Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Rookie of the Year

Monday night, we caught the last half of Rookie of the Year. Have you ever seen that movie??

I'm a sucker for baseball movies...Little Big League, The Sandlot, Angels in the Outfield, Major League. The list could go on from here...

Well, even though I LOVE all of those movies, little Henry Rowengartner holds a special place in my heart. No, it's not because he grew up to be the cutie-pa-tootie in American Pie:

It's because I was his co-star!

Yep, you heard me right, I was IN Rookie of the Year! It's hard for me to say that I was in a movie cheering on the Cubs, seeing as I am a White Sox fan to the core; however, it was pretty much awesome!

When I was about 10 years old and my dad took me to Chicago for the day to see a game. We actually did go see a Cubs game, and I can't for the life of me remember why, except for they must've been playing the White Sox. At my very first Major League Baseball game that I can remember, I proceeded to spill my entire serving of nachos on the two old women in front of me and get very sick...the kind of sick only ice cream can heal.

Well, when we got back to our seats the scoreboard said, "You're all going to be movie stars!" I was beyond excited! They brought out the "Cubs" from the movie and to get some shots. Then it was our turn. Want to know what my line was?? "Henry! Henry! Henry!" Yep...we were the crowd that cheered for Henry! Pretty neat huh?

So...although small, I do have a claim to fame. I wonder if my name is on IMDb??

Just checked...answer...no.


Lindsey said...

No way!!! That is really cool!!!

Emily said...

ohh exciting is that!! I have gotten to go to the sets of a lot of movies and met a lot of actors but never been in one! soo fun!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

Well that is just the coolest thing!!!! I've watched that movie and love it! I too love baseball movies but I just love sports movies in general:p Now I'm imagining you as a little 10 year old:p

...Southern Bride... said...

That is so cool! Now I gotta go watch the movie, lol! :)