Take Me Out to the Ballgame II

A couple more as yet un-rediscovered at the time baseball went to press:

[Brother Cam (r) with “Dave Winfield” at the new Twins stadium.]

[Ally Teclaw, Cardinal centerfield, making a great catch in ’09 – best Echo sports photo!]


[Probably not from this century.]

[With Uncle Dick and sister Gretch at a game at the Central High School field, c. ’55-56.]

[On an Alexandria Golf Club menu, I got signatures of Gopher stars Bobby Bell, Sandy Stephens, and Bill Munsey, c. ’62.  My only other collected signatures were from the ’64 St. Louis Cardinals – I wanted Stan Musial’s!  😉 ]

[Gophers playing Colorado (I believe) at Memorial Stadium in ’72.  Is that Mike Steidl (No. 36) playing middle linebacker?]

[The Gophs lost as I recall.  This looks like a Buffalo TD on this play.]

[Yup, here’s the extra point.]

[“Slingin’ Sammy Baugh” for the Gophs?]

[Band Day – but then that’s just a guess.  😉 Score looks bad for the Gophs!]

[World’s No. 1 Fan – Dickie T!!!]

[Gopher game at Memorial Stadium in 1974.  The IDS Tower was the Minneapolis skyline.]

[Hans climbing the stairs to join us.]

[Dickie T and Hans at the end of the game.]

[We got the “OK” sign – Gophs must have won.]

[Basketball Dan trying to recover from all the excitement.]

[Well, actually there was some close-by excitement . . .]

[Calhoun’s ribs in Knoxville, Tennessee, 1993.  Mmmmmm!  But I didn’t like “Rocky Top Tennessee” before that day.  After witnessing a game in Neyland Stadium, I grew to absolutely despise it.  It’s really easy to be in the band there – it’s the only song they EVER play!]

[Basketball Dan’s internationally-famous annual turkey day, this from ’03, when people from his distant, and obscure, past get together to dine on bird and watch a raft of football games on TV.]

[Building the new TCF Stadium, a/k/a The Bank, for Gopher football in ’08.]

[Every county in the state is named on the exterior walls – here’s Douglas.]

[And our first game at The Bank in ’09.]

[A slight change in the skyline from Memorial Stadium days.]

[But a campus constant going back to my days of pretending to be a student – Campus Pizza!]

[We’re No. 1!!]

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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