Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Games 8 & 9: Let's Play 2! Reading Fightins and Harrisburg Senators

Bonus baseball!  My Uncle Joe had tickets to the Reading Fightin Phils for Saturday night against the Harrisburg Senators but with all the rain we had on Friday it ended up being a double header.  The best part was the pitching.  Jesse Biddle is the Phillies #1 prospect and he would be starting game 1.  Carlos Zambrano signed a minor league deal with the Phillies and would be making the start in game 2.  We got there early and were hoping to get Zambrano but didn't know if he would even come out before game 2.  He came out before game 1 and signed autographs and was really nice to the fans. 

Carlos Zambrano

Zambrano signing my card
We did pretty well on Fightin Phils autographs and wanted to get some Senators before game 2.  We went down and got several Senators cards signed.  We got to get Jimmy Van Ostrand who played for the Sugar Land Skeeters last year before getting signed by the Senators.  He also played for Canada in the World Baseball Classic in March.  Last season he emailed me and liked what I was doing with my autograph project. He was really nice and signed a card and took a picture with me on his way out for game 2.  He then greeted Carlos Zambrano with a solo HR!  We also got to see former Barnstormer Matt Lecroy who is now in his 2nd season managing the Senators. 

Blake with Jimmy Van Ostrand

Senators Manager and former Barnstormer Matt Lecroy

Gavin and Screwball

As for the baseball, it was a great night to be a pitcher as the Senators won game 1, 1-0 and the Fightin Phils won game 2, 2-1. 

Anthony Hewitt

Today's Autographs:  17
2013 Autographs: 127
2013 My donation: $6.35

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