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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Birthday, Part Deux

The rest of my birthday present happened this past Sunday. As part of the combined Father’s Day/birthday present, my youngest daughter treated me to a baseball game. This is the daughter that I coached in baseball for 10 + years. She enjoys and understands the game which makes it all the more fun. Now the nitty gritty.




Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays


The day started out with me receiving my first gift.



Brett Lawrie jersey.



Free samples of Spitz sunflower seeds.


And look who the spokesperson is. Coincidence. I think not.


Cover Photo


This was also J.P. Arencibia Bobblehead Doll Day.





Photo a little fuzzy but bobbleheads all look alike (nod of head)







July 7, 2013 Blue Jays.jpg




Some photos of the game and me and the daughter.


Good day overall.


New jersey. Check.

Free seeds. Check.

Bobblehead doll. Check

Jays win. Check.(Todd Redmond;s first W in the bigs)

Colby Rasmus homers. Check.

(my daughter has a bet that Colby will hit 25 homers this year. He’s now at 16.

She had the same bet last year but he stumbled through the second half and ended up with 23)

Food. Check (went our for a post game meal)

I’m ready for the next one. Hope someone is listening.

Monday, July 8, 2013

HHOF NHL Team Fan Days

I’m going to try and make one of these. If one is going to go, might as well get something you want. I wonder what day August 20th is.

On 30 selected days this summer, the Hockey Hall of Fame will spotlight a different NHL team. COME EARLY for your ONE-OF-A-KIND 'GAME-WORN' COLLECTIBLE

  • First 1,000 guests with HHOF paid admission on each Fan Day will receive one FREE Hockey Hall of Fame 'Game-Worn Jersey' trading card of the captain from that day's spotlighted NHL Team. These cards have been produced by Upper Deck exclusively for this Hockey Hall of Fame summer campaign.

Anaheim Ducks
Ryan Getzlaf July 9
Boston Bruins
Zdeno Chara July 10
Buffalo Sabres
Jason Pominville July 11
Calgary Flames
Mike Cammalleri (A) July 12
Carolina Hurricanes
Eric Staal July 13
Chicago Blackhawks
Jonanthon Toews July 14
Colorado Avalanche
Gabriel Landeskog July 15
Columbus Blue Jackets
Derek Dorsett (A) July 16
Dallas Stars
Jamie Benn (A) July 17
Detroit Red Wings
Henrik Zetterberg July 18
Edmonton Oilers
Shawn Horcoff July 29
Florida Panthers
Brian Campbell (A) July 30
Los Angeles Kings
Dustin Brown July 31
Minnesota Wild
Mikko Koivu August 1
Montreal Canadiens
Brian Gionta August 2
Nashville Predators
Shea Weber August 3
New Jersey Devils
Bryce Salvador August 4
New York Islanders
Mark Streit August 5
New York Rangers
Ryan Callahan August 6
Ottawa Senators
Daniel Alfredsson August 7
Philadelphia Flyers
Claude Giroux August 8
Phoenix Coyotes
Shane Doan August 16
Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby August 17
San Jose Sharks
Joe Thornton August 18
St. Louis Blues
David Backes August 19
Tampa Bay Lightning
Vincent Lecavalier August 20
Toronto Maple Leafs
Dion Phaneuf August 21
Vancouver Canucks
Henrik Sedin August 22
Washington Capitals
Alexander Ovechkin August 23
Winnipeg Jets
Andrew Ladd

Wear the apparel (jersey, clothing or headwear) of the scheduled team and receive:

  • ½ PRICE Hockey Hall of Fame general admission*


  • A chance on each NHL® Team Fan Day (see schedule at right) to win a complete 30-card set of the limited-edition Hockey Hall of Fame Captains Game-Worn Jersey trading card series. Approximate retail value: $500/set. 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®

  • GRAND PRIZE - A trip for two to the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® on January 1, 2014 in Ann Arbour, Michigan. Prize includes roundtrip transportation for two, 3 days/2 nights accommodation and two tickets to the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. Approximate retail value: $3,500.

PLUS receive discounts on NHL merchandise in the Hockey Hall of Fame's Spirit of Hockey store- 25% OFF NHL branded Reebok jerseys and apparel & 40% OFF NHL branded New Era headwear of the scheduled team.*** And catch the limited-time exhibit, 'NHL CAPTAINS - CLASS OF 2013', opening the 1st of July.