Posts made in October, 2000

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet

Halloween is always one of the children’s favorite holidays. And why not, after all they get to go door-to-door begging for candy dressed like little devils or other odd characters. This year as no exception. The kids were dressed and ready to go out well before it got dark. I was able to talk Mallorie into staying home and handing out candy while Trina and I took the younger kids around the neighborhood. Dakota is relatively new at this...

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What About Bob?

After a long and drawn out process, the Arizona Diamondbacks finally names a replacement for the fired Buck Showalter. Television announcer Bob Brenly today became the second manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. So it is official, we blew a Buck to get a Bob. Jerry Colangelo must have something about the name Bob. With Bank One Ballpark known as the BOB, I am going to have a hard time dealing with the prospect of going to the BOB to see Bob...

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It’s the Great Pumpkin, Matt Williams

With Halloween quickly approaching, it became time to sit down with the kids and begin to carve their pumpkins into Jack O’Lanterns. This was always an enjoyable time of year for me and allowed me to allow my creative forces to come out. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to partake in a lot of different pumpkin carving experiences. Whether it was carving faces with a hunting knife during a deer hunt in central Idaho or using a...

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Trunk Or Treat

Growing up in Idaho, I am used to Halloween evenings where everyone is dressed as their favorite Eskimo. There is nothing quite like spending a huge amount of time shopping for the perfect Halloween costume only to find that the night when you can actually use it, it is 20 degrees with a howling wind. I can remember countless times when I took the kids our trick-or-treating on sleds with it snowing all around us. So when we moved to Arizona...

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Hibernation Time Has Begun

On days like today, I am reminded of the Hanna Barbera cartoon Yogi Bear. All summer, Yogi and his little buddy Boo-Boo hang around Jellystone Park snatching picnic baskets and giving grief to Mr. Ranger. Life is care-free in Jellystone. Yogi always seems to have the upper hand and gets himself out of trouble and more importantly out of work. When the summer ends and the tourists have all left for the season, Yogi and Boo-Boo head to their cave...

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New York Loses!

Emotionally I am struggling tonight. On one hand, I am depressed and melancholy as I now have to come to the realization that the 2000 baseball season is now over. Although the Diamondbacks did not make the play-offs, it was still October baseball and you would have to be insane not to find the post season exciting. I had of course predicted that the World Series would be contested between San Francisco and Seattle with the Mariners winning in...

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Holy Jeter!

There are some players who seem to shrink as the spotlight becomes brighter. Whether it is bad luck, stress, or just plain choking these players never seem to live up to the expectations that they put on themselves or those put on them by the media and the fans. History is riddled with those people who throughout their careers they played well until they got into the post season. On the other hand, there are a handful of players who seem to...

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How Did We Get Here?

As much as I enjoy baseball and especially the World Series, I cannot help but be disappointed by the series so far. It is not that the baseball is bad. In fact, I cannot remember ever not watching a baseball game regardless of how much I detested the teams playing or the poor quality of baseball being displayed. After all, I suffered through several years of watching beginning girls softball as a father so I am used to the permutations that...

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Roger Clemens is an Idiot

Being a baseball fan, the World Series and all of the hype that goes along with it are the pinnacle of the season. Regardless of which two teams are playing, there is always some sort of drama involved in the series. This year was no exception. Besides being a subway series between the two New York teams, there is also the sub-plot of Roger Clemens versus Mike Piazza. This sub-story is based upon an incident that happened during the season when...

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