tonight i went to a presentation sponsored by my high school’s alumni association – an evening with cal ripken, hosted by james brown:
photos here. i wish that i was closer, the photos came out a bit darker than i would have liked, but oh well. my flash wouldn’t have been effective at the range i was at.
i was able to use my stealthy microphones to record the presentation too: 1:34:46, 86.8 MB.
i was sitting next to mr. krawczewicz – at 0:01:53 on the recording he calls out to another of his old students he saw, starts doing “the clap” (you demathaites know what i mean when you hear it) and wonders if we should start a “no school friday” chant, bahahahaha.
some parts might be a bit hard to hear (the microphone that cal was using wasn’t that great), but here’s a few of my favorite highlights…
0:37:30 “good stubborn” / “bad stubborn”
0:54:00 having kids while maintaining “the streak”
0:59:27 thoughts on steroids / why cal doesn’t do drugs
1:07:25 eddie’s advice / stances
1:13:05 terry bradshaw (stereotypes)
1:14:30 earl weaver & jim palmer
1:18:45 favorite baseball player / brainwashing
there’s also one in there about him being asked for his autograph while changing diapers in disneyworld, but i can’t seem to find where that was on the recording.
crap, i need to work on my photojournalism assignment by thursday… if i was going to be sent up into space in a capsule, and could only take 10 photos with me, what would i bring pictures of? i “only” have “24 hours” to take the pictures, too.