For a moment only John Henry Erickson knew that the game was over. The rest of us saw a ball headed for the porch. The rest of us saw a ball that John Henry had caught a dozen times before. But the ball found a dark spot, hidden from the lights, just before it found the stands. And at that instant only John Henry Erickson knew that his leaping attempt would land without the ball, that there was a new champion.
What a splendid game. I could watch it over again and then again.…Continue
22 July, 2013
First of all, a great big thank you to all the help you guys gave yesterday at the Champions Breakfast. The banners and flags are down as well as the green monsters. Pick up and clean up went well and breakfast wasn't bad either.(Unfortunately we forgot the hash browns....twice.) We got the orange cream bars to Dick Hahn and the burgers to Ray. It is really a great help to us at the compound here when you guys lend a hand on getaway Sunday and we appreciate…Continue
Heard that the cleanliness of the linens may be in question this year as Lurleen is apparently boycotting.
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17 July, 2013
New bodies today and the pool is up so no problems with the little campers. At roll call this morning Gabby, Jeffery, Leland, Tristan, Peter, Noah, and Kievri answered the call and have done outstanding work...if Craig bothers to stop by and takes ANY interest at all in this week, we'll see if he can upload some pictures of the day. Shaun reported for duty and is blowing through his list and I think Aaron has completed his.
Carol and Berta are at WalMart (it's…Continue
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16 July, 2013
hotter than a pepper sprout out here today. I know you mothers were a little concerned about your precious chillen and the heat, but only 3 have gone down and I still think 2 were fakin' it....
Trennie copping a little attitude this morning and we had to give him a few demerits which will cut down on his tokens 'earned' fund....tough love!!!!!
Craig and Aaron have the place lookin' pretty good and Ray was most generous with the use of his power washer.…Continue
15 July, 2013
Early AM...heading out to the lime stone pit to get infield dirt. Craig is getting more boss stuff done and I think, he will have a special announcement to the chillen of the SLA soon. We're still far enough away from GO time that we think we'll get everything done. (We never learn.)
Jeff DuCharme stopped by last night and complained a bit about the misspelling of his wife's name on the outfield sign....then picked up a check for our insurance and left. I…Continue
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14 July 2013
BUBBA IN THE HOUSE! We are kicking it into second gear even as we speak. Concession stand done and done (must paint countertops and Maeve will trick out signage). Bubba broke power wash so Fatman says. Tomorrow at 5:30am we will get the infields prepared. Craig says he is not available today, he's doing boss stuff. He told use to work till dark...... he'll be in touch.
In the words of the 21st century vagabond/ philosopher/ and bon vivant... Shaun Puzio...…Continue
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9 July, 2013
Just got to the luxurious Comfort Inn Suites(located in beautiful Newville, WI), I am sitting poolside as Trennie swims off the morning sweat(built up from his work at The Compound & this Wisco humidity(actually he didn't do very much, besides close all of Tom and Carol's doors, so the sweat was mainly from the Wisconsin humidity)).
Anyway, today was more of a thinking day. As we call it "Bosses doing boss work". We got the soda, Gatorade,…Continue
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As I got out of bed this morning I put on my underwear and t-shirt (Hey it's not a pretty sight for me either and I got to see that fat guy every day!) and then my socks....well well well a smile crossed my face as I started to pull them on.....a pair with so many holes in them they are ready for the trash....why the smile...well all day I know that when I get ready for the shower tonight as I get naked (once again remember I got to do this daily) as I get to my…Continue
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I can tell Stoopball week is near. Every time I see Tom(which is almost daily at this point of the season), he tells me "I am worried, we aint going to get this shit done in time".....to be honest, we never get all the shit done in time.
We have lots of new items in the Pro-Shop, I sure hope Alison can find enough room for everything. I know we have said this already....but the calendar looks amazing. They contain, The 2014 Stoopball date and currently there are only 45…Continue
7 July, 2013
Well, in another week Aaron O'Bell will be pullin' into world headquarters....his first words are always the same....eh...what's up Fatman! and it begins...the week that matters. I'm just getting in from the yard...a few more chores that we need to finish off. This is a big week though....food and beverage need to be ordered and put up. The pro shop stuff....Calendars, Shirts, etc. Fireworks....don't worry Connor you're still the only guy that can get the…Continue
1 July, 2013
Well as the calendar flipped to July the grounds crew starts it's panic.....will we get a few more rainfalls.....will everything get done (NO!!!)....did we figure the dry ice run out yet? Yeah, now we're heading into frantic time!
Today we're hoping to finish the doors and getting the weeds under control. Plus the fountains need a little cleaning. The pro shop items are now all here and waiting for pricing and display. The weather is perfect sunny, 74…Continue