Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hell of a night for a ball game

Rather than watch Archie win the American Idol last night (boy was I wrong, right?) me and the boys hit the Dodgers game on some tickets I got from the recording studio. And damn fine tickets they were! Check it yo:

The Dodgers took down the Reds 5-2 in a pretty spirited little matchup and James Loney hit a dinger so that's always fun. Although I think the biggest cheer of the game came when they showed the Lakers-Spurs score.

Ol' Ken Griffey Jr. of course was there for the Reds and I couldn't help but think of all the wonderful memories he and I shared back in 2000-2001 when I managed the Nabisco sponsorship of he and Derek Jeter. Since the Reds dugout was like 30 feet away I thought a several times of yelling something at him in the hopes he might remember me as "the guy that made him do all that stuff on his days off" but I never did.

There was that big photo shoot in Orlando. And that big softball game in Orlando the next year with Steve Garvey and Ozzie Smith. And of course some more photo shoots (he loooooooved those, let me tell ya). And of course there was that time in Cincinnati where before one of his home games he treated a six year-old kid named Alex and all his friends to a little impromptu game of baseball. That was pretty fun. And then he hooked me up with his tickets to the game which was awfully nice of him. I got pictures of all that stuff somewhere at home in Austin.

Too bad he's had so many injuries over the years or he'd probably be giving Bonds a run for his steroids, er, money.


Blogger mccovert said...

Oh Nabisco Play Ball - tear jerker I tell you. Junior sure could sell some salty snacks...

Nice seats man. Any heckling?

11:26 AM  
Blogger Howard said...

Those were good times! There was no heckling as the Reds are pretty lackluster this year. And the game was never really in doubt. The fact that the stadium was half full (Idol finale, Lakers game the same night) didn't help the rowdiness either.

2:50 PM  

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