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  1. BASEBALL

    This is my first blog, so everybody BE NICE! I have been going to baseball games since I was 4 yrs old. My grandmother Mary Jane, was an avid baseball fan. She brought out the love of the game in me…

  2. bennettbaba6@aol.com

    Can someone tell me why scott BOORASS has the final say I know boras is looking for the most money he can put in his own pockets,how many times over does he need to be a millionaire hes like a shyster lawyer., MATSUZAKA should know he has the final say where he plays. There should be a commitee that oversees the negotiations,bud selig should look into this before he retires,lets cap the profits these greedy agents can make

  3. BASEBALL

    Well, I am from the BayArea- So, I am an Oakland A’s and Giants fan. However, quite a few of the Yankees are from the Bay Area -Giambi used to play for Oakland,,, I love Eric Chavez -I love Jason Giambi, love Zito- Oh, and Barry Bonds….

  4. BASEBALL

    Hey! Does everybody like Mike?! Im glad hes coming to the Bay Area-! Hoping Zito will go to the Giants or the Yanks…

  5. Baseball

    This is my first weblog. As you may or may not know, I work for MLB . What a great job! During the season, I have to watch baseball all day…….!!! Don’t be jealous…. tee hee- So, feel free to add and share..! GO A’S! – GO GIANTS!

    and yes GO YANKS! I would like to mention that yes, I am a Yankee fan also, in California . Lets clear one thing up, right off the bat… no pun intended… there are quite a few players on the Yankees- FROM THE BAY AREA!!!

    So, love eachother, love the game baby!

    I live for this !

  6. chelbell4@yahoo.com

    This is great!!! I love baseball and what a great way to keep in touch during the off season. I just want to say CONGRATS!!!! To Barry Bonds on his new contract! Good for him, he deserves another year. What a way to say, ” Can’t nobody hold me down!”

  7. Baseball

    Miles agrees to $1 million contract with Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals and infielder Aaron Miles avoided arbitration on Tuesday, agreeing to a $1 million, one-year contract ahead of the deadline for teams to offer deals to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters.

    Congrats! local boy makes good……

  8. ellencullum@bellsouth.net

    WOW!! Baseball. what an entrance. WELCOME! I hope everybody has a most Joyful Christmas.
    Oh!! I almost forgot. Merry Christmas to all of the Sox and their loved ones!!

    GO REDSOX!!

  9. baseballchick

    You are right-this is AMERICA- Dont love Barry if you dont want to-I love Barry Zito too- WOW! Dont take it PERSONALLY-

  10. baseballchick

    SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants’ rotation just got better.

    Left-handed pitcher Barry Zito has agreed to a seven-year, $126 million contract, according to The Associated Press and an MLB.com source.

    Zito, 28, who has starred for the Oakland A’s the past seven seasons, was the most highly-prized free agent hurler, being wooed by the New York Mets, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers, but the long-time San Francisco resident decided to literally stay home.

    WHAT A RELIEF!

  11. baseballchick

    Only Alex Rodriguez ($252 million), Derek Jeter ($189 million), Manny Ramirez ($160 million), Todd Helton ($141.5 million) and Alfonso Soriano ($136 million) have contracts with more guaranteed money.

    WHAT A GUY!!!

    As part of his agreement with the Giants, Zito will fund the construction of youth fields in the San Francisco area through his foundation.

    What a role model!

  12. baseballchick

    Zito is 102-63 in seven big-league seasons. (AP/Jeff Chiu)
    Giants sign Barry Zito

    The Giants reeled in the biggest free agent of the winter, signing left-hander Barry Zito to a seven-year contract. Zito, 28, has been a Bay Area star since debuting with the A’s in 2000, compiling a 102-63 record and 3.53 ERA in 222 starts for Oakland in his first six-plus seasons in the Majors.

    A San Francisco resident and native Californian, Zito was the 2002 American League Cy Young Award winner, going 23-5 with a 2.75 ERA. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder went 16-10 with a 3.83 ERA for the A’s in 2006 to help lead them to the AL Championship Series for the first time since 1992. Regarded as one of the game’s most durable and productive starters, Zito has made seven postseason starts in five trips to October and has made three All-Star appearances while making every start without injury during his six full seasons

  13. baseballchick

    *****ON MLB.COM********

    Trust us. We have been right every year. Major League Baseball is now in an all-time groove that makes most people happy most of the time. Just follow these easy ’07 steps to preview this new year for yourself:

    GO TO

    http://WWW.MLB.COM

    “Where baseball is always on”

  14. baseballchick

    I was so lucky this year, my Dad took me to the playoffs!
    The energy was incredible!

    Dad even said he would take me to the Series,…we didnt make it.For a girl with two brothers, that makes me a pretty lucky girl!

  15. baseballchick

    Fourteen players in baseball history have received contracts worth more than $100 million.
    Player

    Club Years Total

    Alex Rodriguez TEX-NYY 2001-10 $252M

    Derek Jeter NYY 2001-10 $189M

    Manny Ramirez BOS 2001-08 $160M

    Todd Helton COL 2003-11 $141.5M

    Alfonso Soriano CHC 2007-14 $136M

    Vernon Wells TOR 2008-14 $126M

    Barry Zito SF 2007-13 $126M

    Mike Hampton COL-ATL 2001-08 $121M

    Jason Giambi NYY 2002-08 $120M

    Carlos Beltran NYM 2005-11 $119M

    Ken Griffey Jr. CIN 2000-08 $116.5M

    Kevin Brown LAD-NYY 1999-05 $105M

    Albert Pujols STL 2004-10 $100M

    Carlos Lee HOU 2007-12 $100M

  16. baseballchick

    I am so excited for the 2007 season to start!

    Sunday, April 1,2007

    Giants/Athletics 4:05 p.m. @Oakland

    GO BAY AREA!!!!

  17. baseballchick

    I recently went to the Supercross-what an exciting event!Ricky Carmichael is the best-Chad Reed too-these events are not to be missed!

  18. baseballchick

    SPRING TRAINING 2007

    The last team standing at the end of the 2006 season is among the seven teams reporting tomorrow. The World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, led by ace right-hander Chris Carpenter, begin defense of their title in Jupiter, Fla.

    The Cardinals made a few roster changes, including the return of second baseman Adam Kennedy, whom they traded to the Angels for Jim Edmonds seven years ago, but the bulk of a team that turned an 83-win regular season into a surprising World Series title returns. St. Louis will try to become the first team this decade to successfully defend its championship.

    The distance from the Oakland Athletics’ Spring Training complex in Phoenix and the Giants’ practice fields in Tempe, Ariz., is about 10 miles. But it might seem like light years apart for left-hander Barry Zito, who begins his first season on the West side of the Bay Bridge.

    After seven years, three All-Star Games and one AL Cy Young Award for the A’s, Zito inked a seven-year, $126 million contract with the Giants.

    And that’s just a few of the storylines that will grab the attention of baseball-starved fans for the next six weeks.

    on MLB.com “Where baseballis always on”

  19. baseballchick

    This was sent to me by the big guy in New York-some cool facts in the 2006

    A Little Kernel of Revenge-

    On August 7, 1997, Anaheim Angels minor leaguer Ramon Ortiz pitched a no-hitter for the Single A Cedar Rapids Kernels against the Quad City River Bandits – an Astros affiliate – and he got Aaron Miles for the final out. Nine years later, Ortiz, now with the Washington Nationals, took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against St. Louis, where it was broken up by — Aaron Miles.

  20. baseballchick

    FEB 14,2007
    I am so anti-Valentine!

    So, I will just ask everyone to tell why the love baseball–?

    I personally have been a fan since childhood. My grandmother was such a sports fan. She loved A’s and the Giants.I remember she even used to listen to it on the radio in the car-that was a LONG time ago..I think the love of the game comes from deep within you… Ya feel it,,,or you dont… but me… well you know,,,

    I LIVE FOR THIS!

    HAPPY VALENTINES TO ALL !

  21. baseballchick

    MLB.COM
    “Where baseball is always on”

    No one says it better than the ever-growing MLB.TV Generation itself. Many fans just can’t be at the ballpark and aren’t within the team’s local broadcast reach; they might be away on business or vacation, they might live far from their favorite team, and they might be off at college. If they have DirecTV, they now can watch live games that way following Major League Baseball’s announcement that the 2007 package will be available through that satellite provider. Fans can watch out-of-market games live over their computer with MLB.TV, and they can hear the games live with MLB.com Gameday Audio over any computer and over some mobile phone carriers.

    Subscriptions are now on sale exclusively at MLB.com for all those cool ways to follow live baseball over the Internet.

    Log on to http://www.mlb.com

    Enjoy the 2007 season!

  22. baseballchick

    GIAMBI CANT WAIT FOR OPENING DAY 3.18.07

    After his mammoth grand slam sparked the Yankees to an 8-1 victory on Sunday, Jason Giambi said New York’s offense is ready to roll the calendar forward to Opening Day.

  23. baseballchick

    I love Jason Giambi – I really do! Have you ever heard him being interviewed? What a down to earth sweetheart kinda guy;)
    He’s hot- and ready to show what he’s all about !

  24. baseballchick

    STRIKEOUT CHALLENGE…
    FINDING A CURE FOR BREAST CANCER-

    I want you to take a moment to think about all the special women in your life- Then, read on……

    Think for a moment about the possibilities here. Let’s say there are 1,362 strikeouts again during this year’s stretch. If one million fans each pledged only a penny per K, that would mean $14,120,000 (including a $50,000 commitment from MLB Charities) for the Komen cause. A record 74 million fans attended Major League games last season, and millions of fans are on MLB.com and the 30 club sites every day and night. The people are here, the problem is still here, and people solve problems.

    “Major League Baseball is a social institution with a responsibility to give back in meaningful ways to our fans and to the communities in which our clubs play,” said Tim Brosnan, MLB’s executive vice president, business. “Breast cancer affects many women and their families, which is why we are proud to work with our clubs, players and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to increase awareness and funding to fight this disease.”

    According to the Komen Foundation’s Spring 2006 “Frontline” newsletter, the National Cancer Institute reports that breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women, except for certain skin cancers. In 2006, it is expected that 212,920 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. In addition to invasive breast cancer, 61,980 new cases of in situ (non-invasive) breast cancer will be diagnosed.

  25. baseballchick

    WooooHooooo! Barry hit 755!
    I am going to the game on Aug24- SF vs MIL- a family member got me some really good seats-How lucky can a girl be?!

  26. tonypadres@msn.com

    The Giants got swept by my beloved Padres this weekend, even though Bonds hit #755. Way to go San Diego. And good luck to the A’s down the stretch, despite the fact that it looks real bleak for Oakland right now.

  27. baseballchick

    So I went to the Giants game
    August 24 – went with my cousins husband, and got primo seats. He has never been to a ballgame in his life! Poor guy, subject to my screaming-but he did have a great time, and I made sure of it! He also took me to Willie Mays restaraunt in

    WalnutCreek- if you get the chance to ever go, dont miss it! The memorabilia is so extensive, it will bring tears to your eyes! and the food was good too….. its getting close to the end of the season, sad for me- hoping to get one more game in,,, playoffs coming mighty quick! check out all the info on http://www.mlb.com

    baseballchick

    I LIVE FOR THIS!

  28. baseballchick

    NEVER MISS A GAME!
    MLB 2007: Never Miss a Game presented by Holiday Inn is the second of five hours of feature-length programming to be produced by Major League Baseball Productions, the Emmy Award-winning in-house television and video production division of Major League Baseball, for broadcast by long-time partner ESPN during the final months of the 2007 regular season. Remaining programs will be announced through November.

  29. baseballchick

    BARRY, IM SORRY, I THINK WE ARE DONE.

    Bonds says goodbye to Giants fans

    Bonds will pursue the rest of his career elsewhere.

    The San Francisco Giants will not bring all-time home run king Barry Bonds back for the 2008 season, the club announced today. He will conclude his 15-year career with the Giants during this week’s final homestand and next weekend’s final series in Los Angeles.

    “No one is more aware of what Barry has meant to the Giants and San Francisco than I am,” said club President and Managing General Partner Peter Magowan. “He gave our ownership group instant credibility when we bought the team in 1993 and he helped transform the Giants into a consistent winner. For the first 11 years that he was here, the Giants had the third best record in baseball and Barry was a huge part of that success. Most importantly, Barry helped San Francisco become a baseball town again. I will forever be grateful for all of the success, excitement and memories that he created for our fans. However, all good things must come to an end and now seems like the right time to move on.”

  30. baseballchick

    Ok so I spoke to my Grandma today, the one in LA- and she professes to me-She is an Angels fan! She said she would love to go to the playoffs. How cool is that?

  31. baseballchick

    RWG- You know who you are-
    Dont you know by now how much I love you? I accept you for who you are too- friends till the end…besos!

  32. baseballchick

    So the season comes to a close, the Yankees, wild card!
    Bonds makes his last debut as a Giant…..! What a season this has been, whats next?

  33. baseballchick

    on MLB.COM-

    That time has come, and the clock is officially ticking.

    After the conclusion of the World Series, which will play on without the Yankees for the fourth year in a row, Rodriguez has 10 days to inform the team whether he’s going to opt out of his current deal or not. The favorite for this season’s American League Most Valuable Player Award would easily be the top name in the free-agent class.

    Should Rodriguez choose to remain in New York, he would command a $27 million salary for the 2008 season. With uber-agent Scott Boras heading the negotiation for Rodriguez, there’s a chance the Yankees may not know A-Rod’s decision until the last possible minute. It’s been speculated that the third baseman could make at least $30 million per year on the open market — reason enough to consider testing the waters.

  34. baseballchick

    —MLB IMPORTANT DATES—

    January 5-15, 2008

    Salary arbitration filing period

    January 8, 2008

    Hall of Fame BBWAA voting announced

    January 18, 2008

    Exchange of salary arbitration figures

    February 1-21, 2008

    Salary arbitration hearings

    February 14, 2008

    First date injured players, pitchers and catchers may report to Spring Training

    February 19, 2008

    First date all players may report to Spring Training

    February 26, 2008

    Mandatory Spring Training reporting date for all players

    March 2, 2008

    First date to renew contracts of unsigned players

    March 11, 2008

    Contract renewal period (10-day) ends

    March 12, 2008

    Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days

    March 26, 2008

    Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2008 salary

    March 30, 2008

    Opening Day of the 2008 season, active rosters reduced to 25 players

    June TBA

    First-Year Player Draft

    July 15, 2008

    All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium (New York)

    July 27, 2008

    Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.

    July 31, 2008

    Non-waiver trade deadline

    Dec. 8-11, 2008

    Winter Meetings, Las Vegas

  35. baseballchick

    Cards re-sign infielder Miles
    Veteran switch-hitter returns with one-year pact

    FROM MLB.COM

    ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals brought back infielder Aaron Miles on Friday, acknowledging that though they have many infield candidates on their roster, few are sure things.

    Miles, 31, signed a one-year pact for a reported $1.4 million. He had been non-tendered by the Cardinals on Dec. 12, making him a free agent, but re-signed on Friday. St. Louis let Miles walk in order to avoid going to arbitration, and the club likely signed Miles for less than he would have made via the arbitration process.

    Miles batted .290 for the Cardinals in 2007, his highest since 2004, but virtually all of his other performance indicators remained static. He put up a .328 on-base percentage, right in line with his .323 career number, and his .348 slugging percentage was a bit below his career mark of .357.

    The Cards’ putative starters in the middle infield are Cesar Izturis at shortstop and Adam Kennedy at second base. Izturis, once considered an elite defender, may not play at that level anymore and surely is not the caliber of hitter that he was in his career year of 2004. Kennedy, a steady performer for most of his career, struggled badly in 2007 and it is an open question what he can provide in ’08.

    Backing them up was Brendan Ryan, who impressed in his Major League debut, but whom the club is reluctant to lean on without having an alternative in case the youngster drops off. Other potential middle infielders on the roster include Scott Spiezio and rookie hopefuls Brian Barden and Jarrett Hoffpauir.

    Miles’ versatility endeared him to manager Tony La Russa — he played five positions, including pitcher, in 2007.

  36. baseballchick

    WAY TO GO AARON !

    Aaron Miles re-signs with St. Louis

    Infielder agrees to one-year deal with the Cardinals

    FROM MLB.COM NEWS!

    ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals announced today they have signed infielder Aaron Miles to a one-year deal for the 2008 season. The versatile infielder appeared at five different positions for the Cardinals last season, including his first Major League appearances in the outfield and as a pitcher.

    Miles, 31, has spent the last two seasons with St. Louis where he compiled a .290 batting average last year in 133 total games. Between his two seasons with the Cardinals, the switch-hitter has gathered 232 hits, 46 extra-base hits and 62 RBI. He has a near identical average from either side of the plate, batting .284 from the right side of the plate and .274 as a lefthander during his time with St. Louis. Acquired mainly to serve in a utility role, he instead has proven to be a reliable regular with 202 starts in 268 games played. Aaron led the team with 19 infield hits last season and five bunt hits.

    “Aaron has shown a great deal of versatility with our club over the past two years,” commented Cardinals Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak. “He has proven to be a quality player both as a starter and off the bench and the value of a player like Aaron who can play several positions and hit from both sides can not be understated.”

    Originally acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rockies December 2005, Miles became a free agent last month. He has just over four years service time in the Majors, with the majority coming with Colorado and St. Louis.

  37. baseballchick

    Ok so the Oakland A’s FanFest is Jan 26- Im going to the Supercross at AT&T Park,,,whats a girl to do?
    But I have a great date, never know what will happen after……LOL- But the Supercross is a ritual for me, and its something I cant miss.!

  38. baseballchick

    RWG-

    Dont you know by now how much I love you? I accept you for who you are too- Friends till the end..remember?

  39. baseballchick

    GOODBYE MLB.COM
    How are you going to handle it this time? You have probably been here before, in this or a similar situation. You undoubtedly learned something, even if you did not fully understand or like the lesson. Well, here you are again! The issue is, how are you going to handle it this time? What are you going to do? How will you choose to respond?

    As we travel through life, the scenery changes, the players come and go, but the truth remains the constant. Our lessons are consistent. Our experiences are testing tools by which life examines us and gives us the opportunity to examine ourselves. As we progress, life knows what we know; even when we think we don’t know. How are you going to respond? What are you going to do this time? Are you going to pout, stamp your feet, put your hands on your hips, and create drama? Or are you going to practice what you know, follow your heart, honor yourself, and grow? The choices are yours, but remember, life is watching you. I will miss you all so much more than u know.

    I LIVE FOR THIS!

  40. baseballchick

    MLBAM: The Stealthy Money Machine
    by Maury Brown

    December 05, 2005

    Let’s talk money. Cabbage. That mean, mean green.

    Let’s talk profit. Lots of it. Truck loads of it.

    Now, let’s talk Bon Jovi, former Creed lead singer Scott Stapp, Rowing, Track and Field, Tickets.com, fantasy stats, the MLBPA’s Website, the MLB Player Alumni site, the Umpire’s Union website, MLB.com, Collectibles, MLB Game Day audio, ringtones, wallpaper, video and games for your mobile phone, plus media for handheld devices. The future? IP Television (IPTV).

    What’s the connection? Media. Content. The Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM).

    When the discussion of revenue streams rises to the surface in discussions about Major League Baseball, almost always, without fail, television is the area where the media latch onto. But in recent years, a considerable revenue—and more correctly, profit source—has been the MLBAM.

    Launched in 2000, MLB.com was funded by the clubs in an agreement that had them each investing $1 million a year over four years. The cost was targeted at $120 million. To the joy of the owners and MLB, the Website started generating excess revenue in only the second year of its existence, allowing them to invest only $70-$75 million before beginning to see a return on their investment.

    When the decision to launch MLB.com occurred, MLB moved all of its Internet rights into a centralized location. No longer were team Websites controlled by individual clubs; now they were under a single umbrella. This was the start of a focused effort to completely control and centralize all products and services provided on the Internet by MLB.

    To put just a few numbers into the discussion, from 2004 to 2005 sales on MLB.com rose 220% from the year prior with a 200% increase in sales through just the MLB.com Shop. MLBAM revenues for 2005 are expected to rise 88% to $260 million, and annual revenue is expected to jump 30-50% over each of the next five years. A huge cash cow for the 30 owners in MLB that get to split the profits. Last year, the MLBAM inked a deal with Microsoft and AOL to stream MLB games live onto PCs. That deal totals as much as $40 million over two years from just Microsoft alone. AOL’s deal totaled $9 million over the same period.

    But where MLBAM has been extremely savvy has been in the diversification of holdings under the Advanced Media’s umbrella. Not counting the season’s $9.5 million in online ticket sales, MLB.com will still rack up an estimated $25 million this year in sales and auctions of licensed merchandise and collectibles.

    In November of last year, Tickets.com was acquired by MLBAM. This allowed for broader control of and centralization of MLB related ticket transactions. It made good sense, as MLBAM had inked a three-year deal in 2003 to cover the lion’s share of ticket sales for MLB.com and was the exclusive online partner, providing service to 20 of the 30 franchises. The purchase price by MLBAM came in at $1.10 for all outstanding shares and totaled approximately $66 million.

    Just last week, MLBAM acquired a 10% share in World Championship Sports Network (WCSN) and will be managing its website. The Network is known for global sports like track and field, rowing, wrestling and gymnastics. This move allows MLBAM to diversify into sports outside of baseball. WCSN has currently streamed around 150 hours of content over the last three months, but as MLBAM President Bob Bowman said in an interview, “There will be more coming.”

    Beyond sports, MLBAM has inked deals with rock bands such as Bon Jovi and former Creed singer Scott Stapp.

    Looking at what has transpired, it’s enough to make one shake his head. After all, MLB has been known for being glacial on change to the game and to the way business is conducted. The idea that some of the “Lords of Baseball” don’t use e-mail or believe in it seems well within the realm of possibility.

    What really makes this arm of MLB stealthy and an absolute moneymaking machine came to light somewhat quietly in October when the major league owners decided to scrap plans for an initial public offer for MLBAM. Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, First Boston and J.P. Morgan tried in vain to get the owners to go forward with the IPO. After all, they had good reason to want to see it happen, as these analysts predicted the value of the IPO to be $2-2.5 billion.

    The reason it didn’t move forward? Full public disclosure. MLB opening up the books? You must be joking. Besides, can you imagine how it would look to roll into the next round of collective bargaining after dispersing those kinds of funds around 30 ways? Somehow I doubt that selling a luxury tax again would gain much traction with the players’ union, and forget about ever discussing a salary cap in the near-to-distant future.

    So on occasion, find your favorite search engine and type in “MLBAM.” In the biggest case of irony, the arm that controls all this Internet and media technology doesn’t even have its own website. As I said … stealthy.

    Maury Brown is the editor of BusinessOfBaseball.com, co-chair of SABR’s Business of Baseball committee, and covers the business of baseball at his blog, The Baseball Journals. His analysis and commentary has been published in the Boston Globe, CNN/Money, Toronto Globe and Mail, Los Angeles

  41. baseballchick

    Red Sox to open World Series title defense in Tokyo with two-game series against Athletics

    The Boston Red Sox will open their World Series title defense in Tokyo.

    Following months of negotiations, the Red Sox agreed to a two-game series against the Oakland Athletics in Japan on March 25-26, and the commissioner’s office announced the trip early Wednesday.

    With Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima, the Red Sox figure to be an attractive draw for the games at the Tokyo Dome. The Red Sox and A’s also will play exhibition games on March 23-24 against Japanese teams.

    TICKETS -JAPAN

    MLB.com will make tickets for the games at the Tokyo Dome available to Oakland season ticket holders through a private, internet-only sale at some point in December. If tickets remain after the private sale, the rest will be made available to the public, also online.

    The A’s are designated the “home team” in Japan, so they’ll lose two home dates at McAfee Coliseum, but they will not be running the ticket operations for games played at the Tokyo Dome.

    TOKYO DOME

    The Tokyo Dome area has really enjoyed all the fans coming in for the games. Still we are rooting for our Japanese team to win all their games and be the champions.”

    One of the more popular destinations in Tokyo Dome City is the Baseball Cafe, which has a large caricature of Hall of Famer and World Baseball Classic ambassador Tommy Lasorda, reaching his arms out to welcome fans into the establishment.

    Inside the decor is totally baseball with the walls and tables covered with baseball artwork and memorabilia. MLB Production’s “Memorable Moment’s” DVD is looped on the monitors around the restaurant and the waiters and waitresses all wear baseball jerseys of their favorite teams.

    WENDI, MLB.COM

    “I LIVE FOR THIS!”

  42. baseballchick

    2008 LETS MAKE IT GREAT !

    If you are holding on to past hurts and pains LET IT GO!!!

    If someone can’t treat you right, love you back,and see your worth…..LET IT GO!!!

    If someone has angered you……..LET IT GO!!!

    If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge……LET IT GO!!!

    If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction……LET IT GO!!!

    If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents…….LET IT GO!!!

    If you have a bad attitude…..LET IT GO!!!

    If you keep judging others …..LET IT GO!!!

    If you’re stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him……LET IT GO!!!

    If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship…..LET IT GO!!!

    If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even try to help themselves…..LET IT GO!!!

    If you’re feeling depressed and stressed ……….LET IT GO!!!

    If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying “take your hands off of it,” then you need to….LET IT GO!!!

    Get Right or Get Left … think about it, and then. LET IT GO!!!

  43. baseballchick

    Get Right or Get Left …
    Ok so- its been a while,fast forward– I was almost there! Spring training- in ARIZONA- I have never been! Ok so it didnt happen, but I am still going to Arizona- havent had a good vacation in years..going to see a VIP-confidante, once in a lifetime friend, and stay a while. Im so excited I cant sleep….

  44. baseballchick

    Confident, independent, and strong-ME
    Don’t confuse what you have with who you are. People degrade their self worth when comparing possessions.

    Love is patient, love is kind.

    It does not envy, it does not boast,

    it is not proud.

    It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.

    It is not easily angered,

    it keeps no record of wrongs.

    Love does not delight in evil,

    but rejoices with the truth.

    It always protects, always trusts,

    always hopes, always perseveres.

    Love never fails.

    ~I Corinthians 13:4-8

  45. baseballchick

    I have to confess my mortal sin. I am up at 3am to watch the 1st game of the season!The Red Sox Top the Oakland A’s 6-5.Im a native,and both my teams lost today!!
    The Giants 5, lost to the Diamondbacks 6

    Im going to Arizona-a life long friend has promised it to be the best vacation ever!

  46. bdazbty@sbcglobal.net

    Ok- So I am back from Arizona- I didnt get to go to Chase- but maybe in May I will be going back…

  47. bdazbty@sbcglobal.net

    MLB.COM–
    The largest group of Hall of Famers at a Major League event in history will gather before this summer’s All-Star Game in Yankee Stadium, the league announced on Wednesday. More than 40 legends, including Robinson, Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Bob Feller, Whitey Ford, Reggie Jackson, Willie Mays and Cal Ripken Jr. are slated to attend, and to be honored during both a pregame ceremony and the All-Star Game Red Carpet Parade presented by Chevy.

    The league also will pay tribute to New York City by featuring several city landmarks in its All-Star celebration. Major League Baseball will place 42 baseball-themed Statue of Liberty replicas at various locations around the city, and will illuminate the Empire State Building in red, white and blue lights throughout the weekend and during the game.
    All the pomp is designed to make this All-Star game, the fourth in the Bronx and the eighth in New York City history, one of the most memorable ever. It will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD, and around the world by Major League Baseball International, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8 p.m. ET. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage. XM will provide satellite radio play-by-play coverage of the XM All-Star Futures Game, scheduled for Sunday, July 13.

  48. bdazbty@sbcglobal.net

    OK – Well I got a choice for some lower box tickets- for me and my Daddy! They were given to me – and are guaranteed to be primo seats– Since Dad’s hurt from golfing last week, I guess we will have to wait…. Im so excited….

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