We'll keep the post light on words and heavy on the pictures. Here we go! First a gift from my loving wife:
Another book, but this one is from my sister:
Shutterfly book commemorating our trip to Spring Training earlier this year!
My parents' gifts once again fell well beyond the generous side of the scale. Gift cards, snacks, and some fuel cards for our planned trip to Texas to visit friends.
My sister, a big game player, also graciously gave me a new baseball board game:
They also bought me baseball cards! Woo-woot!
Rumor has it that Jonny Gomes is on the Cubs' radar. We'll have to wait and see how that plays out.
Alexi Amarista seems to be having fun. The Big Papi mini was a nice pull.
Here's a couple of last names you may recognize from the Heritage pack because of their bloodlines. Kean in the brother of Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong. Gabriel Guerrero is the nephew of one of my all-time favorite non-Cub baseball players, Vlad "The Impaler" Guerrero.
Hey, an Addison Russell card for my mini player collection of nice. That's a nice surprise!
Speaking of nice surprises, this ball was given to me by Sally Jo and Karl Winek. It has the autographs from the professional baseball players who put on the "Play with the Pros" clinic I wrote about in my last blog post. Yep, Zach McAllister and Ben Zobrist are on this 2008 Home Run Derby baseball. Pretty cool!
Thank you everyone for the gifts!