We Don’t Need No Stinking Patches

My home stand is quickly coming to a close. In just three more days I will be away for 6 games before returning home for 3 followed by 7 away. At least that is how Trina and the kids refer to it. If the Diamondbacks are away then dad is at home. If the Diamondbacks are at home then dad is away. It feels great to know that Major League Baseball has defined my life so well for 182 days of the year. The one problem is that things tend to get a little backed-up at home so during my home stands I have even less time than I do when I am away. This is especially true early in the season since we haven’t settled into our baseball routine. At times things don’t go smoothly and Trina wants to make changes to the line-up or the rules of the game. I have to remind her that baseball season is a marathon. You can’t panic when things don’t go as planned. You have to keep an even keel and try not to panic. You just have to take it one game at a time and the good Lord willing you can help the team. (She hates it when I start quoting from Bull Durham.) During this home stand I had computer work that needed to be done (For the record I hate Microsoft just about as much as I hate the Designated Hitter and that’s a lot!) I also wanted to get working on Seat Cushions 2.0 so that I didn’t have to be embarrassed about sitting on purple and teal.


My priority for working on Seat Cushions 2.0 didn’t seem to coincide with Trina’s priorities which led to a few conferences on the mound. (Trina is insisting that I quit calling our kitchen the mound. Come to think of it she isn’t really happy when I end the conversation by slapping her on the butt and running back to the dugout either.) So after a few works of encouragement I finally got her to understand the importance of Seat Cushions 2.0. We spent the day measuring and going through design sessions. I have a whole laundry list of potential changes I would like to see incorporated into the new seat cushions. I think my ideas have a lot of merit but Trina is kind of frustrated that I am turning this into some sort of cushion extreme makeover. Even after all of my proposed changes that would make these the ultimate fan’s cushion, something was missing. The black and red did signify the new color scheme but it didn’t quite have the impact I was looking for. I needed some seat cushion bling. And where better to look for bling than eBay? If it can be found on the planet, someone has it for sale on eBay.

I started my search with the keywords, “Diamondbacks, seat, cushion, bling, Sedona, red, 2.0” just to see what I could find. I know at this point you are laughing to yourself thinking that search would come up empty for sure. That is where you would be wrong. Obviously I am not the only obsessed baseball fan out there because something did come up and it seemed perfect. I found a seller who has sew-on patches from Major League Baseball. Not just any patches but the 2007 Diamondbacks sleeve patch of the “d” and “b” forming a snake head. The patch was just the right size to fit on the pocket where I would store my scorebook. It would immediately display my dedication to the Arizona Diamondbacks while completing the color change to show my support of Sedona Red, Sonoran Sand, and black. After a brief email discussion with the seller I purchased 2 of the patches and paid for them so that they would immediately ship. I now have bling for my bags. As soon as the patches arrive we can finally complete seat cushion 2.0. My butt can hardly wait for that day to arrive.


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