Monday, July 1, 2019
Orioles Kangaroo Court Pic
This Topps Frank Robinson card that I posted a bit ago led to a question from Joe Shlabotnik about the picture. The shot comes from the Orioles' glory days (sigh) when they were having fun and winning pennants.
Frank had a 'kangaroo court' where he levied fines for various team infractions like leaving the bases loaded, getting caught stealing, etc.
EDIT, EDIT, OH DAMN, READ THIS!!
I went looking for other pics and saw this one for sale. I thought it would be a nice addition to my Frank Robinson collection.
IIRC they took the money at the end of the year and donated it to charity rather than the postseason party as the photo caption states.
The photo library tag is pretty much wrong. Dave Johnson does NOT call the court to order, FRobby does.
My other recent Frank Robinson-related purchase is the memorial patch the O's are wearing this year.
My wife promised to stitch it to my new 'lucky' shirt. I wore this to the only Orioles win in Houston this year. A rare occurrence (the win, not my wearing a shirt).