Our Story begins....
Do you ever ask yourself, do Angels exist? Do miracles happen? or Can
dreams come true? I am here to tell you, from personal
experience...yes...yes... and YES! This past year I have learned that
ONE person alone can make a difference and discover for themselves that
ALL of the above is true.
This past season you may have
noticed how just one fan (me :-P) can really make things happen... and
I'm not the only one. YOU can do it too! I took over Halo Space Myspace as just
a regular fan. I then progressed from just a regular fan writing blogs,
posting bulletins, posting pictures of Angels fans and running Halo Space to (all of a sudden!) having a page with thousands of Angels
fans. After I started running the page, I decided I needed to quit
just sitting around cheering at the T.V. (not that there's anything
wrong with that :-P) but I needed to get out there and make a
difference. A difference that could maybe have a good effect on the
team (or at least my favorite player Vladimir Guerrero at the time :-P)
I got off my butt and started going out into the stadium and showing
ACTION. I would go to the game with my sign and even write signs in
between innings or while the other team (***BOOO!!**** ) was up .I
started off as just a fan and now everwhere I go people know who I am
and even (blush) ask me to take pictures with them! The BEST part is
when Little kids recognize me and pull me aside and actually remember
me holding up my Vladimir Guerrero- "Go For 400 Vladdy" sign. Some
people have even asked me for my AUTOGRAPH! and to top it off ..even
Vladdy knows who I am!
This year I really learned that I could
make my dreams come true and so can you! You all might have saw how I made little
shit happen with just appearing on camera and some of you saw HOW I
made it happen.
It mostly started on Opening day. My friend
Bryan Powers got killed in the stairwell over off right field just
getting a beer and from that moment on I knew that for him... for his
life.... I had to make a difference. He was a TRUE Angels fan and every
game I thought about him. After Bryan had lost his life friends and
strangers came together. We had a car wash to raise money for his
family and the young daughter he had tragically left behind. At that
carwash I saw friends from years past and made new ones as well....
Friends for life... brothers and sisters for life. That is how it
should be. This brought on a whole new waive of events and connections.
After Nick had died people came together with candlelight vigils...
Strangers in life yet brothers and sisters through baseball... we came
together. If something happens to one of us we should be there for that
person and that person's family because we ARE family. A FAMILY of
Fast forward to the day I TRUELY started to believe
in Angels in the outfield. The day where I started to believe that
miracles could come true. The day that I found out that dreams COULD
come true... It was Vladdy's 400th homerun coming up and right before
Vlad went up to bat he was on deck. He happened to turn around and saw
me holding a sign that read "Go For 400 Vladdy!" He saw it and smiled.
And when he swung that bat I saw that it was hit right by that right
field foul line and I thought of Bryan and Nick and felt their
presence. As that ball went flying through the air and was curving
towards the foul pole, their presence grew stronger, almost as if the
wind had become a whisper in my ear from them, telling me not to worry
and all would be ok..At that split second i could feel Nick Adenhart
and Bryan Powers and KNEW we had Angels in outfield... And with a state
of calmness I knew that they were gonna keep that ball fair and that i
should enjoy that moment and know that everything is going to be
ok.... I knew he and Nick were there...
As Vlad rounded the
bases I was waiving my sign and as I looked up... time stood still for
a moment, as he pointed at me and smiled while getting high fives in
the dugout by team mates... I knew that he had seen my sign and in some
small way it had let him know that I had faith... Maybe it gave him
that extra incentive to hit that homer... maybe not... but I like to
BELIEVE so... I like to believe I helped at least a little in
contributing to his dream... and little did I know at the time... but
mine ,as well...and at that moment my life changed... I was now Mr. 400
(lol) with my sign proudly being waived on T.V.
My point on
all this again... is that anyone can make shit happen... anyone..If you
ever wanted to meet your idol YOU TOO can make it happen. One thing you
can do is check their stats, what they might do and what their next
big step in their career is. Say it's a pitcher and he's going for his
1000 k's or if they are going for a complete game shut out, maybe a
no-hitter, whatever.. you kinda gotta see what's happening and then be
prepared to write that on a sign. Even just bringing a sign and just
going to the game and doing your part.. like Making Some Noise! It's
ACTION... Not just talking the talk but Walking the Walk. It starts
with a dream but you can't just sit on your ass and dream you've got to
get out there and take steps to ACCOMPLISH that dream.
where I'm going with Halo Space. It may seem small now but BELIEVE ME
it will grow SO BIG... and that's where YOU the TRUEST of fans come in.
I want YOU'RE help and to help you accomplish your dreams as well. We
are all lucky to be at the beginning stages of this Halo Space
adventure because of the fact that its just the beginning and it's just
starting now, and it's going to grow into something huge, into
You can be a part of this next step I'm
taking to grow this fan site into a fan club where we go out and make
things happen. and you can all be a part of it... now who's on board?
(don't get left behind)