Twice within the last few weeks, Fifth-Thrid Ballpark in Comstock Park, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, has been graced with the presence of the Fox Sports Detroit Girls-Lauren and Allison. Unfortunately, I’ve been unable to make the trek south to attend either of these games. The first visit was on May 25, just days after we were there ourselves. Just getting back from vacation, there was just no way to get the time off work again, or come up with the funds for another trip. With this first opportunity missed, I was confident that the girls might make another stop in Grand Rapids. Return they did, on June 7. This time, with just one day notice of their appearance, and the fact that I’m coaching two Little League teams, we were again unable to make to the Whitecaps game! Two opportunities missed, but I’m confident that maybe we can catch up with them sometime this summer, or even this winter at a hockey game. Lauren and Allison are scheduled to appear in Midland on my birthday weekend next month, when the Great Lakes Loons host the Lansing LugNuts, so if anyone is looking for a present for me, I have a great suggestion!
Lauren and Allison are great ambassadors for sports here in Michigan. They are active on Twitter and Facebook, and often reply and interact with the fans whenever they can. From all that I’ve read from other fans who’ve met them, it was a very positive experience. Trevor follows the girls on Facebook also (big surprise), and Lily looks up to them as role models. It’s nice that they’ve stepped into my little world of Minor League Baseball, and I’m hoping I won’t miss the next opportunity.
Photos courtesy of Fox Sports Net/Fox Sports Detoit/Fox Sports Detoit Girls
*Drool*…. Um… *Drool*…. I can haz Allison and Lauren too? Wow.
Jeff-you took the drool, um, words right outta my mouth. They are definitely stunning!
Sorry about the Tigers last night.
Mark-it was a rough night for the Tigers, thier offense was horrible, and the umps blew a couple of easy calls at second and first. Hope they did better tonight.
When is your birthday? Mine is June 28th. I will be in Minnesota for the SABR convention on my Bday. Oh! BTW, Jaime Jarrin has been broadcasting Dodger games in Spanish since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles. This is his 54th year.
Emma-my birthday is 7/17, so I’m hoping for some baseball! Have a great birthday yourself!
Well, here’s hoping you get your birthday wish!
Thanks, Kristen! They’re actually in Midland tonight, so I’m hoping for a Father’s Day miracle!