May 2010

Another Day on the Road

I think there’s a reason in the newspaper business someone other than the person writing the story writes the headline. I hate trying to give these a title. Maybe that’s the reason I only write one of these every two months or so.

Can you believe today is the final day of May? Neither can I. We finish a four-game series here in Erie today and then head to Richmond, VA for a three-game weeknight series. The weather here has been warm for Erie, but really, beautiful. I spent Saturday afternoon bike riding with Liz and enjoying the weather before coming to the ballpark.

I think the weather is about to turn for the hot though!

On the bus to the ballpark Adam Carr and Brad Coon were talking about the weather forecast for Richmond and the temps are to be in the mid to high 90s this week with plenty of humidity. Sweet!

Today is getaway day, a day both loved and hated in minor league baseball. Loved when it’s time to head home. Hated when the players know they have to check out and be on a bus by 10:00am, play a game, then have another 8+ hours on the bus after the game. Who am I kidding, it’s not just the players that can’t stand that kind of travel, neither can I.

As for the baseball, things are going okay. If the Sens win today they’ll start June one game over .500. For those of you that remember last season, the Sens are just slightly better today than this day last year. After falling to Bowie a year ago today (and tomorrow to New Hampshire) the Sens were just 13-34.  I still get the feeling this team is going to get really hot sooner than later.

That’s it for the baseball part of the blog. Please indulge me while I take a few moments (lines) to move away from baseball.

Today is when Memorial Day is observed. While it is nice to thank those currently serving in the US Armed Forces, that is not what today is about. Today is a day to pause and reflect and to honor those that have given their life defending, and over 230 years ago, gaining our independence.  Today is a wonderful day to spend with family and friends, just don’t forget to pause and give thanks to those that made the BBQs and holidays possible.

Okay… so, I say this everytime but I really am going to blog much more often. It has been an interesting two months, to say the least, and in my next issue, I’ll talk about what Strasomania was like.