired and just want to sleep all day.

Hach knows he has this card!

Hach knows he has this card!

But we’re putting all of that behind us and we’re going to start the epic lists. Lists that I have started before, but this time, hopefully, I will finish. A list I will easily list now using Google Docs so that no matter new computer or not I will be able to see and showcase to all of you who want to buy my cards. Okay, maybe nobody is reading this but there’s hope. Plus I could forget the password to Google Docs thus adding a new excuse.

So catching up on those not knowing how epic my card collection is, let me just say it’s not that epic, but it’s big. About all my life I’ve been collecting, yes, I have stopped and started again numerous times. And no I’m not one of those guys who goes out and gets that one card. I usually go out and buy a deck of cards or usually I buy a couple from the Dollar Tree. As they have those repackaged card deals for a buck.

I mean how can I possibly pass up a buck?

So about a year, maybe a little bit more I went out and ordered a bunch of white boxes so I can house all my cards in one location. Well, about 50 different locations. They hold about 800 cards are so and ever since I’ve been in the slow moving way of organizing them all into those boxes.

And let me tell you I’ve done a great job!

I filled at least one of them up.

Now basically this is a epic tale that all will follow along with. That’s why I’m writing this so you know how great it is.


Maybe I can jump for joy with finding this card!

I hope to at least sell the whole set off eventually but this is just going to be the tales of how it’s going and how at the age of 32 I can break away from a hobby I started when I was 7 years old or so.

I guess we all have to grow up sometime.

So without that said please continue to follow me on my journey as I’m calling this “Cardboarding”

How epic right!?

You Might Be Cool, But You’ll Never Be Super Humman Cool

Posted in Random with tags on September 25, 2015 by Hach


A few weeks, if not months ago, I stumbled upon one of the single greatest things in the history of well, everything. I stumbled upon SUPER HUMMAN!

No I did not forget to run spell check. This kids name really is Super Humman, with two M’s. Why you ask. Because he is better than any other human in the world of worlds!

You may have seen a video of his, or maybe you’re one of his biggest fans. For those who don’t know let me explain the myth that is Super Humman.

He is the king of stunts. He’s a stunt man.

You see he posts videos of him doing weird, stupid things like jumping threw a table or he’ll take a stapler and send staples into his arm.

He is the single best thing on the internet today. Not only because of his legendary stunt videos. But the fact that numerous people go onto his Facebook page and try and blast him. They call him Fake. And he freaks out.

It’s hilarious!

But most importantly he’s doing something that no one else in the world is doing and that’s putting himself out there and doesn’t care if it comes off as a complete idiot. Because really all he is doing is entertaining the masses.

For more check out and like his Facebook page.

Or check out these videos I’ve selected for your viewing pleasure!

Pastime For The First Time

Posted in Wrestling with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2015 by Hach


This Sunday will be just another night of independent wrestling, but actually it won’t be. It will be another 2CW event for me to sit and mark out to. But it will be the first time at the forever famous Pastime Athletic Club as 2CW presents Then. Now. Forever.

As the case for all 2CW events it features talent that are the top of their game. The amount of wrestlers who are on the verge of being signed by WWE is well, insane. As this event and the event night are being altered because of two top tier wrestlers being signed by the dreaded E. As Rich Swann and Biff Busick are moving on to the world created by that evil bastard Vincent Kennedy McMahon.

But don’t worry there’s plenty of names, plenty of talent and 2CW is always finding, creating and reinventing their roster to continue to be the top independent wrestling promotion in not only the country but in the entire world.

The main event is a showcase of the top talent featured on Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling as well as that little company run by Dixie Carter currently still called Total Non-Stop Action. It’s those Young Bucks taking on the Dojo Boys which is Roderick Strong and Eddie Edwards. It’s a match made in heaven, because it was made 10 months ago but due to injuries and whatever it was delayed and now, well it’s on like a fat nerd playing Donkey Kong.

This match will be that one match you will tell you’re children about, if you ever have children. This match has to make the Young Bucks actually think twice that those fancy 2CW Tag Team Titles might actually disappear from their grasp. You will see super kicks, suplexes and a few wrestling moves that will make you say what the. This will defiantly be the best tag team match you’ll see in a long time.

Your Captain, my Captain and everyone’s Captain will be putting his 2CW Heavyweight Championship on the line against The Man, that’s Kevin “The Man” Graham. Is this a match in which Graham will seek revenge for Captain Nick Ando defeating his tag team partner. Or is this Graham’s chance to showcase the 2CW world and his  tag team partner Brute VanSlyke that he’s a man to reckon with!

We all know that the Monday event has a lot to do with Ando and his championship as it might be the last possible chance for Sean Carr to get his chance of becoming the champion. So will Ando be looking past Graham, will he worry more about Ando. And what about that Jason Axe guy!? What if Graham does win!? Will we see a four way dance on Monday night!?

Speaking of Sean Carr he was supposed to tag with Jay Freddie against the team of Biff Busick and Ted Goodz, but Biff is off to Connecticut. So what will happen here? Will we see Ted find a partner? Or will we see this turned into a three way dance. If so wow, can you imagine the awesomeness that could occur right here. We all know Freddie is one of the greats, Carr has become the new face of 2CW and Goodz, well, Goodz is good! But then again this is Freddie’s epic return to 2CW!

We will see a rematch from July as Cheech, yes, that guy, will take on Speedball” Mike Bailey. The last time we saw these two men it was a match that stole the show. It originally was supposed to be Bailey versus JT Dunn, but do to injury we got to see Cheech put on a clinic and showcased he’s more than just working man.

We were see the epic return of a Syracuse legend as Brute VanSlyke finally returns to Syracuse as he battles “Chainsaw” Joe Gacy and some guy named Moose. Oh, wait. That Moose guy is a big time Ring Of Honor guy and former Syracuse Orange football player. Everyone was over psyched that Brute finally returned from Japan at the last 2CW show, but the fans already seem to be siding with Moose. But Gacy is not one to sleep on. As he’s slowly becoming a 2CW guy.

SuperCop Dick Justice teams with Jessica Havok as they battle Pepper Parks and well, this is where we have a problem. Pepper Parks was originally scheduled to team with his special friend Cherry Bomb, but she went and got injured and don’t forget to buy her shirt on

But this match has had so much problems with it from not only Cherry Bomb, but originally Angelina Love was scheduled and I think 20 other female wrestlers but due to injury, pregnancy and President Obama it has changed greatly. So maybe we’ll just see Dick Justice and Pepper Parks in a Lex Luger mirror off.

We will also see Jason Axe versus “Slyck” Wagner Brown in a epic battle between two former 2CW Heavyweight Champions. A match that will certainly force the 2CW office to realize SWB is back and a force to be reckon with. And much like what I previously said about Ando looking past his match, we might see Axe looking past SWB because of his title match the next night

The man formerly known as Guy Sunshine, but please don’t reference him that. It’s Michael Christopher with a open challenge. Who will step up to the new force of 2CW?

Plus we will see a very special appearance by Isys Ephex. Which is code for an extra piss break. Because honestly if anyone actually likes Isys is quite shocking to me. I just don’t understand this guy. I don’t understand this character, what really is Isys? I mean seriously, the dude for the past year or two has been just there. He doesn’t care and is just showing up to ruin it.

And we will see the likes of “Studly” Steve McKenzie, Guero Loco, Bin Hamin, EMT, Pete D Order, and whoever this Benjamin Boone guy is.

Oh my did I completely forget about the opening match!? It’s going to be a 30 minute Iron man match featuring AR Fox and Colin Delaney! This match could go all night long… All night! This feud has been building and is getting oh so good. It’s a feud that makes the wrestling world go round. It’s a feud that we all want to see. It’s a feud that makes Vincent Kennedy McMahon wish he knew one thing about wrestling. It will be poetry in motion, it will be oh so great!

So with all that said please do yourself a favor and get in a car, a truck, a bus, or a plane and get yourself to Syracuse, New York, America and attend this show!

Get your tickets now!


Jerry Jones’ Believe It Or Not

Posted in Sports with tags , , , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by Hach


Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys went down on Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Suffering from a broken clavicle. He will be sidelined for a bunch of weeks. Like seven or eight.

Brandon Weeden came in to replace Romo. He went on to complete all seven passes for 73 yards. Which included 42-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams to put the game away.

But while that may be the big story it isn’t. The big story is the fact that Jerry Jones is a constant promotor. Like a circus ring leader from back in the day.

“This quarterback Weeden can drive the ball down field,” Jones said. “He’s a thing of beauty on throwing a football. His passing motion and his arm, frankly, you won’t see a more gifted passer, power, accuracy, the entire aspect of it. If he can basically prepare, be the starting quarterback, come in and execute and keep his head right, then I feel good about Weeden.”

A quote like that would surely make one think that there would be no changes in Dallas regarding their quarterback. That yes Romo is hurt, but they’re going forward with this Weeden guy. That this Weeden guy could easily weather the storm and there would be no need to go out and get another quarterback.

But it’s not Jerry Jones saying this. It’s been a plague throughout the entire Dallas Cowboys organization. Even their Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson chimed in with how great Weeden is.

“Certainly we think Weeden has really progressed. As Wilson said, he’s just not the same guy that we had last year. He’s progressed that much. He said that before we had this issue with Tony. I think we all feel good about what we got,” Jones said.

But that all changed when the news broke that the Cowboys traded away a 2017 fifth-round pick to the Buffalo Bills for Matt Cassel and a 2017 seventh-round pick.

WHAT!? But they said he’s such a great quarterback!?

Well, maybe they lied.

But then again what happens if Weeden goes down? They have Kellen Moore. And well, yeah, I can see all of you thinking to yourself who the hell is that. So maybe going after Cassel was a good idea.

Then again, Cassel hasn’t had consistent success in a while. He has the fourth lowest QBR since 2012 among players with at least 500 plays. The lowest? Brandon Weeden.

But heck he did a great job back when he was the back up for Tom Brady in New England right? That’s what got him those big contracts. But that was then and this is now. Maybe a change of scene, again, would help.

That’s if the golden boy Weeden gets hurt.

Jake From Chicago Should Be Cy Young Winner

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by Hach


After last nights 3 hit shut out of the Brewers the Chicago Cubs Jake Arrieta should be the only choice for this years National League Cy Young winner. Even if those two guys in the city of Angels continue their dominance.

Arrieta captured his 20th win and lowered his ERA to 1.88 for the year and 0.94 in his last 18 games. Numbers are the key to winning the Cy Young. Win and loss records aren’t usually a determining factor. With a number of former Cy Young winners not having the luxury of having a whopping amount of wins.

But a lower than low ERA usually helps significantly. Arrieta has just that, with a unbelievable 0.86 ERA since the All-Star break. An ERA so low that hasn’t been matched in well, ever. Bob Gibson’s ERA after the 1968 All-Star break was 1.19. Gibson would end up winning the Cy Young with a incredible ERA of 1.12.

While Gibson’s dominance all those years ago will never be matched Arrieta is making a strive for greatness this season. While Arrieta has a few complete games he is currently 24 games behind Gibson’s. But that was then and this is now. And now we have a few other great pitchers and then numbers don’t lie.

Arrieta’s 1.88 ERA isn’t even the best in the National League this year. As Zack Greinke currently has him beat by .23 points, landing at 1.65. And his current Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Clayton Kershaw isn’t too far behind with a 2.18 ERA.

But does the payroll the Dodgers have with a line up full of All-Stars and Gold Glovers help the fact that Kershaw and Greinke have such a low ERA? And with that factor is it where they play or who they play also a key factor? The closets team to the Dodgers in the win/loss column in their division of the San Francisco Giants who are currently 6 games behind.

The Cubs, the team Arrieta pitches for, is currently the third place team in their own division. With the Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates above them in the win/loss column.

Yet another huge but comes into factor when we think this way. Is it the team or the man. The Cubs have a current record of 89-62 while the Dodgers have a record of 85-65. The Cubs have Arrieta at 20 wins and their second best starting pitcher is  Jon Lester with 10 wins. While Greinke and Kershaw combined have 32 wins, that in some sense would mean they’re 2 wins better.

So what does all that mean? Probably nothing and is just more excuses why not to give Arrieta the Cy Young.

Greinke though is having good year. 18 wins, 1.65 ERA and he’s given up less hits, walks, runs and has a WHIP of .90 compared to Arrieta. But Arrieta does have more strike outs, 220 to 185, and more innings pitched at 216 to 207.2. But that could all be a factor that Arrieta has one more start thus far than Greinke.

So basically the major fight for the Cy Young is down to Greinke and Arrieta. With Kershaw having a honor mention and anyone else thought of in contention is off in a distant fourth. Players like Jacob deGrom, Gerrit Cole, John Lackey, Matt Harvey, Madison Bumgarner and Max Scherzer all have ERA’s under 3. But at this point in the season are only an honorable mention.

Who will win? Most likely Greinke due to the lower ERA, the name recognition and the lower walks, runs and various other stats. But the fans vote, or at least this fans vote goes to Arrieta. But hey we still have a few more weeks left to find out.

Say It Ain’t So Yogi

Posted in RIP, Sports with tags , , , , , on September 23, 2015 by Hach


The year was 1925, in a world where motorized vehicles weren’t common. A world in which if you had a land line telephone you were considered one of the lucky ones. High speed was what a horse did when it was spooked. And the word super market had not been destroyed by over saturation.

The world would forever change in the next 90 years. As one of the greatest baseball legends of all-time would be born. And while he didn’t invent the game of baseball, the telephone, the car or anything else. He did one thing that no other single major league baseball player would do.

The birth of Lawrence Peter Berra wasn’t anything special. It was just another birth to Italian immigrants but in time it would be one of those great events. His parents were from the old country, his father didn’t know what baseball was. But his son, his son would soon be the basis of what a legend is in the sport of baseball.

After dropping out of school in eight grade he would begin playing baseball for American Legion teams. Through a childhood friend of Joe Garagiola he found the St. Louis Cardinals entertaining signing a contract with him. But Branch Rickey who at that time was a member of the Cardinals was rumored to have more interest in taking him with him as he ventured to move on to the Los Angeles Dodgers. But the New York Yankees would slip in and sign up the son of Immigrants.

Rickey, for those who aren’t familiar with baseball is the executive most famously known for signing Jackie Robinson. He also brought Roberto Clemente in. As for Garagiola, he was signed by the Cardinals at the age of 16. And was a sure thing, but sadly his MLB career didn’t reflect this. He would move on to become a huge part in the television world appearing on The Today Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Before his baseball career was to begin Berra would serve in the U.S. Navy. Do to this small conflict in Europe called World War II. He served as a gunner’s mate on the USS Bayfield during the D-Day invasion of France.

Sixty-Nine years ago yesterday Berra would be called up to the majors. He would only play 7 games that year and the next would include 83 games. Surely not setting the world on fire but he would move on to be one of the greatest catchers of all-time.

Over the course of the next two decades the man known as Yogi would go on to win 3 American League MVP awards, an 18 time all-star, 15 of which would be in consecutive years.

Oh yeah, and he was a member of the New York Yankees that would go on to win the World Series ten times! Yogi would also go on to manage the Yankees to win a World Series as well as managing the New York Mets to a World Series ring.

His career batting average was a stunning .285, with 358 home runs and a 1,430 career RBIs. As a catcher he had a career 8,723 career putouts, a number that he set.

While years go by and many may forget the baseball statistics that Berra brought to us. One thing that won’t be forgotten is his unique quotes. Some that you today may say without even knowing where they came from. The Daily News has gathered some of Yogi’s best and most famous quotes for your viewing pleasure. Check out all of these “Yogisms.”

Rest In Peace Yogi Berra.


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