Friday, January 8, 2016

Casey Candaele on baseball cards

Infielder Casey Candaele played nine seasons in the major leagues for the Expos, Astros and Indians. In 754 games he hit .250 with 11 HR and 139 RBI. Now the first base coach for the Seattle Mariners, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"I have one card in which I looked like Gazoo from the Flintstones. I was wearing the double ear flap helmet and my head looked extremely large! 
Favorite card would be one where I was playing 3rd base in Wrigley and I am leaping for a line drive. Looks like I am about 5 feet off the ground, which with my stature, would make me approximately 10 feet tall, and I really like that thought. Was not, and am not a card collector."