Best of the Week: 9/1/2019 – 9/7/2019


Anything Manny is the Best of the Week:

~ baseballrebecca

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Manny Returns


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Manny Machado in the on deck circle at Camden Yards, June 25, 2019

As I mentioned on Sunday, a week ago my favorite player, Manny Machado, was back in Baltimore playing  against the Orioles with his new team, the San Diego Padres. Since I still haven’t forgiven the O’s for trading him, I wore my Manny Padres shirt and my Lake Elsinore Storm cap. I wasn’t the only Padres fan there.

I’ve been a Manny fan ever since the O’s signed him, and I watched him play single-A and double-A ball with the Frederick Keys and Bowie Baysox before he skipped triple-A and went up to the Orioles in 2012. I even went to one of his rehab games in Frederick in 2014. So I certainly wasn’t going to miss seeing him when the Padres came to town for an inter-league game this year.

As I knew they would, Orioles’ fans gave Manny a standing ovation when he came up for his first at bat. He gave a little wave to the fans in response. When he hit a home run in the 3rd inning, we cheered again. It was a bittersweet night. But at least we got to see our Manny again. And he looked like he enjoyed catching up with his old teammates. Check out the pics below.

~ baseballrebecca

 

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Hugging Miguel Castro: this brought a tear to my eye.

A standing ovation for Manny.

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Manny and Fernando Tatis, Jr.

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Best of the Week: 6/23/2019 – 6/29/2019


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When Manny was ours, 2012 (photo by Keith Alison via Wikipedia)

My favorite player, Manny Machado, returned to Baltimore this week with his (and my) new team, the San Diego Padres. The fans warmly welcomed him, some of us nearly in tears.

I’m still mad at the Orioles for trading him away. Naturally, I was at the game on Tuesday, wearing my Manny-Padres shirt and my Lake Elsinore Storm cap. (I’m still working through my feelings on this, but will post more pics later this week.)

We miss you Manny!

~ baseballrebecca

This one made me tear up a little (ok, a lot):

 

 

 

 

Still Coming . . .


The Annual Bobble List is coming next week – along with more info on this year’s Game of Thrones / MLB bobbleheads.

In the meantime, I’ve been spending time with my current bobbleheads. I really miss these guys:

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And, no, Manny, this is not acceptable – not without Jonathan:

No matter how you explain it:

~ baseballrebecca

#bobbleiscoming

#bringbackthebromance

 

 

 

Minor League Break Camp Rosters


DSCN6880Opening Day for Minor League Baseball is this Thursday! This year I have even more teams to follow since I’m now a San Diego Padres fan. And one of my favorite Bowie Baysox, Aderlin Rodriguez, now plays for the Padres triple-A team, the El Paso Chihuahuas. Last year, in what now seems like fate, I saw the Lake Elsinore Storm, the Padres single-A affiliate, so now I need to follow those guys as well to see where they end up.

Last week, the Orioles’ minor league affiliates announced their break camp rosters. Below are links to the O’s minor league teams and a few other important teams (i.e., the teams I root for):

Baseball is going to be exhausting this year with all these teams to follow!

~ baseballrebecca

 

Eight . . .


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Manny Machado with the Dodgers in 2018. Photo by Ian D’Andrea (via Wikipedia)

Opening Day is just eight days away!! Two of my all-time favorite players have worn no. 8: Cal Ripken and Manny Machado. And since Manny is no longer an Oriole (or a Dodger, where he wore no. 8), I’m a San Diego Padres fan this year. (I already have my tickets for when they play more former team, the O’s!)

~ baseballrebecca