Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Scariest Halloween Costume

This year's winner of the Scariest Halloween Costume contest has been decided. The votes are in and the winning submission is the 2 -headed passive/aggressive Yul Brenner outfit.

Friday, October 27, 2006

That's a Winner!!

The picture is from Thursday night, but the result remains the same. What a postseason! How about David Eckstein winning the Series MVP? No one deserves it more.

I will post some more about my trip to the World Series this weekend. But for now, Go Crazy Folks! Go Crazy!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

World Series

I'm off to game four of the World Series with Roy, Sarah, and Parke. We're going to try to stay warm and dry. I'll get some pictures.

Go Cards!

Skip the Series ...

A perusal of the Post-Dispatch prep sports section reveals that clearly the place to be this Friday night (and next) is Coa Rho Field at the Doc Lawrence Athletics Complex. First up for the winless Trojans is undefeated and top-ranked McCluer North, featuring multiple D-1 prospects. If the hometowners still have a team left the following week, Wentzville Holt invades, sporting a donut in the win column and even worse overall statistics than our alma mater.

(in best Rick Flair voice) WWWOOOOOOOOO!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

What really matters

Pat Tillman's brother celebrates Pat's birthday with a stirring commentary on the current political situation. The elections are no longer about who should get the biggest tax cut or who should pay their fair share.

These elections are about the soul of our nation. Remember Kevin Tillman's words.

In a democracy, the policy of the leaders is the policy of the people. So don't be shocked when our grandkids bury much of this generation as traitors to the nation, to the world and to humanity.

Monday, October 23, 2006

"Start Spreading the News. I Want To Be A Part Of It"

The Cardinals might have their hands full with Detroit, but you know what they say about New York: "If I can make it there...."

Hey all, I've been out of blogging commission for a while and happy to see this baseball conjecture. I've been staying quiet mostly due to my own ability to jinx and I spouted off too much in 2004. So, I won't predict or second guess here. I'll just say I'm enjoying watching great post-season baseball. What an exciting NLCS and now World Series.

I happened to be in New Jersey last week. While I was there, a fellow midwesterner (from KC)and a southerner (Atlanta) and I decided to head into the city to watch Game 5. That's New York City. It was brutally cold and pouring down rain. The KC guy drove, Atlanta rode shotgun and I sat in the back with my laptop dutifully cranking out my Fiscal Year 2006 accomplishments which I had to have in the next morning. I raced against my pc battery power and the quick drive time crossing the NJ/NY tunnels and in 20 mins captured all my great year long achievements. That entire year was capped off with a rewarding start to a new year by watching the Redbirds take on the hometown Mets from the heart of the Big Apple. Times Square. Broadway. The ESPN ZONE. My explosive applause during great plays made by the Cardinals was met with confusion and awkward glances by the NY fans. As I consumed multiple AB products, the K.C. man noticed tons of NYC's finest lining the streets with lights a-flashing. So much so that he decided to check out the cause. It turned out not to be a typical street mugging nor even a brutal beating of a Cards fan in the wrong place. Rather, it was a much more grandiose event being labeled by one officer as a "Terrorist Preventative Measure". Go Figure! I suspect the terrorists were plotting, but their schedule was disrupted by a day due to a rain delay in STL keeping the games back in St. Louie. K.C. man said there were over 100 police cars, at least, lining the streets. We also saw police buses and paddy wagons. But, I was to enthralled in the game to take much notice to such distractions. By the time we left, so had the terrorist commotion. The boys I was with wanted to head back home before the game ended so we started making our way back through the streets of NYC. ABC News Studio here. Broadway Musicals there. The city lit up everywhere. And, what was my treat? To be standing smack dab in the middle of Broadway in the icy rain looking back at a 5 story screen on the side of a building just in time to see Chris Duncan crush one out of the park. I could be heard all across Manhattan. Sure beat a night stuck back in the hotel. Game 6 was then watched from the hotel and since I couldn't get anyone to try to go scalp tickets with me for Game 7, I came home and watched that great one from my couch. Now it's on to Game 3 of the World Series.....TO THE TV!!!!!

Sunday, October 22, 2006


We need a private detective! We need to investigate the inexplicable disappearance of the Cardinals Chris Duncan.

In the ninth, I was waiting for him to come out of the dugout and hit. I thought he would hit for Preston Wilson. But he didn't. We were lucky though. Doug Jones hit Wilson with a pitch. I thought for sure he would hit for Molina. But he didn't.

Tony must have been scouring the clubhouse trying to find him. Surely, he would have used the big lefty against a right hander if Duncan weren't missing in action.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Ol' Abner Has Done It Again

What a game! Baseball is like no other game. The intensity ratchets up on every pitch during a big at bat. There were big at bats a-plenty last night.

Yadier joins the ranks of Tom Lawless as an unlikely hero in Cardinals postseason lore. The young catcher sent us all to bed smiling.

I hope they sign Jeff Suppan for next season. He has defnitely stepped us pitching in big games.

Enjoy the series. It's like the Lasorda World Series ads, I live for this.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Game Seven

There is nothing like a game seven. Of course, I was really hoping they'd pull it out in six. Grab your lucky penny. Squeeze your rabbit foot. Put on your lucky hat and your lucky socks. I'm also going to pick up a lucky six-pack.

We can't complain about the pitching matchup tonight. I hope Suppan can do it again.

It's going to be a long day.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Frozen Tundra

Shelly and I attended our first game at Lambeau Field on Sunday. It was a great experience. It was football in all its glory. No Dome. No fake grass.

This statue stands outside the newly added atrium. Apparently, this guy coached the Packers for a few years and won a few games.

We saw a typical Packers game. It ended with Favre driving his team down the field. Unfortunately, his line let him down, and the Rams forced a game-deciding turnover.

Favre is definitely not done yet. He made some terrific throws with Rams defenders circling him. He made a couple of throws that only he could make.

Bulger played well for the Rams, too. If only they could figure out how to score in the red zone.

Shelly pretended I didn't exist for about three hours. I still don't understand why.

Here's my brother-in-law, Tom, in front of a mural of his favorite linebacker.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

What a Weekend!

What a great weekend! All my teams won! Denver! St. Louis Rams and the Cardinals! The Missouri Tigers rumbled to 6 - 0! Did I mention that I witnessed the Rams game from the friendly confines of Lambeau Field!??!

Tomorrow, I'll have some photos for you from Lambeau. My wife was as giddy as a child at Disneyland.

I sure hope the Birds have another miracle in them this week. Meanwhile, watch this video courtesy your 2006 Missouri Tigers.