Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thank You Kalina!

In an odd turn of events, Kalina went to a baseball game without me this past weekend. Now, don't get me wrong, she is a huge baseball fan and there are times she might fly solo to an O's game with some of her friends, but it doesn't happen often.

This past weekend, she happened to be visiting her grandpa in Pennsylvania without me, and the Orioles AAA affiliate, the Norfolk Tides, just happened to be playing the Phillies' AAA team, the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs, not too far away from his house. And in a good example of why I love her so much, she volunteered to go to the game and get some autographs for me. That's right, she is amazing!

She got eight total autographs from the Tides for me, including Nick Green and John Hester, who are new additions to my collection. Now if they get called up to Baltimore, I can add them to my have list, as opposed to the dreaded need list additions.


Her favorite signers were two guys she has enjoyed watching on their rise through the O's farm system, Nolan Reimold and Tyler Henson, as well as John Hester, who she seems to think is cute or something.

All in all, she had a great time and I really appreciate her going and getting those awesome autographs for me. Overall, graphing is more bold activity than she generally likes to get into at games, so I'm thankful she stepped outside of her comfort zone to help me out. Thanks again Kalina!


kasliwi said...

Don't get me wrong, John Hester is a good-looking guy...but that wasn't why I took an immediate liking to him. He was just really nice. All the guys that signed for me were nice, but Hester, Tyler Henson, and Josh Bell were particularly nice. I like nice people...and these guys won that award on Saturday (even if the Tides didn't win the game...).

kasliwi said...

Oh...and happy birthday to Carlos Pena and Matt Ryan :)

zman40 said...

You're a lucky man!