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Cardboard Corner: A Moment In Time

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Today is Khalil Greene's birthday so I thought I'd profile one of his cards. I was flipping through some and saw this one. Since it had a sliding runner and a scoreboard in the background it seemed like a good candidate to try to pinpoint the particular moment depicted on it.

Since Khalil made his debut on September 3, 2003, there were only three road games against the Rockies to sift through: September 19, 20, and 21. Since Juan Uribe, the Colorado runner shown sliding into second base, didn't play in the third game, that whittled the list down to two games. Uribe went 2-4 with a double and a home run in the first game, never making a stop at first so that narrows it down to the second game of the series.

Knowing which game was shown on the card made it far beyond easy to find the particular moment. Uribe was 1-3 in only three plate appearances so it was down to finding when he got his single and who grounded into a force or a double play after him. Uribe led off the bottom of the eighth with a line drive single in front of Padres center fielder Mark Kotsay and a pinch-hitting Mark Bellhorn promptly grounded into a 4-6 putout and arrived safely at first on a late throw.

And if you don't know, now you know...