Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Grandfather

I'm sad to announce my Grandfather passed away last week. For those that know me know that we were extremely close and that this has been the biggest loss of my life. To simply say my Grandfather was an amazing man would be a huge understatement. Grandpa was the most generous and loving man I've ever known. He made special connections with everyone he met.

I have so many happy memories of him that I do not know where to begin. Just the weekend before he passed away my father, fiance and I were there to visit. We got the opportunity to go out and have prime rib dinner, grandpa's favorite meal. Throughout the day we talked about everything from Mariners baseball to American Idol. It is those talks (or sometimes debates) that I will remember most.

Although I am deeply saddened he will not see me get married in July and will not be there for the birth of my children, his presence will remain with me for the rest of my life. I will be honored to pass along what I've learned from him to my kids. I was extremely lucky to have him in my life for 31 years. He will always be loved and remembered!

Here is my dedication to his life...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Redmond Nine Baseball 2009 - New Players Wanted

My Redmond Nine baseball team has 5 openings this year. We are looking to fill over the next few months. If you or somebody else is intersted please have them email through my contact page above.

Here is some information on the league. 
  • Season starts in late July and runs through September
  • Games are Mon-Fri at either 6pm or 8:30pm in Redmond. (Hartman Park)
  • Play 12 games plus a least 2 more playoff games if we make it
  • 7 inning games, 2:15 time limit
  • Wood bats only
  • Fun
  • Leagues fees are about ~$115
  • Playoff fees are about ~$20 (if we make it)
  • Uniforms (hat $20, socks $10, top $50-70)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Went Zumba'ing with Kirsten and Reba

Saturday morning Kirsten, Rebecca and I decided to try out this cardio fitness class at the ProClub called Zumba (not to be confused with Zuma the video game :-)).

Here is a short description from the ProClub's website... "Hypnotic musical rhythms fused with exciting moves in a dynamic workout that's fun and easy to do. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined with resistance training to tone, sculpt, and energize the whole body."

It was kind of like line dancing but much harder, since it was very Latin influenced. And since I have no rhythm and never danced before I looked like a fish out of water. Specially since I was about a full second behind everybody else. Not to mention I was one of like three 3 guys there. But none the less it was a blast and did manage to get me sweating. It wasn't as good as doing some elliptical training but definitely a fun alternative. I look forward to trying it out again next weekend.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Redmond Nine Baseball - 2009

Here is the 2009 season schedule for Redmond Nine Baseball team.

2009 Schedule
  • February - Returning roster is set (need to know everybody's status for next year by 2/15/2009)
  • April - Start hitting practices (every few weeks)
  • May - New player tryouts. Final roster is set (5/31/2009). Full practices start (every week). League fees due.
  • June - Uniform orders are complete. Uniform fees are due.
  • July - Season starts
  • September - Playoffs start