It appears that today will mark the first time the thermometer will hit the 80 degree mark since last October...83 with some powerful winds and in store for both today and the weekend. Cool down and more rain for next week, but we will take what we can, and live with it.
Sam and I headed the back roads north yesterday afternoon for a GMC game that was switched from Wayne Trace to Ayersville due to the WT field still being saddled with a wet outfield...we were done in 2 hours with the Pilots of Ayersville winning 4-1 as their center fielder makes a circus catch with the tying run at bat to end the game. Tonight I'm back at it, with a WBL game at St. Marys taking on Wapakoneta..then I'm set to do JV Double Headers at Celina and Delphos this weekend....4 games on the weekend? That will be something I have not done since last summer's tournament season.
I will try to pace myself this weekend...after I finish up the double header on Celina's artificial field on Saturday, it will be about time to head up town for the 2nd annual Red Door Reunion.
Last year on April 5th, the owners of the Fuse(the old Red Door location) held a 40th anniversary bash for all the Red Door old timers...we showed up in force, and a great reunion was held. Usually the second time around is not the same...but it will be worth the try, I'll probably walk up, and see who's there, and walk back later in the evening/morning...with an afternoon double header at Delphos on Sunday, I am guessing I won't try to be as "involved"(getting home at 3AM) as last spring.
Nick says he's coming up for this year's event...Rick T? I'm waiting to hear from him....and will see if the other bartenders from that era, Lou, Sue, Bob, and the rest, make it this time around.
That's the short of it for this go around...really, not much to rant on about, unless you want to hear a political rant...nope, not going there. I will mention the NHL playoffs....The Flyers stay alive by beating Pittsburgh at the Pens home ice rink...now down 3 games to 2, Philly heads home tomorrow. Meanwhile as expected, Detroit closed out the Columbus Blue Jackets. This one however was a close one...6-5 for the Motor City gang, with the officials calling a bad penalty late to give Detroit a power play and the win with less than a minute left...at least the Columbus fans got to give their young team a excellent send off after a record breaking season. Things are looking up in Columbus.
A prediction-The Red Wings will not repeat as Stanley Cup Champs.
Go Enjoy the Weekend!
attachments-A Flyer from last year's Red Door Reunion/Mug Shot of the Bartender gang from years's past, I'm bottom row second from end on the right/and the Fuse, aka: Old Red Door as it looks today.