2010 Goose Joak Original
by Goose Joak
I had an Omaha Royals birthday. It was really fun. The Royals won a 1-0 shutout against Nashville. It's great since they are actually in a pennant race. I guess that's what happens when you don't promote two of your best players in the organization.
Several times a year, the O-Royals wear special one of a kind jerseys and auction them off after the game. This was either the third or fourth time I've been to such a game. But it was the first time we tried to bid on one. And we won. On the card, you can see the game-worn and autographed Kurt Mertins jersey that we won in the auction for cancer research. Hard to argue with $65. We chose Kurt Mertins because he was the smallest guy on the team, and I'm a fairly small guy. Definitely not baseball material.
Also, in the picture, you may notice some dirt underneath the "Om." It was from a dive into second base, as Mertins was picked off by the opposing catcher!
Just an awesome day. I owe a huge thanks to my family and especially my wife for making it so memorable.