I say this without embellishment: for myself personally, the weekend we had at the Field of Dreams was the most fun I've ever had as an employee of Barstool Sports. I say that with all due respect to the cast and behind the scenes folks of Surviving Barstool and this past weekend in Detroit for Rediscovering America. It's just that I really love baseball; it's honestly all I give a shit about. All of my friends are baseball guys and aside from my family, baseball is my favorite thing on the planet. Not to get sappy, but that's just the truth. Spending 4 days in Iowa with a bunch of baseball JUNKIES was heaven for me. The fact that it was for "work" made it gravy.
The game itself? Awesome. Gotta tune in to find out how that went. I will say this though - my at bat vs. Dallas Braden was the most nervous I've ever been in the batters box. HS, college, college summer ball, doesn't matter. I knew if he struck me out that I would never live it down.
(Long) side note - I was at the Dubuque casino the night before. I got there around 1030pm, took $500 out of the ATM (Chase's daily limit for me) pissed through that in about 30 mins, waited until 12am when it was a "new day" (lol), and took $500 more out. I was down to about $85 and went to a craps table that had zero (0) people at it. I rolled for myself until I got back up to about $820 or so dollars. The dealer called "last roll" around 3am and I almost snapped because I was inching closer to breaking even. What a dick
Anyways, I got to my hotel at 330am or so and ran into some random little league dads in the lobby who were in town for a travel ball tournament. They were fans of The Stool. Needless to say, I invited them to my room to drink great tasting, less filling Miller Lites with me. It was 3 or so hours of the three of us sharing our best HS football stories with each other. I woke up to Jared calling me at 830am saying they were waiting for me in the parking lot.
I was passed out in my bed with a dip in my mouth when he called.
ANYWAYS - Shout out to Brynn Foley for busting ass behind the scenes, the Stillman Family for hooking us up with the field, my varsity HS Coach Joe Kish for making the trek and coaching 3B for us (shoutout Wheaton Warrenville South HS), Jonny Gomes and Eric Sims, and all the players who came from all parts of the country to come out. It was an awesome crew and a crew that will stay in touch with each other for a long time.
Enjoy! More video footage from the weekend to follow