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Friday, October 24, 2008

Why I am Jay Buhner's #1 Fan

I know there are three different video clips here, but trust me that you gotta watch them all. In the spring of 2001 Anderson was 5, our time at RMH was coming to a close and he was invited to be the first person to run the bases for the Mariners 2001 season. The weekend before he was due to make his special appearance we were able to go home for two days. Anderson jumped off his bunk bed and broke his heel. The Mariners Public Relations people said that they would have to find someone else to circle the bases since the ball players are highly superstitious and wouldn't want someone using a wheelchair on their prized field. When the team heard that they were giving Anderson the boot they wouldn't stand for it...they didn't care if he was in a wheelchair. So opening night we were down on the field to see Ichiro make his first ever appearance. Anderson had two favorite players, Edgar Martinez and Jay Buhner. He loved that Jay had a bald head, just like him...well, just watch and see why Jay Buhner totally rocks in my book.










Sorry about the poor quality...we put this on the Internet using the white trash method. But a HUGE thank you to my professional video recorder...Alicia! I had been wanting to post this for some time and I couldn't do it until she helped me out.

If you missed it, Jay Buhner actually used his own jersey to wipe Anderson's drippy nose! He was amazing. He gave Anderson a wrist band and a pair of his used batters gloves. Why did Anderson think the gloves were so cool? They had Jay Buhners gum smeared on them!

17 comments:

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I loved all the videos Amy-You tell Anderson that Edgar "Teddy Bear" Martinez and Jay "Buhn Buhn" Buhner were my two favorite players too! He has awesome taste!
What a special deal that he got to meet them and ride around the bases! Such a great post!
Robin~♥

Alicia said...

No credit! No credit at all! Glad the videos turned out. You're welcome.

CeeCee and Rick said...

Dude,.. I remember you telling me that story. I loved watching it!! hey could you just do my blog for me since you're sooo good?? HELP!!

Em and Ms said...

How cool is that? I couldn't watch the videos on this old, slow computer, but I still think it's an awesome story! And those gloves could get big bucks on ebay...not that he'd probably ever sell them!

Jodi said...

That is soooo awesome! Loved it! And that Jay used his jersey to wipe Anderson's drippy nose. That's so cool!

Bren's Life said...

Oh Amy- What a wonderful experience for him to have after going through all that he did.. I loved the videos & how sweet they were to him.

Alicia said...

Okay, that's better. You're forgiven :) I loved watching these again all these years later, and if you notice, the camera still shakes a little after "Ed-guh, Ed-guh" because I'm laughing so hard, silently. Bill loved them, too.

Dandee said...

Those are priceless.

SuzanSayz said...

Amy, thank you for such a heartwarming post. I will be smiling the rest of the day now. Does Anderson still have strong memories of this incredible event? I've never been very good at remembering things in much detail, I sure hope he can.

debsters said...

THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nicki said...

What a memory. There are such good people in the world. By the way, Jory loved Anderson's fish. He couldn't get over how big it was. He also thought it was funny Anderson's fish was bigger than his dad's.

Kris said...

This is so cool.

Lisa said...

That was one of the sweetest things I have ever seen. What a special, special moment!

Mikki said...

That is so awesome!! Pretty cool guy! Pretty sweet, strong little warrior--your son is.
So sweet.

Hey, you've been BOO-ed! Stop by my blog and see what you get!

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

So THAT'S why the 2001 season was so amazing! It all started off in the best possible way!

Jan said...

You never said anything. Way cool.

I loved your latest post too. You look fabulous. I need to tell you that. I am not a body watch person. I have to be told sometimes if someone loses weight. I think you always look good though. Glad you ran that mile too.

Bren's Life said...

How did you do your cute leaf thing with all the things you acomplished? You ran a mile. Wow- I run about 25 ft & feel like I am diening from lack of air!!!
Man I can't believe your so good...
When's your birthday?