From the Minors to October

 Ah, autumn. A nip in the air, the trees are changing, football is back, but mostly… October baseball.

I’m a sports fan. I grew up on minor league baseball. The Wichita Aeros were a big part of my youth and the first professional sporting event I ever attended. That sticks with a guy, I was hooked. Back then the minors were a bit different than today. Of course you had the young prospects fighting to make the bigs but there were also some old vets playing out their string. You don’t see that anymore. The parent club won’t pay the freight and wants the roster spot for a possible future “player to be named later”. I saw some good ones coming up and going down. Vida Blue as a teenager throwing… CONTINUE READING

 Ah, autumn. A nip in the air, the trees are changing, football is back, but mostly… October baseball.

I’m a sports fan. I grew up on minor league baseball. The Wichita Aeros were a big part of my youth and the first professional sporting event I ever attended. That sticks with a guy, I was hooked. Back then the minors were a bit different than today. Of course you had the young prospects fighting to make the bigs but there were also some old vets playing out their string. You don’t see that anymore. The parent club won’t pay the freight and wants the roster spot for a possible future “player to be named later”. I saw some good ones coming up and going down. Vida Blue as a teenager throwing… CONTINUE READING

Climax – Odd Place Names

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Climax, Michigan. We heard that there is an Intercourse, Michigan nearby somewhere. We didn’t look but a song came to mind… looking for love in all the wrong places, looking for love in too many… never mind.

More on Michigan including a COMBINE Demolition Derby, … Continue reading “Climax – Odd Place Names”

Standin’ on a Corner in Winslow, Arizona

David and I are both huge Eagles fans and firm believers in a “Take It Easy” lifestyle, but we had never been standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. Call us wacky, we were pretty stoked about the prospect.

The town of Winslow is pretty stoked, as well. They built a little monument to the lyric, complete with a … Continue reading “Standin’ on a Corner in Winslow, Arizona”