Thursday, August 11, 2011

THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL

I haven't been writing over the last week or so because of a few reasons. The first one is that I haven't had Internet in a while. I apparently went over my monthly limit on my Verizon card so I have to wait another few days before I can resume using it. Luckily we are in Buffalo, New York right now and the hotel Internet is free. I've also been mostly on the road over the last ten days spending four in Toledo, Ohio, four in Columbus, Ohio, and now two in Buffalo, New York. I can't wait for our upcoming eight game home stand.

I've had some interesting things happen to me over the last few days. First, I was eating at Ted's Montana Grill. If you haven't been there before you should try it out. They have bison burgers which are supposedly a lot better for you than normal beef burgers, although I'm not sure anything can reverse the damaging effects eating McDonald's and Burger King four days a week from the ages of eight to twenty-two had on my vital organs. Anyways, after paying for my meal I received my six dollars in change back from my waiter. It was paid to me with four one dollar gold coins and a two dollar bill. I didn't even know there were one dollar gold coins and I thought only my grandmother gave me two dollar bills as a little kid. At first I thought it was a joke, but apparently you can use both forms of payment. How exciting.

On a totally different subject, if you've ever wondered what it feels like to get hit with a ninety MPH fastball in the ribs I'll fill you in. It hurts like hell! This is what my ribs looked like three weeks after being hit by a pitch. Remember, this is three weeks later. Please disregard the extreme paleness of my skin. I seem to be allergic to the sun.



In other news, Mark Antonelli just received his one hundredth autograph request in the mail today. For some reason it was sent to me, and even though I've checked MILB.com fifty times I still haven't been able to find a Mark Antonelli in the minor leagues.



Switching gears once again, I've sadly decided to give up on my aspirations of having better hair than both Bradley Cooper and Matthew McConaughey, two of my hair idols. The length of my hair was really starting to get out of control and there is only so many times a guy can brush his hair behind his ear with his fingers before he is forced to draw a line and shave his head. It was a good six months, but like my girlfriend says, the hair had to go.

Well, its getting late and we have a day game tomorrow, so I'm going to sleep. I hope everyone enjoys their Thursday.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Matt! Nice experience. I collect coins and i wonder why you don't post a photo of this gold dollar coins? It will be great to see them! Regards from Barcelona, Spain

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  2. Mark,

    That was awesome!!!  I nearly spit my Dr Pepper on the screen.   Yeah, Mark - have a great season.  

    By the way, way to take that pitch for the team. That is still very nasty looking. Stay safe. 

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  3. Ill see if I still have them and post a pic

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  4. Haha thanks!

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  5. Matt, I bet what makes Cooper and McConaughey hair gods is that they push through the uncomfortable hair phase in order to get their silken mains of glory. I have been sporting a Ricky Vaughn style Mohawk and just had moustaches shaved into the side of my head since I can't grow one worth a damn.

    I wanted to make you an honorary member of our beer league softball team, The Muscle Tribe Of Excellence And Danger. We have these awesome fighting unicorn shirts that I would like to send you. We made Aaron Cunningham a member last year. Needless to say,this is a very prestigious honor

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  6. Wow! You are allergic to the sun! I always thought I was a really pale Irish girl but then I saw that picture and now I know what pale skin really looks like. Suddenly I feel tan. Thanks. It's probably better to wear the highest SPF level of sunscreen possible at all times. I can imagine you burning to a crisp. I can't believe you gave up on the hair already. You're a giver upper Mark...uh..I mean Matt (Maybe you have an alter ego named Mark. You just don't know it yet but your 100 biggest "fans" do). Some of the best hair in baseball is shaggy. Look at Danny Haren. He's legit as hell talent wise and why do you think that is? Because of his arm? Nope. Years and years of practice? Nope. All that power comes from the hair.

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  7. Hahaha thanks man...and yeah I hear you on the hair...my hair just wasn't mean to be long thoigh lol

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  8. Hahaha they have much better hair than I do lol

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  9. LOL! Well, "Mark", I hope your cap fits your head now without the wavy locks.  Now that you've gone most of the season with the back of your neck covered, you are totally doomed to a nasty sunburn. It might hurt worse than a drilling to the ribs right now! And as I recall, things were getting pretty nasty with that team you were playing 3 weeks ago.  Guess they weren't going down without leaving you guys some ugly reminders of their disappointment, eh? 

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  10. Hey Mark... (just kidding)

      I'm glad to hear that it is possible that a children's diet of McD's and BK can still produce a professional ballplayer. This gets me off the hook with my wife, when I keep feeding my 3 year old at the drive thru. Maybe Mark Antonelli is your alter-ego. He puts up AROD like power numbers, goes to coke-fuelled poker parties,can't turn double plays, gets contract offers from the New York Yankees, never plays in the minors again, and is a total jerk to his teammates and fans. No wait...that is AROD.

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