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Hanging with Ro Episode Nine

I must figure out another way of recording stuff because my handy little iPod is being stupid lately and deciding when to shut me up. I restored it once and it was fine after that for awhile but again today it cut me off before I had even begun to wrap up. Maybe it’s a good thing, since it was already like sixteen minutes haha.

Topics include:

*Updating the iPhone and using a wireless keyboard with it

*Coffee

*Baseball and Evan Longoria’s injury

*I can’t remember what else

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My Epic #RaysFanFest Recap

Today was such a whirlwind and I didn’t even leave my apartment. It was Tampa Bay Rays Fan Fest at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL, and I was stuck in Arizona. However, as long as you’re armed with a computer and a phone, you don’t have to miss everything in life. If you have fantastic friends on Twitter that is, which I do.

Last year, Matt Joyce called me from Fan Fest. This year, so much more happened. I began taking notes in a text document to try and capture it all, and just a bit ago got rid of the headache that was keeping me from writing. Excitement and nerves can cause some gnarly pain haha!

Two of my friends on Twitter, Amanda )@MandaGator) and Heather (@Rocky20106) had planned weeks ago to try and get me a call from a player at Fan Fest this year. Unlike last year, I’ve had plenty of time to look forward to it. Last year I had no idea anything so amazing could be orchestrated by a stranger until the day before. I still wonder whatever happened to that fan who got me a call from Matt Joyce. Anyway, back to today.

Last year I missed a call from Dave Wills. I had the voicemail he left saved for months before I lost it. This year, I didn’t miss his call. Here is how this morning went. I slept in a bit and had settled down to drink coffee and read Twitter after feeding Jayden. Let’s take this directly from the notes I took after the phone calls, shall we? (I’ve periodically added times and such to the notes but aside from that, they are as I jotted them down as the day went.)

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9:58am Manda Texted telling me to get by my phone, told her I was and then shortly after another text, first calls coming in in 5 minutes.

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The texts aren’t word for word, just what I jotted down as the morning progressed. At that point, I knew it was too early for the Phone-A-Fan thing to begin, so I wasn’t sure what she meant by “calls”. We had talked about having her just grab people, but I had no idea what to expect.

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Dave was excited.

He said to let him know if I get there and I’ll get the royal treatment. Said he was glad not to leave me a voice mail like last year.

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I knew his voice the moment he spoke and asked him if it was Dave Wills before he could tell me who he was haha! I don’t remember why I wrote, “Dave is excited”. I think he said he was excited to talk to me because he remembered getting my voice mail last year. I was very low on caffeine unfortunately so the memory is foggy. I do remember thinking I should have asked him if the royal treatment meant hanging out in the radio booth during a game. Oh, thinking back, I think he was excited the season was near, because we both mentioned that. He said he and Andy would be on my radio in a couple weeks. Yay!

Not long after that call ended, my phone chirped again. I had given Amanda the crickets ring tone so I’d know it was her and because crickets remind me of her. I answered the phone and it was Steve Carny! (@stevecarney)

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Steve Carny was fun and scolded me for not being there, the one person he wanted to see was all the way in AZ haha!

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When he got on the phone and said his name I got excited. He’s a name I hear a lot on Twitter and he had me laughing with his talk of disappointment I wasn’t there. He had me promising to be there next year and I said I’d start saving now.

Shortly after that call ended, more chirping. Neil Solondz!

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Neil was very gracious, I asked if it was his first fan fest and he said yes, I could hear his wonderment over the phone. He said he’s usually in Durham this time of year, when he said his name I got excited, so I hope that made him feel very welcome, not that he isn’t already feeling welcome, but yeah. Very cool to talk to him.

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I was very excited to talk to Neil Solondz. I listened to him call a number of triple A games last season and liked his voice and his knowledge of the game. He is the Rays new pre and post game host on the radio, news I was very happy about, so when he said his name into the phone, I gasped. I wasn’t expecting him and it was so cool! After he said this was his first Fan Fest, I said something about him meeting the crazy Rays fans. I think he definitely got to see how cool the Rays family is, as did Steve and Dave.

That was it for phone calls for a bit. Amanda and Heather basically just stuck the phone at people and asked them to talk to me hahaha!!! I love it! Can you sense my excitement? Are the unedited notes and tone of this post conveying to you just how amazing this was?

Oh, I think it was when Neil and I had wrapped up and he tried to get Amanda to talk to me, I could hear her and Heather in the background giggling, saying they weren’t talking to me. I asked about that on Twitter and they said they didn’t want to detract from the experience. Ladies, talking to you would have been a highlight. You can be honest and say you were conserving battery. đŸ˜‰

I knew it was getting close to Phone-A-Fan time so when I didn’t get anymore calls, I figured the girls were in line. I started reading through Twitter and jotting down notes about the calls. If you tagged your tweets with #RaysFanFest, you could win prizes and/or have your tweet show up on the video board at the Trop.

I got a tweet from the Rays Baseball account addressed to me and a few others that read: “check the video board, your tweet will be up soon, thanks!!! #raysfanfest”

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Which tweet? Hmmm. Apparently it was this one, and Heather got a picture:

@Raynaadi: The #RaysTwitterFamily is the best!!! They are totally making me feel like I’m at #RaysFanFest. Sooo coool!!!!!

But Claudia said I made it on the board again, so not sure.

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Claudia (@RaysAndGymChick) said more than one of my tweets made it on the board and one of her tweets said something like, so you are here buddy. I was, wasn’t I? *grin*

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Aaron let me know Dave Wills was on the radio so I tuned in online. I had just talked to him on the phone and there he was, back on the radio where he first became part of my life.

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It really was awesome to hear him on the radio not long after talking to him on the phone. I left the radio broadcast streaming for the rest of Fan Fest, having forgotten 620 WDAE would be broadcasting live from the Trop. Steve Carny was on at one point and I got to experience the “whoa, I just talked to him” feeling again. So cool!

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It’s 11 now, listening to the radio, tweeting with Morgan as we both wait for our call. Who will it be? Was it about 11:20? Manda’s ring tone chirped. It was Marc Topkin!! We actually talked baseball. Like, early talked baseball. He asked what I thought about the season, i told him 97 wins, the ALE was going to be hard, the whole AL was going to be hard, he talked about the west, we talked about Jonah Keri’s book and how Topkin was quoted, he said he was the consolation call and I got to say nooo I love him etc etc. It was awesome!

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Marc Topkin writes for the Tampa Bay Times and I don’t believe any Rays news until I hear it from his Twitter account. He has been the Rays beat reporter since the beginning of the franchise and he was quoted several times in Jonah Keri’s book, “The Extra Two Percent”. We talked about that and had a good laugh and I got to tell him how much I enjoy his interviews with Dave Wills and Andy Freed before the games on the radio broadcasts. I couldn’t believe how easily we slipped into baseball talk and it was incredible to talk about the sport with someone like him. I think we can say I’m awe struck at the memory. I wonder if his prediction about the AL West will come true. Oh, what prediction you ask? I’m sorry, that’s between Marc Topkin and me.

All of the phone calls were amazing and each one was more unexpected than the previous, at least as far as the calls on Amanda’s phone were concerned. I really felt like I was there! Soon it was time to wonder which Ray I would talk to. Another Twitter friend of mine, Morgan (@morganfox19), who lives in Minnesota, was also waiting for a call from the Phone-A-Fan booth. Amanda was in line for me, Heather for Morgan. She’s a huge David Price fan and he was one making calls along with Sam Fuld between 11am and noon my time. Morgan and I were both on clock watch, wondering who we would talk to. I at least had the call from Marc Topkin to break up the wait haha!

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Is Manda still in line? I don’t know what’s up.

Almost noon. Manda just texted and said a few minutes. Morgan is waiting still. Nervous making!

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Morgan and I were chatting in direct messages, waiting. Heather was sending Morgan updates and she was getting closer and closer to David Price as the clock ticked closer to the end of his shift. I just wanted Morgan to be able to talk to him.

Just after noon my time, Morgan tweeted that she had just talked to Sean Rodriguez. I was about to reply to her that that was fast when my phone rang.

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Ok, I think Morgan got the first call from Sean Rodriguez, I was right after her I think.

The call probably came in about 12:05 or so. I was jumping up and down, I couldn’t help it. I told him so. He laughed. We talked about AZ, he told me where he used to live, I told him I’m in {city}, he said he’s been here. I asked if he was excited for the season and then said that was a silly question, he laughed and said there’s no silly questions.

I paced all over the house while I talked, he said Manda was videoing, he was looking right at the camera. I don’t remember what else we said. Lots of laughing like there was with Matt Joyce. Oh, I said he’s doing great on Twitter, he said he had slowed down because they had just bought a house, like we were buddies talking about our daily lives. we talked about tweeting during the season, tweeting not eh planes and such.

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It was incredible! We really did talk like we had been friends who had lost touch. When he explained he had slowed down on Twitter due to his new house, it really did feel like he was just filling in a friend. When he found out I live in Arizona, he fondly recalled where his home had been and how he had done spring training here when he played with the Angels.

I’m not sure what the last sentence in the notes meant haha! I know we talked about how the guys tweet when they travel and how he could do that now. Come to think of it, we talked quite a bit about tweeting during the season haha!

I’m pretty sure the call was longer than last year. In fact I remember thinking that while we were on the phone. I could have talked to him for hours. He was just so easy going and laughed a lot! I’m soooo glad it was him I got to talk to. David Price or Sam Fuld would have been awesome too, but I feel like I’ve just “gotten to know” Sean since he joined Twitter. I hope he wins the short stop job! He can really play just about anywhere in the infield though.

I’m pretty sure he said to make sure Manda and I keep in touch with him on Twitter as we wrapped up the call. Hopefully his end of the conversation will be audible in the video. I can’t wait for that!

After the call with Sean I just tried to get rid of my excitement induced headache. I started catching up on Twitter and took some more notes. I wonder when I finally started writing this. I know it’s a long post, but I had to capture as much of the memory as possible. Heather got video but I’m not sure I’ll have it before I post this.

Morgan already wrote her blog post about her phone call from Sean. I look forward to her Q & A with him when she posts it! It was so fun to wait with her for our phone calls, both of us being long distance Rays fans.

I’m going to close out this post with the remainder of the notes I took, after other friends began posting about their day at Fan Fest. Another huge highlight for me was when Kaitlyn posted a pic with the caption, “Me and Jeremy Hellickson!!! OMFG I CRIED MY EYES OUT!!! “. When I heard that, I knew she had met him, and she’s his biggest fan. Very, very happy making!

Today was amazing!!! So, so amazing!!! Thank you, Manda and Heather, for making this happen. I will never forget this! (How could I, with this epic post written?)

Here’s the remainder of the notes. I suppose this is where movie credits would roll haha!

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Now I’m just tweeting, naturally had to tell everyone I talked to him. My head hurts so bad haha! nerves and excitement.

Nearly two hours later, Morgan and I are talking in direct messages about our experience talking to Sean. It’s great to be able to share this with another! Both of us are just so happy to have been able to talk within and since our friends stuck together, we talked to him back to back. Yep, she just said the call came in at 1:00 her time. I checked my recent calls and heard: Incoming, 727-873-**** FL, USA Last call: 12:03 pm.

It’s 2:56 pm now. I think FanFest will be wrapping up there at the Trop. The last couple hours are a blur. I’m completely exhausted and all I did was stay at home glued to my phone and Twitter haha! I’ve been nursing a pretty awful headache I think I gave myself. I haven’t yet begun to write the blog post. My brain feels too foggy. I definitely want to get the frost up today, though.

I just checked Twitter and Kaitlyn got to meet Jeremy! I was so excited I covered my face with my hands and started squealing.

Everyone is starting to tweet about their day at FanFest. I’m so glad Claudia had a great time.

Kaitlyn is telling me about Reid Brignac recognizing her from Twitter.

Another fan tweeted that Sean Rodriguez stayed an extra hour to make sure every kid got a call. Wow.

Oh, Sean signed Heahter’s jersey.

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I just checked Twitter and I had a tweet from Dave Wills @davewills34, saying he was glad we were able to chat today and he looks forward to seeing me at a game at the Trop soon. How cool is that? I wonder how many long distance fans of other teams have this much fun? Thank you, entire Tampa Bay Rays staff!

I’m still here. Steve Carny tweeted about talking to me and hoping I’d make it there and then I got a tweet from a fan asking if I had been there. I feel a bit like a tiny Twitter celeb haha! Maybe that’s just hunger and exhaustion talking. I think I’m really going to go post this now.

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Audio: Hanging with Ro – Episode Six – Rant sing baseball and stuff

This monster is forty-two minutes. Actually I’m writing this as I upload so that number might be wrong. The forty-two might have just been how long it’s gonna take to upload. Holy crap. I have no idea how long it is. There was something I was going to warn you about, towards the end of the recording I freak out over a song but I can’t remember what I was talking about to warn you.

Topics include:

*Rant about the show Stolen Voices Buried Secrets, the main reason for recording audio.

*Baseball, a spur of the moment season preview. There’s a plug to BRaysBallTalk.com so I thought I’d link it. Do I have that on my blog roll yet? I don’t think so. What the Fuld?

*Evan Longoria, naturally.

*Singing. Oh yes, there’s singing. Sorry.

*Brief mention of politics, but who wants to hear about that.

Twitter suggestions and things that made me laugh.

*Weird dream about a C-130

There’s probably more I’m forgetting. Grab a beverage and sit back, this is silly, as per usual.

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#NaBloPoMo – Another edition of Keyword Gems. Is your search query here?

I knew I had one fairly easy post for NaBloPoMo and I’m cashing it in today. I don’t have time to write something from scratch, so I’ll bring you another edition of ‘They Landed Here’, which I’ve been titling, “Keyword Gems”. These are search queries I save that made me laugh at the time of finding them on my stat counter. In case you find that you’re one of the people searching for these terms, don’t worry, I have no way of finding out who you are. Stat counters don’t work that way.

Below each query is the thought I had at the time of saving the search term. Hope you enjoy! Oh yeah, I copied this idea some time ago from VomitComet. Check out their “You are Here?” label for hours and hours of laughter!

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Remember the rapture?

20 May www.google.com 86 year old man says the world ends tomorrow

20 May www.google.com what’s up with the world ending thing tomorrow?

21 May www.google.com.au so i heard about the end of the world, oh wait

Now back to our regularly scheduled search queries.

3 Jun www.google.ca doggy positions

*Is my mind just in the gutter? This made me LOL for real.

2 Jun www.google.com.ar describe a commercial

* A british voice speaking that is actually a little green gecko telling you you can save fifteen percent or more on car insurance

1 Jun www.google.com evan longoria’s marital status

*I get these search queries a lot. Evan, inquiring minds want to know. (Though I’m pretty sure with the media the way it is, we’ll know he’s engaged before his parents do.)

6 Jun www.google.com use iphone to see blind person

*I think you can just use your eyes to see us.

7 Jun www.google.co.uk the song about carole

*Just had to save this one for Carol. I wonder if the E on the end of your name was a mistake? Maybe there is a song about Carole.

7 Jun www.google.ca what I want need to know about short story

*How I learn know to write.

8 Jun www.google.com but I asked her to put the dog away

*And she didn’t??? Dude.

20 Jun www.google.com I don’t know how to crochet and I want to crochet a blanket

*Probably need to learn how to crochet, then…

21 Jun www.google.com “can i put my laptop in the freezer”

*Is it scary?

23 Jun www.google.com.au what would happen if there was no guide dogs?

*A lot more white canes would be sold.

24 Jun www.google.com should stay in the market? 2011 june

*Huh?

25 Jun www.google.com.au how to want to write again

*If you find out, will you let me know? Update: There’s this great book: “The Artist’s Way”. Read it. It makes you want to write again. *

25 Jun www.google.com is evan longoria a jerk

*Absolutely not. I’m biased, but we’ve all got the same information on the guy.

25 Jun www.google.com sam fuld catches videos

*Sam Fuld catches everything.

27 jun www.google.com.tw “rock paper scissors” umpire test

*They appeal to first and…paper beats rock. Strike three.

30 jun www.google.com Mom did cal is that sentence rite

*Your mom did cal? As in, California? That’s a lot of doing. Or perhaps you meant calculus. I’m thinking you also meant, right or correct. (This search query landed the searcher on another keyword gems post. I thought that was kinda funny.)

4 Jul www.google.co.uk. do you agree with guide dogs

*Not all the time but usually my guide dog knows what is best for me.

15 Jul www.google.com.vc WHY DID CAT WENT ON THE ROOF?

*Maybe his litter needs changing.

29 Jul www.google.com “Seven! Seven! Seven! Seven! Seven! Seven!” movie

*”Seven” was a movie with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. This search though, sounds like a “Friends” episode.

22 Aug www.google.com “my sighted boyfriend”

*Yeah, I’ve got one too.

11 Oct www.google.com 30 year ols women laying in the sun

*Well almighty then.

7 Nov www.google.com Hear+the+sleigh+bells+jingle,+jingle,+fingers+freeze+and+then+they+tingle.

*Yeah that’s about how I felt about that song, too.

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So much more than a baseball team

I made it through the Rays’ loss to the Brewers last night by hanging out with friends on Twitter and discussing the looks of Evan Longoria, Matt Joyce and Sam Fuld. Pleasant images swam in my head as I imagined what some of my favorite players look like. The conversation eased the pain of the bullpen’s continuing slump and the team’s eventual loss and I was still in a good mood, looking forward to today’s game.

Not long after the game ended, as I was wrapping things up to go to bed, Evan Longoria retweeted something a “fan” tweeted to him. I won’t repeat the tweet as it was vulgar and disgusting. I could feel Longoria’s disgust as he asked for someone to tell this jerk he was out of line.

I took it personally. The wave of disgust that rose in my stomach mixed with the sadness of the loss for the team I love and to add insult to injury, this guy lashed out at the player who brought this game to me when I needed something to cling to.

Several of us sent endearing tweets to Evan, attempting to soften the blow. I can only imagine how it must have felt for Longoria, who is harder on himself then anyone else could possibly be and my heart ached for him.

Was it silly of me to want to reach through the computer and hug him? If so, I don’t care. The Tampa Bay Rays are so much more than a baseball team for me.

A couple months back, I got into an argument on Twitter with someone who was basically saying baseball is a waste of money and we spend too much on games and such, when the country is in such financial trouble. I lashed out a bit, telling him what I spend on baseball, which is nothing compared to those who get to go to games. For me, every penny spent is completely worth it, for the enjoyment it brings. Maybe it is an escape for three hours, maybe when I’m listening to the Rays I get to forget my problems. Is that so bad? At least I’m not doing it with beer.

As the radio broadcast starts with the pre-game, the excitement begins. I love hearing Joe Maddon’s comments before the game but I also wish time would fly to first pitch. When Andy and Dave come on and give the starting lineups I begin to feel an anticipation only baseball brings me. If it’s a road game, my guys are batting first. Will they get a hit? Will they score in the first inning? When it’s time for my pitcher I pray he’ll throw that first pitch for a strike. If he doesn’t, my heart sinks a little. When he retires the first batter, I relax a little and when he retires the side, I anxiously wait through the commercial break and cheer my guys as they step up to the plate.

I can’t think of anything that gives me such joy on a daily basis. When I listen to the games, I feel a little transported, imagining the park, the stands, my guys in their road grays or alternate blues and maybe even the old stirrup socks. I imagine Jeremy Hellickson calmly chewing his gum as the bases are loaded with two out. I imagine Evan Longoria at third base, eyes locked on the batter, ready to pounce the moment a ball is hit toward him. I imagine Sam Fuld in the outfield, wondering if he’ll go crashing into a wall or dive into the warning track.

As I listen to Dave and Andy I find myself nodding along to their conversation, laughing at their banter, answering their questions as one of them looks up a stat I might know. I feel like they keep me company every day. I learn about the game from them, imagine plays as they describe them, widen my eyes and hold my breath as the cadence of their voice changes while they call something exciting.

I didn’t have baseball growing up. However I’ve had baseball as I grow in my new blind life. While I’m adjusted and positive, I still have moments of despair, times when I feel alone, moments spent pitying the fact that I can’t gaze longingly at Evan or Matt as they step to the plate. There are times when I am so sad I can’t see this team that has done so much for me without even knowing it. I have days when I’m terrified of what the MS might choose to do next, if I feel a tingle in my leg, or my ear has a ringing. I have days where I feel useless. The summer months are the hardest, since heat makes the MS wake a little. Coincidence that during the hardest months of my year, I have baseball to help me through?

I suppose this is why I took that tweet from that jerk so personally. For me, it was almost like someone saying that thing to my best friend. The Rays, in a way, are my friends even though I don’t know them. I can’t think of anyone else I spend more time with, not even my boyfriend.

Without the Rays I wouldn’t know all the amazing people I know on Twitter. I wouldn’t have conversations with the girls about Sam Fuld’s curls. I probably wouldn’t even be on Twitter, since the only reason I joined last year was when Jason Bartlett got injured and I wasn’t getting news fast enough.

I knew I had to write today as I lay in bed last night, still reeling from the loss, the jerk’s tweet, the images of the men dancing in my head. I love this team, win or lose, I love the guys, hitting or not, I love the radio broadcasts whether I enjoy the outcome or not, I love the people on Twitter I’ve met. I need this team in ways I never thought I’d need a sports team, because they’re more than a team, they bring light into my darkness. Thank you, Tampa Bay Rays. In a lot of ways, all of you have saved my life.

*Update: The Rays beat the Brewers today, 6-3, taking the series 2-1. I’m so happy I made my head hurt…

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Keyword Gems (aka They Landed Here)

They searched, and landed here.

9 Apr www.google.com +”i had to pee” +”there was not enough time to find a bathroom”

* +”what were you hoping to find with this search?” +”I wish you’d finish the story cuz I really want to know what happened next”

12 Apr www.google.com everyone loves sam fuld

*That sounds like a new TV show

12 Apr www.google.co.uk screen reader nonsense

*Makes sense to me.

23 Apr search.yahoo.com evsn longoria

*Evan. E-V-A-N. Evan.

22 Apr www.google.com sam video catch fuld love life

*Ro blanket tangles crochet yarn

9 May www.google.com “human vet”

*I should hope so. Wouldn’t want to take my dog to a chimp vet.

9 May www.google.com. waffles tick

*Case of the syrup bomber

6 May www.google.com who on the commercial with the little boy walking thur the

*Movie with man run with dog in

5 May www.google.com hi i’m matt joyce

*Matt? Are you ok? I’m Ro by the way. You called me from FanFest…

5 May www.google.com duck graceful but paddling like hell

15 May www.google.com Wow me cat xxx pic

*Looking for kitty porn?

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#LegendofSamFuld

After last night’s awesome win over the Red sox in which the Rays celebrated a 16-5 victory, the Legend of Sam Fuld tweets really went viral. It all started during the game when Sammy was incredible at the plate and in the outfield. Everyone wanted to give him a nickname and ideas were anything from SuperSam to SuddenlySam and more I can’t remember. I like Fuld Glover but no one else did haha!

I don’t know who started it, but there was a hash tag of #LegendofSamFuld. For those not into the Twitter craziness, a hash tag allows topics to trend.

I just googled #LegendofSamFuld and there are blog posts and articles written about the hash tag, along with what’s trending on Twitter right now. I’m sure you’ve seen all those things about Chuck Norris. I’ve got a friend on FB who always posts things like, ‘tornados don’t exist; Chuck Norris just doesn’t like trailer parks’. They get incredibly annoying.

Well, that’s what the Sam Fuld hash tag is all about.

There was one that read, Chuck Norris retired after he met Sam Fuld. Another one read, the warning track is there to let the wall know when Sam Fuld gets close. I think my favorite one was, he’s going to replace Two and a Half men by himself. There was one last night that said Charlie Sheen will now say Fulding instead of winning. It’s just gone crazy! If you google it, you can see the real time Twitter results.

See, I knew he needed a label here haha!!

Last night he was a single away from hitting for the cycle. In his last at bat, he put the ball in play and sprinted to second base. Some guys would have “fallen” to stay at first with the single to get their names into the record books, but Sam Fuld kept playing the game. When I had Baseball Tonight on later, they said David Price was in the dugout yelling at Sam to stop haha!!

Here’s a video of Sam talking about his first game at Fenway Park.

What an amazing guy. He’s gonna make this season fun, methinks. MLB has changed the fielding award to the Fuld Glove. #LegenofSamFuld

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Rays Fuld on diving catch

Here is a brief interview with Sam Fuld about yesterday’s amazing catch. He talks about how it just sorta stings to hit the ground like that. Ouch.

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This used to have a video in it

I’m editing this post to remove the link because it didn’t work anymore and the blog was getting tons of searches for it. Rather than disappoint the searchers, I took it out and edited the title. Leaving the post for memory’s sake. đŸ™‚

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The blog is already getting hits, people looking for the video, so I went to youtube and here it is.

I’m not sure how long that will stay up since it sounds like it was pulled right from the TV broadcast.

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Sam Fuld is the next Ray to get a label on the blog

Just a quick post to get Sam Fuld a spot here on the blog. Click his name to check out his wiki page. What a player, wow. He made a spectacular diving catch in right field today to rob the White Sox of an inside the park slam. That’s speculation, but at least three runs would have scored had Fuld not made the play. Look for it on Sports Center because it’ll definitely be a featured play today.

After I read his wiki page I was just impressed. He graduated from Stanford and in the off season, is working on a Masters in Statistics. He also has diabetes, but didn’t let that stop his dreams.

We got him from the Cubs in the trade for Matt Garza. I think the Rays came out big in that trade…

I’m sure there will be more to come from Sam Fuld, so he’s getting a label.

The RAys didn’t win today. Sad making. But that catch by Sam Fuld took the sting away a little, for sure.

I should add that the guys to get labels here have made an impact on me in some way, so that’s why Sam Fuld is getting one so quickly. After I read about his story, he inspired me.

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