So that's how I can explain most of my long absence from blogging. The other parts of my absence can be attributed (but not limited) to watching baseball on TV, endless visitors to see the new baby, maintaining our vegetable garden, working as much OT at work as I can get, my brother-in-law's wedding, and just those every day things that pop up to take time away from hobbies. Over the last few weeks or so, I've started to get my head back slightly above water and I've returned to the hobby I love whenever I get a free moment. I've been working on a couple of projects to streamline my collection but I'll tell you more about that in the near future.
So what does all of this have to do with the ALDS Tigers at Orioles game 2? Not much, I just got off on a tangent! In the midst of all of the chaos that has enveloped my life this year the Orioles are having the best season since I've been alive. I was born about 2 months after they won the WS in 1983. I've been able to keep up with them pretty much all season yet hadn't been able to attend a game during the regular season. I can proudly say that I've been to an MLB playoff game.
I'm glad I was able to attend with my good buddy William from the daily updated blog Foul Bunt, his son Chris, my friend Scott, his son Austin, and Scott's dad Wayne. This was Austin's first MLB game and wow he picked a good one! He was even able to score a batting practice ball from the Tigers' bullpen coach! Going to a MLB game is great but going with friends makes it that much better!
I'll spare everyone the details of the game and just show some of the souvenirs I got while I was there.
I got this lapel pin because it was one of the cheapest things I could find but also because I think I'll be able to look at this when I'm 100 years old and the memories of this day will come flooding back.
Last but not least is my rally towel! If you watched any of game 1 or 2 you probably saw everyone swinging these around like crazy people. I'm surprised that I didn't rip the corner off this thing as many times as I swung it around my head!
Lastly, I'll leave you with a picture that I took yesterday of my daughter with the rally towel.