Arizona Diamondbacks v Atlanta Braves

The photo of Daniel Hudson above was taken on June 26th, 2012. This was the last baseball game in which Hudson appeared. The expression on his face could be interpreted many ways, but in essence, it says “my elbow has exploded and I ain’t pitching for 12-18 months”.

It was on the June day that Hudson exited a game versus the Atlanta Braves after struggling through 1.2 innings of work. The right-hander tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing arm, and it’s probably not a day he needs to be reminded of via a heavily circulated cardboard representation of himself. Alas, this is what Topps has done by plunking a headshot from that afternoon on Daniel Hudson’s baseball card.

 

That “thanks” is probably facetious, but at least Hudson seems to have somewhat of a sense of humour about this. It’s an otherwise beautiful looking baseball card from Topps’ 2013 Heritage set. The set is modeled after the 1964 Topps set, which is one of my personal favourite layouts of all-time.

Via Big League Stew

Comments (2)

  1. Hudson’s twitter feed is pretty good. At least he is having fun with it.

  2. If looking forlorn at the thought of what could have been if you hadn’t blown your UCL doesn’t take you back to a time before the seventies, well.. I just don’t know what can.

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