Friday, November 18, 2016

Auto to the Max

A few weeks ago I was given a small box of baseball magazines and media guides by a friend that plays vintage base ball in the area.  One of them was a program for the 2005 USA Baseball National Team.

A lot of talented young players.  Like Max Scherzer and Matt Wieters.   I don't think that Bill & Sheri In The Morning! were young then.  Certainly not now.

My friend that gave them to me apparently asked Max for his autograph.  Max put pen to program.

Congrats, Max, on winning the NL Cy Young Award.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day

Earlier this year the Tennessee Smokies held their annual salute to Military Veterans.  There were many pregame ceremonies.  Gold Star Mothers and Families were recognized and players presented them with flowers and hugs.

A group was selected to appear on set of cards.  Veterans spanned World War II through the current conflicts.

A card set was made and handed out to the fans.  These are just a sample of the 30 or so cards in the set.
Curtis L. Conway, Sr.
card # 22

Austin Michael McGregor.
card # 14

Brandi McGehee
card # 11

Joel Connell
card # 08

Joel is a friend of mine and I was very honored to have submitted his name for inclusion in this set.

He's an active motorcyclist and rides frequently supports vets and other worthy causes.  That day he brought one of the Gold Star Mothers to the field.  Because he was involved with introductions he didn't leave at the same time as the other riders, so he got to disrupt the bullpen activities.

Thank you, Joel, and all of our Veterans, for your service to our country.