Sunday, September 28, 2008

where i am - or is it where am i?

i dont know, but my head finally stopped spinning after the baseball events of the weekend. like philadelphia phillies winning the national league east, the l.a. dodgers winning the n.l. west and today the milwaukee brewers winning the wild card. the national league division series match-ups are: the phillies vs the brewers and the cubs vs the dodgers. the tampa bay rays are american league east winners, the red sox are wild card winners and the l.a. angels are the west winners. the central is up in the air as minnesota (at 88-74) leads the white sox by 1/2 a game(87-74). the white sox will play detroit tomorrow (a make up game from earlier this month due to rain). if the white sox win, they will play the twins tuesday in a one game playoff for the central. if the sox lose, the twins win.

lost in this was a car race that was won by jimmie johnson today. he's now leading the points after the third of 10 playoff races. kyle busch struggled for the third race in a row and i think is basically done. its looking like a jimmie johnson vs carl edwards show. 7 races left. who knows.

Monday, September 22, 2008

welcome to fall

its the first official day of fall. started at 9:44am and boy it feels like it. its rainy and windy. and the leaves are flying off the trees like nothing. its supposed to be fall like for the upcoming week so stay warm.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

final game at yankee stadium

the yankees and baltimore orioles just finished the last ever game at yankee stadiume. the yankees won 7-3. mike mussina gets the win, mariano rivera pitched the 9th and jose molina hit the last homer there, 85 years after babe ruth hit the first ever homer ther in 1923. the yankees will move across the street to a brand new yankee stadium starting in 2009.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

a rare cubs feat

the chicago cubs made it to the post season in back to back seasons in a century by winning the nl central division. in 1907 and 1908 was the last time the did it, which is the last time they won a world series.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

a no hit sunday in milwaukee

no it does not involve the brewers. the cubs and astros are using miller park in milwaukee to play two games (tonight and tomorrow) due to hurricane ike. anyways carlos zambrano of the cubs just finished throwing a no hitter against the astros in a 5-0 win. he is the 8th cubs pitcher since 1900 to throw one. an accomplishment to remember.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

"save"ing history

francisco rodriguez of the los angeles angels recorded his 58th save in a 5-2 win over the seattle mariners, breaking the old record of 57 set by bobby thigpen in 1990. it will be likely that rodriguez will hit 60 by the end of the season, which ends on the 28th of this month.

Friday, September 12, 2008

weather mayhem

weather mayhem all over, and not just hurricane ike. hurricane ike has the potential of major damage. the cubs and astros had to postpone the game tonight and tomorrow for safety reasons. five other games further east were rained out (detroit at chicago, minnesota at baltimore, atlanta at n.y. mets, tampa bay at n.y. yankees, and milwaukee at philadelphia). the game in philly wil be made up on sunday. the other four in brackets will be made up tomorrow plus toronto at boston and kansas city at cleveland has double headers from previous rainouts. gonna be ugly - or fun.

Monday, September 08, 2008

monday night after sunday mayhem

just finished watching green bay beat minnesota 24-19 in the first half of the monday night doubleheader. up next is denver at oakland. this follows a busy sunday with the full slate of week one nfl games that followed the giants beatin the redskins last thursday. plus a plethera of baseball games and jimmie johnson winning his second race in a row yesterday. ten races to go and twelve drivers in the race for the championship. gonna get good.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

a good day to remember

day after labor day means the kids are back in school for another year. also i picked up season 10 of cheers. that came out today. and today marked the return of radios best duo ever after 14 years. yep this morning on 96.3 capital fm marked the return of rob christie and audie lyns together on the radio. they havent lost their touch either from what i heard this morning. i remember listening to them when i was in grade school during the 80s. they were on 630 ched then (when ched was a music station) and power 92 (now 92.5 joe fm). there was even a launch party for them today too. 96.3 is in west edmonton mall as one of the newcap radio stations. one of the people at the table let me go see them which was cool. anyways a good day to remember.

Monday, September 01, 2008

labour day classics

edmonton beat calgary 36-17 in calgary this afternoon. right now toronto is playing hamilton at ivor wynne stadium.

update. toronto 34 hamilton 31