Seeing some of the pictures of the East coast this morning following Hurricane Sandy is a bit sobering. Most of the Eastern coast has been wiped out. The boardwalks up and down the Jersey coast are in shambles. Naturally the state will rebuild. But man what a long road that will be.
One of the great things to come out of this hurricane has been the stories of strangers helping strangers. I follow the Mayor of Newark, Cory Booker, on Twitter. He's a guy that has always been active on that website. And during this disaster Booker has been VERY active. He Tweets while he does everything…and it has become a very cool documentary on this situation. He has shared a few stories of people helping people and it has been very cool to read.
Politics aside…Cory Booker seems to me to be a guy that will do very well if he decides to tackle national politics one day. He is the genuine article when it comes to really caring about people. In case you aren't sure of whom I speak…he is the mayor that several months ago went into a burning building to save someone. He doesn't have a lot of regard for his own safety when it comes to other people, and he has shown the same caring for others during this hurricane. And from what I can tell he has only been sleeping a couple of hours a night this week.
Did you happen to see the circle around the moon this morning? I caught it on the way to work and this morning it was almost like the clouds parted in a perfect circle with the moon in the center. I have never seen it so well defined as I have this morning. It was fascinating and very cool.
Basically what happens is the light from the moon, which is of course reflected sunlight, bounces through ice crystals and refracts into the shape of a circle. We've got some cirrus clouds that have moved in and because the moon is a circular object the refracted light takes the same shape. Very cool stuff.
I saw a Christmas tree in someone's window on my way to work this morning. My Libertarian nature tells me to leave people alone and not tell them what to do. But 2 months before the holiday seems a bit early to me!
The next couple of days are going to be interesting on the East coast, to say the least. Some of the potential scenarios are fairly scary. The surf could be the most dangerous part of the storm. Storms surges up to a dozen feet would really wreak havoc on the New Jersey coastline. And then there are the several inches of rain that will be possible. And inland as far west as TN and KY snow is possible. It really is shaping up to be a once in a few generations kind of storm. And the way it looks right now it won't impact us at all. But time will tell.
Man. I'm really not much of a complainer (obviously I am about to complain…) but this morning I feel like battered butt roast. Something disagreed with me yesterday and I ended up going to bed with a very sour stomach. Now I won't go out on a limb and self-diagnose…but it could have been the candy corn/peanuts that I ate combined with the Snickers bar, the Skittles, the cosmopolitan, and the various other sugar-laden goodies I ate. All I know is this morning I'm not dealing with much energy at all. Oof.
From Jim (10/22/12):
Regarding gas prices, my use of a low mileage truck, and the "Presidential Magic Wand": Gasoline prices are now dropping, and in my opinion it's likely due in part to the upcoming election. In other words… if the President has no power over gasoline prices, then they wouldn't have doubled during the Obama term. This undeniable fact is due to his vetoing the Keystone Pipeline, while increasing our unemployment, and unforgivable dependence on foreign oil. He has also denied many drilling permits on public land. The only increase of drilling permits has happened on privately owned land in states other than Illinois. The net result has been a reduction of domestic oil, and a reduction of oil refineries. Last month Illinois bureaucrats denied almost all drilling permits, even on privately owned lands. As a result I have many friends in the oil drilling business who have not been able to work. Magic Wand? Yes I think so. Obama long ago said that our gas prices should be much higher, and that's EXACTLY what we got!
I drive a gas hog 15 mpg truck for many logical reasons: I often need to tow or haul heavy things for myself or other people. Besides that I don't have to drive very far on any day of the week since I am normally a stay at home guy. The longest trips I ever make are the 80 mile drives to my lake and during bad weather you are much better off with a 4WD truck. Sometimes it's a requirement. To me it's nobody's business what I drive, since I'm paying for the fuel myself, and have never taken any sort of public funds at any time in my 63 year life.
I am sure that Cody will be amused again by this but that's okay with me since I don't hold any grudges against people except a few naive, ungrateful Americans who live here and whine about everything instead of volunteering for any charitable or constructive work themselves. I was once always busy with Church work, but nowadays I happily give my unpaid time to our Veterans, and Disabled American Veterans.
Cody seems to think that driving a "green car" and being a non smoker are the standards to become a legitimate "Proud American". This childish folly seems mighty sad to me, but It's not my job to educate him or anyone else. Besides that it's MY hard earned money he ignorantly complains that I am wasting. What business is it of HIS in the first place if I can afford to drive the exact vehicle I need?
One thing I like about your feedback, Jim, is that it often stands on its own and requires no comment from me! I think Cody may be out of the country right now…but maybe he will read this when he gets back.
From Karen (10/25/12):
Good Morning Greg..I agree that yesterday was a beautiful day..It was also my youngest daughter's 21st B-Day and so glad it was nice for her..Re:The World Series,I have a son who is a huge Tiger's fan so yes some do care..This goes back to when he was small and loved to watch baseball with his now deceased grandpa..His love of the Tiger's has stayed with him to this day(he's in his 30's)..His son as well as other family members are huge Cardinal fans and are also disappointed this season..To me it doesn't matter because I'm not a fan of baseball..Have a good day..
The one thing I think baseball still holds over other sports is the legacy effect. I think most baseball fans have someone in their childhood that used to take them to games or at least watch games on TV. That sense of heritage has a huge impact on a lot of us.
That's it for this week! Hope you enjoy the cooler weather. I know it is good for deer hunting. Apparently the deer don't move around very much when it is warmer…so happy hunting this weekend for those of you that choose to hunt. I don't think I ever will unless I really need the food. But I support anyone that wants to get me some deer sausage!
--Yesterday was a fantastic day to be on vacation. The weather was superb and I got a lot done around the house. In the afternoon I went to the gun club/range in Effingham with my buddy Scott who is a member there. I still only have a Mossberg shotgun and a .38 revolver. But Scott's toys are more numerous and more fun. We shot for a couple of hours and then came back home. All in all…a very solid vacation day.
--Does anyone give a hoot about the World Series now? Maybe it is because I am a Cardinals fan still mourning a bit. But I could wake up tomorrow to a headline saying the Series was cancelled and it wouldn't phase me one bit.
--I think it is time for people like Sarah Palin and Donald Trump to just disappear from the public spotlight. Why are reporters still asking Palin what she thinks about anything in the world right now? And why do people still give Trump the platform for his stupid publicity stunts? This isn't a conserve versus liberal thing, either. If I could think of a liberal at the moment that was still being thrust into our faces I would name them. But at the moment it escapes me. If you can think of one lemme know!
I just think we are in serious times and it is time for the media to stop bringing us the thoughts of people like Trump, Palin, and the Kardashians.
Tomorrow is "Feedback Friday". If there is something you need to get off your chest this is a good spot to do it! Hit the feedback section below and send us some thoughts…
--Well poo. The Cardinals lost last night. Not only did they lose…but it wasn't even close. I was afraid that the Giants had too much momo headed into last night. Plus they had Matt Cain on the mound and he is lights out when he needs to be. Overall this season the Cards went farther than I thought they would. It was the first season post-Pujols. And I have to say I am pleased.
--Did you watch the debate last night? Of course I go to bed around 6 so I missed it. One thing I have noticed about these debates this time around is that the "pundits" and "experts" that break the debates down are ridiculous. Is there an unbiased news organization out there anywhere anymore? What I have heard so far is either leaning strong right or strong left. Maybe some time today I will get to see, hear, or read a down-the-middle factual review of how the debate went.
--For those of you keeping track I will be off work tomorrow. Thursday begins our ratings period and I needed to squeeze in a vacation day before I lost it. So tomorrow I will be sleeping in and just generally adding to the sloth in the world. See you Thursday!
--I noticed this morning on my way to work that the price of unleaded gas at the gas station on 19th and DeWitt in Mattoon was down to $3.38/gallon. That is down about 50 cents from where it was just a few weeks ago. I am not sure what the reason is for the decline this time but it certainly is nice.
I've heard chatter lately about our current President having something to do with gas prices being so high recently. I wonder if we will hear anything this week about it being the President's fault that gas prices are going down. I believe the fact is that NO President has that much influence on the price of gas.
--There is a Game 7 tonight in San Francisco that my beloved St. Louis Cardinals will have to win if they want to make it back to the World Series for the second season in a row. To be honest I am a bit worried about it. If you've been paying attention to this series you already know that the Cards had the Giants on the ropes with a 3-1 series lead. The Giants have played like the Cardinals did last year by winning all of these "elimination games". The momentum is clearly with the Giants. It will take a supreme effort by the Cardinals tonight to make it back to the Big Series.
At the risk of making this into a sports blog I have to mention the St. Louis Cardinals again this morning! Last night they beat the Giants again to take a 3-1 lead in the series. Tonight is game 5 and if the Cardinals pull it out they will have made it to the World Series two years in a row. I will be honest with you…when the chants of "12 in ‘12" started towards the beginning of the season I had my doubts. It's not like the club was dominating all season. And they had to fight HARD to make it to the playoffs. But then again…that's what happened last year, too.
From Cody (10/18/12):
Morning Greg! Sorry to hear about your poop feet.
I got a good chuckle out of Jim's e-mail last week. Do people think that (any) president has some sort of magic wand that can change gas prices at will? If that were true, I think gas prices would go down right about...NOW! What really gets me is that Jim knows he could save money on gas but chooses not to. His wife gets 38 mpg but he will never driver her car, he only drives his truck. Greg, maybe you can help me out with this: why is it when someone says something about being a "proud American" is it usually right after they talk about doing something stupid, like wasting money on gas or smoking 3 packs of cigarettes a day?
PS - Tell the giggle twins I said hello.
Jim usually comes out swinging, Cody! And I assume by "giggle twins" you're talking about Mark and Samantha??
From Don (10/18/12):
Hey Tried to get in your blog, but it wouldn't reconize my email address or my password.
My comment on your grass cutting incident is: At one time I had a co-worker who loved to say, "You stepped in what!" just to crack everybody up.
And the Lance Armstrong affair: Sure everyone was doping but Lance baby won the prize so bust him. All the rest was small change.
No doubt Armstrong was the biggest fish. The racing organization did go after some of the other cyclists. But you could tell they always REALLY wanted to get Armstrong.
That's it for this week! Enjoy the weekend. Go Cards!
I don't follow the sport of cycling. Like most everyone else the most I know about that sport is that Lance Armstrong was king for a decade. If you've been paying attention lately, though, you know that the king has lost his thrown. Armstrong has been accused of doping while he was winning consecutive Tour de France races, which is the pinnacle race in that sport. He won seven of those titles and was untouchable. He also survived cancer, which made him an icon and an inspiration to millions. He formed a foundation that has raised half a billion dollars for cancer research over the years.
Yesterday Lance Armstrong stepped down as the chair of that foundation, although he is staying on the board of directors, for now. Also yesterday Nike announced that they terminated Armstrong's contract because of the "overwhelming evidence" that Armstrong cheated by using performance enhancing drugs. I understand these moves and people's desire to pull away from a "cheater".
The question I have about all of this is that reportedly MOST cyclists were doping at the time Armstrong was winning all of these races. The biggest issue that people have with athletes using PE's is that it destroys the even field of competition. Someone that is doping has more of an advantage than those that do not. But my question is…if everyone was doping and Armstrong was still blowing everyone out then is it really that big of a deal?
I've been debating whether or not to share a story with you. It happened to me yesterday and it involves my dog Buster. I'll be honest…the story is gross. It may not be as gross as the story I shared here a couple of years ago about Buster "loosing (sic) his butt" in our kitchen. But it has to rank closely.
I think in the interest of not putting you off your breakfast this morning I will just stick to the main points and not get too detailed. Yesterday I was mowing the back yard. This is usually a fairly nefarious task as it involved the toilet of 2 large dogs and our little dude. They have had the backyard divided for a long time into their own bathroom sections. As you are looking at the yard from the deck Boomer's area is the back left quadrant. Buster's space is the back right section. And little Gizzie just kind of floats in between.
When I mow the yard I never go the same direction twice. I was taught long ago that going horizontal, diagonal, and vertical off and on will help the yard look and grow much better. So that is what I do. Yesterday it was time to go horizontal. Generally I try to mow the boys' bathroom sections first and that is what I was doing yesterday. So here I am mowing out by the fence in towards the deck, row by dirty row. I get about 3 rows into the yard and I'm dodging landmines like I'm storming the Kaiser.
Usually when I mow I put Gizmo inside because he is too curious about the lawnmower and it makes me nervous. The big boys are usually outside because they do their own thing and don't get too close while I am mowing. But yesterday I saw a flash of blond as Buster ran over to his toilet. He was two rows in from me in an area that I had yet to mow. Now this is the part where I will try not to be too detailed. But let me just say that we recently switched dog foods from a Mars lower grade brand to their very best brand. And you might know that sometimes when you switch a dog's diet there are…um…consequences. Buster must have been feeling a little queasy…and I will just leave it at that.
Buster finished what ended up being his very messy business. He was still two rows away from me so I figured things would be settled by the time I got over there. When I mow I usually wear these old black plastic flip flops…which may be stupid for safety reasons. But so far I have been lucky. Until yesterday, of course. As I got to the row Buster had just left I had pretty much already forgotten about what had just happened. The mower went over the spot and my feet followed. Again…this is another spot where I will spare you the details…but lemme just say that most of what Buster had just done was now all over the tops and bottoms of my feet.
I think it might be time for baseball to move into the 21st century and get instant replay for more than just home runs. I'm not sure why they haven't yet embraced the technology. But it is a little ridiculous when 30 seconds after a play everyone in the ballpark has seen the replay but the umpires. I realize that many of you aren't really into baseball. But it is the post season and the Cardinals still stand a very good chance for going to their second World Series in as many years. I am a big Cards fan. So I am excited. Even though they lost last night…but they took one game in San Fran and that sets them up to clinch it at home if they can sweep.
In the middle of the night last night, or at least what is in the middle of MY night, I awoke from a dream that felt kind of odd. I laid there for a few minutes trying to recall the dream. I was able to remember just about everything about the dream and I remember thinking to myself that I needed to remember the dream because I thought it would be hysterical for the blog this morning. There was someone in the dream that is a famous person with a very unique voice and I knew that the story on the blog was going to be hysterical. So as I was falling back to sleep I was making a mental note to remember the dream for the blog.
Wouldn't you know it as I sit down to type this blog that I can't remember a freaking thing about the dream, other than the fact that I wanted to remember the dream for the blog!
We're expecting a fairly nice day today, although it will be a little bit cooler than yesterday. Tomorrow is the big issue as far as weather is concerned. At the very least tomorrow is going to be breezy and warm. By the end of the say we're expecting scattered storms. And our western counties are at a slight risk for severe weather. The biggest issue that concerns us about these storms is the possibility for damaging wind. The set up for this particular storm system is pointing to a windy event. Tomorrow into tomorrow night will be a great time to check out our interactive radar on this website, and stay tuned to Kevin through out the storms.
From Jim (10/9/12):
Regarding the current gas price link you sent: Since Obama, gas prices have more than doubled, and he's done NOTHING but help his precious Muslim OPEC friends. NO KEYSTONE PIPELINE for us, and it's potential 20,000 jobs. Open USA oil fields are now systematically being shut down, and he's (with no authority) giving away oil rich Alaskan islands to Russia. You can proudly drive a "green" Prius if you want Greg, and I have long ago owned many foreign cars myself. Think about this however: My wife recently paid $28,000 for a beautiful American made car that gets 38 mpg on the highway and uses no electricity other than it's own common 12 volt battery. It has a gorgeous leather interior, with heated AND air conditioned seats, besides all the other needless and awesome bells and whistles. It's extremely nice and new… but I've never even driven it. I don't want to.
I'm a simple truck guy who has 4 doors on it and 4wd if I need it. I average around 15 mpg which is far better than Al Gore who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his "green-ness" and errant theories on "global warming". Then Barry Obama won his own Nobel Peace Prize for something. Does anyone even know what it was? Maybe it was for increasing our price of gasoline, and the fact that his wife preaches "fitness" when it's far too late to solve her own huge and super expensive ass. Strange fashions at our expense, and nice long multi-million dollar vacations built THAT! SHE surly didn't build that! Somebody ELSE did!
Pardon ME, if I am offending you or anyone, but I might as well exercise my first amendment rights before they are gone. I will remind you that Harry Truman recently drove Bess home to Missouri after his Presidency without any security at all… and they made it home quite safely.
The point IS that all this "Hope and Change" has lured people from the basic American way, and we are now at a risk of losing the America where I grew up. As a child, I thrived because the "American Promise" was REAL… and I DAMN SURE built my own companies! Now my children don't have what I did: The opportunity doors are shut to them, even though both of my sons are hard working successful men.
"You didn't build that" seems to fall a bit short of "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
I am just an old country boy so all you bloggers can tear me to shreds if you want, and I won't give a damn. I am a proud AMERICAN, a CHRISTIAN, a BOY SCOUT, and a USA VETERAN.. son of a WWII veteran. Gasoline prices mean NOTHING to me. What matters to me on this day is "CHANGE". It's the first campaign slogan to take effect 4 years after it was used.
I don't agree with what you say but will fight to the death for your right to say it, Jim. <grin>
From Don (10/12/12):
Yeah, we were sorry to hear about Robert Reese passing. He did put a smile on a bad situation. Your story about Robert and WLBH is kind of like the TV classic WKRP. They just don't have shows like that now. CBS over does the laugh track on all their comedies.
One of the few times Robert and I chatted over the past few years we did lament the fact that we couldn't really watch the other work because it was at the same time. But people did tell me, much to my chagrin, that Robert was VERY good in the morning over at Channel 3. It wasn't competitive, though…it always made me happy to hear he was doing good work over there.
That's it for this week! Have a fun and safe weekend if you can…
Around 15 years ago I was working at WLBH AM-FM in Mattoon as the news director and morning show guy. The station was, and still is, a dump and not very well run at all. But in the morning there was a guy named Robert Reese that came to work with us and the station put him on in the morning on the FM side of the station. I mostly worked the AM side and would hop over and do segments with Robert on the FM side. Robert didn't work there more than a few months but man…did we have a blast!
Robert had the same twisted kind of sense of humor that I have. We would cut up about anything. Nothing was off limits. Robert Reese and Marcus Thorpe are the only two people that have ever busted me up while I was on the air or recording something. I think I may have mentioned this story before here on the blog a couple of years ago…but one morning while I was reading the obits on the AM station Robert stood with his back to me on a desk right in front of me, only separated by a sheet of glass, and dropped a kielbasa between his legs like he was going to the bathroom.
So there is Robert standing on a desk simulating a bodily function while I am sitting there with no other option but to look at him simulating while I am reading, on air, the death notices of people's friends and relatives. Fortunately there was only a small and quick noise coming out of my face before I was able to turn my mic off. But as soon as that mic went off I was on the floor in laughter. I regained my composure fairly quickly and finished the obits while Robert stood on the desk facing me with this huge grin on his face.
That was Robert Reese as I knew him. Shortly after that happened he approached me about doing some voice work for the weather department here at WAND…and the rest of my career was history, as they say. He opened the door for me here and trained me for a few weeks. And shortly after that he made the move to WCIA.
Don't misunderstand me here…I'm not saying we were the best of friends. We were around each other for a stretch of life and if we'd see each other out we would chat. But I will never be able to deny the impact he made on my career. He ADORED his family and was a very good dude. And 50 years old is too damn young. RIP Robert…
Sentencing for convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was yesterday. He was given 30-60 years in prison. Considering that the earliest he will ever see a parole board will be 30 years from now and the fact that Sandusky is 68 years old right now…this is likely a life sentence. It seems to me to be a fitting sentence for a man that was convicted of ruining 10 young men's lives.
I've seen some people commenting that the sentence wasn't harsh enough. Apparently those people are unaware of what life is like in prison for someone that hurts kids. While I have never been in prison myself I do know a few people that have done stretches for various things. Believe me…if what I've heard is true Jerry Sandusky will pay as much as any human can pay on earth for what he has been convicted of doing.
As far as I am concerned if the actual victims of the crime are satisfied with the Sandusky sentence, and by all accounts they are, then that is sufficient for me.
You may have noticed last week that gas prices shot up again all of a sudden. And now this week the prices are slowly coming back down. We talk a lot about gas prices because it impacts many, many aspects of our lives. And let's be honest…it really seems like we are getting gouged. Someone recently sent me a link to an article that tries to explain our ACTUAL price of gas. It may make you angry. And I did not fact-check it…
It was a little nippy over the weekend, wasn't it?? This morning we've got freeze warnings and frost advisories. It doesn't typically start getting this cold this early into October. But then averages or normals are calculated factoring in extremes going both ways, hot and cold. So it isn't unusual, per se, for us to get this cool this early. It just doesn't happen every year!
I used to love Columbus Day as a kid because we were not required to go to school. And of course most kids get excited when they don't have to go to school…or at least most kids that I know/knew. But as I've gotten older I've always had to go to work on Columbus Day. And then of course there is the argument that we shouldn't be celebrating a man that accidentally stumbled on a land that was already inhabited…and that of course eventually lead to the near-extinction of the Native American people. I guess you could say that while I support the right of any nationality to celebrate the heritage of a culture…I really could give two squirts for Columbus Day.
Ha! Happy Monday!
Something happened in baseball this season that hasn't happened in 45 years…and no one seems to care. Miguel Cabrera plays for the Detroit Tigers and this season he lead the American League in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. That feat is called the "Triple Crown" and the last person to win it was The Yaz in 1967. It is the pinnacle statistical award…and you barely heard about it. Yet we get a couple of weekends of replacement refs in the NFL and it ends up on The Today Show. That just shows you how far baseball has fallen in popularity.
From Don (10/4/12):
Obama laid an egg but so does the EASTER BUNNY and everyone loves the EASTER BUNNY
It's just like President Bush in the 2004 campaign. Everyone knew by then that he wasn't a great President. But he was the more likeable candidate. He was the guy you'd rather have a beer with…and he won the election. Mitt Romney might be a capable leader. But I think most people agree he doesn't exactly exude a warmth. And sadly that will likely make the difference in this election.
That's it! It's getting cooler around here! The campaign is almost over. I know the blog has been lacking this week. But this campaign has taken a lot of my energy! We're not even serious about this thing and it's wiping all involved out! I can't imagine what a real, intense campaign would be like for months on end.
Did you watch the Presidential debate last night? I haven't actually seen one in years because my sleep schedule. But I do love reading what everyone has to say about them the next morning. From what I gather it seems that Romney showed more style and the President had more substance. That isn't surprising. President Obama does better in more relaxed settings and Romney really is too robotic and still. So a formal setting would probably make Romney look better. By the way…I have no bias here. I am just going on what I have read about the debate so far this morning.
At this point I am still likely to vote for the President. I've been disappointed with some things he has and hasn't done with his presidency so far. But I think he has done more than is talked about. And frankly I haven't heard anything from Romney that makes me think he will be a better President. Just to lend some perspective…NAFTA made me mad but if President Clinton could run again I would vote for him in a heartbeat. And if Reagan was alive and running I would vote for him. I think right now we need someone that gives off that major Presidential vibe. Clinton and Reagan had it…but I really don't think the two running now do. It's kind of like when we had to decide between Bush and Kerry or even Bush and Gore. Where have all the true leaders gone?? And why do we so often feel like we are voting for the lesser of two evils than for The One?
The St. Louis Cards are officially in post-season contention again this year! The Cubs have officially lost over 100 games this season. Hold on to your hats for a second as I actually say something positive about the Chicago Cubs. While this season has been very grim…I do believe that the Cubs will get much, much better fairly soon. The guy that owns the Cubs (at least the face of the owners) "gets it" and is tremendously fan friendly. I was at a game once and the guy ended up hanging out with fans a few rows in front of me. He can be seen walking around the stadium during games all the time.
When the Cubs brought in Theo Epstein to be their president of operations I said that he would change the culture there. This is the same guy that engineered the Boston Red Sox turn around several years ago. He's got some bad contracts that he is in the process of dealing with…and before long he will be bringing in his type of player. My guess is within two years the Cubs will be an above .500 baseball team…and likely in the playoffs shortly thereafter.
So hang in there Cubs fans. Your time is coming, and soon. Meanwhile we Cardinals fans will enjoy "the now" as we attempt to grab our 12th title in 2012.
It's been a little cool around here this week. Well…we'll get warmer for a couple of days starting tomorrow…and then get much cooler this weekend! And all the while we'll have these off and on chances for a little bit of rain. Again…hello October!
I mentioned yesterday that JC Fultz and I have been having what started out as fun with each other on Facebook. Well last night I guess JC challenged me to an old fashioned debate. I'm not really sure what JC is trying to accomplish. I'm not sure what JC really thinks there is to debate on this issue. To me it is quite clear. To me there is no need for a debate.
In other news…the Chicago Cubs lost game 100 last night, and the St. Louis Cardinals clinched at least a tie for a playoff spot. Another year of Cardinals post season baseball. And another year of Cubs fall golf in Florida.
September…it was good to see you again this year. You did what you could to get us out of this drought. Many areas are a little wetter, thanks to you. But unfortunately we knew it was going to take more than one month to get us out of this dry hole.
Hello October! You have big shoes to fill following September. Looks like you are starting cool and hopefully wet. At the very least we always know that you'll go out with a bang with Halloween.
Did you happen to see the little battle that has begun between me and JC Fultz? It's a Facebook battle and I fired the first salvo on Friday. If you want to know what it is all about I am afraid you'll have to go to my Facebook fan page and "like" it. The link is just above here on the blog…