Sunday, October 31, 2004

happy halloween

happy halloween to all. too bad i had to work it. i hated it. i would have preferd to hand out the candy than work. could have used a football game or two as well. what can ya do though.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

time change

tonight is the night to change our clocks back an hour. at 2 am most of north america changes their clocks. few places (such as saskatchewan) don't change their clocks at all. the upsude - an extra hour of sleep. mmmmmmm sleeeeeeep.

Friday, October 29, 2004

lunar eclipse

there was a lunar eclips wednesday night all over north america and parts of the world. its pretty cool when the moon goes red. here's one thought: this was the first lunar eclipse during a world series. this was during game four. an odd fact.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

red sox world series champions

the boston red sox have done it. they beat st.louis 3-0 tonight and swept st.louis in four straight. the curse is dead. this is boston's first world series in 86 years. no more "curse of the bambino." time to celebrate. now where's that champagne?

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

world series game 3

boston is one game away from "reversing the curse." they beat st.louis 4-1 and lead the series 3-0. what do i mean by "reversing the curse?" the red sox "sold" babe ruth to the yankees prior to the 1920 season. by that time boston had won 5 world series, the last in 1918. since then, the yankees won 26 world series and the red sox - 0. by the way, what boston did to the yankees in the a.l.c.s is still fresh in my head, so there's no way im relaxing here.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

world series game 2

boston won game two tonight. curt schilling pitched a great game, while matt morris kinda struggled. boston won 6-2 and goes up in the series 2-0. game 3 is tuesday in st.louis.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

world series game 1

this one was a seme-sloppy game - well, on boston's side. they commited 4 errors and STILL won 11-9. a few 3 run rallies for boston and st.louis. a slugfest for sure. game 2 tomorrow. curt schilling for boston vs matt morris of st.louis for the pitching matchup

Thursday, October 21, 2004

n.l.c.s. game 7

the st.louis cardinals are in the world series with a 5-2 victory over the houston astros tonight. the world series starts saturday in boston. boston and st.louis has met in the world series twice before (1946 and 1967) and st.louis won both times. st.louis last wrld series win was 1982 and last vist was 1987. bostons last world series win was 1918 and last visit was 1986. let the games begin.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

n.l.c.s game 6 and a.l.c.s. game 7

st.louis tied their series with houston, thanks to jim edmonds' walk-off 2 run homer that game them a 6-4 win. game 7 tomorrow.

in new york, the boston red sox has just beaten the new york yankees 10-3 and has advanced to the world series. the first team to come back from 0-3 down to win a post season series (l.c.s. or world series). they stuffed this down all yankee fans throats. good for the red sox.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

a.l.c.s game 6

this was some game. boston won tonite 4-2 and has tied the series at three and has become the FIRST team to come back from a 0-3 deficit to tie their series in baseball history. game 7 is tomorrow night. houston @ st.louis, game 6, is tomorrow afternoon

Monday, October 18, 2004

snow weekend and game 5 of a.l.c.s. and n.l.c.s

we got slammed with snow this weekend. it has been snowing of and on since saturday. talk about a winter wonderland here.

heck of a game in boston. boston was trailing 4-2 going into the bottom of the 8th. david ortiz hits a home run. they added another run later. the finish the 8th tied at four. it stayed that way until boston's half of the 14th. with runners on first and second, david ortiz sends home the winning run with a base hit. boston wins 5-4 in a 14 inning marathon that took 5 hours and 49 minutes to play. boston trails the yankees three games to two.

meanwhile in houston st.louis and houston went scoreless until houston went to bat in the bottom of the 9th. with two on, jeff kent hit a three run homer to win it for houston. they now lead st.louis three games to two. quite the night
a.l.c.s. game 4 and n.l.c.s. game 4

houston tied their n.l.c.s series with st.louis at 2 with a 6-5 win. meanwhile the red sox saved their season with a dramatic 6-4 win in 12 innings. boston tied it at 4four with a run in the ninth inning. and david ortiz won it with a two run homer in the 12th. that series is now 3 games to 1 for new york.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

a.l.c.s game 3, n.l.c.s. game 3 and car race

the n.y. yankees are one game away from making another appearance in the world series. they defeated boston 19-8 (not a typo). they're up 3 games to 0. meanwhile in houston, the astros got back in their series with st.louis after beating them 5-2. they trail st.louis 2 games to 1.

in charlotte jimmie johnson completed the charlotte sweep by winning the uaw-gm quality 500. he earlier in the season won the coca cola 600 in charlotte. there's your charllote sweep. last driver to win both races in charlotte was 1986, when dale earnhardt accomplished that feat.

Friday, October 15, 2004

a.l.c.s. game 3

tonites game 3 between new york and boston was postponed due to rain. damn. it will be made up on monday, if it gets that far. monday here would be game 5. tomorrow would be game 3 and sunday would be game 4.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

n.l.c.s game 2 and nba exhibition overseas

st.louis won game 2 tonite 6-4 on a drizzly cold night in st.louis (perfect october weather, doncha think). meanwhile in china darren is going to his first nba game, albeit exhibition game, in china. even bigger when hometown hero yao ming is playing for the houston rockets. hopefully he'll enjoy. i've been to an nba game in 1995 between the grizzlies and the celtics. it was also the same night the atlanta braves won their world series.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

a.l.c.s. game 2 and n.l.c.s. game 1

the yankees have won game 2 3-1 and is now up 2-0 in the series. an l.c.s. fact - no team trailing 0-2 in the series has come back to win. meanwhile in st.louis beat houston 10-7 and leads 1-0 in the series. houston and st.louis play game 2 tomorrow. boston and new york play game 3 friday. the playoffs continue.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

a.l.c.s game 1

this was some game. mike mussina of the yankees had a perfect game through 6.1 innings before boston started a rally of their own. at that time new york was up 8-0. by the wime both teams went through the 7th and 8th, boston was trailing 8-7. the yankees ended up winning 10-7. boy did the yankees get away with one here.

Monday, October 11, 2004

houston @ atlanta

the houston astros have beaten the atlanta braves 12-3. they will go to st.louis to play the cardinals starting wednesday night. could be an interesting series. i'm looking forward to watching the yankees and the red sox. heck of a rivalry. series should be fun.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

more ball

st.louis advanced to the n.l.c.s. by taking out l.a. 6-2. meanwhile atlanta tied their series with houston with a 6-5 win. the winner of the atlanta/houston game plays st.louis starting wednesday.

Saturday, October 09, 2004

another baseball night

the yankees took out the minnesota twins and is now in the a.l.c.s. against the boston red sox starting tuesday. l.a. beat st. louis 4-0 to stay in their series. they trail st.louis 2-1. houston beat atlanta this afternoon 8-5 and lead 2-1. a key day tomorrow, st.louis and houston could end up going to the n.l.c.s. which start wednesday.

Friday, October 08, 2004

baseball madness

baseball playoffs at its best here. boston eliminated anaheim earlier tonite. yankees beat minnesota 8-4 and is up 2 games to one in the series. they win tomorrow and they face boston in the a.l.c.s. starting tuesday. a st.louis win over l.a. tomorrow will put them in the n.l.c.s. atlanta and houston play game 3 tomorrow with that series tied at 1. an exciting baseball weekend.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

prairie pickin' fundrive

cjsr is having a fundrive that started on friday and i totally forgot about it until i started listening to prarie pickin' tonight. d-oh! i wanted to drop by too. by the sounds of it rob and doug are enjoying themselves (rob a little more though). sounds like fun.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

first day of m.l.b. playoffs

some beginning of the baseball playoffs. 2 day games and a night game. boston beat anaheim 9-3, st.louis beat l.a. 8-3, and tonite the twins beat the yankees 2-0. this one was a great ball game and well pitched. boston, st.louis and minnesota all lead their best of 5 series 1-0. more baseball tomorrow. good, its my day off too.

Friday, October 01, 2004

ichiro has done it

ichiro broke george sisler's hits record. he went 3 for 5 tonight to end the night at 259 hits (and counting). meanwhile anaheim beat oakland 10-0 to go up a game on them for the a.l. wast crown. anaheime wins tomorrow, its theirs. san francisco beat l.a. 4-2. they trail l.a. by 2 games in the n.l. west. an l.a. win, its over there as well.