Sunday, September 30, 2007

baseball finale - for september

the philadelphia phillies won the n.l. east by beating washington 6-1 while the mets lost to the florida marlins badly, at the same time eliminating the mets from the wild card. meanwhile for the wild card, the san diego padres blew a chance to win it by losing to the milwaukee brewers. at the same time the colorado rockies beat the arizona diamondbacks to tie the padres for the wild card. meaning: 1) the phillies will play wither colorado or san diego in the first round. 2) the rockied and padres play a one game playoff tomorrow for the wild card. 3) the diamondbacks are n.l. west champions and will play the cubs in the first round. in the a.l. it will be the red sox vs the angels and the yankees vs the indians. playoffs start wednesday, not tuesday
lifelock 400

greg biffle won the rain shortened race, but not without controversey. he pulled over out of gas and 3 drivers went by as the caution came out for juan montoya. nascar said the caution was out and they froze the field. everybody was anticipating a green-white-checkered finishe when it was called due to impending darkenss. tony stewart cut a tire and crashed, jeff burton had problems, jimmie johnson came from the rear to finish 3rd and jeff gordon finished 5th. kyle busch crashed with a help from dale earnhardt jr. jimmie johnson leads jeff gordon by 6 points. oh yeah there were two rain delays that totalled 3 hours. i think i need an aspirin

Friday, September 28, 2007

a.l. east, wild card and n.l. central winnings

the boston redsox, with their win over minnesota plus the yankees loss over baltimore, takes the a.l. east. the yankees gets the wild card. meanwhile, the chicago cubs win the n.l central by beating cincinnati coupled with the milwaukee loss to san diego. playoffs begin tuesday.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

yankees and redsox in

the yankees earned a playoff spot tonight by beating tampa bay 12-4. the red sox got their spot over the weekend. now they battle for the a.l. east. no national league team has a playoff spot as of yet.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

dodge dealers 400 + a few baseball thoughts

carl edwards won the race from what i read was a good one (damn the one time i dont put a tape in the vcr). i also read the top 3 or 4 are seperated by four pts. jeff gordon leads it, tony stewart is behind him by 2, edwars by 3 and jimmie johnson by 4. the next 8 races should be fun now.

meanwhile, congrats to the cleveland indians and los angeles angels. they each won the american league central and west division titles today. the redsox and yankees will go to the last weekend of the season easily before the division is settled. more divisoin crownings to come this week.

update: carl edwards car failed post race inspection when the rear end was found too low. penalties to be announced later this week

Friday, September 21, 2007

a fallish weekend

fal begins at 3:50 am sunday. its been here for a while. i like it. seeing the trees turn color and watching the leaves fly off. before i know it, i'll be talking about the world series (oh i just did). almost time to go outside.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

things tight in a.l. east causing a visit to a doctor

can you believe the last 6 days (which includes tonight). the yankees and red sox met over the weekend. the red sox had a 5 1/2 game lead heading into that series and the yankees took two out of three. the redsox of to toronto and the jays fisnished taking all 3 games with boston while the yankees sweep the baltimore orioles in that 3 game set. the 5 1/2 game lead is now 1 1/2.

went to the doctor about my throat problem and he tells me i have bronchitis. considering my coworkers thought i had an infection, its good. my doctor looked at my throat and said it was good and said that i have bronchitis. now im on anti biotics to get rid of it. cant wait till its gone.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

sylvania 300

clint bowyer wins his first career race and the first race of the 'chase for the championship' playoff. he moved from 12th to 4th with the win. jimmie johnson retained the pojnts lead with a 6th place finish. jeff gordon finished 2nd and is tied with johnson with the points lead, but johnson leads it with more wins. tony stewart stayed in third with a 3rd place finish. kurt busch fell to 12th after finishing 25th with 7 cylanders

Saturday, September 15, 2007

i think my voice is back

i think my voice is back. finally, because i sounded awful. took longer than i wanted it to. and im watching the end of season three of threes company. suddenly its a good saturday.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

cold, cold go away.

been sick the last week. still coughing a bit, and its messed up my voice badly. im happy i got two days off coming. a much needed break. hopefully it'll go away.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

chevy rock and roll 400

jimmie johnson wins his 6th race of the year and will start the chase for the championship in the lead as a result of those wins with 5060 pts. then it is jeff gordon with 5040, tony stewart at 5030, carl edwards and kurt busch tied for 4th with 5020. from 6th to 11th at 5010 is, denny hamlin, martin truex jr, amtt kenseth, kyle busch, jeff burton and kevin harvick. 12th goest to clint bowyer at 5000. the first race of the championship run is the 16th in louden new hampshire.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

sharp AQUOS 500

jimmie johnson won tonight and earned himself a spot in the chase for the championship. joining him after tonight will be jeff burton (despite finishing 23rd) and kyle busch who finished 3rd. 5 drivers wil race for the remaining four spots. the chevy rock and roll 400 on saturday night will decide who starts the chase. its gonna be a fun night.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

rookie throws no-hitter

clay buchholz of the boston red sox, in his second start, just threw a no hitter against the baltimore orioles. nice way to start a career.
the start of september.

can you believe its september? it's the labour day long weekend, meaning the labour day classic in calgary on monday. and the kids go back to school on tuesday (haha). nfl season starts, the chase for the champoinship in nascar heats up and the pennant races heat up too. don tknow what happened to august. lets see, went to miquelon lake, fort edmonton and telus world of science (formelly the space and science center). oh yea and my birthday.