Since 2009 has arrived, I decided to take a look back on 2008. 2008 was pretty darn good to me, especially when it came to baseball. I didn’t a little math and added up my ’08 totals. But before I share that with you, I want to send out a special thanks to all of my bears. Without you guys and all of your paws, I never would have been able to add these totals up. You guys have my back and I appreciate it.
Games Attended: 22
Different Teams I Watched: 15 (11 NL and 4 AL)
Stadiums Visited: 3 (Coors Field, McAfee Coliseum and Camden Yards)
Baseballs Snagged in Batting Practice: 6
Autographs: 23 different players
I also managed to catch 3 Minor League games, where I caught 4 baseballs and got plenty of autographs. Needless to say, I was a pretty lucky boy.
For 2009, I came up with a few goals for myself. I’d like to try to attend 12 games, visit 3 stadiums and snag 1 baseball. I know it might sound a little on the conservative side compared to last year’s numbers, but I want to make sure I wasn’t just really, really lucky in 2008. It was only my first season, so who knows.
I’m already off to a good start. Yesterday in the mail, I got a letter from Bud Selig. He’s the Commissioner of Major League Baseball! He sent me a letter and a signed picture. Dad said his signature is on every single official baseball. His hand must get tired from signing his name all the time.
Thanks Mr. Selig! I hope to see you at the park this season.