July 2007

Great, great time…

Well folks, just finished another exciting day of streaming All-Star festivities. However, unlike previous days, this one marks the end of my "Big, Fat, Baseball Adventure." I can tell you, though, that this has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. From meeting former Giant great Will Clark (one of my heroes) to racing my son Travis down the Coke slide at AT&T Park, to actually having the American League team come within a hair’s breath of me this afternoon, the last six days have been ones I’ll never forget.

However, what has truly made this a unique and wonderful experience is the fact that I was able to bring all of this to you! As you all know, by watching and chatting with me, you were taking part in the world’s first Fancast, and that’s just awesome. I want to thank all of you out there who have been watching, especially those who I had a chance to meet in the chat room. It’s because of you folks that I think we managed to build a community even in just a matter of days. I actually had the opportunity to meet some of you in person which was really cool.

I also want to send out a very special thanks to the good folks at MLB.com who made this all possible.

Let me add that while I’ve always loved baseball, this experience has made me appreciate the game – and its fans – that much more.

Anyway, I better get back to the game so I’m going to sign off. However, before I do, I’ll leave you with a few nuggets below from today’s pre-game festivities.

Thanks to all of you again and be well!

"Dr. Doug"

Today’s highlights:

All-Star player parade

Checking out the Giants batting cages and going into the dugout

This is what it’s like to be interviewed on TV

Could have touched the AL All-stars they were so close!

Man, that was cool. Walked right by me! Someone just put this clip up for me.

AL ALL-Stars up close

I’m on the field boys and girls

Man this is cool. I’m gonna check out the other dugout too. Love this place! I’m at SportsJunkie.tv

I’m in the dugout!

This is great! I’m at SportsJunkie.tv

I’ll be on the AT&T Park field at 3:00 PST!

I’m now inside AT&T Park and will be making my way to the playing field in ten minutes. I’m pumped!   Check it out at SportsJunkie.tv

Dr. Doug

That parade was awesome

Couldn’t beat having a first-hand, front row look at all the All-stars as they went down the red carpet in the parade. Not every day that happens. Below are some highlights I thought you might enjoy. (You can just click on them.) To check out more of the All-Stars, go to SportsJunkie.tv and under the red News Feed bar, click on the link called New.

BTW, I’ll be down on the field at 2:30!

Dr. Doug

Gwynn and Ripken
These guys are class acts. Always loved ’em!

Barry Bonds!
Say no more. He’s the man.

David Ortiz
Big Popi actually talked to the crowd which was really cool.

A-Rod sighting!

Just saw A-Rod go by!  Check out what I’m seeing at SportsJunkie.tv

I’m at the MLB All-Star Parade!

This is amazing! Check it out at SportsJunkie.tv

I’ll be on the field later today!

Hey everyone,

Wanted to let you know that I’ll be heading into the ballpark today at 2:30 pm PST and going down to the field! You won’t be able to watch batting practice through me but you will see my live conversations with former baseball players and luminaries on the field. I can’t believe I’m gonna be down there. It’s gonna be amazing. Please join me at SportsJunkie.tv

Dr. Doug

Highlights of my Big Day at AT&T Park

Check out the News Feed at SportsJunkie.tv for all the highlights of my sightings and encounters at AT&T Park today via my famous hat-cam. Simply click on "New" under the News Feed to view the following highlights and MANY more!

In the Dugout – tipped at 2:59pm
I’m overwhelmed by having the privilege of being in the Giants dugout, while my tour guide describes the scene.

Derrick Lee – tipped at 3:12pm
Tail end of Derrick Lee’s batting practice followed by Bonds being introduced to the raucous fans in attendance.

BONDS – tipped at 3:12pm
Barry Bonds at the plate taking batting practice.

Will Clark – tipped at 3:10pm
I’m briefly conversing with the former Giants great, Will Clark.

Slide War: Dr. Doug slides in safe – tipped at 4:03pm
Actually, a clip of my son Travis and me racing down the famous Coca Cola slides of AT&T park.