Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Best TTM Surprise Ever!!

Ok, I know the following isn't baseball related but I feel like I needed to tell everyone I possibly could. I'm a big fan of this show on the Travel Channel called, The Wild Within. It's a show about hunting mainly but not your typical Outdoor Channel hunting show. Anyhow, the host of the show is a guy named Steve Rinella. He seems to be a really nice guy and his show shed a new light on hunting for me. I decided to email him a few months ago about obtaining a TTM picture or something. I got a reply a week or two ago saying thanks for watching and some other friendly words. At that moment I basically wrote off any chances of getting an autograph. I don't mean that in a negative way towards Mr. Rinella as I know he's got a busy schedule with filming, writing, etc...

Fast forward to today... I'm checking my mail and I have a bubble mailer but I'm not expecting any baseball cards so I was confused. Then I saw the name Rinella on the return address and just assumed it was a coincidence. I open the package to find this...

 That's a copy of his book!!! Steve Rinella sent me a copy of his book!!! How crazy is that? He took the time to either a) package the item and send it himself or b) get his secretary to package the item and send it. Either way that's so awesome of him to do something as nice as that.

Now for me that would be more than enough but Mr. Rinella is such a great guy he went a step further and did this...

When I saw that I was just at a loss for words. This guy truly went above and beyond what any celebrity could be asked of. He really is a stand up guy and maybe one day I'll actually get the pleasure of meeting him. 

Mr. Rinella you made my week by sending this out and I'm truly grateful. I can't wait till the next season of The Wild Within. If you're ever down in the Houston area I'll be sure to buy you a couple of beers.

2 comments:

dodgerbobble said...

Cool show. And what a great surprise!

Section 36 said...

That's amazing!