I was watching the Rangers-Red Sox game on television Friday evening. The one where Josh Hamilton solidified his grip on the A.L. MVP award.
That's right. I said it.
He made two very, very nice catches in center field. He hit a homer, was 4-5 and scored the tying run in the bottom of the 8th inning. From 2nd base. On an INFIELD SINGLE! He scored from second, on an infield single. I just had to type that twice for it to sink in. It was an amazing game.
I wish I had been there. Not just because of the game, but because of this...
During the broadcast, the Rangers' "man" in the stands, which is actually a woman, was talking to two former Negro League players. They were there in conjunction with the release of the Negro League Commemorative Stamps the USPS put out recently. Apparently several former Negro League players were at the game and signed autographs prior to the game. I didn't see any type of promotion for their appearance, but I definitely would have gone to the game for a chance at an auto from one of those guys. I didn't catch the names of any of the players and I couldn't find anything about their appearance on the intrasupernet highway.
I just wish I had know ahead of time.