Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cal Ripken: There is some good in the world

I owe packages; they ARE coming! 

I got this spring training picture emailed to me two days ago. Work and the impending arrival of Blue have had me swamped, and the events of the past few days flummoxed me a bit, as they did all of us. For the record, flummoxed is becoming something of my natural state.
The guy in the middle is the infamous world traveler Flat Stanley. Cal knew who Flat Stanley was, which is pretty cool. The guy on the left could stand to lose a few pounds (particularly around the cheeks), but I think both he and the Iron Man are doing well considering what they were up to in the 1990s. 

Cal stood out there all day in the heat, then signed everything for everyone after the books were done and all the pictures taken. It's a simple act of undue kindness, but those things yet matter.

Have a good one everybody and goodnight Pumpsie Green, wherever you are!