Where have I been?

Nachoraymondsmall I know, I know, I know…no postings in a long long time. Here’s a quick summary of what’s been going on since my last post. I have been BUSY BUSY BUSY! We’re almost at the All Star break! May was ridiculous with 18 home games. I even had a stretch of 16 home games in 20 days. We’ve had wrestling night, turn back the clock night, and we were even in Orlando at Disney’s Wide World of Sports to play 3 games vs. the Rangers. It was great to play outdoors in lovely Orlando and play with the central Florida fans. It was also neat to watch Sammy Sosa chase 600 home runs. When I was resting backstage, I got to meet the guy who tracks and authenticates each of Sammy’s homers as he approaches the record. Everytime Sammy goes up, the umpire is given a bag of specially marked balls. The balls are all individually numbered, but the numbering only shows up under black light. When Sammy knocked one out, a security guard retrieved it, and the authenticator showed us the mark. It’s neat getting to see the behind the scenes action. Well, it’s just neat being me. I’m not going to lie.

I wish things would be slowing down as we approach the break, but in fact they are speeding up. As soon as I’m done with this 7 game homestand, I am zipping back over to Orlando for the Celebrity Mascot Games. It’s an event for charity that pits over 25 mascots from around the country (and even 3 Canadians!) in a series of contests to determine the true mascot champions. I’ve already been hanging with some of my NHL friends…Thrash from Atlanta, Stormy from Carolina, and Fin from Vancouver (for Fin, I have just two words…) What a wacky bunch! I’ll post pictures when I get them.

Right after Orlando I am heading up to Boston for our July 4th series vs. them. It will be the great Wally/Raymond showdown that New Englanders have been hoping for. Bring it Green Monster! Fenway will never be the same!

I leave straight from Boston for lovely San Francisco! I get to bask in the other beautiful bay area for five whole days! Awesome! I can’t wait to see all of my MLB mascot buddies. I’m sure that since I’m arriving so early, I’ll get to participate in the mascot home run derby. I am determined to win. OK, I am determined to at least get a home run. OK, actually it would be an accomplishment if I actually hit the ball instead of the tee. Dude, I’m a mascot. I dance, frollick, harass the opposing team. If I could belt out dingers I’d be in the Rays lineup instead of on the Rays dugout! My guess is TC takes the crown. That bear is the home run king, doncha know? Oh you betcha.

AND IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH….I come back from the All Star game straight into a 4 game series vs the Yankees and their lovely (cough) fans. Three more games and then I’m going international. From July 20-22 I will be in Toronto at Ace’s mascot days. Can’t wait. Hope I’m still standing at that point.

That’s all for now folks. Until next time….hold your breath and hop on one foot.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s