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2008 Totals and 2009 Goals

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. 
1.4.09.jpgThanks Mr. Selig!  I hope to see you at the park this season.