Another year in the books. Sadly for this season-ticket holder, Baltimore did not get into the postseason. I didn’t get to cross off any of the non-baseball related adventures in Baltimore, either (No Book Thing, no American Visionary Art Museum, no Peabody Library), but there’s always next year.
Ronan and me at the Harrisburg Senators opener. It was cold, but Ronan was just happy to get a Spot dog.
Orioles opening day with Anna, my partner-in-crime. We got to see a Chris Davis grand slam–a nice way to start the season.
Hanging with Sarz, Lenka, and Brian. I nearly framed this picture, as I got the always-booked Sara to a game. Poor Andy was cropped out of the shot (far right).
I’m not going to call her bad luck, but I feel like I’ve never seen my team win with my sister in-tow. There’s always next year.
Vid finally let me take him to a game, and it wasn’t even Boston playing! Here’s me photo-bombing my own picture with Dave, Tierney, Ed, Tom, Vid, and Grant.
Somewhere, along the way, I made it to the MLB Fan Cave in Manhattan. Funny, I remember buying CDs when this was a Tower Records…
Star Wars night at the Senators ballpark is becoming a tradition. Ronan’s finally come to terms with the fact that Darth Vader doesn’t attend every baseball game.
A year later, Ronan’s brave enough to get pictures with everyone from the 501st.
We got free tickets to another Senators game as part of a reading program with the library. We almost, ALMOST got Mommy to come along, but didn’t realize we had an extra ticket for her.
By this time, Ronan had my Orioles hat glued to his head. I was ultimately forced to get him his own.
Boggs and Tina getting to see Boston win one. For shame.
A last minute cancellation had me taking both my boys to a game (and giving Daphyn the day off). Definitely my favorite baseball picture this year, though taking both boys is not something Anna or I will probably do again for at least 10 years. Exhausting.
The brother-in-law game. Andrew’s good luck–Baltimore walks off against Chicago.
Definitely the most controversial photo with me dusting off my old Yankees hat for Rivera bobblehead night. Considering Baltimore and NY were both essentially eliminated, I opted to live in the moment (and wear an Orioles shirt underneath).
Seventh inning–a line for Rivera bobbleheads snakes around the stadium, 18,000 strong.
I finally made it to the new Monument Park to see the newly-christened #42. I still prefer the old one, and Steinbrenner’s plaque eclipses everyone else’s.
The final game of the season featured a Chris Davis bobblehead giveaway. It was a meaningless game for the teams, but it was nice to see Baltimore come back from behind against Boston.
Regarding next year’s goals, they include a trip to the Nationals ballpark, Wrigley, and the Pirates in Baltimore. Amongst those I hope to take in 2014 include Shannon and Micah, Mr. Surra (again), Rachel (yes, YOU), Nate and Lauren (perhaps?), Mr. Hi-Voltage, and possibly a Rob.
I'm a creative technologist at Hauck Interactive, Inc. and an adjunct instructor at HACC. I live in Harrisburg, Pa. with my wife and two boys. I enjoy good coffee, Trappist beers, Orioles baseball, and good design.