I went to the Seattle Mariners game this past week, and nearly killed my myself, twice in two weeks. In other news, I hate small children. Though, yes, I will give them a ball.
I stood in line for 2 1/2 hours for Travis Snider’s autograph, which I easily got. I also bought tickets to the Roberto Alomar induction game.
The next day, I went to the Jays game. I got there at least 45 minutes before the gates opened in the 118 F heat. Thank god the dome was closed. I got a toss up from a Mariner, and I REALLY HOPE it was Josh Leuke, because he looks like the guy who tossed it to me, and the other matches suck. It helped I was wearing my Ichiro shirt. Soon after, a homer was hit to me. I stuck my arm out, and it got me. Ouch. Then, IT BOUNCES BACK ONTO THE FIELD. OMG. I got Mark Rzepcynski’s (Zep-chin-ski) autograph(again, which was unique, cause he accidently messed up. I said hi to Eric Thames through the tunnel, got a sweet Robbie A shirt, and watched the game. Rogers Centre – no, skydome – is my home, sweet home. I am accpeting all donations as I save up for season tickets next year. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.136632263087569.35447.100002223876175
I have been helping out at Smart Camp lately, and I’ve met some great old people, some not so great new ones, some not so great old ones, and some great new ones. The middle group is (was) more behaved.
And now to the second killing myself. You know in the movies when the guy gets hurt and then he ‘has the gift?’ Well, I was in the batting cage today, and I hit a ball that ricocheted off a pole and hit my face. Now, hold on a sec, let’s do some math. Yes, I know it’s summer, too bad. Let’s assume the ball was travelling 35 mph. once it makes contact with the bat it multiplies in speed by, say, 1.3 times. Now, that equals 45.5 mph. Now, it hits the pole. Give it another 1.5, and you get 68.25. That’s what I got hit in the face with. If I wasn’t wearing sunglasses, It would’ve hit my face directly, which would easily break something. Then, I had the presence of mind to step back in the batters box, and start hitting absolute BOMBS. #beastmode. I came out laughing my ass off.