Sunday Morning – Memorial Day Weekend

Something for you to think about as you enjoy the long weekend (or even if it’s a normal work weekend for you).

I’ve seen many well-meaning individuals “thank a veteran” much to the great discomfort of said veteran who is thinking of someone else who didn’t come home.

I had one active duty serviceman tell me once that you can thank him on any other day of the year and he’ll buy YOU a cup of coffee.. but on this one day, don’t thank him for somehow being lucky enough to be the one who came home instead of someone else.

That has really stayed with me.

Memorial Day Meme

May the Fourth be With You…

May-The-4th-Be-With-You-Star-Wars-Day-2011-2012-yoda-fluro-lightsaber-banner-May-The-Fourth-Be-With-you-2013Ok, I KNOW I am not the only geek in these environs.. you know how I know? Because the Twins are running a pretty fantastic promo for those people who are able to join them in their battle against the dark.. er.. A’s.

hughesthe4thTonight they are handing out a “Hughes the Force” (‘use the force’, if you needed assistance) bobble head highlighting tonight’s starting pitcher, Phil Hughes, of course. Instead of their ‘first 10K people’ usual procedure, they set it up with special seating and a special ticket you had to purchase to be a recipient, and yeah, those tickets are all sold out so it must be a popular idea!

They are also inviting fans to come in their favorite Star Wars paraphernalia. BUT if your meme of choice is “Han shot first” please be aware they will not allow blasters in the park. Safety first. *snort*

Honestly, I think it all sounds like a BLAST. 😉 And for that matter, the bobblehead is actually pretty cool too. Game time is 7:10 pm!

GameChat: 2015 Twins Home Opener! 3:10pm

Happy Home Opener, everybody!!

Yeah, it would probably be more exciting if we’d had a bit better start but let’s hope that Trevor May can show us a little something to get excited about AND the weather is absolutely perfect for a little Minnesota Twins Spring baseball.

…. now if only I wasn’t at work…

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Might as well throw up a GameChat just in case – as you may have noticed, we’re just not going to do every game this season – but if anyone is paying extra special attention today, here you go!

Kansas City @ Minnesota
Escobar, A, SS Santana, D, SS
Moustakas, 3B Dozier, 2B
Cain, L, CF Mauer, 1B
Hosmer, 1B Hunter, To, RF
Morales, K, DH Vargas, DH
Gordon, A, LF Plouffe, 3B
Rios, A, RF Arcia, Os, LF
Perez, S, C Suzuki, K, C
Infante, 2B Robinson, S, CF
  Duffy, P   May, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 6 1 12 13 0
Minnesota 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 7 2

*sigh*

so.. it was a beautiful day.. yep.

Knuckleballs Fantasy Baseball!

yahoo fantasy imageOk, folks, it’s that time of year again! Knuckleballs (more precisely, me) runs an EZ League each year. We have 4 open slots for teams to join up.

It’s a FREE Yahoo head-to-head league with an autodraft so you don’t HAVE to know anything in advance but you still have the option to preset your draft rankings according to your own wishes too. Use the “contact us” link above to let me know if you want to join in!

You have until Saturday to let me know – feel free to spread the word if you want a buddy to join you!