Sunday, April 09, 2006

Mariners - DAN WILSON

Wow what a guy. Last night we went to the Mariners game it was Dan Wilson farewell night. He was a Mariner for 12 years. A great catcher and a great person for the city of Seattle and the State of Washington. He and his wife have been involved in charity organizations in the city for the entire time they have been here. This is their home and they are not leaving us.

From the moment I saw him I thought he was special. He is beyond cute...but he always seemed to be the one that supported his team -everyone, each player. Last night was a grand tribute to him and his wife. In his speech, he made it very clear that he appreciated all that his wife provides to him. He said that none of his accomplishments could have been possible without his wife Annie. She supported him through it all and took wonderful care of their family while he was away for the 137 or so games a year. He said he is a man of faith and I believe he lives true to that.

When I was in Arizona going to school - I really did not like being there, I almost hated it. The only part I enjoyed every year was Spring training. The Mariners spring training was the highlight of my 3 year school career there. I could not wait to come home but looked forward to the month when the Mariners would practice and play in Peoria. Back then it was the team of 95.....The first AL Championship that was won by the Mariners. Most of that team was the team I watched practice and play for those 3 years. That was during the beginning years of Dan's career with the Mariners. Who could have guess that he would stay for 12 years. Amazing.

They lost last night. And they did not do well last year...but the Mariners are wonderful and fun. For me anyway.

The Easter Egg hunt was wet and cold. It took us longer to get out to where it was than it took for Steve to do his hunt. But he was that is all that matters I guess.

We only stayed at the game till the 4th inning. We were there early for the presentation and Steve was cold and tired so we left. One of these days I will need to go without him so I can stay for the whole game.....Maybe I can do that when he is visiting his dad.

The poker part was almost non-existent. The neighbor did not make. I saw him for a moment this morning and he said he had to work late. Owell maybe some other time.

My early start on my work for next a big big flop- its not working and I don't know why. I will try to work on it tonight after Steve goes to bed...but hopefully it will all work out after I get to work tomorrow. UGGG.

I hope everyone has a GREAT WEEK!


Blogger JD's Rose said...

Prepared for the following week? That was ambitious! I say that every week. One day, it will happen.


11:41 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Glad to hear was happy with his easter hunt :)
I'm sure you'll sort out your work schedule....keep focused, you can do it!

4:00 AM  
Anonymous si said...

kylee: have come to your site via bryan. i also love baseball! (tho not necessarily the mariners, being from no ca -- but i do remember dan wilson [i also believe that the a's beat the mariners in the referenced game! sorry. :-)].) i've been to spring training a couple of times -- it's a lot of fun, with the players being more relaxed and approachable than during the regular season.

re your son's t-ball games -- my nephew is 5 and playing t-ball. apparently the whole team is absolutely hilarious with the herd-like mentality of ALL running after the ball. and then there's the deciding to sit down in the field during the middle of the game when one is tired!

good luck with your work issues! we are going to have to gear up for an upgrade soon ourselves. they're always such a headache.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Since we all know your favorite team, how they gonna do?

Easter egg hunts have always been problematic for me. I have a lot of, uh, silly stories about them, especially on church lawns.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Kylee said...

Thanks all.

Mariners...luv em yeah...but no I don't think they will end up doing very well this year. I hope for the best but I also believe Seattle teams are cursed.....sad but true. I will always be a support regardless!!

9:06 PM  
Blogger Kylee said...

Si herd of elephants yeah that is a good one too. My son just dances out in the field...some of the others were making sand castles.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

What are games in Seattle like? I have never been to one.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Kylee said...

probably alot like Houston..only not as hot, sweaty and sticky.....

4:26 PM  

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