I’ve Got Some Seriously Talented Friends.

April 19, 2011 · 32 comments

Why, do you ask, was my Facebook news feed blown up with the name “Jerry Sands?” And why was #Jerry Sands a Twitter Trend?

First off, Jerry was one of my goofiest college friends. I can’t really think of one time he failed to offer up some laughs, crazy dance moves, or a few rounds of dizzy bat when he was around.

good ol Halloween

Jerry was called up to play in the majors last night (check out his news coverage here). He started for the LA Dodgers vs. the Braves, starting at left field and batting 7th. He hit a double and a sacrifice fly, getting his first major league RBI. The Dodgers kicked some Brave booty with a final count of 4-2.

It was pretty cool to hear our buddy Jerry was already a crowd fave in L.A… the stands were apparently alight with a sound familiar to Catawba baseball fans. “Jer-ry, Jer-ry, Jer-ry.”

you know you’re a good friend of mine
when you’ve got the muskrat face down.

give Jerry a bat, he does work.

Checking out FBook and Twitter, it seemed like everyone was as psyched about the news as I was. I was cracking up at Morgan, Jerry’s fiance’s, Facebook updates.

Jerry left Catawba a year early to play in the minors and has had some rockin’ stats ever since. We missed him dearly back at school, but when he and his lovely fiance Morgan would visit, it’d be a highlight of the weekend. They even came back into town for a visit to celebrate my 21st birthday!

Talk about an amazing year for Jerry and Morgan… an engagement and the major leagues all in a few months? And seriously, how stinkin’ adorable are they?

Our whole circle of friends has Dodger fever… and it couldn’t be for a better cause.

I’ll cheer on the Dodgers for you, Jer, but no
promises when it’s time you go up against the Phillies. :)

So, it’s official: Our friend has hit the big leagues. You may be a pro, now, Jerry, I’m pretty sure most of us are always going to enjoy remembering the good ol’ days…

Go get ‘em, Jer! We’re all rooting for you. Chuck Norris included.

P.S. You know you’ve hit the big time when you get a MLB butt slap on T.V.

That’s a major league butt slap.

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1 movesnmunchies April 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm



2 Lauren April 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Very cool! My ex was a very talented baseball player (who since hung up his cleats) and it has been really fun watching some of his/our friends in the Big League!


3 myhighonlife April 19, 2011 at 5:13 pm

This so so freakin’ NEAT!


4 Hungry Dancer April 19, 2011 at 5:44 pm

That’s awesome!!!! Im in LA so obv rooting for the Dodgers!!


5 Sable@SquatLikeALady April 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm

This is SO FREAKIN COOL! You must be stoked.


6 runyogarepeat April 19, 2011 at 6:13 pm

That is so cool, and those tweets are hilarious!


7 Kimberley April 19, 2011 at 6:26 pm

hahaha dying! OMG that is really coool giiiiiirllll


8 Amy @ countrystrong21 April 19, 2011 at 7:58 pm

How freaking awesome is that?!


9 Jenny April 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm

That’s so awesome! I think I need to find myself some cooler friends haha :D


10 Kace April 19, 2011 at 9:26 pm

AH! Get that dodger hat off your head!!! Actually guess they’re not a rival, seeing as we always beat them and all : )


11 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries April 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Get outta town! That’s so exciting! :)


12 Stephanie@MyThornsHaveRoses April 19, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Pretty sweet! Looks like you guys had lots of fun together! :)


13 lindsay April 19, 2011 at 10:01 pm

serious talent! I love it! I’ll be looking out for him. CHEERS!


14 Kristina April 19, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Congrast Jerry!


15 Jess April 19, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I’m sure it will be fun to cheer him on:)


16 Jenn @ Peas & Crayons April 19, 2011 at 10:25 pm

bahahahaha that is awesome! <3 Go Jerry!!!!!


17 fashionfitnessfoodie April 19, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Aw, amazing!!! Go Jerrrrrrrrry!


18 Brittany April 19, 2011 at 11:23 pm

That’s sooo awesome! How exciting :)


19 Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices April 20, 2011 at 12:32 am

That is AWESOME!
I’m going to have to look for him when they play the Orioles :)


20 Sophia @ Raven Waves April 20, 2011 at 12:52 am

Congrats to your friend!!! That is seriously amazing!


21 Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) April 20, 2011 at 1:04 am

HA jealous!!! That is seriously awesome.

On a side note-were you referring to your half being the Williamsburg half because I’m begging my parents to let me run it? (baby much…but I finish college in upstate that Friday) and it’s a 12 hour, 2 day drive so.


22 Alyssa April 20, 2011 at 4:54 am

YES. I’m supposed to be running wburg! as long as my darn shins get better.


23 Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) April 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I hope they do! I am dying to run it as well.


24 This Italian Family April 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Oooh look at you knowing famous people. ;) Congrats to Jerry (and Morgan – you’re right, they’re adorable!) :)


25 Parita @ myinnershakti April 20, 2011 at 6:54 pm

That is so freakin’ awesome!!! GO JERRY!!!


26 Kendall April 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm

This has got to be one of the best posts ever on the blog-o-sphere. :) Congrats to your friend, that’s so awesome!


27 simplyshaka April 21, 2011 at 2:41 am

Thats a major league butt slap-lmfao!


28 Claire @ Live & Love to Eat April 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Have a wonderful trip! My family does North Myrtle almost every year.


29 CMBINDER April 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm

where is the extremely wasted pic of me u and jerry at club zidis lol…its a pretty good one


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