We Have a Winner

With the Diamondbacks out of town, I am relegated to watching the game on television and reading the newspaper and Internet for any team information or excitement. Today though there was more excitement than I had anticipated. Trina and I each had doctor’s appointments in Scottsdale. When we returned home, the kids met us at the door with a message that the Arizona Diamondbacks had called. Several things passed through my mind. I wondered if they had seen the Chia heads and if so, was I in trouble. Or was this call a result of me creating the little Nekked Buck? The possibilities were endless. I reached out to take the note from Tiffany and was told, “They want to talk to mom.” Talk to mom?!? A phone call from the Arizona Diamondbacks and they didn’t even want to talk to me? They may has well have kicked my dog and took away my birthday. I was incredibly hurt. Trina didn’t think it was such a big deal and would get around to calling them back in her own sweet time. I couldn’t have that, I bugged her worse than a child before Christmas. Finally, to shut me up, she decided to make the call. She spoke with Steve Gilbert and I could tell it was definitely a one sided conversation with Trina doing the listening. The anticipation and fear was more than I could stand. As soon as she hung up the phone I gave her the third degree. In her most matter-of-fact voice, she stated “It seems I have won the identify the mascot contest. We will be meeting D. Baxter the Bobcat and having our picture taken.” I am not sure who was more excited, me or Dakota. We each did our best “happy jig” around the living room. It looks like the whole family will be attending the game next Thursday. This is going to be great.


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