Friday, February 29, 2008

Baseball Time...

100_2401 It is my favorite time of time. Spring Training started yesterday and I am itching to get out to some games. I am anxious to check out most of the West this spring as it is going to be one tough division. The Dbacks are really going to have their work cut out for them. Just in time for Spring training the weather has jumped into the low 80's...which is a bit hot for Feb....but makes for great ball weather. This year we have also signed Kaleb up for his first year of Little League. 100_2344I was absolutely amazed at how competitive it is for 7 and 8 year olds. After signing up we had 100_2343to show up for "tryouts", in which each kid had to individually demonstrate their abilities of fielding, catching, and hitting while being watched and rated by all of the coaches. Now the coaches will get together and draft their teams based on the rankings they gave each kid....CRAZY!! There were kids 2 feet tall that were diving 100_2345for fly balls and going crazy out there...I was sort of worried being as Kaleb has hardly even played catch at all....but he didn't seem bothered and is excited to get started. 100_2349Kaleb and I also went over to the Padres spring training facility where he was able to attend a Youth Baseball clinic that was put on by about 15 former Major League players. The players each hosted a short session on certain aspects of the game and worked on some of the skills with the kids. It was a great opportunity for Kaleb. After the clinic  he was able to get autographs from all of the former players on the ball shown above.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


When I moved away from Arizona one of the things I missed the most was the Thunderstorms. I love the lightning storms and listening to the rolling thunder, even if it's after being woken up in the middle of the night. Last night was a great one!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Dr. Shaq for The Matrix........What a gamble!!!

I am glad that the Suns are willing to face the fact that they will get nowhere in the post season without a big man to face their wetsern rivals...but Shaq? It is a huge gamble that he will be healthy enough to even contribute in the post season. I am hopefully optomistic that this will play out to the Suns benefit....but if not, what a waste!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008