Random craftiness of a baseball orientation…

This is totally silly ground to cover in a baseball blog but here goes anyway.  I’m not really a baseball souvenier collector – mostly because the last thing I need is more STUFF that just sits there!  So my baseball stuff generally can be found in the category of  “wearable”  or I don’t really have any place for it. 

But..  Over the years, there have been a few things that I have collected, definitely don’t want to throw away, but don’t have any place to put.  So cool things like my ticket stubs to Game 1 of the ’91 World Series and a few other favorite games or special give-aways have been relegated to junk drawers and the back shelf of the closet.  That’s just not acceptable.

Well the last 6 months of housing remodel involved many possibilities that coalesced into a plan for a ribbon board.  You know, one of those fancy tack boards that you just tuck stuff back behind and such??  Let me say, that’s just about as girly as I get – considering I have never had one in my life, the fact that I thought to make one at all surprises me.

Detour:  Making anything involving several yards of ribbon and tacks when you are under the supervision (and interruption) of two cats is an adventure. 

But after several layouts, changes, disturbances and re-layouts, a final product in Twins colors was achieved:

gave up on multi-colored ribbons and went with white with the colored tacks.

THEN I had to dig out all my stuff and start loading it up and put it on the wall.

finally have a place to put those construction helmets and that's my 2009 game 162 scorecard in the middle. Sadly, my game 163 scorecard got left in the metrodome restroom *SHAME*

And finally, this is how it all fits in (the planned open space on the wall even!) and please ignore the fully-loaded desk.  I told you I didn’t need any more STUFF.

March is a good month for the Twins calendar.. *shiver*

But now I finally feel like a complete baseball fan!  I have baseball collectables displayed instead of stowed away!  I will sleep a little better tonight.

GameChat – (ST) Pirates @ Twins, 12:05, am1500

Not that it matters nearly as much because our little gathering spot/watering hole is virtual but I’m impressed with myself because my day off at home actually involved a shower before putting up the game post.  I’m sure y’all are very proud.

Pittsburgh @ Minnesota
Raynor, RF   Span, CF
Vazquez, R, 3B   Hudson, O, 2B
Crosby, SS   Mauer, C
Church, CF   Morneau, 1B
Pearce, 1B   Cuddyer, RF
Young, De, 2B   Thome, DH
Grossman, LF   Kubel, LF
Jaramillo, J, C   Hardy, SS
Morton, P   Punto, 3B
        Liriano, P


AM 1500 Sports Talk experiment with “open mic day” failed miserably because they forgot to talk about the game so I got to listen to the Pirate announcing team via gameday audio!   Pleasantly surprised to find another fine duo that know how to speak intelligently about both teams (for the most part) and talk baseball and THE GAME!  Thanks whoever you are and Pirates fans should be proud.

Overall it was a great game and a very good outting from Liriano who learned, after closing out the 6th inning, that he will officially be the 5th starter in the Twins rotations.  Reportedly, he’s quite happy to not be closing.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 x 4 9 1