Thursday, December 16, 2010

Casey Blake Baseball Camp

 Des Moines Register has a great a interview with Casey Blake. {linked here}

One night, I was kind of like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (movie) guy,” Blake said of his job at a haunted house in hometown Indianola. “My 9-year-old and 7-year-old helped out, too — so it was a full family deal.

“It was a riot. I had a blast.”

Blake and his wife, Abbie, announced earlier this year that they would donate $1 million to the Indianola school district — with the expectation that a foundation would fuel projects that matched the money, dollar for dollar, in hopes of raising a total of $2 million.

The haunted house developed into one fundraiser. Another is a baseball camp Blake will host at Simpson College, Dec. 28-29.

“Abbie and I made the donation and challenged the community, but we still want to keep helping the community and committee that’s working so hard,” he said.


WHERE: Cowles Fieldhouse, Indianola

WHEN: Dec. 28-29 — 9-12 p.m. for grades 2-6; 1-4 p.m. for grades 7-12

COST: $100 for grades 2-6; $125 for grades 7-12 (an autographed picture with Blake is another $25)



From the article:

The Blakes expect their fifth child this February.

Cliff Lee and Blake will be vacationing in Colorado.

On Wednesday, new Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee attended a press conference to discuss his five-year, $120 million deal.

This weekend, though, he’ll be vacationing with Blake and family in Colorado.

“Cliff and I played together in Cleveland, so we’re good friends — but our wives are even better friends,” Blake said. “I’ve obviously played in Denver, but I’ve never been to the mountains, so that should be fun.”

Blake said his contract — and the contract of Lee — will keep the four-day weekend relatively tame.

“We can’t ski or snowboard or anything because of our contracts,” he said. “But the kids can, so it will be a good time.”

That's no fun.

Thanks to Elia for the link!