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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Majors, etc Part 2...

So Blogger decided to be fun with my blog post and didn't post the completed post.

Here's the rest.

Some of the highlights (Hanging With Majors): I called Drew Butera a porn star and asked what movie I should rent to see him in it. If you're wondering why would someone call someone else that, then you obviously haven't seen his hideous mustache that he has going right now. See below. He's a good sport when I tease him. He teases me back, which I'm fine with. I enjoy it actually. Luke Hughes remembered me from Sunday night and gave me a "Australian" hug (Repko told me if I bought my beer from Hughes, I got a Australian hug along with the beer. Luke Hughes didn't know what an Australian hug was, but I told him I'd settle for a regular hug.)

Hughes and Repko




Over the weekend, I attended the whole series against the Padres. What a great weekend (even with the rain on Saturday). I had great seats all three games and took a ton of pictures. (Some of which are below at the end of the post).

Saturday morning, I was at Fan HQ for the Danny Valencia. I like the kid (I call everyone a kid, regardless if they are my age or younger). He's a very sarcastic person and super nice. Plus, he's got a great smile and he's easy on the eyes. He seemed like he had a good time as the nearly 200 people came through the line. He decided, after prompted from a coworker of mine, to ask personal questions about my Sunday night at Casino Night. I'm not sharing details or even the story on here, but I'll just say that Danny Valencia knows way too much about my personal life.

Lately, the Twins have been on quite a tear! It's been great to see this winning streak they are on. The game last night astounded me (and I'm sure some others). I'm not going to lie. I was worried when the start of this road trip was against the defending World Series champs would be tough for them. The team really showed that they have gotten past a lot of their early season difficulties. I hope this streak continues and the Twins continue to dominate.

This weekend, I'll be in Milwaukee at Saturday's game and likely Sunday's as well. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures of Miller Park and of the Twins game. I'll be decked out in Twins gear and likely be one of those obnoxious Twins fans (mainly because I'll be going to the games with Brewers fans). I hope everyone enjoys the weekend and this winning streak. I'll try to keep up on this more often than this month has allowed.

And lastly...DREW GETTING Shaving Cream in the face!

Casino, Majors, Beautiful Baseball

I've had no excuse lately for not writing other than I've been incredibly busy this month.  I know that's not the best excuse with all the great events I've been to lately, for not writing, but that's been the case.  This month alone has included: Justin Morneau's Casino Night, Hanging With The Majors at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar, Danny Valencia signing at Fan HQ and a bunch of Twins games.

Casino night was an incredible night.  I worked at the event as a greeter.  Once everyone was in the door, I was free to roam around, which I used that time to go around and get pictures with various Twins players.  It was tons of fun to be able to see the players all dressed up (and all looking good!).

The players were all having fun, bidding on silent auction items and playing cards.  It was definitely a good night to catch them for picutres with them.  On my list for that night were: Revere, Tosoni (whom I was the only one working the doors that recognized him when him and his wife walked up), Luke Hughes, and Rivera. If you ever get a chance to go to this event, you should.  I was a fabulous night and one I hope to attend in years to come (whether I'm working or not.)

Myself and Denard Span.  I was with a couple guy friends of mine...and Denard told me "I'd much rather take a picture with you than those two." Made me happy.
The host of the evening (Justin Morneau) and myself
Luke Hughes
Ben Revere (who looks rather short even though I have heels on)
Drew Butera and myself with Luke Hughes creeping in the background.
 Hanging with the Majors night wasn't quite as fun as it was last year. Last year it was at Majors and this year it was at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar. While it was a great location for the even, things just didn't seem as organized as they were last year. The dinner started late and it was so much more strick with autographs and pictures and donations. I'm fine with donating to a great cause, but they tried requiring you to donate $10 per picture with any player. I opted to buy beer and tip from there. The players didn't act like they saw a point in the $10/picture either. They were more than willing to take pictures with any of the fans. I think the staff that organized the event would have been better off charging a cover charge at the door (like $5 per person or even $10 per person) and then making pictures free with autographs costing $5. I didn't opt for any autographs, but I'm a person who prefers pictures anyway.