Sunday, January 27, 2008

Joe D Legends Game 2008











It must be spring (at least in So Fla anyway) because our Saturday consisted base ball tryouts in the AM and a old timers game of sorts in the afternoon.
Nicholas tryout went well but we don't know who drafted him as of yet...
The ballgame in the afternoon benefited the Joe DiMaggio children's hospital by bringing together retired players for an exhibition game. the roster included a number of Yankees, a few Mets, and even some Marlins but I don't think they qualify as "old" yet.. It was a good time even if none of the names carried enough star power to inspire Big B to attend. The highlight for me was trying to get Nicholas an autograph or two (which he did) but then I thought his ball was lost when he rolled it off the dugout roof and it fell to the ground. The players standing nearby disappeared into the dugout and I wasn't happy with Nicholas who I thought threw his ball when the players weren't paying attention or doing more autographs. After several minutes the field started to clear for the game and I was certain Nic lost his ball with Al Downing and Oreste Destrade signatures.
It didn't look good for Nic even though he swore a player asked for the ball. Well after about five minutes the player (blind daddy is unsure who it was) emerged from the dugout and looked right at Nicholas and rolled his ball back to him.
He took it into the dugout and had it signed by about 7 or 8 players...including Brooks Robinson! The feeling of the ball being lost and the look on Nicholas face...lousy, his expression when the player returned with the ball looking for him, Priceless!!! Old time ball players are pretty classy in our book, thanks.

10 comments:

joyce said...

Wow, looked like a great day for baseball fans & glad to see Nicolas sporting his Yankee hat!!
great pics gary

John Mulligan said...

Sweet.....


...nutin like January baseball...

Red said...

Nice post big S!

Glad to see Nick got his ball back too.
"Blind Daddy" is that a rapper??? or is he your "b-boy"?
Either way keep his paws off my bastards!
Yer still on the hook for filets in Feb. too...

swm said...

Nick you da man!

PS whata you try to say Red, that your senior admin doesn't no how to post? My post are label SWM and i'm in second place in the who post the most blog league.

joyce said...

this is a gary posting...he does a darn good job for havinga true handicapp!!

Red said...

Nice plug for your posting acccomplishments SWM...

I know deep down we all care...really we do...

GPE wrote this????

In reading it, I hear your voice not his... what does this mean???

Perhaps GPE is truly yor B-boy afterall..

gpe said...

Nic was drafted by the Tar Heals (UNC)...

Red I got your Bastard right here, wiseguy!!

swm said...

Forget hamburgers, Red is going to be eating ALPO in February.

joyce said...

give him some milk bones for appetizers, too, LOL!!

helenmary said...

did nic learn anything that day? did blind dady learn anything? end the end all turned out ok thats what matters i happy for nicholas