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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Google's Runnin' Me Ragged!

I had a heck of a time getting into my blog today. I guess because I haven't made an entry in so long that Google has made "improvements" to the system.

To my way of thinking, it is comparable to what my grocery store keeps doing to me. Just about the time I know where everything is located and which aisle I need to take to get to the peanut butter, they move stock all around and totally confuse this old man!

After 90 minutes of making the same mistake trying to access "travelins" today, I finally changed a password and suddenly things are humming again. At least for now.

The only real reason I wanted to blog today was to introduce my reader(s) to Ebbets Field Flannels of Seattle, Washington, because they are a top notch company that manufactures BY HAND, accurate reproductions of minor league baseball team uniforms of the past.

Imagine how excited I was to find that I could purchase an Eau Claire Bears 1952 home jersey and cap!

As you may well imagine, since these caps and jerseys are well-researched and manufactured with the exact same materials as the originals, they come with a healthy price tag.

for many months all I could do was gaze at the Bears cap and 1952 home jersey with the number "5" on the back, the jersey of none other than a rookie named Henry Aaron. When I was eleven, my father would milk cows early on game night and pile three of his sons into the Hudson and wend our way to Carson Park to watch real, live baseball!

This Christmas, two wonderfully whimsical things happened. The jerseys went on sale, dropping nearly $60 in price! And my friend Doug gave me "Christmas money" as a present. I immediately made my order!

Several weeks ago, about the time I was due to receive my Christmas gift, I received a telephone call from the Ebbets Field Flannels Customer Service agent. it seems that the completed jersey was ready to ship but upon inspection, a minor flaw was discovered. The agent said that another jersey to replace the flawed one had already been put on the line, but his question was this: Would I like to have the flawed jersey at no additional cost to me?

As you can see by the photograph, that was a "no-brainer".

Now I eagerly await the other jersey so that I may use this one as "frameable" for my office, and perhaps some day get it autographed by "Hammerin' Hank" himself!

If you are a baseball fan and into the history of the game, you would do well to search google for: Ebbets Field Flannels, Seattle, Washington. They are a class company and I recommend them highly!

There! I said it!


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