Phil Hughes has had an incredibly interesting baseball journey.
From Yankees top prospect, to failed starter, to World Champion bullpen ace, to All-Star, and back to struggling vet a few years ahead of schedule, Hughes has seen it all, and involved himself in plenty of baseball history during his too-short career.
Now? Hughes is a baseball card opener on YouTube, leveraging his interest as a collector into a very interesting post-career hobby. He also realized recently that he was on the mound for one of Houston’s most blatantly offensive home wins in 2017. Therefore, what better time than after another box of high-dollar cards for a perfect Jose Altuve troll?
That game-used buzzer, though! How’d he get his hands on it?!
Every time we’ve seen Altuve and his buzzer, the little man’s been very protective of his jersey. Stunning he let the Topps corporation get their paws on an authentic, ALCS-used model. But hey! Got to jump start the hobby again somehow.
And yes, the rest of the baseball fraternity showed up in his mentions to…