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A bad dream (all night long)

I had about 17 nightmares about this coming Friday’s Game 1 against the Cardinals.

In these bad dreams, we fell behind 3-0 as Clayton Kershaw struggled early. Then Dee Gordon got thrown out at the plate on a double. Then Hanley Ramirez made a terrible throw trying to get a Cardinal base runner at home. Ugh.

I tried to think about something non-baseball as I slept, hoping the Dodger-Cardinal nightmares would go away. But they never did.

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Posted by on September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

94-68

My beloved Bums won their final five games of the regular season to finish with 94 wins and 68 losses.

It’s a marvelous record and something to be proud of, no matter how badly the Cardinals beat up on us in the playoffs this week.

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Don’t you dare get sick!

The “Perfect Attendance Award” given to the luckiest high school seniors every year has to be the silliest idea in the history of mankind.

Everyone gets sick, and everyone carries potentially deadly viruses at some point in their lives.

Yet there is a segment of society that says “You should go to school/work no matter what.”

Silly.

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Remembering Dad

Grampa Kramer’s plant is a little slow to bloom this year. The harsh winter and dry summer were hard on it.

It’s been four years since Dad went to heaven.

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Posted by on September 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Royals and Roosevelts

Congrats to the KC Royals and their fans for clinching a playoff berth last night. The Royals haven’t played a postseason game since 1985 (when I was 8).

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I’ve been watching “The Roosevelts” on PBS. I love history. Love it.

It’s fantastic, as are all of Ken Burns’ documentaries. Each two-hour episode really zips by.

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Vin Scully: ‘Whoa-ho-ho! Another great throw by Yasiel Puiiiiig!’

The casual fan probably doesn’t realize the degree of difficulty of Yasiel Puig’s electrifying throw Wednesday night. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to say that Puig is the only player in the world who can make such a throw.

Puig’s throwing arm is so powerful, yet so accurate. He gets to the ball so quickly, and releases his throws faster than anybody.

He’s uniquely gifted.

Click this sentence to watch the Puig’s home run and throw from Wednesday.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Great stat from L.A. Times

The Dodgers scored 44 runs over their last six games, which is two more than opponents scored against Clayton Kershaw this season.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized