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Maisa and her twin cousins

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Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Back to back

It’s rare for the Dodgers to win back-to-back games this year. So I guess it’s fitting that they used back-to-back home runs to win consecutive games this weekend.

Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez hit bombs in the top of the ninth today to beat San Diego.

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We had a great time at the Brinker family reunion Saturday. A very windy, very fun day.

Got back to Ankeny in time to hang out with my best buddy Al. We watched the terrific season finale of “Mad Men” and the guy who walked across the Grand Canyon.

A great weekend all around.

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

On the farm

Maisa takes a ride with her cousin at Grampa’s farm.

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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Another Ack

Regular readers of this blog have no doubt seen the name John Ackerman pop up in various posts.

Ack was one of my childhood idols and the best pitcher I ever saw in Dubuque County. He was an essential part of the enormous success enjoyed by the Farley Hawks in the 1980s.

Ack has always been sort of a mythical figure to me. He pitched in the minor leagues by way of Cassville, Wis. Other than that, and the fact that he was a dominant force on the mound, I never knew much about the guy.

So imagine my surprise when I saw the name Joe Ackerman of Cassville, Wis., on the pages of Art Huinker’s baseball autobiography this week. Apparently Art competed against Joe in the 1960s when Joe pitched for Holy Cross.

Now I can’t say for sure, but I’ve gotta believe that Joe Ackerman must be John’s dad or uncle. I must get to the bottom of this. 🙂

 
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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Boone train

Jill, Maisa and I rode the Boone Scenic Railroad on Friday. Gramma B. was with us, as well as family friend Gail and her grandson.

The two-hour ride was very enjoyable. We all had a lot of fun, particularly Maisa.

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Posted by on June 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

The Puig Show

Yasiel Puig homered again last night. He has made the Dodgers worth watching lately.

But alas, another loss for my beloved Bums.

Kershaw takes the mound tonight in game two of the four-game series at San Diego.

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Alston and Lasorda?

Uncle Hub sent me a photo from our recent trip to the Dodgers game in Milwaukee. He was able to include a funny message on the photo.

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Posted by on June 20, 2013 in Uncategorized