Well, I for one am ready for Spring Training to start! I'm ready for Winter to be over with so I can start enjoying baseball again!
As I figured in my last blog post, December & January were not the most productive when it came to adding to my collection or to hearing any news about where Michael is going to start the 2014 season for Baltimore. So I guess I'll just jump right into what this Winter has brought me, other than more snow than I wanted.
I started off in
This was a rather slow month for adding anything new to my PC, but with the holidays upon us my budget isn't really giving me much leeway to spend that much right now.
Carl made his once a year public signing in Massachusetts this month & for another year I was unable to make the trip up there from Indiana. I didn't even bother contacting his agent again this year to ask if he thought Carl would sign the one item in my collection that I really want his signature on. I believe
Well, The 2013 MLB season is officially over & I must wish a very enthusiastic congratulations to the Boston Red Sox for winning the World Series this year! Boston fan favorite & only remaining player from the 2004 World Series championship team, David Ortiz was named MVP of the series. He batted .688 (11 for 16) with two homers, six RBIs and eight walks, as well as posting the 2nd highest OBP in series history at .760.
It was nice to see Carl back out there to throw out
Well, the 2013 MLB regular season is over & if you'd have told me six months ago that the Red Sox would not only make the postseason, but have the best record in the American League, I'd have called you a dreamer. But here we are & that's exactly where we stand going from worst to first just like they did back when Carl & the '67 Sox had their Impossible Dream season. Of course, sitting right across from them in the National League with the exact same record is the St. Louis Cardinals,
This was a very big month for not only my collection but for being a Yastrzemski fan as well! Michael was named Minor League Offensive Player of the Month for the Orioles organization & was selected for the 2013 New York-Penn All-Star Game! At the time of this writing his Aberdeen Ironbirds sit a half game up of Brooklyn for the lead in their division. I so wish that I lived closer to be able to attend some games. On September 3rd, the first 873 fans to Ripken Field will receive a Mike Yastrzemski