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Ballhawking Prankology 101: The Plant

In case anyone who reads this blog hasn’t seen this yet, I thought I would share the guest column I wrote recently for myGameBalls.com.  Enjoy:

Here are a couple bonus pictures.  First, Tim with one of the FeMeBe baseballs:

Here is a photo by Avi Miller of Jeremy Guthrie standing in LF with the FeMeBe baseball in his glove pre-toss-up:

Here is a group shot from the myGameBalls.com “Ballhawkfest 2011” featuring the FeMeBe baseball:

Finally, Avi and I did not tell Zack about the prank or the article.  We wanted him to find out about it through normal channels…just however the news would reach him.  I’m still not sure how the news got to him, but a few hours after the article was posted this message from Zack showed up on Twitter:

That’s all for now.  Go Mariners!


Griffey The Prankster

I have a few things to report from the desert, courtesy of my mom and my boyhood newspaper.

You might have heard before that Ken Griffey, Jr. is quite the prankster.  He loves to have a good time and get a laugh.  If you live outside of Seattle or you are not a Mariners fan, you might have missed his latest prank against long time friend and Mariners catchers coach, Roger Hansen.

Here is a picture taken recently by my mom at the Mariners main practice field in Peoria, AZ…

IMG_989.jpg…and here is the story of the prank as told by Kirby Arnold of the world-renowned Everett Herald.

But wait…

Hansen isn’t the only member of the Mariners coaching staff to find himself in the cross-hairs of Griffey’s prankscope.

My folks actually got to participate in Griff’s recent prank of Mariners pitching coach, Rick Adair.

Here is another photo from my mom…

griff adair prank shirt.jpg

…and here is the story as told by Larry Larue of the News Tribune.

My mom saw Griff walk into the stadium carrying a big stack of shirts (although she didn’t know they were shirts at the time).  When he started handing them out behind the M’s dugout, she ran over and got one.  My dad wore it with the rest of the prank accomplices when Adair arrived at the dugout. 

Fun times…and what an awesome souvenir for my folks!

I am living vicariously through my parents and wishing we could have made it to a little spring training this season.  Oh, the joys of being in Peoria, AZ in February and March…

Maybe in 2011.