Iowa’s best tenderloin, and end of softball season

30 Oct

Maisa’s team won three games and lost two this weekend in a South Des Moines tournament. That’s a wrap for the season.

The Ankeny Kramers made their first trip to Nick’s Bar and Grill on Saturday. Nick’s recently earned “Iowa’s Best Tenderloin” honors from the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

And yes, the Kramers agreed that the Nick’s tenderloins are indeed delicious!


On Sunday, I asked an umpire to reconsider a call based on a little-known rule that I was hoping he would be aware of.

He wasn’t, unfortunately. His gruff response was: “There is no such rule.”

Well, ump, here it is…

“The runner is not out if he/she is touched by a batted ball after it passes through or by an infielder (except the pitcher). What we’re talking about is when a base runner is running behind the infielder while fielder is making a play on the ball, but then the infielder misplays the ball. The misplayed ball passes through the infielder’s legs, or by him on either side, and then touches the runner. This is not interference. The ball is live. Play on.”

I learned all sorts of interesting things growing up around Paul Scherrman, Frank Dardis and all the other great baseball men of Dubuque County. And of course brother Steve, an exceptionally sharp student of the game.😀👍🏼⚾️


Posted by on October 30, 2016 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Iowa’s best tenderloin, and end of softball season

  1. Rosalyn

    October 31, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Good work on rules.Sorry official did not do his homework.

  2. Steve

    October 31, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    “Terry, go get your gear “


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