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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Memories Behind my Clothes: Baseball Player Edition

One thing you should know about me, when I love something, I LOVE something. I become all consumed, and must know everything about it. I can't help it, I've been this way my entire life. So today's edition of Memories Behind my Clothes is about the day I met one of my favorite baseball players.

This was taken 6 years ago!! Time flies!
Ryan Garko was a first baseman for the Cleveland Indians. He was adorable, and talented, and seemed like a really nice guy off the field. Plus, he was from Pittsburgh! So because of those reasons, I became a fan. I went to a lot of games, (before they broke my heart!) and even had a special shirt made because you couldn't find his in the team shop.

Every year, the Indians host a caravan where several players and coaches come to a location and sign autographs and have a Q&A session. (I've went to several of these with my parents when I was younger, and met a lot of players that way.) So I found out that Ryan was coming to the caravan in Youngstown, OH. There was no way I was going to miss meeting one of my favorite players! What do you do when you are going to get your picture taken with a professional athlete? You go shopping!

My red silk blouse was from JC Penney's. I paired it with simple black jeans, and black shoes. So many memories in this shirt! I will remember giving him my customized Fred Flintstone (inside joke with the team) picture in this shirt. I will remember getting my picture taken with him for the local news station in this shirt. I will remember getting my customized shirt signed, and another picture taken with him in this shirt. I said it before, and I'll say it again, how can one article of clothing hold so many memories?

I'd love to read about your stories! Link up with me, let's share memories together!



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