I stood at the window like a lost puppy waiting for his master to come home. In my case I was waiting for to mailman to arrive with what I hoped would be a letter from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Tucson Electric Park tomorrow morning which meant the off-season was quickly coming to an end. It also meant that today was probably the last day the mailman had to deliver my invitation to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.
The great thing about Arizona Diamondbacks Season Tickets is that not only do you receive tickets to all 81 regular season games plus two exhibition games but you also receive several other benefits that people don’t necessarily know about.
As I was standing in line for FanFest last Saturday to get in an hour early I realized that I often take for granted some of the amenities that are included as part of being a Diamondbacks Season Ticket holder.
As you can probably imagine, life around our house is anything but normal. Starting with the line of Arizona Diamondbacks bobble head dolls that greet visitors to “the shrine” as my wife calls it where I have two Chase Field seats, a piece of Bank One Ballpark adorning one wall, and of course second base.
To say my home life revolves around baseball and the Arizona Diamondbacks would be the understatement of the millennium. The problem is that I have imposed this lifestyle not just on myself but on my family as well.
As I sat down to write, I had the perfect subject for today. It was President’s Day in the United States. I began to ponder why Derrick Hall had his own day and wondered if there was a General Manager Day too.
I was going to send Derrick an email and ask him what day he planned on celebrating General Manager Day but I was afraid the answer would be the same that I got as a child when I asked my parents why we celebrated Mother’s Day and Father’s Day but there was no Kid’s Day.
I was feeling pretty good about Valentine’s Day. Normally this holiday is like a minefield for me. It seems like no matter what I do I never can seem to find the perfect gift that will make my wife happy.
It’s not for lack of trying. I really try hard to find something that I think my wife will like. You would think after being married 28 years I would have picked up a few clues but I seem to strike out more often than Mark Reynolds.
Arizona Diamondbacks FanFest began with humble beginnings as the team sponsored an event to allow fans an opportunity to come down to Chase Field and while there purchase tickets for the upcoming season.
Originally it was held in the plaza outside Chase Field. There were small booths from some of the Diamondbacks partners and vendors. Loyal Diamondbacks fans attended but there really was not a lot there for the general public.
I love the holiday season. Everyone seems to be in a better mood offering to hold open doors and greeting each other with a smile. I swear I even saw a New York Yankees fan complement someone wearing a Boston Red Sox jersey.
The stores all seem to be busy with people running around doing a bit of last minute shopping before friends and family arrive for the festivities. With all of the depressing news that surrounds us every day, it is these jovial holiday preparations that help you forget all your troubles if only for one day.