Monday

Smile, There's a Baseball Star Behind You!

The Houston Astros has this really neat promotion where you can go out on the warning track and have your picture taken with the players. There is a barricade that separates us and they walk down the fence. All you have to do is ask and they'll pose with you. Most of them are very friendly and some of them have their idiosyncrasies. For instance, Morgan Ensberg (3B) always wears his batting gloves (when Jeff Kent was on the team, he did too). Craig Biggio always stands a little ways back so the fans can't get too close. This is our 3rd time doing this and things worked a bit differently. The more famous players weren't allowed to do individual poses (they were taking way too much time at the first part of the line) so they had to do like Craig Biggio. Stand back, pose, smile. Hunter Pence (left) is Houston's newest Honey (watch him, he'll be Rookie of the Year). He & Brandon Backe (right) felt really silly doing that and wished they could come to us.


This is Lance Berkman who plays 1B or the outfield. I'm not sure what determines what position he plays. He's lost weight so I almost didn't recognize him!








Here is Craig Biggio who recently got his 3,000th career hit.













This is Orlando Palmeiro. He is a relief player but he is always so happy to be out there posing for pictures. He got really silly this go around. The boy in front of Bear got the Dr. Evil pose. In this one, he was being silly to get a good smile out of Bear.






Sigh, Brad Ausmus. Our catcher. Our dreamy ballplayer. He was the very last one and the one all the ladies were there to see. My mom is afraid this will be his last season (contracts up) and I hope she's wrong!




9 comments:

Bubba's Sis said...

Great pics!!! Wish I could have been there. Ausmus IS dreamy.....

Melissa said...

It looks like you guys got some good shots!

Stacey said...

I tell you what, Miss D.....I'll do pigtails on Friday if you do something equally embarrassing at your VBS, unless you've already had it. xoxoxo

Library Girl said...

What a great experience, although the "look but don't touch" thing is a bit disconcerting! I guess they'd never have enough time to pose with everyone, though! I hope it's not Ausmus's last season, too, but I do fear he will go gently into that good night, just like Biggio! Hope you had fun!

D... said...

We did have fun! And, yes, there is no way to pose with everyone there. I just wish they had waited until *after* they passed us by. ;)
Yes, I think this is Biggio's last season too. It'll be sad without Brad, Biggio, and Bagwell. But, we do have Hunter Pence to look forward too!

coastie bro said...

you know ladies the HOUSTON DYNAMOS have some good looking men on the team. check out BRIAN CHING. they are doing better that hte Astro's. Right now they are number one in the MLS.

THey too let go by the fans and take pics and sign auotgraghes.

remember

MLS is the other football.

D... said...

Yes, Yes, we plan on going to a Dynamos game. I'm waiting for them to play Galaxy. ;) But, we'll go before then, don't worry.

I have heard that they are very accessible to the fans. A coworker actually goes to the bar & grill they go to after games. She has lots of great pics with them.

You should ask the marketing people for some money. ;)

Anonymous said...

I'd say you have quite a few "new honeys" to choose from, judging from these pics! I think one of the Dynamos players has a dad who use to play for Liverpool...Hmm...wonder how I happen to know that????

Lisa

D... said...

Lisa, your knowledge of all things Brit astounds me! How ever do you know all this stuff? ;) Good point about the new honeys! I'll have to see which ones stick around for next season. I'll seriously be sad if Mr. Ausmus isn't behind the plate next season. I hope I astound you with all my baseball knowledge. ;)