Saturday, January 3, 2009

#10 - Cecil Cooper

Ah, the first member of the Bob Ojeda "Stunk Until He Left the Red Sox" Association. Cooper did nothing for the Sox for 6 seasons, got traded to Milwaukee for George Scott and Bernie Carbo, then started a run of 7 straight seasons hitting over .300, 3 top-5 MVP finishes, led the league in RBI twice and he even started stealing bases. Jerk.

As for the card itself, the photo is absolutely hilarious. Check out the background. Clearly nobody wants any part of Coop. I don't blame them, he sorta looks like a mini Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, and no one likes Kareem.


  1. Taken at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. The dudes in the orange hats in the background are stadium ushers.

  2. Cooper had a wRC+ of 140 for the '75 Red Sox--he didn't stink until he left