Earlier today, the official Instagram account of Topps posted a preview of their upcoming 2014 Bowman Draft Picks set. Much in the same way that the Padres selected Johnny Manziel in the twenty-eighth round of the June amateur draft just because they could, Bowman has chosen to immortalize the selection on glossy cardstock. I can't really fault Topps for including him; the pick was made, and the novelty will create buzz and in turn money for them, so it would have been irresponsible on their part to not include him.
That's not to say I'm going to buy a copy after Bowman Draft Picks hits the shelves next month (just in time for Commerce Season; how conveeeeeenient). I didn't have that much of a problem with the Padres burning that pick on him -- teams have made worse use of lower rounds -- but I am sick of hearing about it and all the unoriginal joke attempts that come up when it is mentioned.
Some might ask why I wrote this post instead of ignoring the card's existence if I'm so sick of hearing about it. I like to think that it's because I'm a nice guy who thought others would like to see it, so I took one for the team. In reality, I'm basically that a'hole who gets a song stuck in his head and then makes sure it gets stuck in everyone else's, too.
Speaking of songs being stuck in my head, I TRY TO SAY GOODBYE AND I CHOKE