Friday, July 28, 2006
Some photos for the weekend
The above photo was taken at the SF Giants game a few weeks ago. We took a field trip with work and sat in the bleachers. I went to get a soda and realized I was standing at the exact same snack bar where Andrew Morbitzer caught Barry's 715th home run. For those of you who aren't baseball fans, you might not have heard this so listen...it's pretty amazing.
Morbitzer and his wife went to the Giants game and in the middle of it, the wife asked Morbitzer to go get her a hotdog and a beer. Like an idiot, he did it. I mean, who goes to the game with their wife to see history made (Babe Ruth had 714 home runs, second all time) and then gets up just before Barry comes up to get his wife a hotdog and a beer? So Morbitzer hopped off to the snack bar below the bleachers with fresh thoughts of a drunk wife and probable promises of sexual favors later on to get his wife her crap. As he stood in the very spot pictured above, Barry crushed number 715.
In the photo on the left you see a barracade to keep people from falling out of the bleachers. That's where the ball was hit. Several people reached over that edge to grab the ball, but it bounced off their hands. The ball fell from there right into Morbitzers hands and now the ball is being sold on ebay and will garner hundreds of thousands of dollars. Can you imagine? Wow.
A few weeks ago we saw Rick Springfield at the fair. It was awesome! I really am a big fan of Mr. Working Class Dog and he put on a great show...for a fair show. After all, he's done everything for you..and you've done nothing for him.
This is Jed after the Rick Springfield concert. He's not really drunk though. He's doing his Tom Waits impression and I think it's a pretty good one!
A couple months back, Petaluma had "American Graffitti Day." Many people think AMERICAN GRAFFITTI was filmed in Modesto, but it was merely set there. Alot of it was filmed in Petaluma. So the City declared this one day "American Graffitti Day" and they had stars on hand to put their hands in cement. Think of the stars of AMERICAN GRAFFITTI! Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams...wow. George Lucas directed it and only lives a scant 20 minutes from Petaluma!! So which stars I just named were there? None.
We got Paul LeMat, Candy Clark, Manuel Padilla Jr and (luckily) Bo Hopkins who worked with Peckinpah! It was a fun afternoon and real, real cheesy. But they had John Milners sweet car (the license plate is: THX 138!) so I snapped a photo. Autographs from the "celebs" were $20! I passed.
And finally this one. I didn't take it, but damn that's funny!
Have a great weekend!
Posted by Don@PetalumaFilms.com at 7:55 AM