Thursday, July 12, 2007

My Boys' MLB All-Star Road Trip

As I mentioned earlier, my husband and son took off last Sunday on a whirlwind, two-day trip to San Francisco to soak up all they could from the MLB All-Star festivities.

On Sunday, they spent the entire day at FanFest, a three-story mecca of baseball memorabilia, exhibits, batting and pitching cages, and autograph sessions at Moscone Center. They got autograph (on baseballs) from (native Oregonian) Harold Reynolds, Matt Williams, and Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie. They also got autographs from Stacie Pestrak and Jaime Dacey of the Philadelphia Force (National Pro Fastpitch).

Sharon Robinson was giving away copies of her book "Safe at Home," a Scholastic hardcover written for 9-12 year old kids. My copy is inscribed: "To Carrie, we share a love for kids, writing and education. I'm sorry we didn't meet you--Sharon Robinson." This gift was worth way more than the cost of that trip :)

On Monday, they entered AT&T Park early for Workout Day (batting practice) and the HomeRun Derby. Here are some photos. They didn't get a ball, but they were in great seats, eleven rows from the field on the right hand side.

The flew home Tuesday, making it in time for their 6pm game in Beaverton, though they missed the actual All-Star game. But we've been watching (and reliving) the highlights every minute since then...:)


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