Back in March, I had a little fun giving some shelling advice to some baseball fans at a Minnesota Twins Spring Training game.
I love baseball so it was so cool to be interviewed about shelling by Dan Gladden and Kris Atteberry for the Minnesota Twins Radio Network in the radio announcers booth overlooking the baseball field during a rain delay on March 20th. I got to hang out with Twins 2-time World Series champ Dan Gladden!
I had an amazing time talking baseball and seashells with brilliant sports broadcaster Kris Atteberry …
I was supposed to be interviewed in-between the 4th and 6th innings but since they tarped the field because of the rain, they called me up early. I felt like I was just brought up from the minor leagues for my first pitch for the big leagues. LOL
Thank goodness I didn’t have too much time to think about it since I was a bundle of nerves. They gave me a headset… then they started pitching questions. I just had to bunt. But think about it, there many similarities with baseball and shelling. Both are outdoor sports, people collect both shells and baseballs, you always remember the home runs (finding the rare shells) and both attract really nice folks. I’m sure there are countless similarities!
Here’s the link of the interview to hear what ball players want to know about shelling ;)
So much fun to share the shelling love! Oh, before we got called up to the radio booth, Clark and I looked for some shelter to get out of the rain. We ended up being right beside the beautiful young lady, Marcella who was about to sing the National Anthem to kick off the game. Even though it rained, the night at the ball park was spectacsheller!
Oh Em Gee! You are such a Rock Star!
I love your postings and you are not a “rock” star …. but you are a “starfish star”.
Thank you for keeping us posted on all …. from Sanibel and Captiva. Wish I were there. <3
Way too funny!!!
That 1st photo is beautious! It should be the cover of your next calendar! And that 3rd photo is a virtual shellers dream! Congrats on you interview. You are becoming quite the celeb! 14 days and counting….. Can’t wait to meet you….
Oh Lisa, thank you! Ok, Im putting that first photo in the hat for 2014 calendar cover. Thanks for the suggestion! Cu on the cruise to Cayo costa
What a fun life you have! Enjoy!
Yes, Pam has a wonderful life, all that have made the choice for change and come to live in Florida are blessed and so happy!
What a great interview…the shelling and baseball comparisons were right on!! I loved it. Thanks for sharing.
Stormy weather could be good news for Shellabaloo2!!!
Yes, that was a nice warm picture to wake up to this morning when it’s only 25 here in northern Mn!
Great post and fantastic first image of the clearing in the stormy sky!
Pam, what an awesome experience. You look cute as can be too. Nice interview – I enjoyed listening to it. Excellent.
Such awesome pics as always! Love the pic with the baseball…we need to get you a Red Sox one ;)
I’ll send you a Colorado Rockies hat!!!
GREAT interview Pam! it was fun just listening! :-) Sounded like you had good fun with the guys. I thought for sure one of your faves would be one of the tun shells from Thailand… (would have been one of my faves if it had been my trip). :-)
Loved the pictures and your interview. It took my mind off of 8 inches of heavy wet snow that broke many large branches off our trees, took out our power for 18 hours and broke my Grandsons truck window! I was glad to hear you say you appreciate the wonderful SW Florida weather, we surely do love it whenever we can get down there! Hope the cold front and rain brings you many shells and BLING,
Oh Connie! I’m so sorry to hear what that awful weather did! Sending wishes for plenty of sunshine your way soon.
A great Seinfeld quote and baseball–now I love your blog even more!
LOL Seinfeld was and still is the best!
Pam, I loved the “once you get sand in your flipflops” comment! Being from MN, it was great to hear you interviewed by the beloved Dan Gladden!!! Way to make it to the big times, Pam! Love your site; love Sanibel; loved your post & interview!
WELL FOR MY LATE AFTERNOON WALK-AND A GALE HAD JUST BLOWN THRU. I WAS BLESSED TO FIND A PERFECT 2″ BUBBLE SHELL AND A SWEET SCOTCH BONNET (had seen better days but it was still whole and collectable)
SO WINDY THE “PONGAS” COULD NOT GO OUT. THESE ARE THE MEXICAN FISHING BOATS, LONG AND OPEN. BUT TODAY WND IS GONE AND HUMIDITY HIGH, WATER FLAT. TIME FOR MY COFFEE.
JANET IN AZ
Great interview. I’d also like to see a pic of that whelk necklace!
Hi Pam, I agree with Lisa, that first photo is beautiful. Love the framing of the seagrass. When I was on Sanibel late Jan. and early Feb. the beach on West Gulf was horribly eroded. There was a 5 foot wall to scale to get from the beach to the hotels. Has that filled in? I hate to think that it has gotten even more eroded.
The beach built back up after you saw that big drop off. This is another cut away! No worries, I’m sure it will come back quickly after a few weeks of west winds. It’s a never ending ebb and flow, right?