Monthly Archives: February 2008

My Encounter With Mr. Ozzie Canseco

I always thought that if I ever met Derek Jeter, I would be completely cool and calm. My feelings about that changed once I met Ozzie Canseco yesterday evening at a local softball game. I never expected to have been so terrified to meet a man that I knew nothing about, aside from the fact that he was Jose Canseco’s brother.
We arrived yesterday evening at a beautiful field. The weather was something that I could normally handle, but considering I had a fever, I was shaking in my boots. We watched as Mr.Canseco warmed up with his team. We snapped a few thousand photos, which he probably noticed right away. We were the damned paparazzi!
We had about 3 minutes before the game was to begin and it was time to make our approach. I’m not sure if it was the weather or my nerves, but when it came time to approach Ozzie, I turned into a prepubescent ‘NSYNC fan. I completely lost my cool. I am normally an incredibly outgoing person, especially with strangers, which sometimes gets me in trouble; but for some reason, at this moment in time, I was a complete introvert. I slowly and cautiously approached him. Perhaps it was the cold weather, or the 1/2 bottle of cough medicine I chugged before arriving at the game, but I think I confused Ozzie for Jose, perhaps leading me to my terrified state of mind. It was almost like I was scared that he would tell me to piss off. I expected arrogance and anger and instead we got kindness and appreciation. I wish I could have said more than 3 words to him, but my mind we blank as soon as he turned to face us. Maybe next time? I hope so….

Yeah, whatever… it was cold. And now, I have pneumonia.


It’s amazing how his appearance hasn’t changed one bit in all these years!

Gettin’ ready for the game.

Showing off our freshly signed cards.
PS- Damn you, Brian! You are taking the card I like! 😡


Filed under Real Life, Sports, Uncategorized

MAIL DAY! One Whole Week In One Post!

Man, my collection is getting bigger and bigger by the second. Now, whether it is because of the generosity of those that read my and my husband’s blog, or if it is because of my new addiction to Ebay, I do not know, nor do I care! I am well on my way to getting all the Jeter cards in the world! As impossible as it may be, I will try as hard as I can.
Now, to thank my most recent contributor, Joe, from Cincy Reds Cards. His package took a little while to get here, thanks to his poopie head roommate, but it was well worth waiting for! Joe gave me my FIRST Derek Jeter game used bat!!!!! I nearly had a heart attack when I saw it. I let out a girly shriek as I held it in my hand for the first time.
Another contributor is a wonderful gentleman from Ebay. He provided me with, not only my 1997 8×7 Donruss Studio of Derek Jeter, but he threw in a bonus, too! I was expecting a card, but when I opened my package, I found my card in pristine condition and a $5 bill! I wanted to give mickeymantles a hug, but he was WAY too far away!
I now have 145 cards in my collection and am expecting a few more to come. I purchased a lot off of Ebay about 4 days ago and I just won a game used base! If anyone has any Jeter cards that you think I may need and would like to set up a trade or even a give away 😉 , please send me an e-mail! 🙂

All Cards from Cincy Reds and a lot I won off of Ebay.

My 8×10 Donruss Studio 🙂


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