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42 Days – Jackie Robinson

Camille Campins-Adams:

Let the countdown begin with one of the newest MLBlogs: Opening Day Countdown Down Under! With 42 Days left until Opening Day, we pay respects to one of the greatest of all times – the legendary, Jackie Robinson.

Originally posted on Grand Openings:

Jackie Robinson

With a respectful tip of the cap to the great Mariano Rivera, today’s jersey selection for an Opening Day moment is the easiest choice of our entire daily series in the countdown to Major League Baseball’s Opening Series March 22-23 in Sydney, Australia — a countdown that started 51 days out with Ichiro Suzuki.

Jackie Robinson‘s number 42 is displayed at all 30 MLB parks as testament to what happened at Ebbets Field on Opening Day in 1947. At the request of Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey, Robinson agreed to take on the monumental task of enduring racial abuse and becoming the first African-American player since 1889, when baseball became segregated.

In taking his position at first base that day, Robinson pioneered the integration of professional athletics in America and played a major role in the coming Civil Rights movement. It was far more than a ceremonial Opening Day…

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Turning the Page

It has been a solid seven months since I have written a post.  A lot has transpired in my life since then and I can honestly say that I feel the presence of God in my life more than ever.  Since I last checked in, David and I bought a house, David became a Cleveland Indian, – farewell NYY – we welcomed our beautiful baby boy into the world, and just yesterday, we celebrated another amazing year of marriage.

Now that I am the mama to my own offspring – not just four legged furry babies – my life is consumed by poopy diapers, spit up and lack of sleep, all of which do not hold a candle to the love that I have for my little man. Believe it or not, what most people find “yucky”, I find truly gratifying. There’s nothing like seeing a nice poopy diaper and celebrating that your baby’s digestive system is working efficiently.  But enough about the favorite topic of new parents – poo – and onto what my goals are for this blog in 2014. I can’t promise that I will have the time to contribute to this blog the way I have in years past, but I will try to document my experiences as a mother while living the life of a baseball wife.

Moving forward I plan on sharing my favorite mommy products, taking into account how much we travel. As unconventional a lifestyle as we live, our son will also have to be raised in a rather unconventional way – we have learned to adapt and so will he.

Next up: Flying for the first time with a 3 month old.

I want to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee – Joe DiMaggio

Hi everyone. Believe it or not, this is the first opportunity in weeks that I have had to sit down in front of an actual computer and put enough words together for a blog post. Baseball season is long and every day is ground hog day, so writing these posts takes conscious effort.

Before I get into my love and appreciation for the Yankees, I want to spill a little news I have been keeping quiet for some time. David and I spent the better part of April and May apart while I was filming a  TV show that is set to air on August 6th. The show has officially been named “Hot Listings Miami” and it will air on Style Network. David and I are rather private people, but nonetheless, this year has required our doors be open to the public more so than ever. This is something I am learning to take in strides and it has only made me emotionally stronger.

Moving onto the title of this post. David and I have been extremely blessed in life and being a part of the Yankees organization is just another example of how God has chosen to bless us. David and I know that tomorrow is not promised to us and we consciously try to live every day grateful for the gifts we have been given. The Yankees have been nothing short of amazing during our transition from AAA to the big leagues. Everyone from the staff to the owners do a superb job of making you feel at home – despite the nerves that come with being a rookie.  I have nothing but great things to say about the time we have spent with this organization and I want to truly thank them for making it a point to care.

That being said, David said it once in an interview – “I can only control what I can control. We have to take it one day at a time and if I am meant to be here for 15 years or 30 days, it’s not my choice. If I had it my way I would play baseball my whole life. It’s a matter of taking it one day at a time and hoping that you can do whatever the good Lord has planned for you and spread his word.”

Thank you and God Bless,

-C

 

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Where Does My Help Come From?

This year has been full of blessings for David and me. God has put us right where he wants us and surrounded us with like-minded Christians. That being said, I want to dedicated this post to a man that David has had the honor of playing with this year – the last year this opportunity would be afforded to him -Mariano Rivera.

Below is an article well worth reading and one that resonates fully with how David and I view the life we’ve been dealt by none-other than, our Lord. I hope you enjoy!

Mariano Rivera’s Next Career: Evangelist

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A conversation with Camille and David Adams

Camille Campins-Adams:

Fun times with Mark Newman and the MLB Fan Cave Dwellers.

Originally posted on MLB.com Blogs Central:

I had the pleasure of meeting MLB.com PRO Blogger Camille Campins Adams and her husband, Yankees infielder David Adams, on Thursday during their visit to the MLB Fan Cave in New York. You can follow My Serendipitous Life as a Baseball Wife (note new URL) and say hi there in the comments anytime. Here is a flip video I took of the newly expecting parents:

Coming off 9 days of bronchitis so give me a break if I have no voice! And here is the full video of my interview with David on his call-up experience, impending parenthood, adjusting to third base, returning regulars, his spelling-bee prowess and other topics:

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The Afters’ “Light Up the Sky”

As my twitter followers may know, I have been very excited about David’s walk-out song this year. I absolutely love this song and the fact that it gives us the opportunity to Glorify God is the best part.

That being said, ever since David got called up to the Majors he hasn’t had the chance to walk-out to it. I have seen people commenting about Marilyn Manson and a bunch of other songs playing when David has come up to bat so I wanted to clarify this a bit.

Ciao,

-C

P.S. I know I haven’t addressed all the changes that have occurred for David and I this past week but I plan to. It has been a very busy week so sit tight.

Happy Mother’s Day!

I wanted to write a quick post wishing everyone a happy mother’s day. Today is a very special day after all and all the amazing women out there who have cared for a child, human or otherwise, deserve a whole lot of love.

That being said, when I texted all of my mom friends today, much to my surprise, I received a bunch of “You too’s!” This really got me thinking. What better day than today to announce one of my big surprises?!

You may have guessed it by now, and YES, David and I are expecting our first two-legged child! Since we have four children already that move around on four legs, I felt it worth noting  that this one will in fact walk upright on only two legs. (I guess we are moving up in the world – pun intended).

So there you have it folks! David and I are due to have our first human baby on October 31st.  None other than Halloween! I guess my three black cats are a good omen after all. :)

‘Till next time!

-C

The Tides of Change

Well, it has been a long time since I have written a post. This spring has been a whirlwind for David and I in a multitude of ways. I have been standing at a crossroads the past few months that left me struggling with opening up about our baseball life. A great portion of our daily lives are consumed by this career that David chose to pursue, subsequently making it hard to open up about it when what you are really seeking is discretion and privacy.

Since this blog is about my serendipitous life as a baseball wife, I am breaking my silence for the sake of the fans and our friends and family who read this blog.

2013 has turned out to be a year of growth and change. So much has happened in a short amount of time but all according to God’s will and, of course, in His timing. I always say not to have many expectations in life because life hardly goes as planned and oh boy, have I witnessed that first hand!

Nevertheless, this year has been very exciting and I know we are just starting to chip away at it. There is a lot of exciting news on the way but I’ll be holding out for just a little while longer.

Stay tuned!

Can you hook ME up with a ticket?

Camille Campins-Adams:

Amen, Dallas! I have touched on this before but I think this is definitely worth a re-blog.

Originally posted on So I Married A Baseball Player...:

Contrary to popular opinion,  MLB players do not have free tickets to hand out for every game. If they did, I’d be doing twitter ticket giveaways way more often because I’d love to get more people out to enjoy a ball game. Instead, we are allotted 4 family tickets and 2 friends tickets to purchase at around 40% of their face value, which varies from ballpark to ballpark.

One of my golden rules is to not discuss money with strangers but rules were made to be broken and there’s no other way to bring this situation to light. In 2010 (Mat’s first full year in the big leagues), we left tickets for every long lost cousin’s estranged best friend without even thinking twice. It didn’t seem like a big deal and we were just happy and excited to have support in the stands. At the end of that year, it…

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