Saturday, July 08, 2006

2006 Cooperstown Overview

Made it back, now I’m swamped here at work, even with the holiday. Got back Sat night. Tomorrow is the Peachtree Road Race, Wed is Will’s birthday, then we leave for the beach on Friday. Will and I will be in the back of the pack.

Left early Friday, our planned route back through Binghamton & central PA was washed out, so I took Will for a quick look at NYC, then to the Nats blowout loss to TB in Washington. (George Hendrick was the TB 1B coach, and new owner / ex-Braves VP Stan Kasten was wandering around on the phone during pregame).

Took the laptop and wrote 5 pages of trip recap…will forward it even though it’s not as organized as I’d like. Doesn’t include the last part of the trip.

Will played well, but his team won one and lost four. He didn’t allow a run while pitching, and only gave up 2 hits in 6-1/3 innings…didn’t walk a batter, either. They won the game he pitched 5 innings (54 pitches…42 were strikes.) He hit one HR, got several hits, and scored several runs.

The rain was just about constant from Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning…delaying the Sunday afternoon and Monday morning games. Instead of 8 games, they only played 5…lost the first round tourney game. On Thursday they scheduled makeup games for the teams already bounced from the tourney, had we won the AM game, we could’ve played a PM game. Drew East Cobb and lost. There were 94 teams…12 from GA (most from N.Atlanta).

We were pretty well cut off from news up there…even about the flooding. Thursday the hospital and HOF were closed, as well as several roads. A parking lot in town was washed away, and a small store was in danger of washing off as well. Several stores were closed…people couldn’t get to work. We were only effected by the rainouts.

Went to the HOF Wednesday and got to take as much time as we wanted.

We’ll have to discuss the Hawks draft…Sheldon is related to Matthew’s LL coach’s wife…could be some tickets if we inquire.

The girl in the Golf Channel’s Big Break reality show, from Ceil’s home town, came in 20th in the US Open yesterday…Kristina Tucker, originally from Sweden and then Duke. Not on the LPGA tour yet, she had to go through qualifying to make the Open.

I was wondering if Hudson and the Braves are hiding an injury

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