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Golden Gloves

Two Gold Glovers

@RobinsonCano @teixeiramark25 @Yankees ‏

I took today’s photo in 2012, a year in which both Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira won gold gloves while playing for the Yankees.

This year I will cross one more stadium off my bucket list. I’m heading to Kansas City in April to see the Royals play the Angels. Hopefully, I’ll get to see Shohei Ohtani hit and pitch.

Happy birthday, Hank Aaron!

Hank Aaron @ SunTrust Park

@HenryLouisAaron #HankAaron #BlackHistoryMonth @Braves ‏

Hammerin’ Hank turns 84 today. As a kid I bought a book called Hammerin’ Hank of the Braves and wrote a book report on it in elementary school. Aaron had “only” 592 home runs when that book was written.

Today’s photo comes from my visit to SunTrust Park in December. There are lots of cool Braves displays that you probably will miss if you go to a game. However, if you take a tour you can catch them all.

Baseball ema (野球絵馬)

baseball ema fukuoka softbank hawks

Japanese professional baseball “ema” in the Fukuoka Dome

You normally find ema at Shinto shrines in Japan. People write their prayers and wishes on them, hang them at the shrine, probably nobody reads them, and eventually they are burned. If they weren’t aesthetically pleasing (and a possible source of the placebo effect) they would be completely pointless.

Not so with these baseball ema which you can find at the home of the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks (福岡ソフトバンクホークス). These are for fans to write notes to specific players. I suppose the players eventually get to read them. Kind of fun and very Japanese.

Is it baseball season yet?

Carp

Ugly sweater winner

Dale Murphy outside of Suntrust Stadium in ugly Christmas sweater

@DaleMurphy3

Murph didn’t get into the Hall this year, but he did win the ugly Christmas sweater contest outside of SunTrust Park.

Kia Tigers were 2017 KBO Champions

나지완 kia tigers

나지완 at bat for the Kia Tigers in 2013

I forgot to mention that my Kia Tigers won the Korean Series this year for the first time since 2009.

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