Friday, May 20

MLB in Myrtle Beach!

In Myrtle Beach we have a Single-A baseball team called the Pelicans.  They've been here for around 8-9 years and were a division of the Atlanta Braves.  This past year, they switched ownership from the Braves to the Texas Rangers.

I'm not quite sure how it all went down, but they set up an expo game to play the local college's baseball team here-Coastal Carolina. 

It was a pretty big deal-the game sold out in like an hour.  The Rangers had their normal starting line up play against college kids.  It was so much fun to be a part of!
Josh Hamilton was signing autographs before the game started.

It's hard to see, but I got his autographs on my dad's hat!  Kind of silly that he had to sign it with a BLUE sharpie on the BLUE part of his hat...

Coastal's mascot-Chauncey. 

My friend Antonella's son is the bat boy for the Pelicans.  He got to be on the Ranger's side for this game!  He ended up getting all their autographs on a bat and ball after the game!

Still can't get over how cool it must have been for the Coastal students.  Imagine looking back and telling their kids "Oh yea, I played first base with Josh Hamilton my senior year!"

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