Friday, October 29, 2010

Ode to Baseball

" I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat."  Babe Ruth

Those of you who know me are well aware that my knowledge of baseball might fill a thimble.  I am pretty clueless,  but this shelf full of old, well worn gloves at On A Shoestring, and this terrific bat sculpture at Sloss Furnaces, both caught my eye.  My post today is for my blog friend Mister Earl , who is over the moon about the playoffs or something or other.


Last Tuesaday we had another "Go Ahead, Write Your Own Title" contest. The judge has spoken:

FIRST PLACE: "See What Happens When You Don't Floss!" Daryl, NYC
SECOND PLACE:  "Call Today For Ridiculously Low Installation"  Mad About Paris
THIRD PLACE:  "Toothday, Twofer One"  Eeyore
 FOURTH PLACE:  A tie - "The Tooth, Nothing But the Tooth" by Yorkshire Pudding and 
  David McMahon
Thank you all for your fabulous titles. I've got a really good photo coming up on PTML soon. Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

We're all winners, because we have you. Is it Happy Birthday now? Or do I have to keep writing this for another 363 days?

Pat said...

Bravo for these! I was expecting a different kind of bat sculpture for Halloween, and then I scrolled down. But it is still good ;)

Maya said...

Both fun shots! You sure had a lot of terrific entries for that contest. I don't know how you chose a winner!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love the old gloves with their soft leather.

Happy Birthday, Virginia!!!


SRQ said...

I can almost smell the old leather wafting here. And, who would think to do that with old aluminum bats?!

brattcat said...

the warm color of the gloves suggests the fondness their owners felt for them.

brattcat said...

is it your birthday? Happy, Happy, Happy!

B SQUARED said...

Michael Jackson had it half right.

Daryl said...

Happiest of birthdays .. I know I said several places before this but its something worth repeating .. xo

And I detest baseball but love these photos

Leif Hagen said...

Batter up, swing batter!

Happy Birthday, Birthday Girl!

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful post in honor of the true American sport!!! I'm rooting for the Giants along with the Hubman...for a very simple reason...his bet with his long time friend!!! For well over thirty years, the Hubman and his friend Blu have bet the entire season...don't ask me the particulars of his betting process 'cause it's way over my head...all I know is we lost the (bull) trophy for this year but the Hubman has a chance to recoup some $$$ if the Giants win...mind you it is high stakes betting...I think the most anyone can win is $16!!! But there's the humiliation dinner at Damon's with the gang of old friends and the coveted swinging the bull trophy!
Go Giants!!!

Petrea Burchard said...

Great shots, Virginia. I love the bats.

And happy birthday, Missy!

Virginia said...

Thank you all for these wonderful birthday wishes. You are the best. I love you all!

Mister Earl said...

Happy Birthday, V, and thanks for the mention!

david mcmahon said...

Congratulations to Daryl, who actually happens to be pictured on my blog!

And it seems birthday wishes are in order, Virginia!