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It's the dog days of summer, so here's some podcast stuff for the curious. Firstly, those who thought the folding Costco chairs podcast guests had to sit on should be upgraded will be happy to know that's happening today. Blue Sky Agency in Liberty Village has donated a couple of
Yesterday, was a great day. In fact, it was one of those all-time wonderful days that I'll remember forever. I enjoyed my first day with baby Jarvis and got to introduce James and Michelle to their new brother. It was awesome. At about 6pm, James, Michelle and I decided to
My slo-pitch team, Raging Storm, has only one commited female player for this summer. To play in our league, we need a few more. We play in the west end. If we go back to the league we played in last season, we're talking the Powerade Centre near Kennedy and
I've played on the same slo-pitch team for well over a decade now. Some of the parts change, but the core of this team has stayed intact since the early 2000s. As I bounced around the infield, there's only been one man in left field, and that's been Mike Kic.
I've been playing with the same slo-pitch team for well over a decade now. We've had a few names, from Hooray For Everything to Raging Storm and now simply Storm, but it's been the same core group since the beginning. Tonight, we kick off our season. This is one annual
Our new baseball jerseys arrived today. I just picked them up at Home Run Sports. I think they look pretty slick. Here's the new and old, side-by-side. Here's the back. #11 forever. We hadn't updated our jerseys since 2008, so this is an exciting day.
My slo-pitch team has been playing in the RSPA for several years now, but we're looking for a change. The RSPA doesn't have a set schedule, and often it will be Friday before you know what time and night you're playing the following week. It's tough to plan a summer
I play on two teams that play slo-pitch in the RSPA. One of these teams hasn't played weeks. In fact, I can barely remember playing Intermediate slo-pitch with the Piranhas. It's been a while. My other team, Raging Storm, plays in the Competitive division, and this Storm won't die. We
I play for two teams in the RSPA. Some tell me this isn't allowed, but I got special permission from the commissioner. Besides, one team is in the Competitive division while the other one is Intermediate. There's no overlap. That Comp team is Storm, formerly known as Raging Storm, and
This has been a week I'll not soon forget. On Monday morning, I was selected to the jury for a big murder trial. Then last night, an epic Raging Storm comeback playoff victory. I can't write about the trial, but I can write about the comeback win. We had two
So, we lost last night. Luckily, it's double knockout rules so we can still win this championship. I pulled a boner in the first game, a serous boner, and it's something I don't remember ever doing before. I was batting 2nd in the lineup, and I led off the third
My comp division slo-pitch team, Raging Storm, has a couple of playoff games tonight. It's two games, and the total score determines who advances and who's done for the year. I like to think of it as a 14 inning game. We had a good season, and I'd argue this
I play for a slo-pitch team in the comp division of the RSPA. As part of the deal when you play in the RSPA, you have to enter at least one tournament. This weekend, we'll be paying our dues and competing in the creatively titled RSPA 2010 Summer Slo-Pitch Tournament.
Last night, in the first game a double header, we in Raging Storm put up 19 runs in one inning. We put our collective heads together and couldn't remember ever scoring 19 runs in a single inning. This got me wondering... had 19 runs ever been scored in a single
My slo-pitch team played a double header last night. We won both games in a sweet sweep, but this entry isn't about that. This is about the two times I was called out on the basepaths. Jimmy the Ump calls a good game, and is a stickler for the rulebook.
In the comp division of the RSPA, there's a slo-pitch team called Raging Storm. The core group has remained pretty much intact for about a decade now, but there's usually a little turnover. This season, we added a couple of new guys and a new girl. Here's your 2010 Raging
Yesterday I played my last game of softball for the Piranhas in the rec league and tonight my slo-pitch team played its last two games of the season. I wish I could report that Raging Storm is the RSPA Competitive Division 2009 Champions, but that would be a lie. We're
Last week, my slo-pitch team stormed back for a come-from-behind quarter-final playoff victory against Game Over. That set up a semi-final best-of-three series against the Cardinals, a team that had beat us badly in all three regular season meetings. Again, I know only a handful of you care about my
I'm well aware that only a handful of you actually care about Raging Storm, a slo-pitch team in the competitive division of the RSPA, but this entry is for that handful of Storm-rootin' peeps. Last night, at Max Ward Park in Etobicoke, we played the defending champions in the first
I've got a healthy dose of anticipation and nervousness flowing through my veins today. My comp division slo-pitch team has a couple of playoff games tonight. You can play the game two nights a week, every summer for years and years, but you don't lose that tingly feeling come playoff
I don't blog as much about my two slo-pitch teams as I used to. That's partly because I realize blogging about the exploits of Raging Storm in the RSPA is only interesting to me and about 10 other people. But wait... isn't this all about me? Hell yeah... We in
I've got a double header tonight with Raging Storm, my comp division slo-pitch team. This year, I'm just play ball for Storm. Engell is wearing the Cito hat, and he's got me starting at third base tonight. I grew up in love with playing shortstop. The SS is the quarterback
I play for two different slo-pitch teams, and they couldn't be more different. Tonight's my first practice of the season and I've got a couple of games Tuesday night. Once more, it begins... The Comp TeamI've played for Raging Storm since the 90s. We started out as Hooray For Everything
For the second year in a row, my slo-pitch team has registered to participate in the annual Round-the-Clock slo-pitch tournament at the ballpark formerly known as SkyDome, the Rogers Centre. Our games are scheduled for January 30 to February 1, 2009. I'll never forget our 4:30 am game last