Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness: MLB Style

Only two and a half more weeks until Orioles Fanfest.  Woot. 
Talking with a whole lot of people about all kinds of ideas, including
wearing sweater vests, winning a trip to Florida, shouting at Buck Showalter,
but for the most part, how to get everything out of the event as possible.  With the new $15 per table autograph policy,
there will definitely be some changes to my attack plan, but none the less,
lots to do and people to see.

 

In other news, I got an awesome package in the mail a few days ago.  It contained two items, both the same,
awesome piece.

 

A little background on this whole story:

 

At the end of last baseball season, on the day of the last
game of Orioles Fan Appreciation Weekend, Orioles bullpen catcher Ronnie Deck
(who I will be talking about a LOT on here) handed Zevi a glove-ful of
memorabilia.  Being literal here.  After the game, they had a nice talk to end
the year (I was already at school in Ohio, and had said my goodbyes the month
before):

ZeviWithRonnie.jpg

and Ronnie handed Zevi one of his catching mitts, filled with other
goodies:


ZeviWithGlove.jpg

Inside of it were two of his
gloves (the ones catchers wear inside their mitts, kind of like batting gloves)
and also two pair of wristbands.  Each
pair were his game used wristbands from both Father’s Day (blue ones supporting
prostate cancer awareness and research) and Mother’s Day (pink ones supporting
breast cancer awareness and research). 
Here is what they look like, if you don’t remember from when players
wore them (this is a general picture from the internet, not of his, which are dirty
and beat up):

wristboth.jpg

 

So Zevi and I each have possession of one of each of these
wristbands now:

RonnieStuff.jpg

Then I got an idea.  How great would it be to have new ones of
these for myself to wear (considering I did not want to wear his game used
ones).  So, I did what all modern day
shoppers do: I searched Ebay.  Why?  Because these items were not for sale from
MLB; they were an exclusive apparel piece only available to players.  Here’s what I found (feel free to click to enlarge):

 

Screen shot 2011-01-11 at 1.02.20 PM.png

One entry.  And it was
perfect.

 

I contacted the guy, made him an offer for him to close the
auction and to sell me the wristbands as a ‘buy it now’ type of thing, and
hoped for a positive reply.  The day
after, he messaged me back accepting my offer, and here we are today:

wrist2.jpg

wrist1.jpg

I will say this.  On
the listing, he notes that they are from a player who wanted to stay unknown,
but when I asked him, he told me that they belonged to Pedro Alvarez.  Cool. 
Is that true?  Are they
authentic?  Honestly, I don’t care.  They could be straight from the factory for
all I know, and I’d still be happy.

 

So, look for me to have this on throughout the 2011 season
and more.

Oh, and sign this petition in regards to my plea to the Orioles to let fans into the park earlier so that we can see the Orioles take batting practice and not just the away team: http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/OrioleParkBP

Only two and a half more weeks until Orioles Fanfest.  Woot. 
Talking with a whole lot of people about all kinds of ideas, including
wearing sweater vests, winning a trip to Florida, shouting at Buck Showalter,
but for the most part, how to get everything out of the event as possible.  With the new $15 per table autograph policy,
there will definitely be some changes to my attack plan, but none the less,
lots to do and people to see.

 

In other news, I got an awesome package in the mail a few days ago.  It contained two items, both the same,
awesome piece.

 

A little background on this whole story:

 

At the end of last baseball season, on the day of the last
game of Orioles Fan Appreciation Weekend, Orioles bullpen catcher Ronnie Deck
(who I will be talking about a LOT on here) handed Zevi a glove-ful of
memorabilia.  Being literal here.  After the game, they had a nice talk to end
the year (I was already at school in Ohio, and had said my goodbyes the month
before):

ZeviWithRonnie.jpg

and Ronnie handed Zevi one of his catching mitts, filled with other
goodies.  Inside of it were two of his
gloves (the ones catchers wear inside their mitts, kind of like batting gloves)
and also two pair of wristbands.  Each
pair were his game used wristbands from both Father’s Day (blue ones supporting
prostate cancer awareness and research) and Mother’s Day (pink ones supporting
breast cancer awareness and research). 
Here is what they look like, if you don’t remember from when players
wore them (this is a general picture from the internet, not of his, which are dirty
and beat up):

 

So Zevi and I each have possession of one of each of these
wristbands now.  Then I got an idea.  How great would it be to have new ones of
these for myself to wear (considering I did not want to wear his game used
ones).  So, I did what all modern day
shoppers do: I searched Ebay.  Why?  Because these items were not for sale from
MLB; they were an exclusive apparel piece only available to players.  Here’s what I found:

 

One entry.  And it was
perfect.

 

I contacted the guy, made him an offer for him to close the
auction and to sell me the wristbands as a ‘buy it now’ type of thing, and
hoped for a positive reply.  The day
after, he messaged me back accepting my offer, and here we are today:

 

I will say this.  On
the listing, he notes that they are from a player who wanted to stay unknown,
but when I asked him, he told me that they belonged to Pedro Alvarez.  Cool. 
Is that true?  Are they
authentic?  Honestly, I don’t care.  They could be straight from the factory for
all I know, and I’d still be happy.

 

So, look for me to have this on throughout the 2011 season
and more.

5 Comments

do you still have the one pink wrist band the one you bought

Do you still have the wristband pink

No I do not. Gave it to a friend who’s mom has battled breast cancer. Still have one, though it’s from the Orioles bullpen catcher so it’s in a memorabilia case. Can probably get more of youre looking for one.

yes please how much do you think for one thank you very much for responding

hey do you have an email i think it will be easier to communicate

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