That was one of the most gut-wrenching Indians losses in a long time. The Tribe had a chance to go into the All-Star break with all kinds of momentum as winners of five of six, and with a 45-40 record.
But alas, it was not to be. A bad error by Asdrubal Cabrera in the 6th [...]
Four Friday pet peeves …
People that don’t give “the hand” when you let them pull out of a parking lot in front of you – This drives me insane. If I’m nice enough to hold up traffic behind me to let you out, give “the hand”. It’s not hard.
Bathroom paper towel dispensers that let out [...]
Hope everyone had a nice Fourth. It was a HOT one. And then the skies opened up right around the time most city firework displays were set to go off, causing cancellations in several places.
The rain was a welcome sight to me at that point in the night. It was almost as if someone above [...]
The Fourth of July is tomorrow. One of my favorite holidays. America is by far the greatest country in the world to live in, and what better way to celebrate that than by grilling meat and blowing things up.
I have a big fenced in backyard and cool neighbors. Thus, most of the neighborhood descends upon [...]
Some quick hits from the last 3-4 days …
Big time disappointment yesterday that my man Jason Kipnis didn’t make the American League All-Star team. He was clearly deserving. Kipnis is hitting .275 and is on pace to hit 23 HR’s, drive in 97 RBI’s, score 97 runs, and steal 42 bases (he’s been caught stealing [...]
It’s gonna be a HOT ONE here in northeast Ohio today. Temps in the mid 90’s. It’s so hot I saw a squirrel picking up a nut with potholders. And two trees fighting over a dog.
It’s draft night for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tonight is an absolutely HUGE evening for the Cavs franchise. When you have [...]
A lot of people I talked to were disappointed by the finale of season five of “Mad Men”. Not I, said the fly. I thought it was very well done.
I think one thing people need to put in context is that executive producer Matt Weiner has always generally been writing this show one season at [...]
First things first. Some outstanding positive press for First Federal of Lakewood. First this piece in the Plain Dealer a couple weeks ago.
And then yesterday in Crain’s, a feature story on the bank’s growth as a residential lender these past few years. I’ve been here for just under four years. The bank has added around [...]
Big series starts tonight for the Indians, as the Detroit Tigers come to town for three games. Let’s be clear – despite the Tigers early struggles, the Indians potential path to the playoffs will go through Detroit. The Indians (23-18) presently have a 2.5 game lead over the White Sox (21-21) and a 3.0 game [...]
Check out this text message sequence between my neighbor and I yesterday morning …
Me: Whatchu got going on today?
Neighbor: Nothing. Beautiful outside. Elevated levels of family and kid chaos over here this morning.
Me: Same here. I got a plan.
Neighbor: What’s that?
Me: My backyard, 1 PM. Your kids and my kids keep each other occupied. Your [...]