Two articles (and July 4th fun)
The first time I attended a game at the new Yankee Stadium, I met a 13-year-old kid named Connor. Remember?
Well, Connor wrote an article about me in his school’s newspaper, and due to various snail-mail issues, I *just* received a copy of it this weekend.
Here’s what the front and back of the paper looks like…
…and here’s a close-up look at the article itself (in which I look a tad crazy):
Did you notice the caption under the photo? Hey, typos happen, and I take this one as a compliment. (I’m pretty sure the typo wasn’t Conner’s fault anyway.)
The other article isn’t about ME specifically. It’s about home run balls, and I was quoted a few times. Here it is.
As for the July 4th weekend, it included some lake time:
It was the first time that Jona had EVER gone swimming, so she held on tight to the green float. I’m in the water right next to her, and that’s my dad standing in the red shorts.
The weekend also included a big softball game at a nearby field. Of course there’s no footage of my defensive wizardry at shortstop, but that’s fine. The highlight (for me) was hitting bombs over the shallow fence during early BP. Check out this ridiculous follow-through and egomaniacal longball admiration:
At some point in the next decade, I need to take BP with real baseballs on a major league field. I’ve never done that. It’s one of my biggest life dreams.
I’ll be in Philly tomorrow. If I manage to snag 17 balls, that’ll give me 300 for the season. I’ve never reached 300 before the All-Star break. Maybe Joe (who’s going to be my Watch With Zack client) and I can combine for 17 balls? And then maybe I can reach 300 later in the week at Citi Field…?