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Changing #123: Kruk, Kuip and Corip – Let’s make this happen

I have taken a hiatus from here to take care of some other priorities in my life. I had some career, personal and mechanical issues that have come up in the last month or so, and guess what? Blogging takes a back seat to real life. Besides all that, I have two boys to play, wrestle, spoil and chase around.

The big news is surrounding my change to the list. I just wasn’t really all that into #123 – Toboggan at the Great Wall of China. I put it on the list after seeing a YouTube video of the place and thought it was neat. However when I went and watched it again it just seemed hanky and junky. Still would be fun, and I will jump if I ever get a chance to do it, but I can live without it.

The New Improved #123 – Call an inning with Kruk and Kuip.

I am going to need a miracle to pull this off. I want to be able to sit and call an inning of a SF Giants game with the legendary (that’s right I said it!) San Francisco Giants play by play team of Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper. I have no idea how to get this done. I mean even anywhere close to happening. Seriously, if anyone out there reads this and is owed a huge favor by either of these two, or the Giants, or the Comcast Sports Net people, please consider wasting it on my dream.

When I was a kid I always imagined that I would end up as shortstop of the Gigantes, but that dream has slowly been wrestled from my grasp. (Cursed by inability to hit a curveball…slider, knuckle, fast, basically anything other than a straight down the pipe slow pitch.) So I am evolving my baseball dream into commentary. I firmly believe that those that can’t play…talk about it. I am very serious when I say that I am going to need help getting into this booth. This might be the most impossible task that I have ever undertaken. It is also probably one of the most incredible experiences that I can imagine.

There are no other announcers in the game like Kruk and Kuip. They have their own fans. They have fans in opposing cities. What other team ANNOUNCERS have fans?!? Fans bring signs for them in the stands. It truely is an incredible relationship that they have with the city and the Giants fans. I fully realized how important that they are to the team last year during the playoffs. It was painful to have to sit through the dribble that the national broadcasters spewed. (Especially Joe Buck. I hate Joe Buck. He is a disgrace to the sport. ) It was so bad that I was muting the T.V. and pulling a boombox radio into the room to listen to KNBR, and I wasn’t the only one. There was instructions on the internet to properly sync your radio and T.V. for the Giants playoff games. My first point of order when I become Commish of MLB is that the team play by play team will move with the team through the playoffs. Ahhh, I’m off topic. Back to K&K. Quite simply, they are the best. It would be a dream come true to sit and call the game with them.

I have some books that I need to add to #37, so I’ll add that soon. Thanks for hanging in there with me. I will get some of this stuff done…just busy raising my kids and taking care of life.

  1. July 18, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Would this also count towards #45?

  2. July 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I’ve been thinking a lot about throwing out the first pitch. I’m right down the road from a minor league baseball team that doesn’t necessarily have someone throw out a pitch every game. Seems to me if there isn’t really a demand for it, they would benefit from having me do it, even if it means only like 200 people would read about it on my blog. But still, free marketing, right?

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