First of all, congrats to both the Indians and the Cubs for making it to the World Series. One of two long droughts in baseball will end this year. Me, I’m rooting for the Cubbies. I’ve got to stick with the National League and I have two good friends who are diehard Cubs fans, so this one is for you Barb & Priscilla.
So Kris Bryant caught my eye the other day while watching the Cubs-Dodgers game. What a cutie and what amazing blue eyes! Thanks to Kris’s Facebook Fan Page for today’s Man Crush Monday photo.
With a Wild Card Game to win, the Mets will have Noah Syndergaard on the mound and besides having a smoking fastball, Noah is a smoking hot guy! 6’5″ with piercing blue eyes and those golden locks. It’s no wonder that they call him Thor. Noah can also hit the ball, having had several home runs and hits as a Met. Nominated to the All Star Game this year, Noah unfortunately had to miss the game due to an injury.
Here’s hoping Thor can bring his hammer down on the Giants this Wednesday!
Hubby and I went to school right outside of Philadelphia and as it turned out, our daughter chose a college in Philadelphia as well! The first parent’s weekend, we went out for the festivities and who was there: None other than the Philly Fanatic, the mascot for the Phillies baseball team.
This is my daughter with the Fanatic and my hubby photobombing them!
Today’s choice, Chris Davis aka Crush Davis, is not only cute and a good ball player, he’s an upstanding young man who believes in helping others. This photo is courtesy of the Baltimore Orioles Facebook Fan page and it’s of Chris at a Casey Cares Foundation event where players take the time to meet and play with critically ill children and their families.
If you’d like to see other MLB hotties, check out this photo gallery from Harper’s Bazaar.
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.
I love Mike Piazza! I have his jersey. His and David Wright’s. Two great guys who played with all their heart for the Mets.
Mike was signed to the Dodgers as a favor, but he soon earned his spot with his powerful hitting. In fact, he’s the best hitting catcher of all time.
My most memorable moment of Mike as a Met was at the first game being held at Shea Stadium after September 11th. With the Mets down in the eighth inning, Mike came up to the plate and hit a home run to give the Mets the lead over the Braves.
Mike spent over eight years with the Mets and was inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend as a Met, joining Tom Seaver as the only other Met in the Hall of Fame.
You go, Mike! You can click here to read highlights from Mike’s emotional and wonderful Hall of Fame speech.
I’m back from San Diego and boy did I have a blast. The All Star Game has inspired me to finish up the next baseball book and I had an amazing time attending workshops, talking with friends about work and life, and meeting new people at the RWA Conference. I’ll be sharing some photos tomorrow from all the events.
For today, since I’m in baseball mode, I’ve got sexy Giancarlo Stanton up at the plate. He might be a Mets killer with the might swing of his bat, but he is a hottie!
Photo Credit: Arturo Pardavila III on Flickr [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
If you’re like me and can’t get enough of sexy baseball players, click here to visit Harper Bazaar’s Gallery of MLB hotties.
Have a great Monday!