1) I’ve been having dreams about the World Series…about being in Boston and hanging out behind the Green Monster and going for balls. I snagged a game home run AND a ground-rule double in one inning and then woke up and wanted to cry.
2) For those of you in New York, there’s a big historical baseball exhibit called The Glory Days. Someone from the museum got in touch with me a couple days ago and offered everyone who reads this blog a 2-for-1 discount on tickets. So if you want to go, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with her.
3) Did you hear? Major League Baseball is considering using instant replay on a very limited basis. What do YOU think about that? I’m torn. I could argue either way. Tradition versus accuracy. Blah blah.
4) If you’re a baseball collector, get your final stats ready. Don’t post them yet. Hang onto them for a bit and share them in the comments section when I post mine. My final stats from 2006 looked like this. And here are the ones from 2005.
5) Remember when the Devil Rays played a few “home games” last season at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex? I hear they’re gonna play there again in 2008, and I’m thinking about going…but I’m wondering if that stadium would count in my Major League total. What does everyone think? What if I had attended a few of the Expos’ regular-season games in Puerto Rico? Would THAT stadium have counted? What about Opening Day in Japan? Again, I’m torn, and I really want to hear everyone’s take on this.
6) I know Halloween is already a thing of the past, but I want to share two outrageously cute photos of baseball costumes. The first was sent to me by Gail (whom you might remember from 9/25/07 at Shea Stadium), and I’m legally required to point out that the photo is copyrighted and belongs to Avanti Press. Here it is:
The second is a screen shot that was sent by my friend Dan in Denver. He’s got season tickets at Coors Field, sits in the front row in straight-away left field, and scored a little face time for himself and his daughter, Emily, by turning her into a human baseball magnet during the World Series:
BTW, Dan has caught 34 home runs during games on a fly since 1999. Wow. I’ve only met him in person once, and that was at this year’s All-Star Game. If you check out that entry and scroll down to the six-part pic that shows fans from every division, you’ll see Dan representing the NL West.
That’s it for now. More soon…