Tagged: 2009

Mets / Yankees Rivalry Going Strong, Even in the Offseason

Have you seen the new patch the Mets will be wearing to commemorate their first year in the new stadium?  If not, here it is:

Am I the only baby who’s a little disappointed with this?  I’m not a huge Mets fan and I’m not trying to bash them either.  I just think that with all the money they’re putting into this new stadium, $632 Million to be exact, they can spend a little more than $0.38 cents to have someone come up with a logo for them.  Especially a logo that they will wear on their sleeve every day for 162 games.   

Their friends next door put together a pretty nice patch for their new ballpark.  Here’s the Yankees design:

I like it.  It ties in the old with the new.  Simple, yet classy.  But hey, what do I know.  I’m not exactly an art critic.  So before you Mets fans get upset, just realize that my only experience with design comes from squeezing spaghetti between my fingers and smearing it around on my high chair. 

What do the rest of you think?  Like it, don’t like it, don’t care?  Are the Mets really “choke artists” like Cole Hamels said? 

2009 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

Two legendary players were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today.  Rickey Henderson was voted in on his first ballot. 

Jim Rice made it in on his last chance.

Congrats to both!  It must be a huge honor.  They both played way before my time, but Dad promised to tell me some stories about these guys…  After my nap of course.   

 

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

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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. 
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-PBR

My First Real Job???

Ever since I turned one, I’ve been thinking about getting a job.  You know, saving a little money, maybe looking into getting my own pad.  Who knows.  Anyway, today I ran across this ad:

http://baseballjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/jobs/jobskey.cfm?s=bat+boy#22437

The Tampa Bay Rays are looking for a bat boy!  Yeah, the American League champs need a bat boy!  I’m there.  Tampa is a little humid, but the rays play in a dome and the price of housing isn’t too bad.  It sounded perfect, until I read a little further down on the page that the minimum age requirement is 18.  18!  That sounds more like a bat man, than a bat boy to me. 

What’s the deal?  I drink my milk, I do my squats.  I might be short, but I know my baseball.  Oh well, good luck in your search Rays!  If you decide to drop the age requirment, give me a ring on my cell. 

Happy 2009!

The Best of 2008

Since 2008 is coming to an end, I decided to take a look back and make a list of my favorite things from this year.  Here you go, in no particular order.

#1. Food  I discovered real food earlier this year.  I still dig milk, but food is pretty darn good.  I’ve had food that’s all different colors, shapes and smells.  I gotta say, I like just about all of it.  My favorites are cheese and pizza. 
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#2. Batting Practice  I like going to the ballpark early to catch batting practice.  I’ve caught balls, gotten autographs and met some of my favorite players.  Batting practice was a great discovery for 2008. 
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#3. Clapping  Clapping’s my favorite.  It’s way underrated.  I’m glad I figured out how to do it.  You should try it sometime. 
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#4. Road Trips and Away Games  I’m pretty lucky.  I got to travel alot this year.  I managed to visit two Major League Ballparks in addition to Coors Field.  I hope to visit at least two more next season. 
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#5. Double Headers  Two games for the price of one!  Are you kidding me!  I managed to hit my first double header in Baltimore, when the Orioles played the Rays.  You can read all about it if you search a little deeper in my blog.  I was instantly hooked.  You’ve got to check these out. 
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#6. My Bears  These guys really understand me.  Not to mention, their fur is yummy. 
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#7. Mascots  Furry and silly, mascots from all around always put a smile on my face. 

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#8.  MLBlogs  This place rocks!  It gives me the chance to talk with people around the country about something I love…  baseball.  I could spend days just reading other blogs and enjoying all of the creativity and hard work that goes into it.  I hope you enjoy my little spot here on the web as much as I enjoy posting and sharing with you. 
dw32U55d.jpgBest of 2008 Honorable Mentions: Music (especially Vampire Weekend – they make me want to dance); hanging with my family and friends; all of the deer and wildlife at Pap and Gran C’s place; Sesame Street; my kitties (not to be confused with the Angry Kittens); living in Colorado.

Hope you have a great 2009! 

-PBR