Sunday, September 22, 2013

Paul Goldschmidt signed D-backs Insider Magazine

Goldschmidt signed this D-backs Insider magazine from last year before the D-Backs game this past Wednesday.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Patrick Corbin and Paul Goldschmidt 2013 All-Star Game Autographed Photo

After getting Patrick Corbin to sign this picture on Wednesday, I was able to get Paul Goldschmidt to sign it tonight. I think it turned out amazing!

I didn't think it was going to happen tonight because we used a babysitter for our youngest and when we do that we usually don't leave early enough to get autographs. We got to the ballpark about 6:25 pm for a 6:40 pm start. Our seats were in the upper level, so when the usher asked to see our tickets I asked if we could just go down to try to get autographs. I was somewhat surprised that he said okay since it was so close to game time. When we got there the players were just finishing stretching and then they had the National Anthem. Only one player came over to sign autographs and it was Goldschmidt. He signed for probably about 20 people and gave me a great signature (it's more than his normal signature)!

We stayed until the top of the 8th. The D-Backs ended up losing to the Giants 1 -0, but I couldn't be happier about getting Goldschmidt to sign the picture!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Goldschmidt Happened Again!

My boys and I were at the Diamondbacks game last night. We had amazing seats, 5 rows behind the D-Backs dugout and the D-Backs won! Can it get any better than that? Yes, it can! My two boys each ended up with 3 game-used baseballs, 4 of which came from Paul Goldschmidt! Oh and Goldschmidt hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth and a walk-off game-winning home run in the bottom of the 11th!

I know it says Row 11, but this section the rows start at 7.

Here are my boys with a couple of balls from Goldschmidt!

Here is a link for the walk-off home run!

Goldschmidt got a well deserved bubble bath during the post game interview and guess who got some of the gum!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Paul Goldschmidt Bobblehead

My family and I went to the D-Backs game last night. They lost 4-1 to the Mets, but it was Goldschmidt Bobblehead night so that was cool!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Goldschmidt MLB Debut and 1st Career HR Tickets

Since I started a blog about Paul Goldschmidt I figured I should try and pick up some more Goldschmidt items for my collection. I decided to try to find a ticket from his MLB debut and found one on eBay for $2.50. His debut was on August 1, 2011 against the Giants in San Francisco. The same seller also had a ticket from the August 2, 2011 game where Goldy hit his first career home run, so I picked that up as well for $2.50. With combined shipping I spent under $8 for the two tickets which I hope to get signed sometime soon.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

If Goldschmidt were an animal, what animal would he be?

During the All-Star break, Paul Goldschmidt was asked what animal he would like to be. His answer...a gorilla. You can see the video clip here. If you just want to see Goldschmidt then skip to 2:01. Not a bad answer Mr. Goldschmidt, although a baseball playing gorilla apparently is not a new idea. Sorry Goldy! Watch the trailer for a Korean movie called Mr. Go.

Leading the team in...everything!

If you go to the Arizona Diamondbacks web site and scroll down to the middle of the page on the right hand side you'll see a spot for team batting leaders that has tabs for batting average, runs, home runs, RBI, and stolen bases. Guess who leads the D-Backs in every one of those categories right now. Yep, it's Goldy! He leads the Diamondbacks with a .313 average, 60 runs, 21 home runs, 77 RBI, and 9 stolen bases.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Patrick Corbin and Paul Goldschmidt at the All-Star Game


Goldschmidt is finally getting some national attention! Sort of?

Paul Goldschmidt currently leads all first baseman in WAR this season with a WAR of 4.8 and has the 7th highest WAR in all of baseball right now. WAR stands for Wins Above Replacement, meaning how many wins a certain player would give a team compared to a replacement player, which would be a bench player or minor leaguer. For position players batting, fielding and baserunning statistics to determine their WAR.

Goldschmidt, or Goldy as he is commonly referred to, is starting to gather some national attention, but still has a ways to go. Consider this article on which is titled, MLB All Star Roster 2013: Top MVP Sleepers to Watch in Midsummer Classic, by Mike Chiari, in which Goldschmidt is the first player that they discuss. That's great, right? Except that they refer to him as "Goldie" in the article and not Goldy.

"According to ESPN Stats & Info, Goldie is among the elite first basemen in the game this year."

Don't worry. I messaged Mike Chiari on Twitter and advised him of his error. You can do the same @MikeChiari.

Oh well, I guess it's better than no recognition at all!

2013 MLB All-Star Game Performance

Goldschmidt came into the All-Star game in the 5th inning to replace Joey Votto.In the 6th inning he made a nice catch in foul territory to get Miguel Cabrera out.

When he came to bat in the 7th, Goldschmidt hit a bouncing ball right down the third baseline. Manny Macado made a spectacular play and was able to get Goldy out by half step. No other third baseman would have been able to make that play. You can see the play here:

Goldschmidt came to the plate one more time in the bottom of the 9th with two outs and hit a opposite field double to keep the National Leagues hopes alive. This was just the 3rd hit that the National League had all night and the only extra base hit. You can see it here:

Here are a couple of quotes from Goldy about his All-Star experience.

"It was awesome. Hopefully as many people as possible get to do it. Hopefully I'll get to do it again. Obviously it's an honor to be out here with some of these guys, mentioned in the same breath as them. That in itself was cool, but just the whole experience of being here, everything they did was top notch."

"I got to talk to guys I normally wouldn't talk to. That was probably my favorite part of the experience, to talk to guys and get their take on things."

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

2013 MLB All-Star

Paul Goldschmidt and teammate Patrick Corbin will be making their first All-Star apperances in tonight's MLB All-Star Game in New York. Good luck guys!