Ever have one of those days where it was just one thing after another? Yesterday was mine. So I’m calling a do-over. Which explains why on Wednesday, we’re having Tuesday Tootin’ at the Hall of Fame.
Now, I know we’ve shared our writing woes and woohoo’s here at the Hall, but there are other areas in Cathy C. Hall’s life that have remained (and really, you should thank me for this) on the down low.
However, to truly understand how crazy excited I am to be writing over at Baseball Beauties, you need to know about The Secret Life of Sports lurking below my oh-so-classy exterior. Namely, that I am what other folks might refer to as a “fanatic.” Which frankly, has a connotation I find a bit disrespectful.
The Beneficent Mr. Hall has learned over the years not to stand (or sit) too close to me while watching a sporting event. Because I am not what you would call a passive viewer. I’m more what you might call an “interactive” viewer. It’s entirely possible that I will yell, scream, shout, throw objects, jump up and down, do fist pumps, chest bumps, and yes, accidentally slap someone who might be in close proximity during said sporting event.
Being a fan is all well and good if one is actually at The Ted, watching the home team. But if one is at home, say, watching the Braves on the big screen, then watching the game safely becomes sort of a sport in and of itself.
But, and here’s a big but (mine withstanding), now my sports fanaticism is paying off. I get to write funny baseball stuff over at Baseball Beauties! You can read my first baseball bit here. I think you can leave a comment, too. (It’s a new site, so bugs and such are getting worked out every day.)
Oh, and just so you know. I’m not one of those baseball beauties you’ll see um, posing on the site. And since we’re sharing down low info, I’ll just admit here and now that even in my best days ever, I couldn’t pull off the baseball beauty look. But I have gotten my share of looks while I’ve been at baseball games.
This quiz is a hit! I hope you are planning to pitch more to "Basball Beauties". Gotta run. Braves vs. Yankees at the "Stein" on Thursday night!
The Yankees. We shall never speak of them again. (But thanks for the nice words about the quiz- and whee! I'll be a regular over at baseball Beauties!)
Great article and quiz, Cath. I also appreciate being forewarned about when to avoid being near you!
Oh, you would have figured it out pretty quick, Anita :-)(Glad you liked the quiz!)
Fun stuff, Cathy! My husband is gearing up for some spring training games, rooting for the Rays and the Orioles Me, I guess I'd be more of a "fan" than a "fanatic." 🙂
2,4,6,8, who do we appreciate? Cathy C. Hall, that's who! Congrats on this gig. Manyt years ago I received tickets to a football game. I lost all of my sensibilty, slugged my ex and cursed the quarterback. One and only pro game; you understand?
Thanks, Madeline! A fan is just someone who hasn't let their inner fanatic out yet :-)Which brings me to my soul sister, Linda. The Beneficent Mr. Hall has threatened to disown me on more than one sporting occasion. I'm not sure why.
Thanks for the visit to my blog, Cathy! Here I am to check things out. This post reminds me of my sports-fanatic friend Ann who can't watch certain big-ten college basketball games because she gets "too emotional." Also enjoyed the Writing Snacks posting–looks like there's tons of stuff to check out here. Thanks!
Hey Cathy,Cute quiz. You amaze me. You are so talented. My favorite baseball team is the STL Cardinals. I've got lots of memories about Cardinal games.Donna
Leslie, I seem to recall hearing once that I was "too emotional" during the World Series. That's just not possible-(Glad you enjoyed Writing Snacks-I enjoyed your lovely writing and blog, too! Glad you found your way here :-)Aw, Donna, you're making me blush. (P.S. I'm kinda fond of the Cards, too…some fine players through the years.)
Congrats, Master Y! I confess to being a former Braves lover. All of baseball lost me forever when they went on strike right before the World Series. I still haven't forgiven them.
Hey Cathy C! I thought I had commented on this last night…Just shows ya that I'm not completely back to my old self yet…but actually my memory doesn't have much to do with being sick! Congratulations, you Baseball Babe, you! Where do you find these sites?? I couldn't find a "quiz", though, that many mentioned….am I lost?! Don't answer that!
Lisa, I'm not gonna lie. It took awhile for me to get over my snit…I think Jeff Francouer pulled me back. Well, technically it was the Franks. Those hot-dog suited guys were hilarious!Becky, you're almost as funny as the Franks. Did you click on the SECOND link? The one that says you can find my "baseball bit here"? And then scroll down past the baseball babes? THAT'S where you'll find the quiz.Oh, BTW, I found this job posting on a freelance site-can't remember which one. There are a few I skim through quickly, looking for just the right Cathy C. Hall fit. That happens about once a year.