Monthly Archives: June 2013
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.