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Despite the obligatory February cold and snow, spring can’t be too far away when Topps releases its Series 1 baseball cards. Derek Jeter will receive his last card and there will be one issued for the late Ernie Banks.

In a creative move, Topps will issue baseball cards of celebrities who threw out first pitches at stadiums last year.  South Jamaica hip-hop legend Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who infamously threw a wild ground ball somewhere in the direction of Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud last summer, is among those honored.

Giants punter Steve Weatherford was one of the honorees at the 35th annual Thurman Munson Dinner which pays tribute to the late Yankees captain who was killed in an August 1979 plane crash and raises money for AHRC, a nonprofit that enriches the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Weatherford told the press that he suffers both from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and that is why the Munson Award meant so much to him. “My parents did not start me on prescription medicines but rather enrolled me in various youth sports leagues where I could work off my energy.” He also cited his regimented diet which consists of organic fruits and vegetables and lean proteins as a way of keep his ADHD and OCD under control.

Many Mets fans are understandably upset that Bob Ojeda will not be back on SNY Mets pre and postgame shows. Ojeda was always a straight shooter and didn’t sugarcoat losses although he would occasionally get a bit too effusive over wins.

Nelson Figueroa, who at press time was rumored to be Ojeda’s successor, had two pitching stints with the Mets and is an excellent communicator. His matinee idol looks should attract more female fans to Mets telecasts.

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at NYSportsDay.com. In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.

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