Here’s a video from a 100-degree day in early September. I took Maisa to a park that had a few water shooters.
My brother Steve is one of the kindest, most unselfish people you’ll ever find. I’m proud to be his brother.
Yesterday Steve dropped off a snowblower that he didn’t need anymore, and the timing couldn’t have been better. The snow fell all day in Ankeny today, and I used the new blower to clear the drive and sidewalks. Worked great!
Maisa and I had a blast at the Playground indoor kids facility in Ankeny this week. There are lots of slides and bouncy inflatables.
I would grab two (soft) balls and lightly toss them at Maisa as she slid down the slides. She thought it was a hoot. “YOU MISSED ME!” she would yell.
Today’s high-five goes to 1980s ace pitcher Fernando Valenzuela, my first “favorite” Dodger when I was a kid. Fernando is one of my Uncle Hub’s all-time favorites.
Fernando always looked to the heavens before delivering a pitch, much to the delight of the Mexican Catholic community in Los Angeles.
Few athletes are so popular and so famous that they’re known just by their first name. Kobe, LeBron, Wilt, Kareem. And Fernando.
Vin Scully, voice of the Dodgers since 1950 and the undisputed greatest baseball broadcaster ever, had one of his most memorable calls after Fernando’s no-hitter in 1990…