Stadium Frames

Here’s a random, non-game-entry post for your Wednesday night.

You might have noticed from our blog that I like to take a lot of pictures, to visit a lot of stadiums, and to make things out of wood (usually baseball bats).   Well, these three passions come together on the wall of my home office.  Last season, I made 5″ x 7″ frames to display pictures from the 9 stadiums Tim and I had visited together to that point.  (FYI, that includes Safeco Field, Camden Yards, Citizens Bank Park, Yankee Stadium (1923), Great American Ball Park, Progressive Field, PNC Park, Shea Stadium and Chase Field).

Well, last weekend, I finally updated my wall through the 2009 season (click to enlarge picture):

Stadium Frames Thru 2009.jpgIf you click on the picture, you will see that I added frames for the 9 new stadiums Tim and I visited in 2009:  Citi Field, Nationals Park, Yankees Stadium (2009), Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, H.H.H. Metrodome, Miller Park, U.S. Cellular Field, and Rogers Centre.

By the way, all of the links take you to the game entries that correspond with the framed pictures.

Also, I guess I should mention two more things:  In the 8″ x 10″ picture of Tim just left of center, Tim is standing in Rittenhouse Square in Center City Philadelphia, just before his first game at Citizens Bank Park (his second game of his life).

In the 8″ x 10″ picture just right of center, that is Ken Griffey, Jr. holding a sign that says “Hi Todd.”  My mom had him pose for that picture on his first day of Spring Training in 2008 (literally, his first day back in a Mariners uniform) and my folks gave it to me for my birthday.

Its good to finally be caught up with my frames.  However, soon the 2010 season will start and we are set to add Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium Not of Los Angeles, Petco Park, AT&T Park and the Oakland-Alameda County Colesium.  And, I’d really like to get to Comerica Park, but right now it is a long shot for 2010.

6 Comments

thats awesome that griffey did that, would be realy cool if you could get him to sign it or something as well.
nathan
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Todd,
Thanks for the nice photo full of priceless memories! I enjoyed reading all post linked within this page.
One of the two bats on the wall is Tim’s first bats of his life, isn’t it?
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NATHAN-
Yeah, it was pretty sweet of Griff. I’d love to get it autographed. I’ve thought of bringing it to games this season, but Griff is a near impossible autograph to get at the stadium. We’ll see.

NAO-
Glad you enjoyed. And good eye. That ‘s is Tim’s first bat (from this entry http://cookandsonbats.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/09/end-of-an-era-beginning-of-another.html). I don’t have a proper display spot for it yet, so its just resting on one of my favorite bats. That is also his batting helmet resting on top of his first batting tee (also pictured in that same entry).

Todd,
Thanks for your comment. That’s what I thought. Great you are always with Tim, even there are times you have to close the door of your home office to concentrate on your work.
I remember when I saw Tim’s photo here for the first time, I felt as if I would have met him somewhere before. Now I can see why. I had seen him in one of the family pictures by Norman Rockwell featured in a Japanese Tv program.
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And now it’s only three days to the start of Spring Training 2010! I can’t wait for it!
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NAO-
HA, Norman Rockwell. That’s funny. Maybe a little Norman Rockwell and a Little Dennis the Menace at the same time. Tim’s probably got a little more attitude than a classic Rockwell character…in a good way, of course.

What a great display!
~Matt
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