I know that I promised an update on my jaunt to Cleveland for Sliders birthday bash, so it is time for the low down.
Slider had everything arranged before I even arrived at the airport. I was told when i arrived at the baggage claim area that the limo driver would be waiting for me. As I was walking there, the looks I was getting would make you think that they have never seen a giant Green Monster in the "City of Rock". Finally the baggage claim area was ahead and I saw a neatly dressed gentleman with a sign the read "Wally". Sure enough it was the nice shiny ride that I was waiting for. Twenty minutes later we were pulling up in front of my hotel. I checked my bags with the concierge, and now it was time to head to the front desk to check in. On the way up the spiral staircase I gazed around the room taking in all the gold trim. I don’t think that I have ever seen this much gold trim in a single room. The more I examined my surroundings I could not believe that Slider had set me up in a hotel like this! As I approached the hotel worker he asked me if I was checking in, and if so he needed my name. I told him "one room under Wally the Green Monster". He looked down on his monitor, looked back up at me and said he did not have a reservation for me. Of course he must be wrong! I picked up my cell and gave a call to my friend Slider who then went on to tell me that the driver had dropped me off at the wrong hotel and he would be right over to pick me up. Too good to be true!!!!
I was able to take a short nap before three of my friends Gapper, The Oriole Bird and the Pirate Parrot showed up. The first night we were able to head over to Jacbs field to survey the area for Sliders birthday that was going to take place at the Wednesday afternoon home game.
Do you ever have that feeling that as soon as you put your head down on the pillow at the end of the night that the very next second it seems as though your alarm is going off? Well, that is how quick 8:00am rolled around on Wednesday. We had to be up so early because it was a 12:00 noon game that day. The day was very eventful! Full of musical chairs, dancing on dugouts, the 7th inning stretch, and of course Sliders birthday cake with a rousing edition of Happy Birthday. Wow, was I pooped at the end of the day!
That is it for now from the "Monster" side of things. I will check in again as soon as I can!
Keep Your Sox On!