Sunday, September 7, 2008

White Sox Photoshop Cards: Mike MacDougal

Card #24 - Mike MacDougal

Mike is a bit of an enigma. He can pitch with the best of them, yet he seems to be plagued with these long stretches of ineffectiveness. When Mike is "on", he can mow through an opposing lineup. When he's "off", Mike can blow games wide open for the other team.

Mike spent most of 2008 in the minors. He was recently called up and has pitched effectively. Hopefully, Mike can use this as a springboard towards a great 2009 season.

I chose this photo of Mike because I think it captures his 2008 season perfectly. He seems to be saying, "You've got to be kidding.", as another inning went south by way of a lucky bounce or an error.

Even though the eyes are shaded, you can still make out the confusion and disappointment in his stare.

2 comments:

Motherscratcher said...

There was a time, not to long ago, when I was convinced that Mike McDougal was going to be the Randy Johnson of closers. Untouchable.

White Sox Cards said...

He certainly has the stuff to do so. If he could only figure it out on a more regular basis, he could be the perfect set-up man.

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