Many know my feelings for dogs… I DON’T LIKE THEM AT ALL!!! I don’t get them. Dogs are a lot of work and chew up your stuff. They always jump on me, bite me, follow me, pee on me, and attack me! One time my cousins brought their dog, Ruby up north in Hayward, Wi where we vacation. Once I saw Ruby come down to the beach I bolted and headed for the baby paddle boat. I was paddling for my life out there on the lake!! Then, Ruby starts to chase me and catches up! The boat flips, I get tossed in the water and I get a nice welt on my noggin…..add that to the injury list. Once at a birthday party, a big dog chased me and I landed butt first in a 5 gallon bucket, stuck like an upside down turtle. So, I’m kind of a “hater” when it comes to dogs, but not afraid to admit it!
But, when you put my passion (baseball) and my dislike for (dogs) together, what happens? I love it!
So, a little adorable stray puppy was wandering around the Brewers Spring Training complex in Maryvale, Arizona. The Brewers adopted this little guy and named him, Hank. Hank has become an unofficial mini mascot for the Brewers and is stealing Milwaukee’s hearts. This cute puppy is starting to change my view on dogs ! Am I actually admitting that I’m feeling something “warm and fuzzy” for a dog? Is this a random act of goodwill puppy adoption, or simply a marketing genius, stirring up “warm and fuzzy” fans and generating interest for the upcoming season? Either way, I think I like it……..
Here’s a bunch of awesome photos of Hank:
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Sorry, I haven’t posted in awhile…Things have been sooooooooo hectic! Various projects and some Catholic school basketball tournaments! I want to create a meme that says, “My mom used to be a nice person, until Catholic School Basketball” - (Love you mom). I’ve also been pretty darn sick with tons of papers to write. I know, excuses, excuses……
The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs are now displaying bacon on their uniforms!!!!! Maybe everything isn’t better with bacon……..
My twin soph said, “EVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH BACON!!”
This new look is pretty ugly, but AWESOME!!! Putting bacon into a uniform is a ridiculously dumb yet genius idea! :) On MiLB.com it says there will be ”scratch-and-sniff” bacon logo t-shirts! How amazing is that…
What if they made bacon pinstripe pants!?!?!……MIND BLOWN!
What do you think??????
Photo from: MiLB.com
This cold winter has been awful!! TIRED OF HIBERNATING! Nothing like hearing Uecker’s voice again!
48 DAYS TILL’ OPENING DAY!
I wanted to share one of my favorite Christmas presents with you. This a very unique baseball cross made out of one of my old baseballs.
This plaque that my mother made, helps me to remember to always get over errors and leave it all on the field. It reminds me to “give thanks” to God and to my family. It encourages me to become a better teammate, to listen to my coaches, and be a good sport. I like to live by the motto: “God, Family, Baseball.” God always comes first. What I see is that God has a massive hitting streak going (all the gifts he has so generously given us). It’s game seven of the World Series against all evil. God understands that we make mistakes and always will, which are our errors. He forgives us for the BIG errors, and we should forgive ourselves for mistakes, learn from them, and move on. With a runner on third, a sacrifice bunt will win the World Series, but what if Jesus only needed a hit to break a record? To save his team (the world), he sacrifices! He sacrifices to save us all!!!! We all need to remember this each and every day. So whatever your beliefs, have FAITH. It will get you further than any home run.
59 days until Opening Day everyone!!! Here’s one of my entries for the Brewers countdown contest!
In this BRUTAL winter my mom helped me make this cool project. In -18 degrees, -35 wind-chill, we froze a shirt. All you do is dip a shirt in m warm water and hang it outside to freeze for a little while! Never too cold to be dreaming about opening day!
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“Brewers On Deck” 2014 was a day to remember! There was some insane CLUTCHNESS from my mom (no surprise) and of course Sophie used her “Wonder Twin” powers to help capture autographs and images! Soph was my photographer!
As soon as I got there, I went immediately to get a Bob Uecker autograph voucher. My number was 330…remember that number! Then off to Marco Estrada, my guy! As I was standing in line with Sophie, I quickly ran to Brewers pitcher, Tyler Thornburg. One of the kindest guys of the day! I really like him now and I truly believed him when he said that he’d check out “Bleacher Boy.” I met up with Marco again and he recognized me and he still reads my blog!
To burn time before the certain Bob Uecker vouchers were called (remember 330?) I went to the Fox Sports Wisconsin announcer booth. I got into my “Uecker” mode and recorded a Fox Brewers Promo. I feel pretty natural behind the mic..future occupation!?! I also got a chance to chat with Bill Schroeder, the Brewers television announcer. He was friendly and just like what he seems like on T.V. I also met up with John Steinmiller, author of “John and Cait…Plus Nine.” John is a really cool guy and did some classy live stage interactive interviews! I just found out that John and my older brother, Zach happen to be friends! Hey John, I’m gonna take you up on your offer and visit you in the press box! Do you see Brewers manager, Ron Roenicke photo-bombing my picture?!
NICEST BREWER OF THE DAY: Mike Fiers! You are awesome man! Thanks for being so good to the fans, including myself. I hope you’re reading this!
Mark Reynolds, Donovan Hand, Logan Schafer, Elian Herrera, Sean Halton, Will Smith (no…not the Fresh Prince ), and Jimmy Nelson, you guys were great too! Thanks for taking time for me to talk to all of you. Welcome to Milwaukee Mark and Will!! Sorry, I couldn’t get a picture with all of them.
Oh yea…remember #330, the Uecker voucher? I also just found out that Mark Attanasio, THE OWNER would be with good ole’ Bob! Man, this was going to be great to spread my blog to the OWNER!! The voucher numbers were being released…….79-328. 328… 328….ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?! I missed it by 2..ONLY 2! My luck? I blame my mom…..lol. Terrible. The least I could do was wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Insane clutchness from my mum! I was walking around, and who would’ve thought…former Brewer, Geoff Jenkins was right behind me! That’s when my mom starting yelling to me! I then asked for his signature and introduced to my blog. Geoff seemed very happy to be back in Milwaukee. The fans loved seeing him back as well.
My mom’s clutchness wasn’t done yet. I was near the WTMJ radio booth and my mom spotted Doug Melvin right behind me!! Doug Melvin is the General Manager of the Brewers not to mention a regular “down to earth” kind of guy! We chatted about my blog and when I asked for the scoop on Matt Garza, Doug replied, “We got him!” with a smile on his face.
This was a day to remember! SOOOO MUCH FUN! I recommend this family friendly fan festival (say that 3x fast) to all Brewer fans! Thank you Brewers for such an outstanding day!!!
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Look for me at “Brewers On Deck!” Let me know if you will be there! I hope to meet Bob Uecker, Mr. Baseball! Tweet me: @BleacherBoy10
Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. and baseball have a connection? Martin Luther King Jr. looked up to Jackie Robinson and Jackie inspired him as well. King once called Jackie, “a legend and a symbol in his own time.” Here are some tid bits I found from Sports Illustrated:
[A]s Robinson’s career was winding down with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Robinson started to speak out for civil rights. Many people in the press and civil rights community discouraged Robinson from taking this step, worried it would tarnish his image, and even argued that as an athlete Robinson had no vocal place in the struggle. But King, by then the movement’s undisputed leader, said that Robinson had every right to speak because he was “… a pilgrim that walked in the lonesome byways toward the high road of Freedom. He was a sit-inner before sit-ins, a freedom rider before freedom rides.”
An emboldened Robinson toured the south to speak for civil rights and became the most requested speaker on the circuit: more requested than even Dr. King. He would end every speech the same way, saying, “If I had to choose tomorrow between the Baseball Hall of Fame and full citizenship for my people I would choose full citizenship time and again.”
Yahoo.com: MLB.com’s Richard Justice has more about King, who wasn’t afraid to tell pioneering ballplayers like Don Newcombe what they meant to him and the greater good:
Newcombe remembered those comments during a 2009 interview with the New York Post’s Peter Vecsey.
“Imagine, here is Martin getting beaten with billy clubs, bitten by dogs and thrown in jail, and he says we made his job easier,” Newcombe told Vecsey.
Also, Jackie Robinson wrote MLK a personal letter, here it is.
In this letter Jackie Robinson is taking on a role with King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Jackie also supports New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, and then questions King’s view on him. It’s intriguing to know MLK and baseball have a very strong connection! One thing that shocked me most was when MLK said, “You’ll never know how easy you and Jackie and Doby and Campy made it for me to do my job by what you did on the baseball field.” After all King went through he thought he had it easy! WOW! Let’s remember and honor Martin Luther King Jr. today and always by following his lead as a non-violent, selfless team player! Photos Via:
Meet Clark the Cub! The Cubs now have a mascot that is supposed to be very kid-friendly. What do you think of it?
Photos from MLB.com
The president of the Marlins, David Samson will compete on the show ‘Survivor.’ What do the fans think? The Marlins are an ugly team…..I MEAN UGLY(every possible way) and really need some changes. So……
Do they want him survive ???
A post about the A-Rod scandal will be coming soon.