Thursday, December 31, 2015

Gearing Up for 2016

Thanks to all my readers for all of your wonderful support. It's been awhile since my last blog piece, due to the wife & I, moving into our new place. The new apartment is great by the way, spacious & beautiful, we honestly feel like we are being spoiled.

God has been too good to us, believe me, I am not complaining... but definitely feeling blessed. About three weeks ago, we were not sure if we would have a place to live, we (Becky & I) have always been solid together, but we all have to lean on the Lord from time to time, and he definitely heard our prayers.

So much to look forward in this upcoming year of 2016 -- from APBA projects to upcoming tournaments, and finally meeting some of my APBA friends face-to-face at these upcoming tournaments are definitely part of the highlights to come. Feeling truly blessed, to have such wonderful friends through the wonderful games of baseball & APBA, and to read about their APBA passions as well, is definitely an awesome experience to see day-to-day on Facebook.

My friends - Doug Schuyler, Rich Zawadzki & myself in Woodstock (Chicago). 
A few years ago, I was so happy to know that I wasn't the only one that is so geeked out on APBA!
Many of us have become close, despite where we live or where we come from, we have a lot of respect for one another, and we have each others backs... Many of my APBA friends have lent their emotional support on deep personal matters, and that means the world to me.

Sure... we can have our debates, but that's because we are like brothers, we are all part of one gigantic APBA family, and our APBA blood runs thick.

Group photo of everyone at the GMABT (Jackson, MI).

I had the wonderful privilege of going to a Greater Michigan APBA Baseball Tournament in Jackson, MI, with my biological brother Christopher. My 1917 Chicago White Sox did not do so good, Chris on the other hand took the 2006 Detroit Tigers to the championship game, where they lost to the 1937 New York Yankees.

I will be returning to Jackson in March this upcoming year, in which I will be bringing the 1993 Atlanta Braves, my favorite Braves team of the bunch. I will also be returning to the Chicago area for the Summer Fantasy World Series in July -- In this tournament, you get to pick a team, and then add any player from that franchise's history to be a guest star on the team, so I am going with the 1987 Detroit Tigers, featuring Magglio Ordonez's 2007 season card. Both tournaments should be lots of fun!

I plan to make my rounds eventually to all of the wonderful tournaments sprouting up, I wish my APBA friends safe tournament travels this upcoming year....

and a Happy New Years!

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