Sunday, January 11, 2009

Coming Out of Hibernation

"...the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray..." ~Robert Burns

I'm not going to apologize or give you a laundry list of excuses why I haven't posted. I haven't, but I am now aren't you so happy?

My off-season has been semi-eventful. I started a new position at work, a new personal blog, had the holidays and all of that jazz. I even got to meet some Sox super-stars, past and present.

In November, thanks to our awesome friends from The Red Seat, we attended the 2008 Red Sox Hall of Fame Induction Gala. Mike Greenwell, Mo Vaughn and Bill "the Spaceman" Lee (among others) were this years inductees.

My husband and Louis Tiant
So we maybe, kinda, sorta stalked Tiant on his way to the bathroom. The thing is my husband is a huge cigar fan and we gave away Tiant's "El Tiante Cigars" at our wedding. When Tiant heard the boxes were for our wedding he actually signed one of the boxes for us, which was really cool.

Me and Mike Greenwell
I don't know why I was a little scared of Greeny - he was nice as could be. I can't even clearly remember what we talked about - but I was surprised by how genuine he seemed.

Me and Mo Vaughn
Mo was very cool. I (embarrassingly) told him when I was growing up my brother and I both had cow stuffed animals one was named "Mooooo Vaughn" and the other one was named "Cow Ripken" he laughed and said that was cool b/c Cal is one of his closest friends. I kinda wanted to ask him to call him up right then and there, but you know..I didn't.

Then right before Christmas the husband and I were shopping at the Cambridgeside Galleria and met Wes Welker (ufortunately we have no pictures, but we did get a great signed picture!)

Today we went to World of Wheels (for him, not me) and we I chose today as the day to go because Justin Masterson was there.

So this guy who brought Masterson up to the signing table had on a Yankees jacket and people were "booing" and yelling at him so he said "ok, ok, I'll take it off" and he had another Yankees shirt on under that. And again he said "ok, ok just kidding I'll take it off!" and off comes that shirt to display this A-Rod t-shirt. *sigh* At least Justin got a good laugh at it.

Another super-nice guy. We talked a bit about the Cape League and he said "man, that was a LONG time ago!" and I kind of laughed to myself thinking, "yeah, all the way back to 2005!" This kid has a great arm and a better smile.

So there it is, the celebrity sightings this off-season. Have you seen anyone good? My next stop is Ft. Myers in March. I can't wait.


D.C. said...

You got me beat. I met Patrice Bergeron at Boston Beerworks and no one else recognized him! You can see him in my Twitter picture.

~**Dawn**~ said...

1. Mooooo Vaughn and Cow Ripken. LOL! That is freaking awesome!

2. Mmmm...Wes Welker...

3. Seriously, is Justin Masterson not the cutest thing?? That grin is infectious.

4. I once saw El Tiante pitch in a Sox alumni game when I was a kid. Before the AA-Sox were Portland, they were in New Britain, CT. And before that, they played at Muzzy Field, in Bristol, CT, where I grew up. That was where the alumni game was held. I only wish I had been old enough to truly appreciate what I was seeing at the time...

Erin said...

Moo Vaughn and Cow Ripken, huh? Haha, my cousins are clever XD Thoroughly enjoyed reading this entry, and am blown away by how many Sox legends you got to meet! Especially the pic of my cousband with Luis Tiant, and the signed box of cigars! Way cool!