Mark Wasinger – 1988 Fleer

January 15, 2011

Ennui, I Haz It

Sartre would be proude of Mr. Wasinger’s expression.

He is resigned to his fate.

Even though he was hitting . 275, he was sent down at the end of July. He did come back in September, though.

Even though he played well for the 1987 Giants, he was released on July 15, 1988. Cleveland signed him two days later.

He’s a baseball lifer, as he spent plenty of time in the minors and is now a scout. But in this photo, it seems like he knew his time was short as a major league baseball player. The Giants grabbed Kevin Mitchell, had Matt Williams as a kid, and Robby Thompson and Jose Uribe were ensconced in the middle infield. Wasinger was a spare part, and he knew it.

He got a card, and a career. God speed, utility man, God speed.

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