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Our road trip to meet Matt Holliday

Yesterday, Ballhawk Shawn (click here for his blog) and I made a road trip down to Rosemont, Illinois to meet Matt Holliday.  I wanted to go because a few years back, I caught Holliday’s 19th career home run at PNC Park. 

Of the 47 game home run baseballs I have snagged over the years, only 25 I’ve had signed by the players that hit them.

     Make it 26…
Holliday game home run.jpgMatt Holliday was laid back and cool (he was getting paid to be there) and was more than happy to inscribe the date (July 22, 2005) and the career # (19th Career HR).

He seemed interested that I had presented an actual game home run of his (probably doesn’t happen often) to be signed.

  Here’s a picture of me with the burly slugger…
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     Here’s Future Star Ballhawk Shawn with Matt Holliday…
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This day I would also meet Hall of Famer Paul Molitor.  Being the Brewers fan that I am, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to meet “Molly” again.

Here’s Pauly signing my 1982 World Series baseball…notice I’m keeping a watchful eye 🙂
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Finally, here’s Paul Molitor posing with The Happy Youngster…he doesn’t seem too interested, does he)?
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Good times had by all!

Here’s a random picture of my daughter and I (and Dora the Explorer) in the Brewers dugout this past baseball season…
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because she’s so freakin’ cool!