Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Tenth Inning

Just got done watching "The Tenth Inning".  It gave a very detailed run through of the last 20 years in baseball, from the summer of home runs in the late 90's with Sosa & McGuire to the 2001 World Series where after the attacks on 9/11, baseball helped restore things back to normal.  It went through the epic battles between the Yankees & Red Sox in the 2003-2004 post season, up to the Barry Bonds Balco scandal and the Mitchell Report.  This was an amazing documentary filled with really great interviews with the players, coaches and writers of the times and I really suggest that you should watch this if you are a fan of baseball.  Thats all I got for now, just thought i'd share.

- EK

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sox season is finally done

The 2010 Red Sox season is finally over.  I know, there are 5 more games to go but as of tonight they were taken out of the race for the playoffs.  It's been a long and rough season for the Sox.  Starting off with the Ellsbury injury back in April, it's a real tough loss for any team when they lose a dynamic lead-off hitter such as ells, his speed really changes how this whole team approaches their at bats.  And then we get to Mike Cameron (We hardly knew ye) seriously, he played very sparingly in the early parts of the season due to kidney stones which then lead to an abdomen tear and POOF... he's gone for the season, really could of used his bat and defense.  Then the injury bug went on the west coast trip with us to San Francisco where Dustin Pedroia took a swing he probably should of just looked at.  Instead he fouled off a pitch which ended up breaking his foot.  When you lose your dynamic lead-off hitter who steals 70 bases you might be able to keep chugging along but then you throw in your number 2 hitter/mvp/rookie of the year it's tough to swallow, but wait the Sox weren't done yet!  The following day Victor Martinez had his finger broke on a back swing from the Giants batter.  So there go your number 1...2...3 hitters and the Sox arrrreee OUT!  But let's just add insult to injury on this west coast trip and have the back up catcher (Jason Varitek) and your best pitcher up to that point (Clay Bucholz).  Now my life is complete!  Fast forward to August and you might think that the Sox should be 15 games below .500 right? Wrong, they are right there in the heat of things and just when you start to think that they can make it all the way with this team full of over achieving AAA players.... WHACK there goes your Gold Glove first baseman Kevin Youkilis!  Yikes when does football season start?  Well you got to give it to this team, they were relentless and did not give up til the very end of the season and I can appreciate that so they were pushed out of the playoff race today with the Yankees winning over Toronto and all I can say is that I really appreciate the fight that this team had in them, we got to see some exciting new players and encouraging prospects for our future.  That's all I got for now guys... GO PATS!


School Busses

Alright guys, I know this may not appeal to you if you have kids, but I'm really getting tired of having to sit and wait for the school bus every 10 feet because your kids can't walk their lazy butts to their house.  And to make matters worse, the bus aid or whatever they call it these days needs to make sure and check the front, back and underneath the bus (in case any kids just randomly appear out of nowhere to stand under or behind the bus).  This makes no sense to me, was there some point in time where a kid got off from a bus and started to walk to his house but then figured hey it might be a good idea if I ran underneath the bus!  That would really teach them!  This just really grinds my gears and I wanted to rant about it.  I'm not saying it's a bad idea to have your kids ride the school bus, it's just the little quirks about having to sit behind a school bus aren't very enjoyable for me. 

- EK

Hello friends

Brand new blogger here!  Excited about sharing some of my most deepest thoughts with you along with just sharing random happenings that go on in my life.  I hope you enjoy my blog site! 

- EK