Monthly Archives: October 2018

Dodgers lead NLCS 3-2

Now need to find a way to win one game in Milwaukee this weekend.

Kershaw was great. Happy for him.

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Posted by on October 17, 2018 in Uncategorized


My favorite movie scene

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Posted by on October 15, 2018 in Uncategorized


Softball in Illinois

The Diablas took third place in this weekend’s tournament in the Quad Cities.

Maisa pitched complete games in the quarterfinals and the third-place game.

She made a really nice catch in center field during the semifinals and turned it into a double play.

Maisa’s bat was kinda quiet this weekend, but her teammates more than made up for it with a heavy dose of clutch hitting. The Diablas swung hot bats in chilly weather!

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Posted by on October 14, 2018 in Uncategorized


The definition of ‘tough’

I stumbled upon a brilliant documentary about Game 1 of the 1988 World Series tonight on Fox Sports 1.

It should be required viewing for any young athlete (or anyone of any age facing any kind of adversity).

The 1988 Dodgers were completely overmatched in the playoffs and the World Series, but when the dust had settled, the Dodgers were the ones holding the championship trophy.

The 1988 Dodgers were the toughest team I’ve seen in 35 years of watching sports. They believed in themselves. They played smart baseball. They didn’t care how good the opponent was.

And leading the charge was Kirk Gibson, the toughest athlete I’ve ever seen. What he overcame in terms of physical pain to become a World Series hero just blows my mind.

The years had erased some of my memories of Gibson’s nonstop heroics in the 1988 playoffs vs. the Mets. And then of course the game-winning home run in Game 1 of the World Series. Gosh, he was a stud.

Gibson, Hershiser, Lasorda, Sax, Hatcher … so many heroes on that team. Still looking for the next group of Dodger World Series heroes. 🙂

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Posted by on October 10, 2018 in Uncategorized


The toast of the National League for a decade-plus

The Dodgers have advanced to the League Championship Series (baseball’s Final Four) three straight years.

And four of the last six years.

And six of the last 11 years.

This is a remarkable accomplishment. Put simply, the Dodgers have been the National League’s best overall team for more than a decade.

Dodger fans have not enjoyed a run of success like this since the Boys of Summer won six National League titles in 10 years (1947-1956).

Friend of mine at work said last week: “Maisa hasn’t experienced anything but Dodgers success in her life.”

Good point. Maisa might take it for granted that the Dodgers are playing deep into October. But I savor every moment because I know how hard it is to win consistently in the majors.

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Posted by on October 9, 2018 in Uncategorized


Back to the NLCS

This is the Dodgers’ 13th trip to the NLCS, tied with St. Louis for most all-time.

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Posted by on October 8, 2018 in Uncategorized


Recorded Game 4

Watching it now. Much easier to watch knowing that we won the game. 😀

Maisa had a day off from school, so we spent the day playing softball and going to a movie and going out for lunch and going to Walmart. A fun daddy-daughter day.

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Posted by on October 8, 2018 in Uncategorized