Wednesday, October 15, 2008

White Sox Photoshop Cards: Octavio Dotel

Card #34 - Octavio Dotel

Octavio was part of the master plan Kenny Williams had in mind for the bullpen in 2008. For the most part, that plan worked. The only flaw in the plan was injuries to key players in the bullpen. That forced the other relievers into other positions, which caused ineffectiveness.

Dotel rebounded when the bullpen was healthy. He did the role he signed on for without any further inconsistencies. Octavio is lights out for the one inning of work that he is prepared to do. Stretching him over an inning, causes the teams to catch up to him, resulting in very unflattering numbers. It should be interesting to see how he responds in 2009.

Sorry for the delay in the Photoshop cards. Other areas of this blog and my life have taken my time the past few weeks. I hope to finish up the remaining cards by the end of the month.

I chose this photo for two reasons. It shows a pitcher covering home plate, which isn't seen too often on cards. It also shows Negro League uniforms, which look very different than the regular uniforms.


AlbuqwirkE said...

It may be the uniform that makes this effort my favorite so far of this interesting project.

Steve Gierman said...

The uniform really makes the card.

capewood said...

The uniform is great. Thanks for telling us what it was.

bestonline323 said...

Whoa i love this! and looks like everybody loved the uniform as much as i did! i think it completes it perfectly. its the soulmate of the card ;)

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robbyt said...

Boo! This Tigers fan watched that game at Gino's East that night when my folks were up visiting from Tennessee. Horrible game, great frigging pie!!!

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