TwinsFest Tickets – Check
Spring Training Tickets – Check
Opening Day Tickets – Check
Baseball Fever – Double Check
Outlet for Baseball – NONE
I’m going stir-crazy, so many baseball things on the horizon, but nothing substantial for nearly two more months. Sure, I can get a small fix at TwinsFest (tomorrow), but that’s more of a trade show – nothing more than a cash-grab without actual baseball.
But before I pathetically pine for Opening Day any longer, let’s revisit some good memories and examine a sweet “Opening Day 2015” related story…
Tony in the Media – 2014:
- Intentional Talk – HR Derby Outtakes
- Rolling Stone – Balls Deep: A Home Run Derby Diary
- MLB.com – Kennys Vargas’ First MLB HR
- 96.3 KTWIN – Interview with Lindsay Guentzel
Not a bad list, if I do say so myself. Self-pimpery doesn’t come easy for me, but it was a great bit of fun to bit involved in all of these various media bits. I don’t ever expect to be the focus of the limelight, but to say I hope to have my likeness show up like “Where’s Waldo” would be nothing short of true. Who knows what 2015 will bring…
Wait, I will be featured (somewhat) on a form of media near and dear to my elementary-school-aged heart…
Topps Opening Day 2015 Series!
Yep, I was lucky enough to have one of my photographs chosen for the inaugural “Topps Live” insert that will be included in the Opening Day Series of baseball cards. I always dreamt of having my own baseball card – I may or may not have two that I drew back in grade school that my mother still holds on to – but once it was apparent my baseball dreams were over, the next best thing would be to have a photo I shot be on a card.
Here is a sneak peek at the image that they will use: (Raw first, Instagram second)
I do not know how they will crop it, but this picture will be used in some form. So go out and buy a few packs/boxes and cross your fingers. You might just pull an insert that I had a part in making! (PS: You have NO idea how cool that sounds being able to say that.)
So baseball gods, I ask you this: Please make Opening Day (at least the Spring Training version) come soon. I miss baseball. The readers miss baseball. Baseball players miss baseball. THE STADIUMS MISS BASEBALL! Think of the poor empty seats!