Hunter Samuels tells us how he plans on keeping memories of this past season fresh.
I’m not a big memorabilia collector. I don’t really get into autographs, even though I have a few neat ones – including a Willie Wilson signed bat. The things I like the most are the items that are tied to specific memories and emotions.
I bought the “Touching Home” book immediately after the 2014 season was over as a way to hold on to everything the Royals went through last year. The memories are still vivid and burned in my mind right now, but I wanted to make sure I had something tangible to keep all of those emotions and thoughts as fresh as possible.
With the book, I can look at the photos and stories from the season and my mind immediately races back to that incredible experience.
The newspaper (which my aunt found while looking through old stuff last month) also gives my mind a rush, though in a different way. I don’t have any memories of the 1985 World Series, because I didn’t exist then. However, the paper gives me a look back at the happiest moment in the franchise’s history, and makes me long for a moment like that, that I can experience for myself.