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Friday, July 28, 2006

Friday Puppy Blogging!

Happiness is a rawhide chew!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Friday Puppy Blogging!


Twin Lights

Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday Puppy Blogging!!! (With Cat Bonus)

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Fan Fest Blogging!

What the HELL are these supposed to be for?

Gehrig's jersey on the left, Ruth's on the right.

The Babe's Bat

I must have been leaning a bit to the left (but don't I always lean left?). Take a good look, we wont be seeing this in Pittsburgh again for a while.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

All-Star Game Blogging!!

I had a great time at the game, worth every penny! I'll have some Fan-Fest photos later, including a picture of the Mysterious Pink Fists of Fiddling.

They brought the BIG flag!


PLAY BALL!! First pitch of the All-Star Game!

Freddy turns two!! Sanchez made a couple of nice plays in the field, although he went hitless. Jason Bay was one-for-tree at the plate, and made a great catch in right field early in the game.

The AL wins again! Michael Young of the Texas Rangers wins the MVP after driving in the tying and winning runs in the top of the ninth. Trevor Hoffman of the Padres wins the not-so-coveted Cass Elliot Award, giving up three hits and two runs after having two out with no one on.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Home Run Derby!

These two weren't impressed.

Josh Gibson. PNC Park installed a really cool Negro Leagues interactive display at the left field entrance. Computer kiosks giive information about the player, team, and more. Fascinating stuff, and a real shame that so many of these guys didn't get the opportunity to play in the Majors.

Impressive firepower on the river!

Elvis isn't dead, he's just giving away free Pepsi T-shirts!

If you look just over the roof, you'll see the exhaust trails and wingtips of the two F-14's that buzzed the field following the National Anthem. Sheesh, did they go by fast! Almost gone before I could snap the shutter.

And speaking of the the National Anthem, can we PLEASE get a singer who sings it in a traditional manner, rather than tinkering with the notes and the tempo? Personalizing it on your own album is fine, but how do you expect us to sing along when the artist insists on putting his or her own stamp on it? Personally, I'd prefer a canned version by the Marine Corps Band.

A herd of children shagged the flyballs in the outfield.

Even with a telephoto lens, this was as close in as I could get.

Crazy nuts paddle and dive for balls plunked into the Allegheny!

Goodnight, moon. See you at the ASG Tuesday!

Monday, July 10, 2006

All-Star Fun!!

What a great time at the ballyard last night!! First up was the Futures game (minor league All-Stars) which was enjoable, but the REAL fun came in the nightcap, with the Legends and Celebrities Softball game! What a hoot! Dave Parker. Bill Madlock. John Kruk. Tommy John. Dave Winfield. Ozzie Smith. Rollie Fingers. Harold Reynolds. Goose Gossage. Freddy Lynn. Gary Carter. Andre Dawson. Just to see those guys on the field again, playing and having fun was fantastic! Even better than the fireworks afterwards. Oh, and on the celebrity side, Sarah Silverman can play some softball!

Home Run Derby Tonight! THIS time, I wont forget my camera!


Sunday, July 09, 2006

Living History!

Was down at the C&O Canal in Williamsport this weekend for some living history! Got to talk to quite a few people about the Civil War while we camped along the towpath. Here's the undamaged side of the aquaduct carrying the canal over one of the many creeks that run into the Potomac.

Off to the Futures Game!

Canal Ditch. The long-term plan is to repair the aquaduct and rewater the rest of the canal in the Williamsport arae, and then offer canal boat rides through the aquaduct and then through the locks. Anyone got around 100 million dollars?

Arms and A-tent

Tenting near the towpath

Everyone congregates in the kitchen!

Home sweet home on the C&O Canal!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Friday Puppy Blogging!

Dusty sees one of her doggie friends!

Lots going on this weekend...we have All-Star game festivities and a big air show at the airport. I'm off to Williamsport MD, for some living history along the C&O Canal. We'll be at the Cushwa Basin if you're in the area and want to say "hi!"

Tiny Tomatos!

Squash Blossom

DId Anyone Get the License Number Of That F/A-18?

Yesterday, I kept hearing low flying jets streaking by, but everytime I went outside to see what the hubbub was, they'd already passed by. Turned out it was the Blue Angels practicing for this weekend's air show at PIA.

I wish I made it out in time to see them go by, just hearing those jets flying past was an experience.

This reminds me of an incident many years ago when I lived in Oil City. I heard a loud droning in the distance, walked out to my porch, and was stunned to see a B-17 flying over town, headed for the local airport and the Wings over Venango airshow.

Monday, July 03, 2006


Jason Bay and Freddie Sanchez make the All-Star game roster!

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