Saturday, September 10, 2016
Who's on first?
Jedi Jeff over at 2x3 Heroes is holding a contest to make a custom card using a picture of yourself from your childhood, preferably on a baseball field. Well, this cool cat wearing teal Chuck Taylors and a red, white, and blue wristband is yours truly, probably around the age of 5.
This is a legendary picture in my family. As you can probably see, my hand is, uhhh, touching myself. Apparently I did this every time I got on base, so my grandmother decided to snap a picture so that it lives in infamy. I felt like a late '80s Score design was appropriate. Shout out to the Rookies App for making dweebs like me easily make and print customs.
Now whenever my four-year-old has a little bout of touching himself and my wife complains, I show her the picture and say that it runs in the family.
I have very fond memories of tee ball. I was able to play on the same field my older brother played at during little league, so I thought that was cool. At the end of each game, they'd move the tee to a few few from the outfield fence and we'd have a HR derby. The winner would get a pack of Topps. I remember winning a couple of times and opening the cards and chomping on the gum before I got back to my mom and she made me spit it out.