The “Slump Buster”

There was an urban myth back in the 90’s about Mark Grace. The legend went that whenever Cubs First Baseman Mark Grace would go into a hitting slump he would find the ugliest baseball groupie and have sex with her. After the dirty deed, Mark would go back to playing great ball again. Thankfully, Jose Canseco cleared things up a bit by saying in his book that a “Slump Buster” is, “the fattest, gnarliest chick you can uncover, & you lay the wood to her.” Thanks, Jose. Now we know and knowing is half the battle.

Well, someone finally went and released the first-ever Slump Buster product, an energy drink to be exact. Originally, the news item was tied to Boston First Baseman Kevin Youkilis which I found extremely ironic since he is probably considered every single female’s “Slump Buster”. Anyways, as it turns out, Kevin is just helping with the marketing and the real creators are hard at work trying to get this product in store shelves everywhere.

You can check out their Official MySpace HERE.

Heavenly Collections – Mark Grace

Brad (ebay ID: gracecollector) is a lifelong Cubs fan whose license plates read ‘CUBSGUY’. It’s no wonder that Mark Grace is the player nearest and dearest to his heart. Grace came up through the Cubs minor leagues, and played 13 memorable seasons in the Friendly Confines. Brad, who started collecting in 1980 at age 8, admired the way Mark played the game with hustle and hard work to overcome his lack of physical talents. Collecting Grace since 1990, Brad’s collection now numbers over 2,400 cards, including over 250 game used, 180 autographs, and 40 1/1 cards! Most amazingly, he’s scanned every card in his collection and created the Virtual Mark Grace Baseball Card Collection on his website, It all makes for one jaw-dropping player collection!

Here’s some of his most “Graceful” cards: