On May 19, 2012, we headed back to Coors Field on a grey and drizzly morning for the sixth and final game of the 2012 Cook Grandfather-Father-Son Baseball Roadtrip.
When we headed into the ballpark, it felt like only about 10 other fans joined us. And there was no one on the field. The tarp was out. The batting cage was nowhere to be found. There would be no BP to speak of.
Luckily, we did not have to wait too long for some on field entertainment. Pretty quickly, the Mariners pitching corps popped out of the dugout and headed to the CF grass next to the visitors’ bullpen.
As the Mariners pitchers stretched and chatted amongst themselves…
…Kellan and I were the only fans in the front row section. There were a couple fans above us in the bleachers. The only other people in the front row were my dad, Tim, Dan and Emily, and they were chatting amongst themselves over in LF at Dan’s seats:
This was our view out in CF:
When the Mariners paired up and started playing catch, the closest Mariners to us were Hisashi Iwakuma (along the warning track in RCF) and Brandon League (in the CF grass):
While the M’s played catch on the field, Kellan pushed his stroller around, stomped in puddles, and just hung out and watched the action on the field:
Eventually, League short hopped Kuma with a hard throw. The ball trickled past Kuma and was scooped up by his interpreter. Kuma pulled a second baseball out of his pocket and he and League played catch for a few more minutes.
Once they finished playing catch, League tossed the ball they were using to a guy in the bleachers behind us. League then motioned to Kuma’s interpreter for their original warm up ball. He tossed that ball to us, and it was a Dodger Stadium commemorative ball!
After getting the baseball from Brandon, Kellan and I stayed put for a few minutes. But when I looked back over to LF, Dan gave a big *come over here* wave. When Kellan and I reached Dan’s seats, he introduced me to a guy from mlb.com who said he wanted to interview me about our Roadtrip. He ended up shooting a five minute video interview (during which I felt like I was continually looking off camera to check on Tim and Kellan who were running back-and-forth). I’ve never seen that video turn up anywhere. But later the same day of the game, the following blurb popped up on MLB.com’s Cut4 page:
When the interview wrapped up, the only Mariners still playing catch were Tom Wilhelmson and Charlie Furbush. And they were playing extreme-long-toss – from the LF foul line to the RF warning track.
When they finished up and started to walk off…
…, one of them (I think Furbush) tossed the baseball to my dad…actually, he completely air mailed him, but it stayed in the front row where we were the only fans who could get to it. It was also a Dodger Stadium commemorative baseball, my dad’s second!
Once Furbush and Wilhelmson wrapped up their long-toss show, there was absolutely nothing happening on the field. So we just hung out for a bit and watched Felix and Brandon League…
…get in some work in the bullpen.
Eventually, Munenori Kawasaki and Anthony Suzuki (Ichiro’s interpreter) started playing two person pepper along the LF line:
Tim, Kellan and I headed over there to watch since nothing else was happening. After playing some pepper, Muni ran some sprints. Check out those fancy shoes he is wearing.
When he wrapped up the running, Muni and Anthony started walking back to the dugout, and all of the fans hanging out down the line were completely silent…except us.
I called out a simple, “Hey, Muni!” He looked over and then did an exaggerated backspin to crow-hop before gentling tossing one of the two baseballs he’d been using to us.
After he tossed the baseball to us, another fan got brave and asked for an autograph. He ended up coming over and signing a bunch of autographs, including signing the baseball he’d just thrown to us:
I’ve thought for a while that it would be cool to get a Japan-born Major Leaguer to sign a baseball in Japanese (Iwakuma did this for my dad at spring training). So, as Tim handed the baseball to Muni, I asked if he would sign in Japanese. He responded (essentially), “No Japanese! This is America! Only English!”
No problem, an English Muni-autograph was just fine for us.
Thanks, again, Muni!
My dad was still out in LF and he took this picture of us as we walked back to LF:
Check out all of those fans! Man, it was packed!
It was quiet and peaceful in the stadium. The grounds crew was using the quiet time to tidy up the outfield grass:
We still had a long time until the game was scheduled to start. So we headed over to the Blue Moon Brewery restaurant in the RF foul corner concourse. I had a big, tasty BBQ sandwich…
…but Kellan wouldn’t let me simply sit and enjoy it. Instead, while Tim and grandpa hung out at the table, I ate on foot while watching Kellan run up-and-down and up-and-down and up-and-down this ramp:
After lunch, we headed back out to the OF. My took Tim to get some pizza (he didn’t want to eat in the Brewery), and Kellan and I checked out the tunnels under the OF bleachers:
We noticed a funny site as the Mariners relievers approached the bullpen before the start of the game:
They had to stop and wait for the band that played the national anthem to finish marching by before they could get to the bullpen.
As the band belted out the national anthem, the boys were ready to get to the baseball:
Rockies pitcher Christian Friedrich’s (who is pictured in LF before Tim in the first game picture from our last entry) first pitch to Dustin Ackley was called a ball…
…and we were underway!
I am quite happy to report that this game was all Mariners. And the scoring got underway when Kyle Seager belted a 2-run homerun in the top of the second inning:
With the 2-0 lead in hand, the Mariners never looked back.
Of all the games to which I have taken both boys together, this was by far the easiest because Kellan fell asleep while I was holding him in the first or second inning:
And he just kept on sleeping until THE SIXTH INNING!
For most of that time, Kellan and I sat with Don the Rockpile Ranter and his son, Hunter:
It was great chatting with these guys.
Sadly, I did not get a picture of the “Bring Back Helmer” sign that Hunter periodically held up for the TV cameras. (It looked a whole lot like this).
I hardly took any pictures while sitting there holding Kellan. But I did manage to get a shot of Ichiro out in RF:
And one of Ichiro drilling a line drive toward short stop:
If you click on that picture, you can see the ball just to the left of Ichiro and just barely above his head level. Unfortunately, Tulowitzki made a diving catch on the ball.
But it didn’t matter. The Mariners were already piling on the runs. They scored 2 more in the third inning, 1 in the fourth (on a single by Jason Vargas!)…
…, and 4 more in the sixth. That made the score 9-0 Mariners.
Don didn’t like the score so much, but I sure did. And Kellan would have too if he was awake.
Eventually, I headed further out toward LCF to see my dad and Tim.
Kellan was still fast asleep, but it was ice cream time for Tim:
Want to see essentially those same exact two pictures again, but this time as one picture? Okay, here you go:
Kellan woke up just in time for Don to catch a Rockies shirt in the T-shirt launch. He ran up into the bleachers to make the grab and he handed the shirt to us on his way back down:
Kellan was mighty satisfied holding it all wrapped up in cellophane. But he was still a little cranky from his nap. When I unwrapped the shirt, Kellan gave me a piece of his mind. Apparently, he wasn’t ready to see it unwrapped quite yet.
In the sixth inning, the Rockies brought Eric Young in to play CF as part of a double switch. I took some pictures of the Rockies outfielders, but really I just wanted to show how tiny Eric Young seems to be:
My dad spent most of the game chatting with Rockies regular Robert Harman:
Before this trip, I knew about Robert from the Rockpile Rant and an article Zack Hample wrote about Barry Bonds’ final career homerun. Robert was very nice and he and my dad got along swimmingly during the game.
Here are some pictures I took in the tunnel under the bleachers in LCF:
Top left: There is some sort of security office under there, right around the corner from the women’s restroom.
Top middle: There was a brief rain shower late in the game. The game wasn’t delayed at all, but we hid out for a few minutes in the tunnel where this was our view of the field. We ended up putting our backpacks in the tunnel for the rest of the game to keep dry. It is definitely convenient having your own personal tunnel like this for a game!
Top right: Tim, Emily and Emily’s friend played tag in the tunnel. This was just one of the many things they did to entertain themselves in the tunnel. Kellan tried to mix it up with the big kids a bit too.
About 5-10 minutes before the rain, the Rockies scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. The final two runs came on a homerun hit by Wilin Rosario that sailed right over our heads into about the sixth or seventh row of the bleachers behind us. I was hoping it would ricochet back down to us (my Dad had caught a Miguel Olivo BP homer like this the day before and Robert got a Michael Cuddayer game homer like it earlier in the season), but the crowd swallowed it up, never to be seen again by us folks down in the first row.
It was too bad this homerun couldn’t have been hit in the eighth inning instead of the seventh, because almost no one was left in the bleachers after the rain…
…and the ball almost certainly would have bounced back down to us.
The Mariners got one run back in the eighth on a passed ball to Kyle Seager that scored Ichiro. That made it 10-3 Mariners, which would hold up to become the final score of the game.
The previous day, I had noticed that Michael Saunders…
…tossed the CF-LF warm up baseball into the crowd in the ninth inning. There were zero fans in the front row out in CF by the batters’ eye. So I figured that Kellan and I ought to head over there in the ninth so Saunders would have a target.
It was a solid plan. After finishing his ninth inning warm up tosses with Casper Wells, Saunders turned and threw a strike right to us. Another Dodger Stadium commemorative!
Sean Kelley and Steve Delabar each pitched a scoreless/hitless inning of relief to cap off the game. Another wonderful Mariners win! That made them 2-0 for us on the season.
After saying our good-byes to Dan and Robert (Don had left during the rain because he feared for his super-nice camera’s safety), we got an usher to take our picture:
Then we walked around to home plate…
…and got an usher to retake the family photo the fan had botched the night before:
The key to that picture was that Tim had his foot up on the step above us. He thought this made the picture look very, VERY cool.
Outside the stadium, I got a shot of my three Roadtrip mates outside Coors Field:
And then we headed over to the 15th Street Mall for some dinner.
On our walk back to the hotel, my dad and Tim were locked in battle in a fierce game of “yellow cab” (the objective being to spot as many yellow cabs as possible) when we walked by Coors Field for the final time:
“YELLOW CAB!” (in the foreground) “YELLOW CAB!” (across the street)
The yellow cab battle continued as the fifth installment of the Cook Grandfather-Father-Son Baseball Roadtrip slowly walked down Park Road to our hotel and into the sunset
It was an OUTSTANDING trip.
Let the planning begin for the 2012 GFS Roadtrip!
2012 C&S Fan Stats
|10/9 Games (Tim/Kellan)|
|14/13 Teams – Tim – Mariners, Rockies, Phillies, Mets, Marlins, Athletics, Orioles, Nationals, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, Twins, Cubs, Cardinals, Royals; Kellan – Mariners, Rockies, Marlins, Nationals, Athletics, Orioles, Mets, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, Twins, Cubs, Cardinals, Royals|
|14 Ice Cream Helmet(s) – Phillies 1, Orioles 1, Mets 2, Twins 2, Cardinals 3, Royals 2, Rockies 3|
|51 Baseballs – Mariners 9, Marlins 4, Mets 8, Nationals 1, Phillies 1, Umpires 5, Orioles 6, Athletics 1, Diamondbacks 4, Blue Jays 1, Twins 1, Cubs 7, Cardinals 1, Royals 2|
|10 Commemorative Baseball(s) – Marlins Park, Mets 50th Anniversary 2, Camden Yards 3, Dodger Stadium 4|
|8/7 Stadiums – Tim – Citizens Bank Park, Nationals Park, Camden Yards, Citi Field, Target Field, Busch Stadium, Kauffman Stadium, Coors Field; Kellan – Nationals Park, Camden Yards, Citi Field, Target Field, Busch Stadium, Kauffman Stadium, Coors Field1/1 Mascots Photos – Tim – Sluggerrr; Kellan – Fredbird|
|2/1 Player Photos – Tim – Ricky Bones, Willie Bloomquist; Kellan – Willie Bloomquist|
|2 Batting Gloves – Ronnie Deck|
|5 Autographs – Willie Bloomquist 2, Tim Byrdak, Brian Roberts, Munenori Kawasaki|
We were right back at it on September 27, 2011. It was the second-to-last Mariners game of the season. Once again, my dad, Tim, Kellan and I headed down to Safeco Field for BP and my mom and Colleen met us just before game time.
We started out very much like the previous afternoon. My dad took Kellan and I took Tim. And we all headed to the SRO area in CF. Casper Wells was shagging balls in CF and he would directly and indirectly hook up both sets of us. First, he tossed a ball to a couple fans and they botched it. The ball fell down into the gap. Casper is still relatively new in Seattle and apparently did not know what it looked like behind the fence. He ran over, jumped up, hooked his arm over the wall, and peered down into the gap.
Casper saw the ball was a lost cause so he hopped down and gave the fans a shrug like, “Sorry! Nothing I can do about it now!”
Thirty second later, an usher walked through the gap and grabbed the ball. I knew just what would happen next. The usher looked up at the fans as he walked through the gap. He passed by the fans to whom Casper had thrown the ball and then he saw my dad and Kellan. He reached up and handed them the ball.
So after this, I figured that Casper was in a giving mood. When he caught his next fly ball, I called his name. He was a good distance out into the field, but he turned around and saw us and fired the ball to me and Tim. Here is Tim holding the ball from Casper with Casper in the background:
Check out that spiffy argyle mariners hat. That was in Tim’s sorry-you-got-beaned-by-a-BP-foul prize bag. It’s a kinda funny hat, but Tim loves it.
As 5:10 approached and the rest of the stadium was going to open, Tim and I headed over to the area behind the visitors’ bullpen. The sun streaming over the infield grandstands wreaked havoc on my camera. Here is a blurry panorama of the view from behind the bullpen:
Last season, it would have been impossible for a player on the field to throw a baseball to a fan behind the dugout But with the new “The Pen” set up…
…that is exactly what Jamey Wright did, and we were on the receiving end. It was an impressive throw over the bullpen.
When the rest of the stadium opened, Tim, Kellan and I headed up the stairs…
…and scooted over to the corner spot in section 152.
Down below us and a little bit toward CF was…
…Brandon League, Jamey Wright and Jeff Gray. Someone hit a liner down the LF line that rolled to a stop on the warning track. Gray jogged over, grabbed the ball, walked out into LF until he could see us, and then tossed the ball up.
Mere minutes later, something crazy happened. Shawn Kelley spotted us up above the hand-operated scoreboard and came over to toss us a baseball he’d just caught. On his walk over, he caught another ball. When we reached a spot below us on the warning track, he tossed the first baseball to me, and then he tossed the second. I couldn’t believe it. It was one for each
kid. But as I caught the second baseball, a fifty year old guy second ten feet behind us (and completely out of Kelley’s view from down on the field) let out a big gasp, “Aaaahhhhhhh!!!!!” I turned around and looked at him and he explained, “Ah, I totally had that one!”
Kelley clearly was throwing a ball up for Tim and a ball for Kellan, and there was a zero percent chance of him catching the ball, but I figured *what the heck* so I turned around and tossed the guy the second baseball. “Thanks, I gotta give this to someone actually.” And then he left the section. It was bizarre. But, whatever, at least he said thanks. A little manners goes a long way.
After the Mariners finished hitting, we met up with my dad and we scooted around to the LF foul line. We saw the usher who had come to Tim’s rescue the day before with the foul-ball-to-the-hand incident…
…and went over to thank him again for his help. Another usher was standing there and she asked to hear the story. In that last picture, Tim is showing her the bruise on his hand.
Understandably, we were a little nervous about hanging out in the foul ball zone. So we headed down the line closer to third base where it would be less likely that Tim (or any of us) would get beaned by another foul ball. A random Athletic came walking by and signed an autograph for a visiting A’s fan. It was Rich Harden, but for some reason, I didn’t recognize him and had no clue he was at the time. After he signed a baseball for Tim, I asked if he’s pose for a picture with the boys. Right when I trained the camera on them, someone hit a bouncer that landed right behind Harden and the boys:
Harden had no clue the ball was coming. At the last second, I reached out with my bare left hand and the ball clanked right off of my palm and rolled further down the warning track.
Harden gave me a *holy cow* look, paused for the picture, and retreated so he wouldn’t get hit by the next foul ball.
We continued on our way. Down to home plate and around to the Mariners dugout we went. Steve Delabar was hanging out on the stairs of the Mariners dugout signing autographs….
…so we worked our way through the little line that had formed got ourselves our very own Delabar autograph.
And then we headed down the RF line:
We were hanging out behind a little screen set up on the edge of the grass. An A’s coach was fungoing grounders to several A’s first basemen. He was hitting hard shots that required the guys to dive toward the foul line. Several of them snuck by the fielders and game to a rest by the screen behind which we were hiding. Two groundskeepers were standing on the warning track a little further down the line toward Mariners dugout…
…one of them walked over and grabbed one of the baseballs that had been fungo’d down the line, and came over and handed it to Kellan. Kellan was like, “Hey, thanks, man” as he sat in my arms clutching his new baseball.
So, BP was pretty crazy for us. We moved around a lot and had come away with five baseballs. BP was still going strong, but we decided it was time to track down some 2011 Mariners
pocket schedules. None of the concession stands had them. So we head over to the fan assistance office, which is right next to the First Aid room we had visited the day before.
Sometimes teams are out of pocket schedules at the end of the season so I wasn’t sure if we’d have any luck. As we approached the window, I didn’t see any pocket scheduled out on display. When I asked the lady if she had any pocket schedules, she looked left and right, stood up, walked to the back of the room, reached into a small cardboard box, pulled something out and handed me this:
Tons and tons of Felix Hernandez 2011 pocket schedules! (And that’s the Delabar autographed baseball included to give perspective of how many schedules we received.)
Tim posed with one of his schedules and Shelly in front of the big bat art thingy hanging above the main entrance rotunda (which is just to the right of the fan assistance office):
And then I took Tim’s picture in front of the First Aid station we’d visited the day before:
Just then, a Mariners employee walked by on her way into the fan assistance office and asked if I wanted her to take a picture of all three of us. Thanked her but declined the offer explaining that I was just taking the picture because Tim had visited the First Aid office the day before. She asked what happened and, after hearing the story, announced that she had something that might make him feel better. We headed back into the fan assistance office and she disappeared into the back office area. When she returned, she presented Tim with a Felix Hernandez bobblehead!
New prizes in hand, we headed back to the field. The A’s were still taking BP. We met up with my dad in CF.
There is a little break outfield seats in deep RCF – its like a little tunnel for groundskeepers to access the tunnel under the seats. My dad was in the front row on the RF side of the tunnel. Tim, Kellan and I went to the corner spot on the CF side of the tunnel.
Over the next ten minutes, Tim got two new souvenirs. First, A’s September call-up Graham Godfrey tossed us a near-pristine Angels 50th Anniversary Commemorative baseball…
…and an usher named Tim gave both Tim and Kellan each a big back of baseball cards (both featuring an Ichiro card)!
And that was it for BP. As the A’s cleared the field, we sat around in the seats and ate some snacks:
Soon, my lovely wife…
…and mom arrived for the game.
I grabbed a big batch of fries with the tastiest garlic dipping sauce and we reported to our seats in section 109:
I knew this game had the possibility of being a tough one. The A’s had Trevor Cahill on the mound, and (despite his unimpressive 2011 ERA and W-L record) he’s a quality pitcher. Unfortunately, he had his *a game* on this day, and Mariners starter Blake Beavan did not. The A’s scored three runs in the top of the first inning – on a 3-Run homer by Josh Willingham. And that is all the A’s needed to win the game.
The Mariners offensive highlight of the day was Ichiro’s first at bat:
He watched that pitch, but then slapped a single for his 184th and final hit of the 2011 season. I don’t think any other major leaguer would be disappointed with a 184 hit total, but it was sad see Ichiro fall short of 200-hits for the first time in his MLB career. Hopefully he’ll bounce back and top 200 hits and a .300+ average again in 2012.
I had noticed this the night before, but not photographed the new “Dave Niehaus 1977-2010” sign that was added above the TV press box:
In the second inning, this camera man…
…knelt next to me for about 10 minutes with his camera trained on Tim and Kellan. I have no clue if the boys were actually on TV. But the guy was there so long it was almost uncomfortable. I mean, how are you supposed to act when a guy has a camera on you like that for 10 minutes?
As the Mariners were giving up two more runs in the top of the third (to make it 5-0 A’s), we enjoyed some nachos:
In the middle innings, Colleen and I visited the team store to do a little shopping. On the way, we wandered through the Mariners Hall of Fame area behind the 3B concourse. The M’s Hall of Fame is nothing compared to the Reds super-impressive Hall of Fame, but it has some really cool stuff in on display. Here are a few of them.
The bat Ichiro used to set the new all-time Mariners career hits record in April 2011:
Dave Niehaus’s score card with notes regarding the first Mariners game ever (April 6, 1977):
Ichiro’s and Griffey’s clubhouse lockers full of memorabilia:
Anew display case memorial to Rick “The Peanut Man” Kaminski:
There was a book for fans to write notes about the Peanut Man…as you can see, I left a note.
On the way back to our seats, I passed through “The Pen” once again:
I really like that “The Pen” sign with the old school Mariners logo.
I also checked out the action in the Mariners’ bullpen – Brandon League was chatting with a teammate:
The score continued to go in the wrong direction. In the top of the fifth, Beavan gave up a 2-run homerun to Scott Sizemore. That made the score 7-0 A’s, and that would be the final score.
Despite the bleak prospects of winning the game, we still had a lot of fun. The boys spent some quality time with their Grandma…
…while Grandpa went on a food or bathroom run.
I got an exciting picture of the Safeco Field RF gap…
…which now features a net that would prevent fans from falling to the concrete below.
Colleen got into the picture-taking action. After Tim danced around in the front row, she got this cute picture of him:
Kellan and I posed for this picture featuring my new Ryan Rowland-Smith “Hyphen” T-shirt:
I *tweeted* a similar picture to RRS so he would know people are still thinking of him at Safeco Field, and he retweeted it to his followers and sent this reply:
After Tim did more dancing, this time in the stairway, Colleen got another cute picture of Tim:
And she took a bunch of shots of Ichiro playing RF:
And a nice action shot of Ichiro grounding out:
Win or lose (but hopefully win), a Mariners game is a great backdrop for some quality family time. Kellan enjoyed some quality family time talking baseball with his grandpa:
After the game, we got another family picture:
And then we headed for the exit. On the way out, I took this panorama of Safeco Field from the CF concourse as the roof rolled closed:
Definitely would have preferred a 7-0 over this 0-7 loss, but it was still a great day at Safeco Field with the family and our Mariners.
|2011 C&S Fan Stats|
|32/8 Games (Tim/Kellan)|
|22/11 Teams [Tim – Mariners, Orioles, Rangers, Brewers, Nationals, Phillies, Mets, Rays, Braves, Diamondbacks, Astros, Royals, Cubs, Angels, Indians, Reds, Giants, Tigers, Yankees, Marlins, Pirates, Athletics; Kellan – Mariners, Orioles, Angels, Mets, Indians, Yankees, Phillies, Braves, Marlins, Nationals, Athletics]|
|23 Ice Cream Helmet(s) (Orioles (3), Nationals, Phillies (2), Rangers (2), Mets (1), Reds (1), Tigers (1), Marlins (2), Braves (2), Rays (3), Pirates (1)).|
|107 Baseballs (24 Mariners, 7 Rangers, 8 Orioles, 5 Umpires, 4 Nationals, 2 Brewers, 6 Phillies, 2 Mets, 6 Rays, 8 Braves, 2 Diamondbacks, 1 MLB Authenticator, 2 Easter Egg, 1 Glove Trick, 2 Royals, 2 Cubs, 5 Angels, 4 Indians, 2 Giants, 1 Tigers, 9 Marlins, 1 Pirates, 4 Athletics)|
|14/6 Stadiums [Tim – Camden Yards, Nationals Park, Citizens Bank Park, Minute Maid Park, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Citi Field, Great American Ball Park, Comerica Park, Yankee Stadium, Sun Life Stadium, Turner Field, Tropicana Field, PNC Park, Safeco Field; Kellan – Camden Yards, Citi Field, Yankee Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Nationals Park, Safeco Field]|
|19/10 Player Photos* [Tim – Felix Hernandez***, Adam Moore, Garrett Olson, Chris Seddon, David Aarsdma, Michael Pineda, Miguel Olivo, Ryan Langerhans, Greg Zuan, Mark Lowe, Michael Saunders, Chad Durbin, Russell Branyan, Brandon League***, Brendan Ryan, Mike Cameron, Brandon Guyer, Russ Canzler, Rich Harden; Kellan – Luke French, Milton Bradley, Franklin Gutierrez, Justin Smoak, Matt Tuiasosopo, Ryan Langerhans, Michael Saunders, Tony Sipp, Chad Durbin, Rich Harden]|
|3/1 Management Photos* [Tim – Howard Lincoln, Jack Zduriencik, Eric Wedge; Kellan – Jack Zduriencik]|
|23 Autograph(s) (Michael Pineda, Michael Saunders, Mark Lowe, Felipe Paulino, Aroldis Chapman, Jack McKeon, Brandon League, Jaime Navarro, Brendan Ryan, Dan Cortes, Josh Lueke, Blake Beavan, Jamey Wright, Jack Zduriecik, Carl Willis, Tom Wilhelmsen, Casper Wells, Mike Cameron, Brandon Guyer, Russ Canzler, Scott McGregor, Steve Delabar, Rich Harden)|
|1 Bat* (Milton Bradley)|
|9/2 Mascot Photos* [Tim – Mariner Moose, Teddy Roosevelt, The O’s Bird, Mr. Redlegs, Gapper, Slider, Sebastian (U. of Miami), Homer, Raymond; Kellan – Mariner Moose, The O’s Bird]|
|3/0 Divisions Closed Out** [Tim – A.L. West (Safeco Field, Oakland Coliseum, Angel Stadium & Rangers Ballpark in Arlington), N.L. East (Citizens Bank Park, Shea Stadium, Citi Field, Nationals Park, Sun Life Stadium, & Turner Field), A.L. East (Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Yankee Stadium (1923), Yankee Stadium (2009), Fenway Park, Rogers Centre, Tropicana Field); Kellan – N/A]|
|2 Line-up Cards (Royals vs. Rangers; Indians vs. Orioles)|
|*includes Spring Training**divisions where we have seen each team play a home game***2011 All-Star|