Back in Spring Training, Mom and Dad took some great pictures for my blog. I decided to print a few out on Pappy’s fancy computer and see if I could get them signed. Last week, I got one back from White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle.
He’s off to another great season with a 6-1 record and a 2.77 ERA. I was pumped to get my picture returned!
Dad and I went to see the Rockies vs. Astros last Thursday, but I don’t have any pictures. We grabbed Mom’s camera, but didn’t realize the battery wasn’t in it. So, we just went, had fun, ate ballpark food and hung with our buddy Steve. The Rockies lost again… They are really struggling right now. I hope they can turn it around soon.
I’ve got some more mail to share with you. This time I got a letter from Mr. Duke Snider. He doesn’t play anymore. Mr. Snider is actually in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Here’s what I got.
The Rockies have been on the road for a while and just got back in town last week. Dad had some friends in town and they went to see the Rockies vs. Dodgers last weekend.
I hope to make it back to the stadium soon. I’m overdue and I think the guys might be able to use my help.
Mom was working tonight, but Dad and I hung out and watched the USA take on Venezuela in the WBC. The Venezuelans came out ready to go and shook up the US pitchers. It wasn’t all bad though. Chris Iannetta came up big with a HUGE 2 run home run. He hit it up towards the upper deck of the dome. It was a doozy. Nice job Chris, you continue to amaze us!
Good luck to Team USA in round 2.
Tonight, we’re watching the Aussies as they take on Mexico. Dad spent almost two months in Australia after college exploring the land (and water) down under, so we’re cheering for them.
So here’s a special mail call, from a player on the Australian team. It’s from Rich Thompson. He’s an up and coming pitcher for the AL West Champion Angels. Good luck tonight Mr. Thompson and thanks for signing my card!
The weather lady on the TV said it might snow here tonight and tomorrow. Quite a change from the 90+ degree heat we experienced in Arizona earlier this week. I just got some more fresh Sping Training mail. Time for another mail call!
Today I got a letter from Matt Macri. He plays third base for the Minnesota Twins.
Matt was actually drafted by the Rockies in 2004. He worked his way up through the Rockies farm system with the Tri-City Dust Devils, Modesto Nuts, Tulsa Drillers and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. In 2007, he was traded to the Twins and made his MLB debut on May 24th, 2008.
I think the Twins are going to be a solid team this year in the America League. Keep an eye out for Matt. Thanks for signing my card Mr. Macri.
I figured I’d share some more fun stuff I got in the mail during the offseason. Here’s a special one for the pitchers and catchers that reported to Spring Training today.
This letter was from Aaron Cook. He’s one of my favorite pitchers.
Aaron got alot of attention this year after he pitched three shutout innings during the All Star Game at Yankee Stadium. He did a great job, just like he did for the Rockies nearly all season. Only ten days until the first Spring Training games! Anybody have a time machine I can borrow?
This one’s from the Dragon Slayer, Josh Fogg. I like Josh and am glad to see him back in a Rockies uniform this year.
We sent this to him when he was playing with the Cincinnati Reds last season and got it returned from Florida. I guess he knows where to go in order to get away and relax during the offseason.
In other news, pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training this week. I’m pumped for some baseball.
New mail has arrived!
This time, Dad helped me write to Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. I thought he had a great name, so I did a little research on him and decided to drop him a line in the mail.
Paul was a seven time all star, had over 3,000 hits and was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibilty). Thank you Mr. Molitor for signing my card!
I’m loving this mail thing. It’s a great way for me to keep busy during the offseason.
I got another letter in the mail today.
This time it was from Mark Grace. Mark played for the Cubs and the Diamondbacks. He racked up more hits than any other player during the 90’s and collected several Gold Glove awards. He also helped the D-backs win the World Series in 2001 over the Yankees.
These days, you can catch him as a broadcaster for the Diamondbacks and occasionally for Fox Sports. Thanks Mr. Grace!