weekend update

August 12, 2008

Wow. What a busy weekend. We had an extended family crabfeast here on Saturday. Then we had our local fire department’s carnival to go to that evening. We went to the Orioles game on Sunday in Baltimore and that was a pretty good time. The birds didn’t win (lost 15-7 to the Rangers), but there was a lot of offense. The pitchers got hit around pretty badly. The coolest thing was when my son and his friend moved down to lower seats near the end of the game. Our original seats were pretty good (about 12 rows from the field) but the two kids went all the way down to the Rangers’ dugout. After the game, Michael Young (the Rangers’ All-Star shortstop) gave the boys his batting gloves! Talk about two excited kids! He actually gave the gloves to my son’s friend Jack, who then gave JP one of the gloves. Great kid. And thanks, Michael Young for making those kids the happiest kids leaving the ballpark that day.

Today, it’s back to the grind with cheerleading and football practice.

Music: I’m not a huge country music fan, but I have been listening to Lady Antebellum lately. Enjoying it a lot.

Oh, one more thing about the baseball game. There is a group of people who are, apparently, big fans of Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora. They call themselves Melvin’s Amigos. That a nice name, but I was hoping to see a group calling themselves Melvin’s Morans, which I think would be really funny. It reminds me of this, which may be the greatest picture ever taken.

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