I canceled my trip to Camden Yards.


I’d go tomorrow, but the weather’s supposed to be even worse.


  1. Zack

    Is it tacky to be the first one to comment on my own entry? Whatever. Just wanted to say to the AccuWeather folks: “Please don’t sue me for using a copyrighted image. I don’t make any money from this blog, and if anything, it’s a good advertisement for your site. Thank you, and have a lovely day.”

  2. boodleheimer1@aol.com

    Not tacky. Considering the lousy weather they’re giving you tomorrow, thereby screwing up your chance to get a Manny autograph, they’re lucky to have the PR. Don’t despair, a brighter day will come. Like, for instance, maybe Gustavo will screw up so badly in his next game, he’ll be pulled in the first inning.

  3. gregorybarasch@yahoo.com

    ****, that *****. Camden Yards would have been fun.

    In response to your response to my Fenway comment. Thanks. No problem, try it out some time. And, yes, I stayed above the Mendoza Line for Sunday’s game — somehow.

    My next game will be next Monday at Shea against the Marlins. I’m going all out. One of my old Little League uniforms was bright teal, so I’m going to turn the jersey and hat into a Marlins “costume.” Any chance you’ll be there?

  4. kvrpmmh@aol.com

    You should try to make it down for the Twin’s series. They’re never crowded and the Twin’s are a pretty nice team.

  5. Zack

    It’s really a shame. I’m still holding out hope for tomorrow. I talked to someone who lives an hour from Camden, and he says it actually might clear up by the early afternoon tomorrow. I’ll definitely try out your Fenway advice next time I’m there. Not sure when that’ll be, though. As for Monday, yeah, I’m leaning toward going. Will we be battling for the Loge spot or do you usually start off somewhere else?


    Go anyways? Are you out of your head? I’m not spending seven hours in a car if there’s not gonna be BP.


    The Twins do seem pretty nice, but there’s very little chance I’ll make it down that weekend. Friday (the 22nd) is Fireworks Night…gag. I have other plans on Saturday. And then Sunday is a day game.

  6. gregorybarasch@yahoo.com

    Cool. I usually don’t start out in the Loge. I like to work the Field Level corner spot in right field for a while and then figure out what I want to do from there based on the action. I don’t really like having a specific set plan because I always feel like there’s no chance I’ll ever end up following it, so it’s just a waste of time. I find it fun to improvise based on the situation.

  7. trueplaya_202@hotmail.com

    wow ok i knew you were far not that far. woah wouldnt it **** if you went and got shutout or soemthing? not saying it will cause it wont but if it did that would be an all time snagging low. 7 hours wow

  8. kvrpmmh@aol.com

    Okay this is it…

    I didn’t want to copy your ideas but I now have no choice.

    I don’t really try hard for balls at Camden, Im more of an autograph guy, but i go after them when i get a chance. I could have had FOUR balls had I had the glove trick for the Saturday DAY GAME for the SOLD OUT YANKEES! There were 2 in the gap and 2 close to the wall that i could have reeled in easily in a packed house. I am never going to another game without the trick again!

  9. Zack

    Okay, good. So if I go to the Loge, we can both have our spots. You’re smart not to make a game plan and force yourself to stick to it. Being able to adapt to the situation is KEY.


    Yeah, NYC to Baltimore is almost 200 miles. At the very least, it takes three hours each way, and that’s if there’s NO traffic and I average 70mph on the NJ Turnpike. I don’t think I’d get shutout, though. I can pretty much always find a way to get at least one ball, even without batting practice.


    Copy the trick. Be my guest. That’s why I talk about it here on my blog. Sorry you had a rough time at Camden.

  10. Chad


    About books. When you have found an idea and want to write it, do you type it on the computer or do you write it on paper? And what are all those post-it notes for on your picture of the papers. When do you type the front cover like you wrote:

    “Watching Baseball Smarter”

    Spring 2007.


  11. Zack

    Some writers are able to think better when they write stuff out by hand, but ultimately, the book has to be typed in order to submit it to an agent (and that’s usually the first REAL step toward getting it published). The post-it notes were my own comments/questions about my editor’s comments. We’re at the stage now where we’re making some small—but final—decisions. I typed the cover right away, like, waaaay back when I started working on the book a few years ago, but the title changed a few times along the way. My editor works for Vintage, so no, I don’t have to pay her. But if I’d chosen to work with a freelance editor before submitting the book to my agent, then I would’ve had to pay.

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