Monday, March 30, 2009

Mail Day, sort of....and a spring cleaning find

Nothing beats coming home on a Monday and finding an envelope with your name on it sitting on the table just begging to be opened. Usually the familiar colour of a manila envelope is what can be expected but occasionally there is the extra special surprise of a courier envelope. Today was such the case and actually even a bit of a bigger surprise because I had forgotten about its pending arrival.

Thanks to this entry from Mark's Ephemera I contacted Legacy Sports Rarities and requested a catalog of my own. What a beautiful collection and presentation of some cardboard gems. It truly is a magnificent collection.

Secondly, while rummaging around the basement and through the garage this passed weekend I came across a book I bought while on vacation several years ago. While never a true fan of the team, I have always been fascinated by their mystique and presence as a cornerstone of the pastime.

The book is set out in a diary format with entries starting March 1st and ending October 18th. I think I'll read it the way it was laid out, spanning an entire season. It should be fun and periodically I'll share some of the entries here.


Saturday, March 28, 2009


It is 10:51am on Saturday, March 28th 2009.

Another pebble in the ocean that is the world of Blog.

I could not think of a better way to christen this than with, perhaps, the single solitary reason why Baseball remains in my blood to this day. Bud and Lou and their masterpiece.