2012 S.L.A. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ITINERARY
JULY 15-22, 2012
Sunday- Janice won’t be here, 2 years in a row. Craig, Aaron, and Tom solider on.
Monday- Trennie Stick Day. Sandy starts her To-Do List, stops to call Patrick after she finds a pen and paper.
Tuesday- Aaron runs up the account at Ace Hardware(How many light bulbs do we need?). DuCharme does NOT show up again to…Continue
3 December, 2011
Well the Winter Meetings have come and gone for another year. No major trades to report as of yet, but there were some a number of conversations about some of the free agents that will be available. Ageless Steve Phelan....who has been playing for the Detroit Risers for over 30 years is trying to work a deal to play another year and then move up to the front office, the Risers farm system is very young but with Steve’s background he may be the perfect…Continue
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8 November, 2011
The stately Tamaraack Pines have begun to turn the most beautiful yellow brown you can imagine. This is when we know autumn is here. All the other trees except the willow have shed their leaves, the grass is still green but winter is slowly turning the corner and coming up Main St
It’s rainy and cold here at World Headquarters. As November begins it’s blustery beat down, we are trying to complete the last of this season’s improvements to our…
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8 November, 2011
The stately Tamaraack Pines have begun to turn the most beautiful yellow brown you can imagine. This is when we know autumn is here. All the other trees except the willow have shed their leaves, the grass is still green but winter is slowly turning the corner and coming up Main StIt’s rainy and cold here at World Headquarters. As November begins it’s blustery beat down, we…Continue
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All Hail: E3 the 2011 Stoopball League of America World Champions!!!!!!!
What a week it was. For eight wonderful days we at SLA World Headquarters enjoyed sharing with you and yours our home our hearts and our games. Folks, you did yourself proud. Thank you to one and all! Each year we hold our breath as the days approach and every detail must be addressed. Will we get the dry ice on time....will the…Continue
July 18, 2011
Yesterday, after the traditional Champion's Breakfast and Press Conference. Many people chipped in to help clean and pack up Stoopball 2011. A big thank you to........
Aaron, Patrick, E3, Ginny, Michelle, Black Jim, Sandy, Chris Goode, Jessie, Shaun, Janice, Connor, Maeve, Colleen, Sarah, and anyone else that we forgot.
I hope everyone got home safe....and can't wait to see you all next…Continue
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Big day today! Sandy got the concession shit together and gave a little extra cleaning to the coffee pots, Trent took care of the old coffee maker for Aaron.
Oh by the way Ms Carol got into Black Jim a little about smoking in the house.....which he didn't do but Carol wanted to make sure he knew the rules. (OK, maybe he did have a smoke in the kitchen with my permission and he dropped his cigarette and luckily I was there to catch it…Continue
Black Jim in the house!!! Arrived last night and was hard at today....well he got to breakfast anyway...2 up, hashbrowns and bacon. Good to welcome him back and of course he immediatley challenges me to a concession duel!
The final signs are here and ready. Aaron got the rest of the concession floor done and Craig went over some very important things regarding this week. For instance, the tokens. Orange is $1, Green is $5, and Black is $10. So…Continue
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10 July, 2011
I'm sure all of you by now have seen the news coverage of the ugly and unfortunate happenings here at SLA World Headquarters. 'Queen of Concessions', Annette Donar, stormed the kitchen and tried to wrestle control of the League. The gendarmes were called and thankfully no blood was shed....Ms. Donar released a statement through her attorney Guisseppe Hunzar, it read, "I'm the only one with major league experience". Well missy I hope that…Continue
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9 July, 2011
All is well here at World Headquarters!! Hot and humid as only July in the cornfields can be. Head of Grounds and Operations, Aaron O'Bel, went over the campus and was pleased with the preparations so far. He made notes and had me write down what still needs to be accomplished before the Hospitality Suites open on Thursday next. He was a little disappointed in the pond, as Carol found it more important to visit with Shlomo, than to GET THE…Continue
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7 July, 2011
I can't tell you right now how the excitement grows here at George and Zita Memorial Complex. I am a little anxious as things start to get down to the final hours! Craig is bringing the grill over even as I write. We've started stacking and taking delivery on the supplies. The list of things to get done is slowly getting to a manageable size. I'm all butterflies as I think of what will be taking place in the next 10 days. Carig is giddy…Continue
5 July, 2011
Back to regular pay today, so of course, Trennie....no calls/no shows!
Not me, I'm finishing up the new exterior outlets for the fancy schmancy shitters, and the Meganmobile.(I know it ain't comin' this year but we'll be ready .....) The official Stoopball League of America balls got here today, and I have to get started on rubbing them all up with Detroit mud.
This year we will have a few new additions to the…Continue
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4 July, 2011
Work around headquarters was especially upbeat today, as Trent and I knew we were making double time money!!! We continue to put the final touches on the grounds in anticipation of the great event beginning in just a few days.
The refrigerators are in place and ready to go...we don't fire them up for a few days but the test runs were OK. Credit Card terminals were installed and are waiting for your plastic. The fields are all…Continue
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23 June, 2011
Two or three days ago it was 90 some degrees and the fatman had to get the new infield dirt down and raked in. Today I get home from the club and it's about 60 degrees and cold and rainy...I could have waited and saved some serious labored breathing!!
The firewood came today and thanks to the cool weather I got it stacked behind Puzio's Portico in no time at all. Of course I always think its no time but I am a bit…Continue
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2011 SLA World Championship Itinerary
July 10-17, 2011
Sunday- Championship Week begins! I’m hearing a lot of late arrivals this year. Not to worry, Craig and Tom will be on hand to welcome all. Dinner in Puzio’s Portico begins at 4:00 PM.
Monday- Maeve, now in her second year as head counselor, gets the Kids Kamp started.…Continue
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21 June, 2011
Figured 'I'd write this missive in the color of the new painted door! That's right folks we have added a new door in the door gallery! Bringing art to the people is important.
Hot and muggy at the old compound today. We…Continue
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