Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Repack Haiku #194 (Ubaldo Jimenez)

Insane half-season
Led to an All-Star Game start
First Rockies no-no
2015 Topps #157 Ubaldo Jimenez

Ubaldo became a minor sensation in 2010 when he started the year winning 11 of his first 12 games with an ERA under 1.00, while also throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history. He also starred in one of MLB's most amusing commercials:


  1. some friends and i went to a game at target field that season specifically because of the matchup - ubaldo vs. liriano. ubaldo did not disappoint and won his 13th game that day putting him at 13-1. he was 15-1 at the all-star break. crazy.

  2. Only Rockies no-no but that would ruin your poem.

    1. Still historically a first even if it's the only!

  3. Man I thought he was the next Pedro Martinez for like 5 minutes.

  4. Obviously they got the idea for that commercial from that Simpsons episode where Bart is looking through one of those racks for his name. "Bort?" :)