How was your Christmas? Mine was Jersey-tastic!!! Welcome to the newest arrival: 2005-06 Bakersfield Condors Steve Howard Game Worn Jersey
I’ve never been to Bakersfield, I’ve never seen the Condors play, and have no clue about how they are doing this season, or frankly, any other season. Except one.
The Condors will always hold a special place in my heart, thanks to Ken Baker. Baker played goal for Colgate College before becoming fed up with the hockey life, and quit to get into journalism (entertainment journalism, but still). Later, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and had successful surgery to have it removed. Then, in 2001, he decided to give playing goal one more shot, aiming to play under a pro contract. He found a home in Bakersfield (not that far from home) and worked his ass off to get a spot on the team. What happened next is a great story, which he wrote a book about, called, “They Don’t Play Hockey in Heaven” It’s a hell of a read, and the ending has made me a ‘fan’ of the Condors ever since. One day I plan to get to Bakersfield to see a game. Can you guess what I’ll wear?
This jersey was a Christmas present for my girlfriend, Meg. Talk about knowing what to get. She was worried I wouldn’t like it, but I freaking love it. Thanks, Meg!
Also, checkout Bobblehead on Condors, a Bakersfield Condors blog.