Saturday, January 1, 2011

Farewell Baron Batch aka Mr. Successful

I have been a Red Raider fan since I can remember.  My Grandfather went to Texas Tech when it was in the middle of a cotton field.  My uncle was a proud member of the Goin' Band from Raiderland.  I am graduate of Texas Tech University and reside in Lubbock, Texas.  I LOVE college football.  We have had season football tickets since we could no longer get in as students.  Every year I pick a player to be my favorite.  Some of my favorite Red Raiders include:  Zach Thomas, Dane Johnson, B.J. Symons, John Saldi and Wes Welker. This is the third year for Baron Batch to be my favorite.  No other player has had the honor of being my favorite for three years!  I have to be honest, I originally picked Baron simply because of his name and the fact he was from Midland.  We lived 2 years in Midland and I think Baron's momma did a great job picking out his name.  It is a name meant to be said over the PA system.  Destined for greatness.  Today was Baron's last day to suit up in the Red & Black and take the field as a Red Raider in the Ticket City Bowl in Dallas.  My hubby has accepted my love for Baron and gave me this as an early Christmas present.

Baron points to the man above whenever he scores.  We are having it framed and haven't decided if it is going next to our Masked Rider print in the family room or in the office.

My hubby also talked me into going to the Tech women's football clinic this summer.  I told him he would be in big trouble if I didn't get to meet Baron.  While standing in line to pick up my registration, I saw Baron walk in the athletic training facility.  Seeing him was not enough, neither was going through the drill he was "teaching".  I wanted to actually MEET him.  I mean you can only stalk a guy on his blog so many times!  So, when we met Baron walking down the ramp to the football field, we had to snap a picture.  I know teaching a women's football clinic was probably way down on Baron's list of favorite things to do, but you would have never known it.  Danielle and I were like silly school girls talking to him about how we read his blog...BLAh, BlaH, bLah....I guess we were STAR struck.  He said he would blog about us, but never did.....we probably would have gone into cardiac arrest if he did.  If I were 12 years younger and single, I guess he would think of me as a "jersey chaser".  I know Baron will never see this post, but if he did....Baron, I think you are an amazingly gifted, funny, generous guy with an incredible smile and butt...I mean physique.  The fact that you played football at my favorite school would only be icing on the cake. 

I could go on and on about Baron, but I think his I am Second Video does a great job of telling his story. 

One day you may see Baron playing football on Sunday, or on the travel channel, or see one of his photographs.  You will hear his name again, he will be successful.  After all, a name like Baron Batch is destined for GREATNESS! 

One of my favorite quotes from Baron's Blog: 

"But really, why not try and do everything that you love to do? Isn’t that way better than not even trying because you let the fear of failure consume you, and then ending up doing nothing?"

Say a quick prayer for Baron as he leaves tomorrow for Haiti with a group of people from Lubbock called Operation Hope.  Then go check out Baron's Blog!


  1. LOVE this!!! I'm SO jealous of your picture!! Shannon did well! : )

  2. Its so funny that I just came across this post!! I apologize for never blogging about you guys!!! I'm scatterbrained often. thanks for being an awesome fan over the years!