There are new catch-playing stories to come, starting tomorrow. The goal for 2019 is one or two stories per week. As for the conclusion of the 2018 Awards…
Surprise Catch-Playing Invitation, Unable to Accept – I am positive I received an invite from someone in the Netherlands, though I have never been able to find it again. I can only figure I deleted it by accident.
Surprise Catch-Playing Invitation, Accepted – From Bob Dyer and Stan Sipka to play catch at the Field of Dreams (Day #206).
Best Game of Catch Across Language Barriers – With Little Bear (Day #142) of the Beijing Shougang Eagles from the National Pro Fastpitch League. Knuckleballs and curveballs are a universal language.
Biggest Surprise Stories – I had no idea that Phil (Day #361) was a Russian specialist for the Army and that Andy (Day #289) was documenting the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II.
Game of Catch with the Most Heart – Bigby’s (Day #151) got the heart of a superhero and the scars to prove it.
Best Catching a Movie – With Jennifer and David (Day #99) at Alamo Drafthouse. A Field of Dreams fundraiser for Miracle League which covered the cost of 15 players.
The Energizer Bunny Award – Goes to The Mighty Henry (Day #119). Born 3 months premature, Henry’s already had to keep on going, to keep persevering, to keep not giving up. And he does it with a contagious joy and energy. “We like the Royals. Me and Uncle E. We do.” It’s an honor to be his Uncle E.
Best Game of Catch with Dad – At the Field of Dreams, of course (Day #206, part 2).
Happy 22nd Anniversary to Jamie!