Wednesday, April 21, 2010

MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app diary day 26 Rich Goose Gossage is Great

Posted by Drew Zeitlin.:


Hello everybody. This might have been the most exciting week we have ever had in baseball. As we have told you in past posts we were at Coors Field to watch the Rockies and the Mets on Jackie Robinson Day. You can see a video of our trip to Coors Field on Jackie Robinson Day by clicking here. That was followed up by us watching the first no hitter in Colorado Rockies history by Ubaldo Jimenez. Then Co-founder of abullrun and all around good guy Keith Zeitlin and brother to this blog writer caught a foul ball that we have been looking to catch since the 70's. Well, we were able to top all that at the Willie Nelson concert. It is time to pick up the diary for the MLB.com At Bat 2010 iPhone app once again. Today will be day 26.


Before we tell you how the Willie Nelson concert tops our best baseball week of all time, we want to tell you about Rich Goose Gossage. Rich Gossage is from Colorado Springs and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He played played 22 seasons from 1972 to 1994 for nine different teams, spending his best years with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres. To see more about Gossage please click here and you will be taken to his Wikipedia page. Growing up in Colorado Springs and playing baseball we all followed Gossage. Goose has always been a big Colorado Springs guy when he was playing and after he retired. He is involved in the community and especially with youth sports.


abullrun's dad works at the Colorado Springs World Arena. The World Arena is like a civic center for the city. It is the home of Colorado College Hockey Tigers and where all the concerts and special events are played at. Last Monday Willie Nelson had a concert at the World Arena. abullrun's dad worked the concert. Here is the e-mail that abullrun's dad sent to abullrun after the concert.


Tonight at the Penrose Club at the World Arena, we had a huge dinner for the Penrose Club members, and it was for the Willie Nelson Concert that was going on in the arena. I was told by Verlee that there is a gentleman that's waiting outside the club looking for you and that you two go way back, at least 20 years is what he said. When I went back to the club, I was in SHOCK!! It was non other then my buddy Goose (Rich) Gossage! WOW!!!!!!!!!! He hugged me and I hugged him back of course. We talked about the old days and then he said he wanted a picture of him and me together! Another WOW!!


There you have it. A Baseball Hall of Famer wants a picture with you. You don't get that everyday. That picture is at the top of this blog (Gossage is the one with the mustache). Thank you Rich Gossage. We are really having fun with baseball. If you like to read all the post of this diary click here and you will be taken to our blog where you will see all the post in order. Till next time.

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