Man!...it seems like all it does is rain here in N.E. Ohio anymore! It's been dark, and it snowed last saturday. I've got mushrooms growin in my backyard for gawd's sake! At this rate, I'll never get to take any pictures.
Post by Just Plain Curt on Oct 20, 2006 7:02:27 GMT -5
That's strange Randy, it's been bright, sunny and warm here all week. Ok, I'm pulling your leg, other than one afternoon it's been grey, cold and damp most every day for the last couple of weeks. Cheer up, it can't last forever and it gives you some time to exercise those shutters minus film to keep them limber.
Well Curt, you have a point there, limbering up 80+ shutters could take me a while. I can hear it now..."Randy, what the &^%$ is all that clicking out there?" "just me limbering up my shutters, dear" lol.
The weather here in southwestern Michigan has been cold and rainy for two weeks now...but at least it is not that white stuff ya gotta shovel.
And, Randy, I'll bet you would rather have this rain than the snow storm you got stranded in recently...!!
Tomorrow the Professional Baseball World Series starts here in the big city of Detroit, Michigan, with the Detroit Tigers(hip, hip, harrah) hosting the St. Louis, Missouri, Cardinals.
The Tigers, who had a great regular season this year and were great in the post season playoffs(especially pitching) were last in the World Series 22 years ago. And their opponent (??)...none other than the Cardinals.
Ron Herron lives very near Detroit proper and maybe has tickets to the games...!?!? I will be in front of the 'boob tube' (as we used to call TV in the early days) sitting in my comfy chair. Actually with the high techs of TV today one can best see a sporting event on the tube rather than at the stadium...but going to the event you get more personally involved.
.....Ron Herron lives very near Detroit proper and maybe has tickets to the games...!?!? I will be in front of the 'boob tube' (as we used to call TV in the early days) sitting in my comfy chair......
Alas, no tickets.
I live about 40 miles north of Detroit, but I work downtown and can see the stadium from the elevator lobby of the floor where I work! I went to one of the Tigers 1984 World Series games...actually sitting in the first row immediately behind the Tiger dugout...but no such luck this time. Not even a standing room only spot.
Managed to get four tickets to each of the four 1994 soccer World Cup games that were held at the Silverdome in Pontiac...and for one of them we were in one of the corporate boxes! My sons all thought that was a major deal!
In 2006, I'll be watching the World Series on the tube like most everyone else!
The weather down here in SE UK has been slightly sloppy for the past few days. Unfortunately I had to go out in it, but I took the car, even for short journeys downtown. Getting sybaritic in my old age!
Well, as a Blue Jays fan I always support the AL in the World Series, so I'll be rooting along with you! I love baseball at this time of year. The Cardinals-Mets series was entertaining. The Tigers will be facing a very good team.
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Before clicking onto the forum I was reviewing the new. Seems Detroit's pitcher, Kenny Rogers, had a 'smudge' or whatever on his pitching hand and... After he washed it off he still pitched a good game, so was he doing something illegal knowingly or unknowingly? There appears to be contradictions as to what approach the ump took about it during the game and what the baseball commisioner has to say about it.
Come on, guys...keep things in check and PLAY BALL.
Baseball is an interesting and fascinating game. There are nine players per side. Most of them spend a lot of time standing around seeing who can spit the farthest or who can scratch their crotches most vigorously. Sometimes one man will hit a ball thrown at him. This entitles him to slide in the spit and try to reach a filthy canvas bag filled with who knows what. This also allows other players who have already reached canvas bags and who are standing on them scratching and spitting to, once again, slide in the spit while trying to reach the next bag. The game is presided over by a gent called the ump who is always cold and wears a well padded vest. All he really does is wave his arms and point and shout unintelligible curses at the players. These games are usually well attended by excitable folks who pay exorbitant prices to come and watch and drop peanuts, popcorn, mustard, ketchup, relish, soda pop and beer on their clothes and make a lot of noise. They sit on seats called stands and frantically try to catch any balls that come within 20 yards of their location. There you have it Peter. A brief summary of a national game that millions of sports fans adore.
How gross to see all that chew tobacco spit around...although it appears most players chew bubble gum nowadays. What nasty public habit for the players to be grabbing their crotch all the time...one would think they could wait till they got home. And all this patting each other on the butt by grown men. Are all athletics 'in the closet'...!!
Interesting how various behaviors are OK on the sport playing field but not in public. Rather a double standard I would say.
During game two of the World Series, our 6 year old grandson was over and observed some of the forementioned behaviors. He said his dad gave him instructions not to let anyone touch him there, so why do all those men playing ball do it!? I rather let that question slide over and he did not pursue it further.