Saturday Will Be A Baseball Filled Happening – YES!!!
It has been WAY too long since I was able to dedicate some weekend time to the sport that I love.
But that call changes tomorrow when I attend the 2011 Florida Marlins FanFest. And from there, I am heading to my first baseball card show of the year!!
FanFest is always a fun time, and I am looking forward to getting back into a baseball frame of mind as I get the opportunity to mingle with other Marlins’ fans as well as hopefully some players. I will try my best to grab a few autographs while I am there as well as maybe pick up a few treats for my sons. And of course, I am really hoping that I can meet up with a certain member of the Hall of Fame that happens to work for the Marlins(Andre, are you listening?).
I am also excited about heading to a baseball card show as the last one I went to was in November of 2010. With the new 2011 Topps cards out, I am hoping that I can find a few new gems for my collection. And I also am getting very close to finishing off a few player collections – maybe something I find at the show will inspire my next round of PC’s.
So, here is what you can look forward to over the next few days – pictures from the Marlins’ FanFest from the weekend and a full baseball card show review on Monday.
Have a great weekend – I know that I will!!!
Posted in Baseball Card Shows, Florida/Miami Marlins
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I’m pretty excited that the baseball season is around the corner. And what better way to get ready than to attend your favorite team’s Fan Fest, right??
We went to the Fan Fest last year for the first time. All-in-all it was a lot of fun. My son was only 1 1/2 at the time so we kind of just wheeled him around the stadium for a few hours. We did get to go on the ‘backstage’ tour which included trips to the Executive offices, dugout, locker rooms, batting cages, and more. I am hoping we get there early enough again this season to do the same. Now with 2 young kids, a 2 1/2 year old and 6-month old, we will still be restricted as to what we can do and see but that shouldn’t stop us from having quite a bit of fun again either.
If all goes according to plan, we get to go on the tour, have a few pictures taken of us with some players, get a few autographs, and maybe pick up a few freebies along the way!!!
I’m also considering printing up flyers to hype up ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ as there is no other place to find fans of the ‘home team’ than at the ballpark!!
Expect a full report on Monday with pictures galore!!!
Yankee Stadium is now closed. To even try to capture and summarize all of the amazing moments this ballpark has hosted would be close to impossible.
What I will say is this… I have never been to Yankee Stadium. But, when my father was a kid he was there often. Stories have passed down from him to me about sneaking into the ballpark as a child, leaving school early to go to the ballgame, etc, etc… Knowing that my dad was able to see some of the immortal Yankee legends like Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, and so many more makes me too feel a little nostalgic that Yankee Stadium is no longer open for business.
Yankee Stadium has been the home to 26 World Series trophies. Nothing more needs to be said. There will never be another stadium to contain as much history as this old ballpark.
Posted in Random Baseball Thoughts
Tagged ballpark, baseball, championship, good-bye, goodbye, Hall Of Fame, HOF, joe dimaggio, major league baseball, mickey mantle, New York, new york yankees, stadium, whitey ford, world series, yankee stadium, yogi berra