Thursday, September 30, 2004

last day of september means...

geez baseball playoffs are almost here. final weekend of the season. starts tomorrow. ichiro had one hit and now sits at 256 hits. two more to break george sisler's record. geez an 84 year old record could be broken this weekend. an interesting october coming.

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

ichiro and end of an era in montreal

ichiro suzuki had one hit tonight and is 3 hits away from breaking george sislers record of most hits in a season. ichiro now has 255 hits. george sislers record is 257. the last ever game in montreal was played tonight. florida won 9-1. montreal finishes the season at shea stadium versus the mets. they wiil start next season in washington. 36 seasons in montreal. its gonna be wierd not seeing a team in montreal when 2005 starts, unless somehow something drastic happens. i doubt it

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

baseball o' plenty - kinda

it was a baseball kind of day. barry bonds went hitless tonight, ichiro suzuki is now 3 hits from tying a 80 year old record. the record for most his was set by george sisler in the early 1920's with 257 hits. ichiro, after tonight's game, has 254 hits. four games to get four hits. it can be done. the montreal expos, after tomorrow's announcement, will start 2005 in washington. they are more than likely moving out of montreal. tha last time a team moved was after the 1971 season when the washington senators moved to arlington and became the texas rangers. official news tomorrow.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

barry bonds, busy sports day and aselin debison

barry bonds hit 703 this afternoon. not too far from "babe" ruth's 714. this all part of a busy sports sunday. lots of football and baseball. this time next week is the end of the baseball regular season. mmmmmm i can smell post season.

got to meet aselin debison. who's that? first time i heard of her, she had a special on cbc. she can sing pretty well. i ended up getting her cd afterwards, about the summer of '03. apparantly, i didn't know she was to be at the mall for today until yesterday when i was flipping through the edmonton sun. went to watch on my half an hour break thinking she would sing for an hour or so, so i left the cd at home. she sang for 20 minutes. at least i got her autograph - with a pic of her and her tour sked. better than nothing

Friday, September 24, 2004

#702

barry bonds hit #702 tonight, leaving him 13 hrs to pass babe ruth (12 to tie) for #2 on the home run list. with 8 games to go getting there this season might be pushing it.

Monday, September 20, 2004

olympic territory

check out these pics of my room with the olympics. very cool, eh?
this is by my room door. the greek and canadian flag, news clippings of "the last call at the phone booth," and the home run list top 3 (under small greek flag) Posted by Hello
1980 to present. plus torino 2006, beijing 2008 and vancouver 2010. i have the summer on the top and winter on the bottom Posted by Hello
this is 1976. even the olympic rings make an appearance Posted by Hello
more olympic posters, emblems and torches 1936-1972 Posted by Hello
the posters, emblems and torches 1896-1932 Posted by Hello

Saturday, September 18, 2004

home run roll

barry bonds hit another home run this afternoon.his 43rd of the season and career #701. only 13 behind "babe" ruth to tie and 14 to pass. who knows about tomorrow.

Friday, September 17, 2004

he's done it

barry bonds has done it. he's just hit his 700th career hr in the bottom of the 3rd inning joining henry aaron (755) and "babe" ruth (714). he hit his h.r. into the left-centre field seats. so someone has the specially marked baseball.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

no hockey

the c.b.a. is close to expired and the team owners aready decided to lock out the players. fine with me, i don't care. the owners are greedy, the players are greedy. all they are worried about is the money. the only people who gets shafted are the people who work the games and the fans. especially the fans. it deja vu from 10 years ago, and its the same issues. mostly the salary cap. if theres no season, so what. i just dont care.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

world cup of hockey final

canaada defeated finland 3-2 tonight in the world cup of hockey final. a great game tonight. this could end up the last we'll see of hockey for awhile. the collective bagaining agreement expires at 11:59 pm tomorrow. who knows when there will be hockey again.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

quite the night

where to begin here. barry bonds hit career hr 699 tonight. next game is tuesday when the giants face milwaukee brewers in milwaukee. first sunday of the nfl season went today. 13 games there. 2 cfl games this afternoon. montreal beat hamilton and winnipeg beat saskatchewan. this statistician was busy today. kansas city is playing denver at this moment. the score is tied at 24 late in the 3rd quarter.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

a great saturday night

some saturday night. canada beat the czech republic in the world cup of hockey semi final in overtime 4-3. jeremy mayfield won tonight's chevy rock and roll 400, which also decided the final top ten spots in the final ten races. gonna get exciting. plus laundry on top of that. tennessee beat miami 17-7. this game got moved to today with the threat of hurricane ivan. a great day.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

a productive evening

WOW! a great evening already. 2 hours of prarie pickin' tonite, of which i missed the first hour. not payin attention to the time there. first nfl regular season game is under way as well. indianapolis is at new england, and the score is 10-10 nearing the end of the first half. "the apprentice is on at 9:30 tonite on global and nbc. donald trump is gonna fire someone tonite.
snow day

now ive seen everything. woke up to see snow on the ground. well, it was cold enough for that to happen. good thing this is my lieu day. sure feels like october. ha ha ha.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

barry bonds and rainy weather

barry bonds, last night, hit career homer 698 against colorado. didn't hit one tonight. san francisco has a 3 game series against arizona next. maybe in arizona he hits 699 and 700. rain has been raising some hell lately. with hurricane frances wiping out ball games in miami and tampa bay, and rain the last couple of days in new york, detroit and pittsburgh, there's been some postponed games and double headers. milwaukee @ pittsburgh won't make up their game, kansas city @ detroit has a double header tomorrow, tampa bay @ n.y. yankees maybe has a double header, if it doesn't rain. they even lost a game when their double header today got rained on. little confusing there. philly @ atlanta got their double header in today after rain washed out their game yesterday. so ive grown a hurricane sized headache. this statistician is suffering.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

saturday night hockey

yep, a saturday night hockey game. canada vs russia in the world cup of hockey round robin game. canada won 3-1 and finished the round robin at 3 wins and 0 losses. russia and slovakia play their last round robin game tomorrow. the u.s. ended up 1 and 2. on the european side, sweden and finland tied for first with 2 wins and a tie. finland gets first seed with goals differential. the czech republic finish 1 and 2 and germany 0 and 3. the quarter finals: finland vs germany and sweden and czech republic. the russia vs slovakia game will decide the qf matchups on this side. this tournament could be the last hockey for awhile. all depending on the c.b.a talks.

Friday, September 03, 2004

barry bonds

barry bonds hit another home run tonight in a game thats so far gotten out of hand. san francisco is winning 18-5 in the bottom of the 7th, and bonds is done for the night. he's not hurt, hes getting a rest. he has now 697 hr's.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

a soggy end of an era

its an end of a baseball era. the edmonton trappers played their final home game - well played an inning. until the rain ended it. the rain came off and on until the las vegas half of the second started. then it started raining heavily to which the head ump got everyone off the field. the game got called off to soggy and unsafe conditions. the rain by that time let up. there was some fireworks to end the festivities. at least we have a northern league team to begin in 2005. the trappers played 24 seasons, had 7 million fans visit, 4 p.c.l. championships, and a 10 year old beautiful ball park - TELUS field. by the way - tonite (and all season) was "last call at the phone booth." TELUS field was nicknamed "the phone booth."