Weekend catch-up

It’s been a long time since I’ve written and a lot has happened in that time. After the craziness of the fireworks and the 4th, Amos stopped hiding in the bathroom and went back to his regular sleeping in front of the tv for hours on end. Last Friday, the Mariners played the Tigers and I had great seats to the game. I’m not talking about my regular seats on the 3rd base line… my buddies and I had 2nd row behind home plate seats in the Diamond Club (thanks to excessive bidding during February’s C4C auction). These seats were so close, we were physically closer to home plate than the pitcher’s mound. I’ll get to the good stuff…. First there was a fancy buffet dinner served behind our seats in the Diamond Club Lounge, a swanky joint. Also, the whole point is that everything is included in the ticket price… all food, drinks, everything including in-your-seat service. Needless to say, we all partook and had a tremendous time. At the conclusion of the game, the umpire walked by and tossed the remaining baseballs into the stands. Given our proximity, my buddy Peter and I went up to try and catch it… here comes the good part…. the ump tosses it just out reach of Peter’s outstretched arms and I half-dive for it, luckily being able to snag it before it hits the ground. Granted, the ball wasn’t used, but it’s still a great trophy for a memorable evening up close at the ballpark.

Saturday night was a wedding for two friends of mine, Todd and Erin. I worked with Erin in the UW admissions office as a part-time gig during Business school. What a great wedding and reception. The dance floor was packed most of the night and they finally had to force us all to leave. That’s the sign of a great wedding, when nobody wants to leave until they push you out the door. I’ll post pictures later on, both of the ballpark and of the wedding. There’s been a few “amos-related” posts recently, and probably the next one will be about Amos again, since that dog seems to always have something going on. Stay tuned…..

2 Responses to “Weekend catch-up”

  1. a fan Says:

    well did you get the ump to sign the ball?

  2. Mark Says:

    Nope… the ball is signature-less, but still a cool prize

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