Sunday, July 30, 2006

Busy August

August is going to be a busy month for Kirsten and I, specifically me. I have 14 baseball games scheduled this month, the most of any month. Along with all the baseball the second weekend of the month Kirsten and I will be heading over to Spokane for her Aunt Tilly's 98th birthday. Kirsten got us a really nice hotel room in downtown Spokane. I can't wait; it should be a nice drive over. At the end of the month we have my 10 year High School Reunion in Montesano, WA followed by a Tool concert at the Gorge (George, Washington) the next day. That will be a lot of driving, luckily we took Monday off to recover.

I'm sure this month will fly by, but hopefully not too fast. Once the month is over we will start visiting family that we haven't gotten to see all summer.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Redmond Men's Baseball League

Yesterday was the start of my Redmond Nine baseball season. The Redmond Nine are a 23 and older men's hardball team I manage with Adam. We are in the Redmond Wood Bat League in Redmond, WA. It is a great league for a couple of reason, one it is right down the road for Kirsten and I. And two, it is a wood bat league. There is nothing better than playing baseball with wood bats.

Our first game was against Milt's BBQ Express. This was the team I played for 3 years ago when I first got back into playing hardball. They are a pretty decent team. We ended up losing 0-9 but pretty well considering we didn't hit at all. This is the first year we actually have good pitching so I look forward to playing the rest of the season. Our goal this year is to make the playoffs. Wish us luck!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 V1 is complete

I have finally finished version 1 of my Playball Stats website. I currently have 3 teams using it in my Redmond Wood Bat League to keep track of stats. It has been a fun project that I very much enjoyed for the past 4 months. I have to give a special thanks to Kirsten for allowing me to sit in front of the computer for several hours at a time during week nights and weekends. If it wasn't for her support I would have been done next year :-). Also I also like to thank Adam for all the help he provided when I was stuck.

Now on to version 2. Luckily I don't have to rush on this one, so I will be taking some time off and working on small chucks as time allows.