Iron Man (in more ways than one)

Greatest Baseball-Related Costume ever?

Greatest Baseball-Related Costume ever.

There exists a baseball card of Cal Ripken in an Iron Man Suit

Found this online. I must one day buy it and then have it framed and placed upon my desk:

calripkenasironmanYes, that’s a baseball card of Cal Ripken wearing an Iron Man suit.

Your mind… is now blown.

Mini-Bizarre Baseball Culture- Tony Stark: Baseball Fan

In Bizarre Baseball Culture, I take a look at some of the more unusual places where baseball has reared it’s head in pop culture and fiction. This is a smaller installment of that.

In the trade paperback entitled The Five Nightmares (by Matt Fraction), Tony Stark AKA Iron Man has traveled to the Congo to investigate a genocidal supervillain organization that may have replicated his technology.

He also is tracking a few other things. Y’know, R&D meetings, messed up satellites….

… and Josh Beckett throwing a no-hitter.

Iron Man = Baseball Fan.

(The use of this low-quality photo of a very small portion of a larger storyline qualifies as Fair Use under US copyright law.)

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