Last Spring, I had the opportunity to see Daniel Lee Martin at Freedom Hall in Johnson City. He was opening for Joe Diffie. The show was great! And I don’t just mean Joe. Daniel Lee did a great job. I think he’s probably the first performer I ever heard give an acoustic performance (of that length), and he did it as well as any I have ever seen since.
In addition to Daniel Lee’s country music talents, he’s also a real outdoorsman. He won the Field & Stream Celebrity Total Outdoorsman Challenge a while back, and you can catch him every week on "Backstage & Backroads" on The Sportsman Channel. .
If you plan to follow Daniel Lee around to his many, many events, this guy will keep you very busy. He will be part of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association 2009 “Baseball for Kids” Weekend in Pot Charlotte and Clearwater, Fla., March 21-22.
This event will benefit the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, which helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to disadvantaged young people residing in America’s most distressed communities through baseball and softball themed programs.
The event will also benefit MLBPAA, which was formed in 1982 in order to promote the game of baseball, raise money for charity, inspire and educate youth through positive sport images and protect the dignity of the game through former players. This will be Daniel Lee’s fifth year attending this great event.
On Saturday, March 21, the Home Run Derby begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Sports Park (Rays Spring training home) in Pt. Charlotte, FL. The Legends Game will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. There is also a Free Legends of Youth Baseball Clinic that will begin at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices for the Charlotte game are: Charlotte Sports Park; Field Box – $15; Baseline Box – $15; Field Reserved – $12; Baseline Reserved – $12; Berm – $5.00
On Sunday, March 22nd, the Alumni Association will be hosting the Legends Game at the Bright House Networks Field (Phillies spring training stadium) in Clearwater, FL. The Home Run Derby will begin at 5:00 p.m. The Legends Game will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. There is also a Free Legends of Youth Baseball Clinic that will begin at 1:00 p.m. Ticket prices for the Clearwater game are: Bright House Networks Field; Club Seats – $25; Premium Box – $15; Field Box – $12; Berm – $5.
To purchase tickets to either game you may visit: www.baseballalumni.com
Come out and see such celebrities as Wade Boggs, Job Warden, Fergie Jenkins, Brooks Robinson, Doug Creek, Gaylord Perry and of course, Daniel Lee Martin, just to name a few.
If you aren’t sure exactly how hunting, fishing and country music all fit together – have a look at this video. And you’ll quickly discover that if anyone can put the three of those things together perfectly, it’s Daniel Lee. I hope you will all visit his MySpace page. And those of you who are near Florida – get on out to the Baseball event on March 21-22.
Later guys. I’m busy. I’ll talk to you all real soon,and I’ll get e-mail answered by Sunday evening.