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Postby Pablo975 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:46 pm

I work in the public as a demonstator/spokesperson and while at work at young boy comes up to me, checking out our stuff. He was probably 10 or 11 years old and wearing a Mariners hat.

Now, most young kids I see these days (which is a lot) wear sports wear, be it NFL, NBA, or MLB hats, jerseys, etc. Most just wear them cause they look cool like the rappers they idolize. VERY few know anything about the game or the players in it.

I asked the boy if he was a Seattle fan and he responded with an enthusiastic "Yeah!". He then went on a rant about how Ichiro is his idol and he wishes he'd break out of his mini-slump and how the Mariners should call up Felix Rodriguez, etc, etc....

I was stunned and overjoyed to see a kid that excited and up to date on baseball. When I was young, all the kids in my hood were like that.

Just warmed my cold, old heart.....that is all.....
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Postby so0perspam » Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:48 pm

That's awesome. ;-D
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Postby go_jays_go » Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:11 pm

Great to see ;-D
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Postby slomo007 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:03 pm

Agreed, it's great to see baseball making a comeback. ;-D

Most people aged 12-20 don't enjoy MLB at all, due to the strike's ramifications. :-o
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Postby Mustangs989 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:05 pm

Sounds like me 5 or so years ago :-D Nice to see though, although his name is Felix Hernandez, not Rodriguez ;-)
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Postby ensanimal » Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:35 pm

great to hear ;-D ;-D

now if only more kids could be like this one :-?
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Postby Pablo975 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 7:00 pm

Oops, you're right. Hernandez.....hey the kid liked Seattle, I'm Cubs/Sox guy..... :*)
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Postby Mookie4ever » Sun Jun 12, 2005 7:10 pm

.....and then they started talking about Bonds and ended up in a fistfight !+)
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Postby RynMan » Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:15 pm

But it still doesn't answer the big question that I can't seem to find an answer for...... HOW can I make my girlfriend like baseball???
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Postby Kingctb27 » Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:45 pm

Mustangs989 wrote:Sounds like me 5 or so years ago :-D Nice to see though, although his name is Felix Hernandez, not Rodriguez ;-)

Ha Ha :-D

Good to Hear is right. ;-D
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