Fall training

Half of the Major League Baseball teams get ready for the season here in Arizona. Pitchers and Catchers report around February 15 and the practice games run the month of March. Kaci and I decided that we’ll hold Autumn training for Kylaball on our lawn Astroturf Stadium. We haven’t sold the naming rights yet and we’re hesitant to do it, considering the problems that selling the name entails. The baseball park in San Francisco (opened in 2000) was originally Pacific Bell Park, and when SBC Communications bought Pacific Bell the place was SBC field. Then SBC was bought by AT&T and now it’s AT&T park. All these are telephone companies, why didn’t they just name it Phoney Phield in the first place? Then there’s the park here in Arizona which opened in 1998. It was originally Bank One Ballpark (everyone called it the BOB). Bank One was bought out by J. P. Morgan and renamed Chase Field. Why do that when “The Morgue” was available and a perfect tie in to their corporate image? Then there is the football stadium in San Francisco which has had many corporate names and one of them was “Monster Park”. Let’s not even discuss Enron Field in Houston. Anyway, the name of our place to play is up for sale.

Kaci and I are getting ready for the season. Here’s how:

Kaci is a rookie so she does stuff that newbies always do like the “Bogart Move”.

It will be a few years before she perfects veteran moves like my signature “Dumbo Pose”. 

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I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

27 comments on “Fall training

  1. Can I come over Kyla, I’m a complete Rookie wiff all diz baseball, wez don’tz get it in the UK.. Still looking after ya little Sister then..BOL xx00xx
    Mollie and Alfie

  2. We’re doing Kylaball, not baseball. Sure, c’mon over and be prepared to have fun.

  3. That is much better the baseball, whats the need for a big stick to hit it when you can just chase it, HEY, how about Bites Field, we will give you 2 five pound bags of green beans!

    Your New Owners
    Susie & Bites

    Sounds good, doesn’t it!

  4. We are very impressed with that ‘Dumbo’ move. We don’t even look at balls….Bella and me. Roxy is another story.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. Bites Field it is! Just don’t change his name, please.

  6. Your moves are better than the Cincinnati Reds who can’t win home games.
    Sweet William The Scot

  7. We’ve seen those moves in Goodyear. They have a player coming up who’s faster than Usain Bolt.

  8. The boys would love to learn how to play!


  9. We love any game that involves a ball – count us in!
    Wally & Sammy

  10. I like the sound of Kylaball. But Floyd ate our soccer ball… So I don’t really have anything to play with…

    • I’ve had a couple of soccer balls and their life expectancy is a couple of days for the really tough ones. Scottie teeth can really do them in. Now I play Kylaball with an indestructible ball.

  11. That’s a very nice Dumbo-Pose .. What are the rules of Kylaball?

  12. The game looks like fun! And great pose:-)

  13. I do it every time I get the ball-it’s a victory celebration.

  14. Bites Field has a nice ring to it. And it’s sooooo nice to see you guys playing together. We gotta remember Kaci needs a little more time to get up to speed in the “somebody really loves me” category let alone Kylaball.

    Hey, tell your peep my City is meeting today to finalize the Redskins moving their training camp to almost in my backyard. Gotta find the money, so they’re taking it from the underfunded jails and street maintenance line items in the City budget. Go figure.

    Woop Woop!

    • It might appear that I have a conflict here but I really don’t. My food is paid for (for the most part) by the work He does with professional baseball and football with a little bit of college football thrown in. However, He doesn’t believe in subsidization of private enterprise. He doesn’t believe in “public” enterprise. That includes things dearest to His heart amongst other things that don’t deserve you support. Not only is the NFL rich enough to afford it themselves, they’re playing you and your politicians. Should Virginians cave in on this, Jefferson and Henry plus a lot of others would and should disown you.

  15. You look like a great ball player Kyla. I’m sure you will teach Kaci well. If the ball doesn’t fit in Foxy’s mouth he doesn’t know what to do!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  16. There’s something waiting for you in my blog.

  17. Hey, sent you a reply, but to be safe here it is again, Go see Mollie & Alfie, thats were we got the original info from

  18. Kaci is such a cutie!!! Yes like Kirby she is a novice though, but she’ll get the hang of it!!!! 🙂

  19. You need a bigger blue ball!

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