A few weeks ago we met an employee at Dolphin stadium who said he could score free tickets for Tatiana and I. By the way he was looking at Tatiana I thought to myself this is a bad idea but I went ahead and let Tatiana give her our phone number. A couple of days ago “Keith” called and got us some unbelievable seats to the Padres game. He took the day off and sat with us and when the 5th inning rolled around got us even better seats just feet away from first base. Those were the best seats I have ever had at a game. Much thanks to Keith for making our night and talking baseball the entire time!
As far as the game, we won. Dan Uggla came through for two home runs while Luis Gonzalez hit one as well. Also found out that Adrian Gonzalez, Jake Peavy, Greg Maddux, and Wally Joyner are not the nicest guys in the world but former Detroit Tiger Tony Clark is. Calling Mr. Clark a nice guy would be an understatement, though. He began signing as soon as he hit the field for batting practice (10 minutes) and after the game as he was walking to his bus with a bag of popcorn, a soda, and what appeared to be a Bible—signed for an additional 25 minutes. Greg Maddux tried to sneak on the bus with Trevor Hoffman but was spotted and pulled the “I don’t hear you guys” routine on us. What is even worse was Jake Peavy shushing his fans (Tatiana’s blog coming tomorrow). Seriously though, Tony Clark is officially the nicest baseball player I have ever met, truly a gentlemen and once again one of my favorites. Thanks Tony the Tiger! Now if only more players followed in your footsteps.
Mr. Joyner: Bitter but signed tons of cards after the game
Khalil: Gave us weird looks but signed many cards as well
Adrian: Not the friendliest guy to his fans
Tony: A class act all the way!
Hanley: Now my fourth favorite Marlin!
Uggla: Thanks for the two home runs!
Alfredo Amezega AKA “The Flying Mexican”
Luis Gonzalez hit his third home run of the season
I can’t believe how close to the game I was!!!
Tony Clark hard at work!
Hope you have a great season, Mr. Clark!