Fun with “Photoshop”

Well I actually use Corel PaintShop Pro X8 instead of Photoshop, but you get the idea.  I played around with replacing Yukei Kikuchi’s blue sharpie signature with a bright yellow.  The version on the right is after a couple of minutes of using magic wand and flood tools to replace most of the blue with the yellow, and an hour or two of erasing stuff around the edges, painting in the remaining blue pixels with yellow, etc.  I left in a blue edge around most of the yellow filling, which I think gives it a little more pop, although now that I think about it, adding a yellow edge to the blue might actually be the way to go.  Not sure how much more I will mess with it but I like it and will probably print it up just for kicks. 🙂

Royals at Mariners – 06/17/19

Autos, etc.


No Ichi-luck this time.  Bummer!  Many of us autograph crazies were lined up by the corner of the dugout, but Ichiro and most of the other Mariners were already in the clubhouse by the time the gates opened.


Missed out on Lucas Duda, he signed two and I was the third, bummer.  Also Hamilton, Gordon, Merrifield and most of the other dudes did not sign.  That was the bad news.

The good news is that the fellows who did sign were cool.  Thank you Aldalberto Mondesi during bp, and Chestor Cuthbert and Jorge Soler just before the game!


Also, a Royal to be identified later signed my random MLBers ball at the end of BP.  It was a white guy with a beard, like that helps lol.  Anyhow after a couple of minutes of Internet research, I believe the player was pitcher Jake Junis.  Thanks bro!



The Game


A beautiful night for baseball, albeit between two last place teams lol.  It was 2-1 Royals in the bottom of the 5th.  I was about to leave when Tom Murphy hit a three run homer to The Pen to put the good guys up 4-2!


However, while I was in the bathroom the Royals scored, and then in the top of the 8th, when I was already out of the park Jorge Soler hit a two run homer to put the Royals ahead for good. Final score Royals 6 – Mariners 3.