On Monday the 16th, there wasn’t a game in NYC. On Tuesday, it was raining. On Wednesday, I had a date. On Thursday, I wrote for minorleaguebaseball.com. Tonight, I’m hanging out with a friend who’s much cooler than Shea Stadium could ever be. Tomorrow, there’s a day game. (I don’t do day games.) On Sunday, I’m meeting with my writing group.
BUT ON MONDAY THE 23RD…
I’m going to Camden Yards with my friend Sean. Potential milestone: The foul ball I caught on 4/11/07 at Shea Stadium was my 99th lifetime game ball. I’m hoping to reach the century mark in Baltimore.
AND ON WEDNESDAY THE 25TH…
I’m going to a game in Philadelphia. The good news: I’ll be doing an in-studio TV interview with Comcast SportsNet, which is the Phillies’ cable network. The bad news: The interview is live (on a show called “Daily News Live”) and will be taking place during batting practice. More good news: It doesn’t start until 6:15pm, so I’ll get to snag for the first 75 minutes. More bad news: The studio is across the street in the Wachovia Center. More good news: I’ll be getting press credentials, so when I make it back to Citizens Bank Park, I’ll be able to sit anywhere I want (excluding Charlie Manuel’s lap).
I have 2,973 balls right now. I’d like to be at 2,990 by the time I drive home from Philly, but that might be pushing it.
Aside from Comcast SportsNet, there’s some other media stuff in the works:
• Earlier today, I taped a phone interview with KPUG 1170AM in Bellingham, Washington. It’s supposed to air between 6:30 and 7:30pm ET.
• Later today, at 6:10pm ET, I have another radio interview. This one is with KZNE 1150AM in College Station, Texas, and I think it’ll be live.
• My college newspaper is running a Q&A with me today. (When I get a copy, I’ll scan it and put it on my site.)
• On Wednesday the 25th, an article about my baseball collection will be appearing in a Japanese magazine. I’m not sure what the magazine is called, or if the piece will even be in English, but I’m supposed to receive a copy by the end of the month, so we’ll find out soon.
Time to pick up my laundry…