Now I know what you're thinking.
Why am I wishing this guy a Happy Birthday, something I have not really done on this humble, little blog for a player?
Why am I posting a birthday greeting to a guy who only played in two games for the Montréal Expos in 2003, a career 13.50 ERA, and hasn't appeared in the majors since?
Why am I featuring a player who doesn't even have a regular Topps card to his credit? I mean, the guy only has two Topps cards (2001 Finest, Topps Stars) not including parallels (bringing his total up to five Topps cards...TOTAL!!!)?
Why am I saying Happy Birthday to this guy, when there are 59 other major leaguers who were born today, including All-Stars:
- Darryl Strawberry
- Dale Murphy
- Raul Mondesi
- Steve Finley
- Vern Law
- Johnny Callison
- Jim Wynn
- Ruppert Jones
Because Bryan Hebson and I have one thing in common. We were both born on March 12, 1976. We both turn 34-years-old today. And while I write about baseball cards, he got to be on a couple (although not the flagship brand). And for two games, he got to step onto a big league ball-field. And unless another 34-year old rookie makes it to the big leagues in 2010, Hebson will be the only player born on March 12, 1976, to make his major league debut.
So Happy Birthday Bryan!!!
And, oh yeah...Happy Birthday to me!!!
P.S. I had a tough decision to make today. Either I write a birthday greeting to Bryan or create an All-Star Team of players born on March 12. I think I'll do the All-Star Team thing next year. jba