Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Game 7: Bowie Baysox 9 Altoona Curve 6

Saturday night we were invited back to the Bowie Baysox by our friend Kate.  They are the AA team of the Baltimore Orioles.  It was going to be a pretty cool night because there were a few Orioles coming off of injuries that would be playing for the Baysox that night.  Also, we wanted to meet Manny Machado who is one of the top prospects in all of baseball.  Kate took us down on the field and we were able to meet Manny, Mark Reynolds, Zach Britton, and talk to Mr. Kendall the manager.  It was pretty neat that he remembered us from last year.  Thanks again Kate and good luck in your new adventure!

Orioles 3B Mark Reynolds

Mark Reynolds signing autographs

Manny Machado signing autographs


Zach Britton signing autographs

Today's Autographs: 18
2012 Autographs: 351

2012 My donation: $17.92

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Game 6: Lancaster Barnstormers 3 York Revolution 6

Last Sunday we took our friends Isaac and Abe to the Lancaster Barnstormers game.  We didn't get ourselves a lot of autographs but we were helping them get their balls signed.  We did get a few cards signed and our Fehlandt Lentini picture that our friend Sandy gave us. It was a fun day because it was Home Depot kids day so Abe and Gavin got to build something and we got to play catch on the field before the game.  York won the game 6-3 but it was still a fun Sunday at the ball park.

Today's Autographs: 6
2012 Autographs: 333

2012 My donation: $17.02

Friday, May 25, 2012

Albuquerque Isotopes

Another package came in the mail and this one was from the Albuquerque Isotopes.  The Isotopes are the AAA affiliate of the LA Dodgers and sent me a signed 2012 team photo.  Thanks to the Isotopes staff for supporting us and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.

Today's Autographs: 13
2012 Autographs: 327

2012 My donation: $16.72

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Breakfast with The Mayor

Saturday morning we had a father/kid breakfast at our church and had Ross Peeples from the Lancaster Barnstormers come and speak. He's not really the Mayor of Lancaster, but has earned the nickname because of his time here and his involvement in the community It was a lot of fun getting to eat with Ross, introduce him to some of my friends, and have him talk to the kids and their dads.  He talked about baseball, getting drafted, and how his faith has helped him in his professional baseball career.  We gave out lots of Barnstormer prizes and had a great morning.  He did sign autographs at the end and we got a couple of things signed even though we have like a hundred Ross autographs.  Thanks again Ross, you were awesome! 

Today's Autographs: 2
2012 Autographs: 314

2012 My donation: $16.07

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rome Braves & Tommy Hanson

Last weekend we got a pretty cool package in the mail from the Rome Braves.  They sent us a 2011 team card set, a couple of rally towels, and an official South Atlantic League baseball signed by Tommy Hanson from when he was with them in 2009.  Tommy is now the ace of the Atlanta Braves staff and so it was really cool to get a ball signed by him.  Thanks to the Rome Braves for helping!

Today's Autographs: 1
2012 Autographs: 312

2012 My donation: $15.97

Monday, May 14, 2012

Game 5: Lancaster Barnstormers 8 Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 2

Saturday night we went to see the Lancaster Barnstormers and the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.  We had lots of Blue Crabs cards to get signed since the team sent us a couple of sets right before the season.  We got the Blue Crabs players before the game and got a few Barnstormers cards signed after the game.  We got to meet Michael Schlact who dad says is the "King of Twitter".  Along with Michael Schlact you can get an inside look at professional baseball by following Christian Lopez, Brian Barton, Matt Padgett, Paco Figueroa, Jim Ed Warden, and Richard Gianotti. They definitely have the best "tweeting" team.  We were also able to get our Fehlandt Lentini cards signed that Bonnie Benson gave us from the Winnipeg Goldeyes so it was a good night.  The Barnstormers won the game 8-2 and ended up going on to sweep the series on Sunday.

Today's Autographs: 36
2012 Autographs: 311
2012 My donation: $15.92

Friday, May 11, 2012

Back by Popular Demand

Many have asked and we now have an answer!  We will be back in the clubhouse for the 2012 season of Lancaster Barnstormers Kid Reporting.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the newest reports from some familiar faces and some new ones as well.  We can't wait!  Until then,  here are a few from last season...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Game 4: York Revolution 5 Bridgeport Bluefish 3

Sunday night we headed over the river to York to watch the Revolution take on the Bridgeport Bluefish.  We wanted to be able to catch up with our friend Luis Lopez and there are several former Barnstormers on both teams.  Actually there are 5 of them between the two teams.  At one point, Jonah Bayliss was pitching, Angel Flores was catching and Stephen Douglas was batting...all Barnstormers in 2011.So it was fun catching up with them and we were able to get lots of autographs! 

Today's Autographs: 43
2012 Autographs: 275
2012 My donation: $14.12

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Game 3: Lancaster Barnstomers 2 Sugar Land Skeeters 9

Friday night we took in our first regular season game of the season.  The Lancaster Barnstormers were home facing the Sugar Land Skeeters.  We were able to get a few autographs before the game, but the post game autograph party was cancelled because of rain.   My friend Sandy gave us some pictures of Tommy Everidge and Fehlandt Lentini and we were able to get a couple of the Tommy ones signed.  The Barnstormers ended up losing 9-2 to the Skeeters but it was just fun being back at the ballpark.

Today's Autographs: 8
2012 Autographs: 232
2012 My donation: $11.97

Friday, May 4, 2012

Hickory Crawdads

Another cool package came in the mail this week.  The Hickory Crawdads, who are the class A team of the Texas Rangers, sent an official South Atlantic League baseball with 9 signatures on it.  Our baseball wall is starting to look pretty awesome!  Thanks so much Crawdad staff! 

Today's Autographs: 9
2012 Autographs: 224

2012 My donation: $11.57

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Winnipeg Goldeyes

One of the new Lancaster Barnstormers outfielders this season is Fehlandt Lentini.  He is good friends with our buddy Tommy Everidge.  Last Sunday night we were having pizza with them and so I asked him what teams he's been on so we could find some cards of him.  He had been on the Winnipeg Goldeyes and last season Bonnie Benson had sent us some signed cards of the Goldeyes.  I sent Bonnie an email to see if she happened to have any cards of Fehlandt and she was able to find 2 and send me.  Thanks again Bonnie and we can't wait to get them signed this weekend!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Norfolk Tides & Syracuse Chiefs

The mailbox was full again as we received card sets from the Norfolk Tides and the Syracuse Chiefs.  After looking through the cards, I know we will be able to get some of them signed since they are the AAA teams of the Orioles and Nationals.  There are also several players in the Atlantic League that are in the Chiefs set.  The Tides also sent an autographed card of their mascot Rip Tide.Thanks so much for helping and we are looking forward to getting some signed.

Today's Autographs: 1
2012 Autographs: 215

2012 My donation: $11.12