Not a lot of time this Friday morning...lawns to mow(both our and mom's need their first full yard deal), Sam and I will get to those in short order...one more nice day for lawns and baseball before rain ruins the weekend weather...but we will take what we got this week and be thankful for the sun and the drying that has occured.
Drove to north of Sherwood, Ohio, last night for the game between the host Fairview team and GMC league rival Antwerp....did the plate without incident. The game, while not as close as I thought it would be(15-5--6 inning run rule by the home team), two pretty good, well coached teams, is always a plus. Back at Antwerp tonight, they host Lincolnview...and as things would fall(if it doesn't get rained out), Sam and I are at Lincolnview(where he's at tonight) for an early afternoon game tomorrow with Temple Christian, out of Lima....this turns out to be a week of seeing the same teams more than once.
Many of the games I do are at medium and small rural schools and communities where townships and small towns of less than 2000 feed their schools with students. Sherwood Fairview, about 57 miles north of Celina is one such place. Fairview Schools are located about 4 miles north of Sherwood along US 127, they have a strong baseball and football tradition....the photo is from the northwest parking lot and while not showing the improvements at the field, give you an idea of just how rural this wide open spaced school is.
Guess I would be remiss if I didn't mention the little 5.4 Earthquake that was centered around the Evansville, Indiana/East Illinois area this morning....about 5:30 I was awoken by the sound of a rumbling in one of the upstairs bedroom's closet, and the Airedale let out a little yelp....the wife was awake, and I thought she was looking for something in that closet and I went back to sleep.....it turns out it was a fine little rumble of the earth moving, which I'm sure those readers this blog in Illinois, Indiana, and Bruno, out in the Missouri Bootheel can attest to better than I....no damage to report here in west central Ohio.