End of Season

Hello everyone,

Thanks for all of the great comments on my first blog…Sorry for the delay on getting to my second entry, but here it goes.

When the end of the baseball season comes to a close my list of things to do grows larger and larger. It is a sad time because you think about all the goals you wanted to accomplish, both as a team and as an individual, and realize that the season is over and you have to wait until the next year starting from scratch.

Baseball is a team sport but if you don’t do well as an individual you can’t help the team win. Also, if you do poorly as an individual you might find yourself looking for a new profession! If someone would have told me I would hit 29 home runs and score 97 runs this year I would have laughed and said I WISH. Now that it’s over and I am recapping the season, I am very disappointed and angry that I didn’t hit 30 and score 100. Funny how that works. The six games that I missed during the last road trip might have played a big part in coming up just short. At least I have a goal for next year and something to think about all off season.

As I was closing my accounts for electricity, TV, lease, packing to head to Louisiana, and finishing all of my business at the ballpark my phone was ringing off the hook with news that the Rangers were not going to offer a contract to Kenny Rogers and GM John Hart was stepping down. It will be different not seeing Kenny pitch in a Rangers uniform next year. As a team it will be tough to lose your ace on the pitching staff. I wish him well wherever he goes as he will be missed on the club. I think Kenny will have success and may be better suited as a number 2 starter for a number of teams.

As far as the General Manager position, it will be interesting to watch as Jon Daniels takes over. It is a tough position to be in. If the team does well the GM goes unnoticed, if the team does poorly, the GM takes the blame. I’ve dealt with Jon last year through contract negotiations and couldn’t have been happier with the way he conducted business. I have confidence in his abilities and think he will do well. Does Theo Epstein ring a bell? Boston won the World Series a few years after he took over so the fact that Jon is only 28 years old doesn’t make him less qualified.

Thanks for checking in with me.  I’m back home in Louisiana, will be out assessing Katrina damage over the next month.  I will also be making a slew of radio appearances over the next few weeks discussing the playoffs and my nonprofit Catch 22 for Blue.  Make sure to keep checking the blog, I’ll do my best to keep it updated regularly over the offseason.

Don’t forget to visit my website, www.catch22forblue.org

We’ve uploaded a bunch of new photos in the gallery section and have updated a few other pages as well.

Thanks for checking in.


David Dellucci


David, I was praying that you would get your 30/100 but you just ran out of time. I know you could have done it and I know you will do more next year. I am so excited about all the wonderful things that you are going to do to help people. I hope that goes well. Will we be able to listen to your radio inteviews when you have them? I would really like to. You are in my prayers in your future endeavors. Your devoted fan. Beth

Thanks for keeping us updated. We were at the last three games and every time we knew you would get an at bat we were hoping you would get that 30th and that two others would be on base! I love the attitude of something to shoot for next year. I believe you will do it and more!

My students were so excited to see themselves on the website! The parents have been very supportive also. They have told me that some of them won’t even take them off.

Several of us had just discussed the hopes of the same thing happening with the Rangers that happened with Boston!

Be careful and I hope we get to hear some of those radio spots!

Take care,


Hello David,
I just wanted to commend you on all your efforts to help out the victims of the hurricanes. I am relatively a new baseball fan, this is my first year keeping track of the entire season, and being a Texas girl I love the Rangers. Thank you for a great season and I wish you the best of luck in this truly challenging humanitarian endeavor you have undertaken. My thoughts and prayers are with you and everyone who is helping you. Thank you for being a great ball player and a generous human being. God be with you and bless you!

Take Care,


Hi David!
Thanks for checking in..your fans really appreciate it. We know how busy you are in the off season. However, just enjoy the days ahead and relax. Go play a round of golf or something to ease your mind. You have a big year to look forward to and I just know you guys will make the playoffs. Have a wonderful off season David!

Take care,


Thanks for the up to date on the blog. I’m so excited that you made it home safely, i’m so excited that you get to join in on helping with the katrina victims and do radio talk shows, Do you think your rangers fans here in Texas could listen on in from our radios since those radio shows will be in LA were you’re from? I WAS JUST CURIOUS! On behalf of myself and the rangers fans, GO D-DOG ITS YOUR B’DAY, WE’RE GONNA PARTY LIKE ITS YOUR B’DAY! Until then, see you again back in April of 2006. Have a wonderful, safe and enjoyable off-season. I think ya’lls new GM is going to rock, HE’S A HOT BABE, AW! I guess i can say that Hart had done a wonderful job while a GM for the Rangers Organization, HART, YOU’LL SOLEY BE MISSED AROUND RANGERS STADIUM, PLEASE VISIT THE BALL GAMES, FEEL FREE TOO! Come up my third base esculator next year, i’d love to meet you, hopefully if i do get the job starting next year, hopefully i’ll be able to meet you. My name is Dana by the way. Oh David, whenever time you get to the Ballpark starting next season, COME ON MY ESCULATOR TO DO SOME OF YOUR RUNNING UP AND DOWN IT, I HOPE TO BE AT THE THIRD BASE ESCULATOR ON THE SECOND LEVEL! I would be more than happy to have you come sneak by me and visit before the fans come through, LOL! Pray for me that my cold gets better, i’ve had it for the last few days.

Hi David, this is Anya one of your biggest fans in Arizona. Thank you sooo much for the update. April and I wanted to see you soo bad in ST but never got the chance. I am sooo proud of you on what you did this year. I think you did a great job considering that you didn’t meet your goal. Maybe you can make it your goal again next year. I hope to see you in ST next year. I didn’t get out to too many ST games this year because I had surgery on my leg.

That is really cool of what you are doing for the hurricane victims. I have helped out whatever I can for the victims. I have given some money to help out. I really want one of those bracelets but I can’t get one right now.

Well take care and I hope to hear from you soon.

Hi David,

im 14 yrs old and a big fan of yours. Hopefully one day ill be in the big leagues or be a commentator. But anyways you had a very good season and you should be proud of that. Good luck next year.

Hello from your friends back in Maryland. We have followed your career through Bowie and Baltimore and are proud and happy for your success. Passing out your Catch 22 bracelets at a local card show and trying to get donations for your foundation. I am a big Rangers fan with the local connection that you and Mark Texiera have and my admiration for Buck Showalter and Orel Hershisher. If I can help back East with your cause at local card shows this winter let me know!

Congratulations on a great year!

Thanks and best wishes!

Rich J.


Hi it is amanda again and i got my braclets this past week and i have been giving alot of them out to my friends they all love them!!!

sorry that you didnt get your 30 hommers and 100 runs, i thought that you had an AWESOME SEASON!!!!!!!!!

anyway whenever you get a chance i made a xanga site to also tell people about your website so they will come and check your site out, so go and look at it and let me know what you think of it, it is


Hi David, this is Anya again. I just want to let you know that I might be getting that bracelet in a couple of weeks. I am going to Jeff’s signing on the 22nd at the North Phoenix Baptists church and I am going to buy the bracelet then (hopefully they will have a couple of them when I get there)


Let me know what I can do! I will call you soon!

Let’s go see Bubba!

I am back in Baton Rouge–so let’s go to the Half Shell!


Hey david i’m a huge rangers and red sox fan. my phone number is 580-380-2176
call me sometime thanks!!

Has anyone watched the playoff games going on, tonight is LA Angeles vs. Chicago White Sox, LETS GO LA ANGELS, YEAH! I haven’t been watching the playoff games either but i watched a little bit yesturday, LA Angels won which means tonight LA plays the White Sox. Like i said earlier, LETS GO LA ANGELS! Finally this year we won’t have to see the Yankees on the last game, FINALLY!


Hello! I hope all is going well for you at home. It seems very strange calling you by your first name since we have never actually met.

I was wondering if you were planning any special fundraising events in the DFW area, or to sell the bracelets at any other events. Mrs. Taylor had told us when we volunteered at The Ballpark that you had some other ideas so I was wondering how that was coming.

Many of my students and I are still wearing our bracelets every day. I appreciate you doing something that we can all take a part in.

Way to go David!!!!!

I want to cut a strip of grass during the World Series to promote yard safety awareness.

I present to you Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) – a yard safety super hero. About a year ago, I had a lawn mower accident that resulted in the partial amputation of my left foot. Consequently, I have been an advocate and promoter of yard safety, with the goal to prevent these outdoor power equipment accidents from happening to other people.

Furthermore, I have been a renaissance yardman, utilizing various art forms to communicate my safety message. I have approached Major League Baseball about the possibility of dedicating one day of the MLB season as Yard Safety Awareness Day. Each, there are about 400,000 individuals who experience lawn mower and garden-tool-related accidents, often times resulting in severe and life-altering outcomes. Since baseball is America’s pastime and often played on natural turf, I ask for your assistance and consideration to facilitate this humanitarian idea.

Please visit the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) website at http://www.rescuerick.com for additional information. Thank you for your BLOG. Best wishes!

Richard Mudrinich

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

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