Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Baltimore Orioles

Buck Showalter's their new manager.  Adam Jones is one of their best players.  He's young and someone to watch.  Teagarden has some back problems.  That's Baltimore.  But seriously, the oriole is a great looking bird and I personally believe that all baseball teams should be named after birds. It would make for a great collection of hats and shirts.  One time I was in Baltimore and I bought an Orioles shirt for Nephew Eli.  A few years later, Eli was visiting and we were playing a board game and he was wearing the shirt.  "Did I get you that?" I asked him.
"Yes, it's my favorite shirt."
His mom said, "I have to wash it constantly."

Getting someone a gift they like a lot is one of the best feelings in the world.  It's not that easy to do.  So, thank you BALTIMORE!

Plus, Baltimorian Anne Tyler's new book comes out next month.  And I've read all her books so I feel a special kinship with Baltimore.

6 comments:

mm said...

It is absolutely wonderful when one gets someone a gift they like!

Goodwoman said...

I agree that picking gifts out for people is super hard. I have been stewing for days about what to bring Mr. KG back from Spain. I finally found it today. I hope he likes his as much as your nephew liked his shirt!

dw said...

Nice work on the shirt! I also like shirts.

Anonymous said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

I read some blurbs about the new book, and am worried.

D/

StreibProjects said...

Aww I love the Cubbies. Can we keep them and name all the other teams after birds?

KC said...

I have also read quite a lot of Anne Tyler. My mom got me into her way back when. I'll probably read the new one.

And, I agree- it's so awesome when a gift you give becomes a fave.