Dave Trembley Drawing
Coach Dave and I at Camden Yards
Coach Dave and My Pop and I
Coach Dave and I with Jacob and Joshua
Coach Dave signing prints
My signed print
Coach Dave and I talking baseball
Dave Trembley is the current bench coach for the Houston Astros. He served as the Manager of the Baltimore Orioles from 2007 until 2010. About a month ago, I received an email from Coach Dave. He had seen the drawing that I did of him in 2009, and was inquiring about getting it for his family as a keepsake of his time in Baltimore. I never thought the original drawing was a very strong piece and began working on a new image for Coach Dave while we planned a meeting.
Last night my family met Coach Dave at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. He had arranged for field passes for my pop, two sons and I. We joined him on the field for the Astros batting practice. I presented him with the new drawing that he had not seen yet, and he presented Jacob and Joshua with signed bats. He also tossed each of them a ball while he was hitting ground balls during infield practice.
We discussed baseball like old friends, and I told him about coaching my boys in youth baseball. He spoke to my Pop and I about his twenty plus years in professional baseball, and basing his entire career on just treating people well. He closed our conversation by saying that we are friends now, and please email him from time to time. I am looking forward to seeing Coach Dave later this summer when the Astros play an inter league series against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.