Sunday, 30 March 2014

"Must Be In The Front Row....."

Was lucky enough to go to a Jays-Yankees Spring Training game the other day at George Steinbrenner Park.

The Yankees really know how to do things up.

There's our Jay's feared slugger, Jose Bautista at bat.

And, of course, got a chance to see Derek......Jeeta, and probably for the last time.

We had great seats.  In fact, we were on the big screen each time a right handed batter came to the plate.

You don't believe me, there's the proof!

What?  Can't see me?

Maybe this will help refresh your memory.


Okay, there is the Urban one.  Looking sideways (apparently at the big screen).

In your defence, I couldn't see me either.  The whole dang day.

The white arm in front of me is my buddy, trying to show me where I am on the screen.  Guy in blue on the other side is pointing at my head.

Apparently they both thought I needed help.

And beside him, over the batter's head, the woman who is taking (and later texting to me) the picture.

Okay, I have way too much time on my hands.  So sue me.

"Take Me Out To The Ball Game"
 But a great day for baseball and the Jays won.

The Bravest Man In The World
Which allowed me to do this.  In the Yankee Home Plate Lounge.

Or maybe it was the dozen beers that helped me do this. 

The next four pictures I will not post.  But I am recovering nicely.

Hey, I'm in a Seinfeld episode!

That's George Steinbrenner.  From the back.

Next up; Jays-Pirates.  Spoiler alert - the results were not as good for the Jays that day.  Not as good.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Those Darn Fatalities

Don't you hate it when a couple of guys getting killed mar a fantastic festival.  How inconsiderate of them.

But it's like that in all walks of life.

"How was your day?"

"Not bad.  But it was marred a bit when Bob was killed by that bus.  Uhhh...what's for dinner?"

[Ed. note: Rashad Charjuan Owens, the accused in all this violence, sits in a Texas prison on $3-million bail charged with capital murder and possibly 22 additional counts of aggravated assault. If found guilty, he could be executed. He’s 21 years old and the father of six children.  
And people in Toronto will be familiar with this; he is trying to turn his life around and is an aspiring hip-hop artist.  Turns out he was caught trying to duck a police sobriety check on the way to a SXSW hip-hop gig where he was supposed to later perform.]

Monday, 17 March 2014

"Pack Up The Babies & Grab The Old Ladies"

That is a Bald Eagle sitting atop that tree.

Very impressive sight.

Not an impressive picture (he looks more like a fat turkey), but a very impressive sight when you are that close.

In fact, as I walked under that tree, people were all pointing up.

I looked up, and "Holy crap!"

Now here he is from a (much safer) distance.

Sitting now atop the tallest tree in the area surveying his kingdom.

And not another bird in sight.   Eerie.....

So I guess babies and old ladies are safe.  But nothing anything smaller.

In fact, not much of anything seems to be safe in Florida.....

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

So How's Your Crummy Life Going?

What?  You can't afford a waiter to serve you dinner on the beach?

How embarrassing.

But wait.

What's going on here? I get it.

But it's not all rainbows and lollipops. 

Some poor schmoes have to schlep the whole deal down to the beach by themselves to enjoy the sunset.

In spite of my predicament, I'm not expecting much sympathy.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Typical Parking Lot?

Let's take a closer look......

Typical Florida Parking Lot
Coming to a theatre near you. 

Resistance is futile.

Because everybody I know is getting older.

[Note: Due to the poor vision of handicapped, mature readers, those are all Handicap parking signs.  I said, those are all Handicap parking signs!!]