On Catching a Foul Ball, Loving KNBR and ORANGE CLEATS

I saw Giants win beat the Marlin’s on June 27th and saw Wilson get his 30th save.  The game itself was very exciting especially since it’s only the second time I’ve been there to see them win live this year.  The last time was the 9-0 win in LA, but that was all the way back in April, so this was a nice change.  For the record, I called it that Cain would go 7 innings, Romo would pitch the 8th and Wilson would close it.  Because that’s what I was hoping for and that is exactly what happened.  Thank you, Bruce Bochy.

One of my top 100 goals in life was accomplished:  Catching a foul ball.  Although, technically, I did not catch it.  It bounced to me.  It was hit by Huff during batting practice and it’s all scuffed up, so you can tell it was played.  Can you see my smile, stretching through cyberland?  I thought so. 


My Foul Ball.JPG 

My foul ball

I also won a KNBR t-shirt at the adorable KNBR booth.  My house is now officially KNBRed.  I have a t-shirt and post-its and my brother has a mousepad.  And a wicked imitation of all the different broadcasters home run and strike three calls.Emily with KNBR t-shirt.JPG

Me with my t-shirt at the booth

But everything about the game was lost in the… (drum roll) orange cleats saga!  It seems a little like déjà vu all over again from the Twitter controversy with Wilson.  He seems to land in controversy no matter what he does.  Although orange cleats are not exactly subtle.  You all know I am a big Wilson fan, so I am on his side in this and think the Sharpie thing is mildly hilarious.  $1000 fine, not so much.  I think it’s all been blown a little out of proportion, as seen by my all caps in the title of this post.  Tell him not to wear the cleats and he would probably not wear them.  A fine without a warning and all the press attention?  Disagree.  I think I’m going to be investing in some orange shoes myself in the next few days to show some solidarity.  Will, of course, post pictures if I do.

Speaking of orange…Orange and black moon.JPG

No, I did not edit this photo.  The moon was orange at the game.  Which was amazing, because with the black sky it looked… orange and black!  It was in honor of the Giants, for sure.

Happy 20 years, Kruk and Kuip!

Diamond Girl

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One response to “On Catching a Foul Ball, Loving KNBR and ORANGE CLEATS

  1. seedboy

    Diamondgirl, there is nothing like the feel of a game-used MLB ball in your hands. They are rubbed with a special mud that just ever so slightly changes the surface texture, making them less slick, and also adds just a bit of a brick tinge to the hide.

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