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Wildcat Fan Day

kufandayNutter Field House-Lexington, KY:  Brian simply woke up one day and declared: ‘I’m a UK fan, dad.’ Uh, ok, that’s fine, I guess. When I asked him ‘why’, he simply replied: ‘I just am.’  Again, ok.  Kids are funny like that.  I might not ever really know what event turned his loyalties to the Big Blue Nation, but at least it gave us an excuse to travel to Lexington for the Wildcats inaugural Fan Day hosted by the university’s baseball and softball teams.

Brian with members of the UK baseball team at Fan Day

Brian with members of the UK baseball team at Fan Day

32427868886_72c35278f8_zThey day started with a short clinic for the kids, then the teams split up for an autograph session. The players were separated by position (INF, OF, P, C), which made it easier for the kids to jump from table to table, and maybe converse with a player or two they share a position with.  Brian even got to chat with a fellow North Oldham Little Leaguer (an alum, anyway) in Connor Heady, who is a senior infielder:

32427868606_0b109c556f_zWe’re still a big fan and supporter of college softball so Brian wanted to meet some of the girls and get some autographs from them, also.  They were super nice to him and of course signed his poster and hat, as well as posing for a few photos.  We’ll definitely try to catch some Wildcat softball games this spring.  A baseball-softball double-header sounds like a good day to me, anyway.

32089851390_f63ecbe922_z32316725922_f55ce2103f_zIn all, this was a great way to start out the 2017 baseball (and softball) season.  College baseball is less then a month away, and we look forward to being in the stands.  Oh, and Brian ran into more players in the parking lot he needed pictures with.  After all, as he told them, he is the biggest Kentucky fan…32370677201_28b337b4af_z32340600762_aeb5a63e8a_zPhotos property of Minoring In Baseball

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