January 2012

Orioles Fanfest (10 days later)

Fanfest was only 10 days ago, and last year I documented it extremely in depth HERE on the blog.

Well, this year is different.  The only camera I currently own is an SLR that I only bring to special events/games and is customized which makes it difficult for others to use without a bunch of explaining.  As in, it’s too annoying to lug around to photograph events that I’m also trying to be a part of, and getting pictures with players and stuff doesn’t work well since it would involve showing somebody how to use the camera and all.

The point to all of that?  Here’s one of the few pictures I have from Fanfest:

I have a few more, but all were taken either at the MASN booth or the Orioles free photo set up.  Otherwise, none taken on my phone or anything.  I’ll have to find the other ones I was in throughout the day and post them, but that’s definitely my favorite so far.  Brian Matusz was quite the happy man when talking to people, and took time to really greet every single person in line.  Cool dude.

Will have a “Random Orioles Magic” post up later today as well.  Posted my FIRST ONE a few days ago, and they will get bigger and better as time goes on.  As for a brief description of what they are…well…just totally random really.


Random Orioles Magic (2)

The O’s signed Armando Galarraga.  And Ronnie Paulino.  And Pat Neshek.  Among others.  All to minor league deals with invitations to Spring Training.  To which pitchers and catchers report in the next three weeks.

There’s my reporting nonsense for now.  Back to the randomness, though.

I don’t know what game this was or anything, but here’s a screenshot I had randomly saved on my computer of a home run from last season landing in the seats:

That man in the purple shirt on the steps reaching forward for a basket catch is the infamous Matt (not Matt G, totally different people, gosh).  The guy up the steps a bit in a Brooks shirt with his glove closed just looking on is Segev.  These people are talked about on my old WHO’S WHO post from last April.  (UPDATE: Segev is not on that post. I’m a slacker).  They’re good people.

Just thought I’d share.

Oh, and feel free to check out my recent interview with new Orioles infielder Matt Antonelli (who can be found on Twitter @mattantonelli9 and is always talking with fans and very approachable, so definitely give him a follow and check out his blog and youtube channel and whatnot.

More interviews coming up for sure.  Along with new features on this blog.  Only time will tell. (Huh??)

Oh, and I’m still mad that MLBlogs took down my post about Spitgate with Jose Valverde. You know what I’m talking about.  They know what I’m talking about.  So may be taking this blog elsewhere unless they reach out to me to discuss why it was removed.  Not really sure why, and not right that it was taken off when this is a blog…not a newspaper reporting facts.  Let alone it was all factual from my view and nothing stated that wasn’t true.  Okay, rant over.

Random Orioles Magic (1)

I have a lot of catching up on here to do.  We know that.  On days like today where I can’t commit to a long blog post but still want to get something up to get the blood flowing and the readers reading, I’m going to put up a random picture or two.  Could be from last season.  The offseason.  No season at all.  Who knows.  My desktop is soooooo cluttered right now with random stuff I’ve saved and taken screenshots of, and I am the worst at organizing files on my computer, so it will literally be a mashup of tons of different stuff.

For today, I give you a funny side by side shot of my good Orioles friends, Matt and Zevi.  Both pictures taken at Orioles games last year, at random [unexpected] times:

Well there you go.  And man, am I glad to finally get that off of my desktop.

What’s up, MLBlogs world?!

So don’t yell and kick and scream at me, but I know I’m a little behind on things.  Yes, THIS was my last post on the blog here.  I also fell behind on my other writing, but for a whole bunch of reasons.  After that game in June, I not only ended up attending 75 Orioles home games, 6 on the road, along with 15-20 minor league games, but I have been working full-time and…

Enough excuses.  I’m a slacker.  I was too lazy to take the time to edit pictures and wait on MLBlogs server to upload them and so on and so on.  That, and I’m still a bit annoyed that MLBlogs moved over to WordPress where the memory is quite limited, but I’m working on that issue for the upcoming season.

Hmm.  So what has happened since my last post…

Well…a lot of stuff.

I’ll post here and then about how the 2011 season ended along with offseason happenings…I hope.

Here’s a few random tidbits in a random order…randomly:

Threw toilet seats at a Bowie Baysox game on field with Romeo –

Slept on the ground by the bullpen at Oriole Park –

And was on TV when I traveled to see the O’s play in New York –

That’s actually quite the story of my trip up to Yankee Stadium, but I’ll save that for another time.  In retrospect, it was a 4 hour rain delay turned into 2 am baseball followed by an afternoon game 11 hours later and yada yada yada.  That is something I will have to post about eventually.  Too funny/cool to ignore it.


So yeah.  And Orioles Fanfest just happened.  Gave away 20+ tickets to that event on Twitter, so if you don’t follow me, be sure to (@2131andBeyond).  I didn’t even have a camera there, but do have a few pics I can scan in later to show.


Let me know what’s up with you, baseball people.  Non-baseball people, too.  Leave a comment with something inspirational or a question for me, and I’ll blog about it.  I’m in school full time now and working full time, but I generally don’t pay attention in class, so it will give me time to catch up on this kind of stuff.  Especially when one of my writing classes has the overall assignment to make a blog…I think I can achieve that goal here.

Oh yeah, and I placed in the Top 100 for MLBlogs for 2011 (Check out the badge on the right hand side of the blog toward the top!), even though I only posted for 5.5 months on here.  You readers rock.  Definitely giveaways and such this coming season.  I have too many bobbleheads and random shenanigans laying around that could be well used by you folk.

Talk soon.



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