Ten days ago, my friend Brad put two tickets for the 2007 Home Run Derby on eBay with a $2,000 reserve. (In other words, he wasn’t going to sell them for less than $2,000.) After nine and a half days, someone finally bid, and at the last minute there was a flurry of bids–six in total–which raised the final price to $2,200.
Thus, it is official: I’m going to San Francisco in July for the Home Run Derby! Brad has already booked my flights and hotel. I’m excited beyond words, and yes, this’ll be my first Derby.
It feels really weird to know that I’ll be attending this event with two people and not having any idea (at this point) who they are. All I know is that the winning bidder lives in California, and that her name is Sarah.
Within the next month or two, Brad will be selling a pair of tickets to the All-Star Game…
It’s been 10 hours since I posted this entry, and I now know who’ll be joining me at the Derby. Sarah just emailed me and said, “My almost 12 year old son and I do a mother son trip every summer to the all star game– we’ve been going since 2001, so it will be the two of us joining you. Home Run derby is our favorite event. The last few years we’ve been buying seats in the outfield and we love trying to score balls during batting practice.”