A few weeks ago my son, while watching a Seattle Seahawks clip, said “I just can’t get enough of this stuff.” And that’s exactly how I felt while watching this interview with Madison Bumgarner. Like a lot of baseball fans who’ve been in a dry spell waiting for Spring Training, I’ve been craving some little tidbit, picture, video, or article about baseball, but especially about Bumgarner. He was in the face of the baseball world everywhere, non-stop for weeks and all of a sudden there was ………nothing!
So when I came upon this 10 minute interview I was in my element. This was ten minutes of Mad Bum responding candidly to questions we’ve all been wanting to ask about him, his family, his feelings, teammates and the game in general. Good Stuff.
And a special thanks to the KNBR staff for putting this together on You Tube so it can be shared with everyone. Spring training just around the corner folks …… See you soon!
Photos courtesy of KNBR and Ronni Redmond
I made up my mind last year that no matter what happened, I was going to the Fan Fest this year! And I did. We, my husband and I, always take Cal-Train to Giants games at AT&T Park just to avoid the parking and we did the same today. It’s a few blocks to the ballpark from the train station and it’s the perfect way to travel stress-free to the games.
All the stories about the crowds proved true again this year. Rumor has it the crowd was around 35,000 but to tell you the truth we avoided all of that. I leave the autograph-seeking to the youngsters so we headed up to the club level and found a perfect spot, a little to the right of home plate, front row, seats 1 and 2. And we settled in for the day with our perfect seats for some perfect photo’s and perfect weather. I loved this. And we had a fantastic view of the KNBR Broadcast Stage and could hear the interviews and conversations as though we were sitting right there with them. We had a great time at the park today!
Baseball season is finally here. Almost. But it’s close enough you can reach out and touch it, feel it. Tomorrow’s Super Bowl Sunday which is probably great if you’re a football fan. Oh okay, I have to admit I did get a little taken up with the Tebowing thing this year, but honestly can you truly say there’s anything better than spring training and opening day of baseball? I’ve been waiting for this since the 7th game of the world series last year and it’s just as good as I’d hoped it would be. Thank you God. Baseball, one of the many pleasures in life.
You might remember a Bill Cosby video many years ago that included a story about little Jeffrey. “Little Jeffrey” on the airplane. On the one and one-half hour ride home we had a little Jeffrey on the train. Little Jeffrey screamed all the way home finally de-training just one stop before we did. I watched him as his poor drained parents stepped off the train and carried him past our window, little Jeffrey all smiles. Our children are all grown now and gone, with children of their own. But I remember the days. Thank you again God. Retirement, one of the many pleasures in life!
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