Monday, August 27, 2007

A recap of this weekend in Cleveland Sports

Well, the Indians took 2 out of 3. It wasn't pretty at all but they got the job done. I'm hoping this lack of hitting thing and wasting good pitching is almost out of our system because if we were to start the playoffs next week I would be happy to be in the dance but thinking it might be a short song.

Brady Quinn looks 125% better with a buzz cut although I have to take 15% off because of the widow's peak isn't very flattering. I wonder if he had to request a smaller helmet with the lack of hair but I'm sure the ego might have filled in the rest of the space. I think we will not win against the Steelers unless our defense knocks both Big Ben and Charlie Batch out of the game and we face their 3rd string. I think I would prefer to go with Charlie Frye. I'm curious to see which QB is on the short end of the stick - Anderson or Dorsey. I think we are ready for a new head coach but I'm not sure who that would be.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Baseball Business Blog

A couple of days ago I linked to an article about the cheap beer/drunken driving awareness night in a minor league game.

I was told the link didn't work for everybody, so I thought I would tip you off to the site that saw the story on - The Biz of Baseball. A nice collection of baseball news, major or minor. As the name indicates, it is not so much about ERA or RBI, more like COGS and ROI.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I Thought I was a Ham

You Are a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

You life your life in a free form, artistic style.
You are incredibly creative and at times, quite messy.
Deep down, you are a kid at heart. And you aren't afraid to express it.

Your best friend: The Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Your mortal enemy: The Club Sandwich

Monday, August 13, 2007

Rats, we didn't win

Apparently Grady Sizemore chose somebody else's backyard to play wiffle ball in. Here is the article.

How cool would that have been for us to have him in Willowick. We would have to introduce him to our chalk driveway/field.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Gotta Love Minor League Promotions

We have a South Atlantic League affiliate in Lake County, but I don't think any of their promotions have entered the realm of a recent stunt by the Savannah Sand Gnats.
In an odd twist, the Drunk Driving Awareness Night will coincide with a Thirsty Thursday promotion of half-priced beer and Coke and $1 Papa John’s Pizza slices presented by Connect Savannah, Rock 106.1 and Papa John’s Pizza.
Throw in the Zooperstars, and you are talking a REAL night of entertainment!

It happened this morning!

I had my wacky thought of this pregnancy. On the way to work I was pondering when I would like to deliver this baby. I am due on February 24th and I was thinking about how neat it would be to have the baby born on February 29th because 2008 is a leap year. Then I thought "oh yea it would be cool if I finally would have a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday baby. And if that happened the baby would be born on the 27th!" You see John was born Monday, April 7th, James was born Tuesday, May 17th and Patrick was born on Thursday, December 7th. So I would think I am destined to have the baby on Wednesday, February 27th. Check back in a couple months when I find out if its a boy or girl. I'm thinking it will be a boy so start thinking of some boy names to suggest.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Finally - No Fear!

A news-worthy day

1) Browns sign Quinn
2) Indians designated Mike Rouse for assignment after last night’s game – with speculation in the media we were looking to claim someone off waivers
3) Indians re-sign Russell Branyan to a minor league contract – who knew this guy was still playing!!! Only hitting a .197 with the Padres this year – hmm looks like a steal! Why can't we "steal Jermaine Dye for the White Sox??? I would be much more excited about that move!

Got to love that post-season feeling

With all the great pitching we have run into lately and the lack of hitting, I can't help feel that is just exactly what we will run into when we reach the post season. Hopefully our hitting will start up again so we can create a little bigger cushion from Detroit and the dreaded Yankees. I hate to hear the Yankee fans cry every year in May and June that their team is awful - they always come around are in the hunt - it makes me want to puke!

Saturday, August 04, 2007


Fun at the splashpark!

{I have deleted the long advertisement that Verizon added here.}

Friday, August 03, 2007

Indians Atop AL Central

YOUR Cleveland Indians are in first place. For the last few weeks the Tigers have attempted to hand them first, but the Tribe must have thought it was some sort of trap. But my favorite featherheads finally found a way to first.