but we thought he looked a little bit like a madman, and we mean that in a good way, so he made the cut.
Spurlock's special will be aired on Thursday, January 14, 2010 on FOX. Tune in, maybe you'll catch a glimpse of we weird New Mexicans wackily I don't know, eating a hot dog or something.
We enjoyed watching Dodger Doug Mientkewicz (the pronouncer said Ment KEY Witz), who hit a double and a triple. Here is a shot of him in his Dodger duds:
And here's a typical between-inning moment at a 'Topes game:
Various goofballs in the parking lot.
It was also fun after the game to stop at Derek's Dugout, a baseball card store we're lucky to be able to visit now and then (worth the lengthy drive from Santa Fe). We've talked about Derek and his store before. It's an "Is this heaven?" kind of baseball card shop...cool, clean, well-stocked with new and vintage, and run by a knowledgable, gentlemanly, and witty fellow who is determined to Make It Work. We're quite sure that if you are ever passing through Albuquerque, you will not regret a stop there. We'll show the items we picked up in our next post.Actually, what with I Love This Game (check his site for more photos from today), Derek, and none other than the abovementioned Kris of Cards in the Attic fame in this town, there's an embarassment of baseball card riches in the land of enchantment. It's fun to meet with Kris even for a few minutes before the game, as we did today, because he's so darned pleasant.
Best of all, Lucy got Kris's and Derek's autographs. No offense to Alex Cintron, a nice fellow who also signed that card (#13), but it was Kris and Derek who received Lucy's highly sought-after and rarely bestowed "All Star" designation. We hope that you occasionally get to visit a ballpark near you to enjoy the unique enjoyment that baseball well-played can bestow on busy souls.
A.J. Ellis photo: Sports Illustrated.