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Charlie Culberson #ManCandyMonday

Since we’re in the throes of baseball season and it’s been hard watching my Mets play, I’m reaching out to the West Coast for today’s Man Candy Monday.

Charlie Culberson is currently an infielder with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has played for the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies. He also comes from a baseball family since his dad also played in the major league.

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By Keith Allison on Flickr (Originally posted to Flickr as “Charlie Culberson”) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

#ThrowbackThursday Loyal Mets Fans

Many years ago I was able to buy 2 tickets to a Mets-St. Louis Cardinals Division Playoff at Shea Stadium. There was no question my daughter and I would go, especially since hubby was out-of-town. It was an amazing experience. The game was rained out, but the rain out didn’t happen until we were already there and in our rain gear. We came back the next day and it was a tight game and running late. We had only minutes to spare if we were going to make the last train back to NJ. Unfortunately, Billy Wagner gave up a late inning home run and it was over. Done. Put a fork in our Mets. Sigh. We were expecting a lot after last year, but it seems injury after injury are going to keep them out of the postseason this year, although I haven’t given up hope yet for a wild card berth.
Sam & Caridad at Mets Game Shea Stadium

Guilty Pleasure Monday – Joe Mauer

So you all know I love baseball and there are so many hotties in the game. Today’s Guilty Pleasure Monday is Minnesota Twins All-Star Catcher Joe Mauer. He is such a cutie. I love his “aw shucks” kind of attitude in this Head & Shoulders commercial. Love his dimples also!

On the field, Joe is the only catcher in MLB history to win 3 batting titles, he was an American League MVP and also won 3 Golden Glove Awards. Way to go, Joe!

Do you have any baseball hotties you want to share with us today?

If you can’t see the video below, you can click on this link: http://youtu.be/pmYuXYeweMQ

Greatest Play in Baseball

I guess you guys know by now that I’m a baseball fanatic! I absolutely love the sport. Sad about the Mets, my home team. Already looking forward to 2011. Yep, 2011. Haven’t seen anything in the off-season trades or acquisitions that are giving me big hopes that the Mets will be contenders this year, but despite that I’m still a fan. Just one who knows not to get too hopeful about 2010. I hope they prove me wrong.

But on a more positive note, I watch baseball for a lot of reasons. The strategy. The excitement. The speed and power. The men in the tight pants. LOL!

There are times, however, where the game becomes more than a game and a play comes along that brings it all into focus.

Thanks to my friend and BIL Peter for sharing what is probably the greatest play in baseball. Here it is for you to see as well! For those who can’t see the video below, you can click on this link to watch how Rick Monday stopped two protesters from desecrating the American flag during a Dodgers-Cubs game.

You can also read more about the great play by Monday by clicking here to visit the Cubs website and find out what Monday thought about the protester’s prospects for the Majors after the protester tossed the lighter fluid can at him!

Thank you, Rick Monday! I hope you all have a great weekend.

Guilty Pleasures Monday – David Wright

This image was originally posted to Flickr by alpineinc at http://flickr.com/photos/67607399@N00/227842123. It was reviewed on 15:09, 29 December 2008 (UTC) by the FlickreviewR robot and confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-2.0.I love David Wright. Love his work ethic and dedication to the sport. Love baseball. Come the summer time, everyone in the family sits down to watch the games almost every night. We also head to the local minor league/independent league ball clubs during the summer. Mostly to the Bridgewater Patriots.

I love baseball so much I even did two books way back when for Kensington. They never got published, but I’m hoping they’ll see the light of day in the future.

Back to David. He was signed by the Mets in 2001 and made his major league debut in 2004. He’s been an All-Star three times already (2006/7/8) and has won two Golden Gloves (2007/8). Gotta love the talent, but also the determination he shows on the ball field.

Even though the Mets have been struggling this year, David is currently batting .346. That’s awesome.

I hope you enjoyed this morning’s Guilty Pleasure.