October 19, 2004
Now it gets interesting
Yankees up 3 games to 2
I prefer sweeps myself but if looks like I will get my wish to maybe get series seats this year. My boss wants the Astros to get there but isn't so sure he wants to play the Yankees. I am not so sure I want the Astros to get there as their strong suit is pitching which is where I think the Yankees are weak and in a short series very important.
October 16, 2004
Old Yella Hibiscus
This something new in the garden. So new it is still in the pot which might be a bad thing since we have had it a few weeks already. It is the first Yellow colored hardy Hibiscus though as you can see from this picture it looks more white than yellow. It is supposed to grow to 4 1/2 feet.
Quote of the Day
Hat tip to Roger L. Simon
If anyone still wonders why we needed to go into Iraq and why we and everyone else in the world thought that Iraq had chemical weapons they should visit this site,
Warning not for the faint hearted.
October 12, 2004
The Astros finally nailed the Braves for the first time in their history and moved one step closer to the final confrontation with the Yankees in the World Series.
October 10, 2004
Speaking of Celebrating
The Yankees are celebrating but probably not too much since the upcoming series with Boston promises to be one of the classics.
It was another Yankee come from behind victory with them tying the game with four runs, including Sierra's three run shot, in the eighth. Then on to the 11th where A-rod hit a double, stole third and scored on a wild pitch.
Meanwhile the hometown Astros hope to celebrate today by beating the Braves. Former Yankee Ace (yeah I know he pitched for someother teams) Roger Clemens (who has lied about his age and is really forty nine) will take the mound on three days rest to try and bring Houston its first ever playoff series win. With any other pitcher I would be worried about three days rest but the Rocket is not just any other pitcher. I am still worried just not as much.
I was busy with work on Friday so I ended up missing the debates. IT sounds like Bush did a lot better.
I don't make predictions. I hope they are both right but this whole situation is still much to fluid for me to be relaxed. Both camps are saying it will be close and I think that is the right thing to do. They both need to fire up their base's now. It is time to pull out all the stops and go for broke.
I do hope Connie and Dan are correct but I won't celebrate until after the election.
October 08, 2004
What I really said
Paul Bremmer sets the record straight in this op-ed in the NY Times.
He ends with this
October 07, 2004
Not me silly, Bill Whittle. Since it is probably going to take me all night or maybe two to read it (I am in a mood), just follow the link. I am sure it is as worthy of your time as all of Bill's posts have been.
I was on my way home last night and called ahead to see if I should l pick up something,
I hate coming home to things like that. By the time everything was taken care of I was worn out.
Yankees - 7
In other news:
Even my boss asked me yesterday who I would root for if the Yankees and Astros faced out in the World Series. I sort of wimped out but the memories of 40 years as a Yankee fan are too great, not to mention all the jackets and hats I have in the closet.
At this point it might be easier for the Astros to get there than the Yanks.They are the hottest team around and all the breaks are going their way.
October 06, 2004
And So it starts
Twins - 2
Well that could have went better.
October 04, 2004
Attack of the Clones
Quote of the Day
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones - 2002
October 01, 2004
First Step to Title
The Yankees have once again won their division.
Update: The homer that Williams hit to win the game broke the team record for homers set in 1961. If you don't remember 1961 and were not at any of those games, like I was, I will tell you that is was an exceptional season with Maris and Mantle battling to beat Ruth's 60 HR record. No doubt about it this team's offense is awesome and can come from any position but I still wish they had a Whitey Ford.
Debates Number 1
Pretty much a draw.
Great American Beer Festival
I don't usually go to festivals any more.