As many of you know, I have focused primarily on the collecting/ hobby side of Dodger fandom. I like to highlight collections and cards that tends to bring me closer to my youth. From Baseball cards to the random memorabilia item we all stared at and coveted when we hit the concession stands as kids, I believe this part of Baseball is as integral as the game itself. After all, it is the one common denominator that binds all fans of the game. Just about all of us have held a Baseball card of our favorite player in our hands or asked for an autograph from the stands at the stadium. All of these things causes me to ask, without this stuff would the game be as popular as it is today?
Whatever your answer, we all know that ultimately it's impossible to separate the two. Baseball and the hobby are tied together like Bonnie and Clyde. You can't have one without the other.
So, for one short day I get to indulge in the one part of my obsession that I tend to write little about. This coming Tuesday, tomorrow against Arizona, I will be a blogger in the press box. I will be focusing on more of the game than I ever have before and I hope it's as magical as my mind is currently imagining.
Follow along with me tomorrow as I head to the field for batting practice, a pre-game talk to the media by Joe Torre, live-blogging from the press box during the game and a post game recap of the day.