Overjoyed!April 10, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Posted in Baseball, Rays | 7 Comments
Today, I went to one of my favorite places in the entire universe, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, for the first time in 2009. The Bulls were supposed to play the Norfolk Tides, but unfortunately the game was rained out. But I’m not upset about the rain out, mostly because of an unexpected surprise. It turned out that the William Harridge Trophy that was awarded to the Rays for their 2008 American League Championship was present at the ballpark! Of course I posed with it, and here I am with the official symbol of the Rays championship:
Seeing the trophy in person was definitely one of the happiest moments of my life, and this immediately becomes one of my favorite photos. It was awesome for the Rays to share the trophy with their growing legion of fans in North Carolina. William Harridge, by the way, was the president of the American League from 1931 to 1958.
Due to the rain out, I’ll be attending tomorrow night’s game between the Bulls and the Tides. David Price, who was supposed to pitch tonight, will be pitching in that game. It’s the second time that I’ll get to see Price pitch in person this year. I also saw him pitch in the spring training game that I attended in Port Charlotte. And yes, the post about my spring training experience is coming very soon. Anyway, the Tides are the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, so I’ll also get to see Matt Wieters in action. It’s tough to beat seeing the top two prospects in baseball playing in the same game. And as an added bonus, I’ll get to meet another card blogger in person. Pete from Dropped Third Strike will also be at the game, along with his girlfriend Kim.