Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring Has Sprung....


A fast moving weekend, in which I spent most of it outdoors...sun and windy Saturday for baseball...mostly sunny and not as windy yesterday. Finished off the lawns, and finally fired up a nice Torpedo Cigar and a few Miller Lites outback, just as the wind turned from the north and cooled things down....

Weekend Sports____

Yesterday the Philly Flyers despite stinking up the ice the final month of the season, managed to beat the New York Rangers in the final game of the season...the loser was going to be out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, while the winners would clinch a spot. It ended up a sudden death contest, as regulation ended in a 1-1 tie, despite Philadelphia out shooting NY by a 47-25 count. The OT went scoreless, then Philly scored 2 in the shootout to the Rangers single tally...Rangers eliminated, Flyers squeeze into 7th place and will take on their hated rivals, New Jersey's Devils in the first round this week.

Meanwhile at the Masters Golf Tournament....Tigger Would(sarcasm) didn't. Woods proved he still has game, but not enough to overcome an emotional classic from Phil Mickelson. Phil with ailing wife in the gallery for the final round, came away with a 3 shot victory over Lee Westwood, who came up short in another Major....How ironic is it? Tiger's wife and kids nowhere to be seen, after his admitted scandal sheet of cheating, while Mickelson's cancer stricken wife, came out for the final round, to see "Lefty" play the rounds of his life...now that is a feel good story.

In Major League Baseball_____

The Reds take 2 of 3 from the Chicago Cubs, and finish the first homestand of the season at 3-3...Hal and girlfriend Lisa were at Friday Night's come-from-behind victory....I stayed up and watched the Milwaukee Brewers bullpen blow and late lead in the 9th....before getting a walk off homer to pull out the victory...if there is a better player in recent years than Albert Pujols, I know of none.

MRS meeting at Noon....baseball back at Van Wert(again) this afternoon....

back later>>>>




Photos-Flowers from the beds that surround the house and fence are in full April bloom....Flyers will face the Devils, and "Lefty" wins his 3rd Masters.





4 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

nothing like the first flowers of spring

Shrinky said...

Looks like you are keeping plenty busy, Pat. I love the red of that first shot, so vibrant and warm, isn't it? I think we all exhale around spring, time for the garden, outdoor sports, and bbq's (at last)!

Trish said...

GO FLYERS!
We have a lot of hockey fans in our family, and a grandson playing on two hockey teams; his high school and a local club. The Flyers are our team!!!

Love the flowers, it really makes one feel refreshed when the colors of spring "pop"!

PRH....... said...

Trish: Flyers have been my team since the League expanded, nothing like memories of the Broad Street Bullies back in the 70s...They have not played well of late, but they better wake up to have a chance at beating New Jersey....

Shrinky: 80(F) here tomorrow before it cools somewhat....the older we get the more we appreciate Spring and Summer....