Friday, April 8, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

Since not much new has happened over the past few days I thought I would take some time to share an interesting story with you. You may not think this is as interesting as I may, but I'll tell it anyways.

For those of you that aren't aware, today is my 26th birthday. For some reason it feels like a really weird birthday for me. I don't know why, but 26 seems a lot more older than 25. I feel like I am almost 30, and there is no way I feel I should be making my way so fast to the big 3-0. Anyways back to the story. Twenty six years ago to this day I was born in Melrose, Massachusetts. On that day the Boston Red Sox had their home opener at Fenway Park against the hated New York Yankees. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees that day to a score of nine to six. It just so happens that my favorite two numbers are both nine and six. I wore number six throughout my high school career, and when I went to college and was unable to wear number six I changed to number nine. I continued to wear number nine through college and as a professional. Nine was also the number I wore when making my Major League debut. You may think, OK that is somewhat weird, but who really gives a crap.

Well, the weird thing is today, twenty six years later, again on my birthday the Red Sox had their home opener at Fenway Park against the hated New York Yankees. Once again the Red Sox were victorious by a winning score of nine to six. You may once again be thinking that is somewhat weird, but who really gives a crap. If you do think that, I guess there is no helping you, but I think it's pretty damn interesting. That is the end of my story. Goodnight, and happy birthday, to me!

P.S. Thanks to all that wished me a happy birthday today! I really appreciate it!

22 comments:

  1. I think its a sign that you are going to have a rebirth as a player and will have an outstanding year both professionally and personally. Unfortunately the Red Sox will have a mediocre season, just like 26 years ago. :-)

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  2. Hahaha...ill still take it...thanks!

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  3. Happy Birthday Matty! Wishing you all the best!! I remember that day well 26 years ago..... 26 yrs??! I feel soo old!!

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  4. That is a really odd story. Hopefully it brings you some good luck. And Happy Birthday Matt!!! Hope this year is your best yet!!!

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  5. Thanks auntie Val!

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  6. Wishing you a very happy birthday

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  7. Ha! If you'd pondered your post just 10 minutes more you would have stamped it at 9 minutes to six...and that would have been really weird!

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  8. Nah not anymore...I was through college though

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  9. Are most players like that, once you are in a different organization you sever all previous allegiances?

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  10. Hi Matt- I see you are on the Harrisburg (PA) Senators roster. We are looking forward to your playing here this year. Good luck on your efforts to return to the bigs. John Bricker

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  11. Ok, this was kind of weird, at first I was like I don't give a crap and then after a little thought I was like damnit I DO give a crap because this is interesting stuff! :) Hope you enjoy your birthday (btw: that 9-6 score..yeah, I hated it) My favorite number is 46. Maybe today can end 4-6 with the Yankees on the upside of that. Hmmm. I doubt it.

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  12. No some guys still follow there home town teams...I guess it depends

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  13. Hey thanks John

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  14. Hahaha that's what I'm talking about

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  15. I am not sure what is weirder, that happening or you knowing it... Nah that is pretty nuts. Happy birthday Matt, hope the leg is feeling good for you!

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  16. Haha thanks

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  17. happy b-day man. 26 ain't bad. This year I turn 40...I mean what the heck..how the hell did I get so old so fast?...anyways good luck with Harrisburg, I hope to see you play in person at Hadlock Field in Portland, and then I hope Washington calls you and the wunderkind, Bryce Harper up and the both of you win the NL championship..only to lose to the Red Sox in the WS, but hey that ain't gonna happen anyways..........the Red Sox part that is

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  18. Hahaha...thanks! And you never know

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