Friday, July 27, 2007

Blogger, Email, Baseball - still...

Okay, Blogger.com seems to be having some kind of issue, so I thought I would try posting from my home email account. We'll see how this goes...


I hate SPAM, and I have seriously considered having mail set up for 'approved senders only,' which means if you're not on my list, you can't send me email (or I won't get it anyway)... I'll have to think on that some more...


Okay, I know I have been on something of a baseball kick lately, but you're the one reading this, so you have only yourself to blame if you read it and are not interested in baseball... :-)

Kenny Lofton has been signed to the Tribe! This is HUGE news. At least, I think so. He is 40 now, and is larger than he was, though I suspect Twinkies have more to do with it than 'roids judging by the photo I saw of him! :-) Why is this huge to me? Because I love seeing ex-Tribers come back "home" again...

Atlanta fans (some anyway) are celebrating because Julio Franco (who I believe is currently the oldest active player in the league) has returned to the braves. Now, I will not say "home" for him, because to me, Franco's 'home' is Cleveland, not Atlanta... :-)

In both cases, though, you have older players returning to the teams they played for in their (much) younger days. This says a lot about the organizations. Both the Tribe and the Braves could have easily scoffed when their ex-superstars wanted to come back older and near the end of their careers. But, instead, they signed them! I would love to see Lofton finish out his career as an Indian. I would also love to see Franco do the same, but I think he will most likely go out as a Brave.

With all the hoopla surrounding Bonds, it's nice to see that every once in a while, teams wax nostalgia as much as the fans who help pay the bills....


Today, Tyler cleaned up and cleaned out his room to make way for his new desk. Emily also cleaned up and cleaned out her room. Shan helped them get things organized and keep them on task. I helped by staying out of the way - weed-whacking, taking old junk to the county landfill (that would be 'the dump' to those not familiar with the concept of landfills). Though, the man who helped me unload my stuff set aside more than we actually threw into the garbage receptacle. He would look over an object (say and old rusted bike) and say, "This is still good..." then set it in a 'special' pile...

I am not knocking dumpster diving by any stretch. I have managed to read at least two articles written by avid divers recently, and the stuff they have come up with would make some collectors on eBay very, very jealous.... It was just weird to me that he wouldn't throw out my 'junk.' Ah well, one man's trash...and all that, I suppose....

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