I thought it was funny how people would apologize to me that the Orioles didn’t make it past the ALCS. Sure, I was a little bummed, but I got to go to two exciting ALDS games, made my Kansas City friend very happy, got to take some pretty pictures (like the one, above), and made a little money to subsidize my 2015 season, too.
I love baseball, as its pace and the trip down serves as a vehicle for spending time with friends and family. A car trip is the viscosity of intriguing conversation, and the extracurricular side trips to such places as Of Love and Regret, Joe Squared, Dangerously Delicious, and Rye kept things refreshing.
With the Phillies back for a series in 2015, I’m hoping to have a good turnout. If anyone’s interested in hitting a game next year, let me know!
My season started with the tradition of attending the Harrisburg Senators opening day with my son, Grayson.
A rainout led to a two-game sweep of the Pirates.
Hitting a bobblehead game with Terry.
Less than 24 hours later, I found myself solo at AT&T park in San Francisco.
Technically, I didn’t drive to Iowa to see a ballfield surrounded by corner. I’ll give credit to Andrew for that. Wrigley pre-renovation was a must.
Red Privet developer reunion! Okay, so we swapped a Chris for a UX Designer. Lissa’s prettier.
Mandatory Yankees game with Grant and Dave.
My first time at club level (with Anna). I didn’t feel worthy.
Took Anna, Tina, and Rob (and his daughter) to a Boston game. It marked the first time I’d seen Rob in over 15 years.
Catching one of the captain’s final games at Yankee Stadium (with Mo). It marked the first time I visited the Bronx rooting for a team without pinstripes (The O’s won).
ALDS 1: Making good on my promise and taking Terry to his first postseason game since the ’83 World Series.
ALDS 2: Making up to my brother-in-law for taking my sister-in-law to the postseason in 2012.
I'm a creative technologist at Hauck Interactive, Inc. and an adjunct instructor at HACC. I live in Harrisburg, Pa. with my wife and three boys. I enjoy good coffee, Trappist beers, Orioles baseball, and good design.