Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hosmer Homers!

You have to love a baseball player whose name is an anagram for "homers" and that's exactly what Eric Hosmer did tonight in Yankee Stadium.


I can only imagine what a thrill it must have been for him to get his first major league home run in the state he grew up in. And, to have his family on hand to witness it firsthand had to make it that much sweeter.

The solo shot (which seems to be a common trend for all of the Royals home runs this year) got the team on the board and then Hosmer drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning.

I'm really looking forward to seeing him play here at home and watching him continue this production in person.

After two games in the Bronx, the Royals are 1-1 on this road trip...I have to say I'm very happy with that.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Four in a Row!

Now that's what you're supposed to do after you lose six games in a row on the road...come home and win the first four!


The Royals had yet another walk-off win in extra innings last night as seems to be the theme this year. I'd prefer not to have quite so many stressful late innings, but it does make the end result that much more gratifying.

I can't wait to catch my first game of the season at the K tomorrow. Now I can only hope that the rain stays away long enough to enjoy the game.

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Monday, May 02, 2011

Don't Call It a Comeback!

At least not until I actually start posting here on a regular basis again.


So what brings me back, you ask? (And by you, I mean the crickets that I'm hearing.)

The Kansas City Royals are running a contest to allow a select number of bloggers to come and blog live from The K for a game against the Cleveland Indians on May 17, 2011 and I thought it sounded like a great opportunity.

In filling out the registration form, it asked for a website address and I remembered, "HEYYYYY....I know I have a blog laying around here somewhere!"

And what do you know? I actually found it!

I can't believe it's been almost four years since I last posted to this blog and 5-1/2 years since I updated it on a regular basis. Even more amazing is the fact that I started this blog over 7 years ago.

I realize that a blog may be overkill in today's world of Facebook & Twitter (which weren't even on the radar when I started this thing), but it's still nice to know that there's once place I can go to write something without worrying about exceeding whatever character limit there is on Facebook. (Don't even get me started on 140 characters for Twitter.)

I do know this...if the Royals pick me for this Blog the Royals contest, you'll definitely be seeing more of me around here in the foreseeable future.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

ALIVE!!!!

No guarantee of regular posts...nothing of the sort to be found here.

Just thought I'd put a general update since my last post is over a year old.

Since last March, I got laid off from my job, went through an uncomfortable period of unemployment and have, thankfully, found a new job which I'm quite pleased with at this point.

The family is still the same...just a little older. In fact, the oldest turns 11 this week. God I feel old.

My intent is to start writing more than I have been. (Shouldn't be TOO hard should it?) I expect most of the stuff will be TV, music, movies or sports-related...but you never know what might pop out of this brain!

Speaking of TV...I just asked Fisty for his opinion on the latest season of Celebrity Fit Club. I think Dustin Diamond could well be one of the biggest idiots in the history of reality TV (and I'm not linking to him because he is such an idiot).

I've watched this show periodically in the past, but now I'm just watching to see if Screech gets the living **** kicked out of him.

Another favorite reality show is The Inferno on MTV. I like the competition more than the drama, but even that's become fairly entertaining.

As for non-reality stuff, still an Entourage fan...I just wish they'd extend it to an hour. All the other series are wrapping up for the summer, so not much point in posting those here.

Movie-wise...hmm...did see Spider-Man 3...not that impressed. Watched Crank on DVD...weird flick. Tops on my summer movie list are: Ocean's 13, Die Hard 72, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, The Bourne Ultimatum, and I can't think of anything else.

Oh...back to TV for a second...did anyone see SNL this last week? I was pretty disappointed with both the host and the musical guest. I actually like Maroon 5 (go ahead Fisty...ridicule away), but they are most definitely a studio band...not that great live. I know this is way overdue, but the show with Justin Timberlake from this season is my new recent favorite...it was strong from start to finish. I did like the Peyton Manning episode, but Timberlake's "D*ck In A Box" music video was PHENOMENAL. I haven't laughed that hard at SNL in forever.

That's pretty much all I have for now.

I'm pretty confident I can say it won't be a year before my next post.

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

College Hoops & Pros Vs. Joes

I've been trying to decide whether or not to just pull the plug permanently on this blog or not. It's been nearly three months since my last post and I do miss writing on a daily basis. It's just with work and everything else, it's tough to find time.

Bottom line...I want to keep the blog around for when the mood strikes me. I haven't been over to Fisty's place for a while, but last I checked a month or so ago, he was back to posting semi-regularly. I figure if he can do it...maybe I can too.

So the Final Four has been determined and if you find someone who says they picked this Final Four before the tournament started, you've found one big ass liar.

For the last three games, we have UCLA, LSU, FLorida and the biggest Cinderella of them all...George Mason University. And, for the first time in 25 years, no #1 seed made it to the Final Four. I'm pulling for GMU now...but history is against the bandwagon. No team lower than a #9 has made it to the championship game and #8 Villanova was the lowest seed to ever win the whole thing...I think that was in '85.

So who's your pick to win it all out of the Final Four?

On to less high-stakes athletic endeavors...a new show on Spike TV called Pros vs. Joes. It's pretty much what it sounds like...five professional (or ex-professional) athletes are pitted against three "average Joes" in various athletic competitions.

I'd so get my ass kicked, but I think it would be fun as hell to be on that show.

So is anyone still out there???

Until Next Time...(and only God knows when that will be)

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Hook 'Em Horns

OK...I'm not necessarily a Texas fan, but I am a Big 12 fan, so Texas is who I was rooting for in tonight's Rose Bowl. (I am a big fan of Austin, though.)

What else can you say but "WOW!" about Vince Young?!

That was an incredible football game tonight. It made it quite easy to stop watching my Jayhawks beat up on Yale in basketball, that's for sure.

Back to Vince for a minute...the guy had 267 yards passing and 200 yards rushing...including 3 rushing TDs. And oh yeah...he brought his team back from being down 12 in the final 6:42 to win. Big kudos to the Texas D for holding USC on that critical 4th down play late in the game. It was definitely a team effort, but Young deserves most of the credit.

And if Vince doesn't go pro now, he's fucking crazy.

Until Next Time...

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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Christmas Haul

Well...I know I'm a few days late, but since I figure I ought to make some kind of effort to post something here, this is better than nothing.

Christmas was good other than having a pretty sick little girl a couple of days before the big day. Fortunately, she was better by Christmas Eve and that's all we could ask for.

As for Christmas, the kids all got Gameboys and I've been trying not to pull my hair out every time I hear them say they can't find one of the games. I swear they are going to be the end of my sanity. On the plus side, I've gotten pretty good at Pole Position after they've gone to bed at night.

As for me, I got Bill Simmons' book, Now I Can Die In Peace, which I've been dying to read. I also got a new driver.

The coolest gift was from my brother-in-law...it was the iHome2Go system for my iPod Shuffle. Basically, it's an alarm clock with a docking station for my Shuffle and has speakers for me to play the songs directly from my Shuffle. On top of that, it's portable and I can take it with me on my business trips and I don't have to listen to the songs on my crappy computer speaker. Very cool.

I also got a sweater, some "Dad Coupons" from the kids, and a few other little things.

All in all, a good Christmas.

How was yours?

Until Next Time...

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