Sunday, April 8, 2007

Spring Training 2007

When my friend Tom first brought up the idea of taking a vacation to Phoenix to catch a couple Spring Training baseball games, my mind immediately reflected on the great memories Spring Training brought me 15 years ago. My dreams came true in Scottsdale, Arizona when Will Clark of the San Francisco Giants approached me and my family in the stands. My hands trembled with excitement as I handed him my newly purchased San Francisco Giants baseball for him to sign. I couldn't believe that the man I had watched on television and collected baseball cards of for years was standing right in front of me. He was my modern day Babe Ruth, and I got his autograph!

With those memories flowing into my mind, I was more than excited to join Tom and some of my other friends to visit my personal Mecca. The road trip began at 9 pm on Friday night from Tom's place and ended 400 miles and 6 hours later in Phoenix, Arizona.

We caught 2 games, the first game was the Colorado Rockies vs. the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. I am proud to say that my Colorado Rockies actually showed up not only to hit, but also to pitch, resulting in an 11 to 1 victory.

I couldn't have gone to Spring Training without seeing the team that was so beloved to me as a child. So the second game we saw was the San Francisco Giants vs. the San Diego Padres. Below is a picture of my friends from Spring Training 2007.

(From left to right) Erin Rains, Myself, Laura Fisher, Jeff Stephens, Krista Davis, Vic Davis, Tom Hung, and Kirsten Kakadelas.

Spring Training 2007 was a success and inspired us all to begin plans for Spring Training 2008!


Christine said...

Sounds like so much fun!! I'm sooo happy you have a blog! YOu better keep it updated! :)

Christine said...

ps...i can't believe you don't trust me!

Mike and Kelly said...

I had no idea you went to Spring Training this year! Wish I could have been there with you. I will always remember Will Clark jogging over to the sign we made on fluorescent yellow poster board.

sherrie hansen said...

Hey Brian, You look like you are having a great time in California and staying active. We just like to look at people being acitve since we are getting so old and can hardly move. Take care. Scott and Sherrie