September 2010

Paying his Debts

The Royals road trip to Minneapolis and Chicago did not go well on the field, but we always manage to enjoy our travels. Minneapolis had beautiful September weather, and three Target Field sellout crowds. Chicago is such a great city, no one ever tires of travelling there.

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… This is the worlds number one Notre Dame fan, White Sox broadcaster Ed Farmer. Ed lost a bet with Chicago reliever J.J. Putz, a Michigan alum. Ed had to wear Michigan gear Sunday, and walk through the clubhouse for all to see, since Michigan had beaten Notre Dame on the football field.

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Here Farmer’s partner Darrin Jackson displays the Wolverine helmet, signed by Coach Rich Rodriguez, that sat next to Ed througout the game on this day. If Notre Dame had won the game, Putz would have had to wear a Notre Dame football helmet during batting practice, but he dodged a bullet.

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…A beautiful day at US Cellular Field. But sunshine means a tough day for the broadcasters during a matinee in Chicago.

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Here Denny dodges the bright sunlight shining right at him the first couple of innings. He finds shelter from the shadows by backing off from the red hot countertop, working “without a net” so to speak.

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