The Nutcracker

These are the stories that former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Keith Comstock shares.

They are pranks, oddities and, “Did that really happen?” moments.

They include remembrances of loss; analysis of pain, both real and simulated; and eyewitness accounts that twist the ears of baseball fans.

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In The Cards: 1986 Calgary Cannons

The second season of Calgary Cannons baseball at Foothills Stadium featured some good talent.

But the team couldn’t replicate the success they had their first year.

The baseball cards created for them, however, allow fans to reminisce about some of the future MLB players who donned the red, yellow and white.

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In The Cards: 1986 Edmonton Trappers

As a team, the Edmonton Trappers didn’t accomplish a great deal in 1986.

The Triple-A Pacific Coast League (PCL) squad went 68-73 in front of 229,682 fans at John Ducey Park that season, falling short of a postseason berth.

That said, the primary purpose of minor-league baseball teams has never been about winning championships. Player development and converting young athletes into Major League Baseball (MLB) talent has always been the underlying goal of these feeder squads. In that regard, this Trappers team had plenty of success stories.Β 

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