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from Rayland, OH

Member since 13 September 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 09/28/2012 PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA: I personally witnessed Homer Bailey toss the 15th no hitter in Cincinnati reds history. I hadn't even planned to go to the game, but a friend gave me tickets since he couldn't attend. Never thought I'd get to see a no-no in person!
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Favorite hockey team:Emilio Estevez's Mighty Ducks
  • NBA TEAM: None. College ball for me, please!
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
  • SOCCER TEAM: Real football is primarily played using your hands

Recent Activity

Comment 23 Jul 2015


Is it too late for inclusion? I barely missed on criterion 1 (I'm at just over 98.7%, if my math is correct), but I think I'm in on the strength of criteria 2 (1.66 UVs for each HS) and 3 (3536 UVs).

Can you double check my math and get me one of those nifty spinning arrows if I qualify?

Comment 29 Jun 2015

Where is this? I just want to be able to come home and yell, "Honey, I have Herpes!" and then she can say "Oh, thank goodness. I did not feel like cooking tonight." and then the kids can run into the room and be like "Thanks, Dad! Dinner just isn't the same when you aren't munching on some Herpes!" 

Yeah, I must find this place...

Comment 16 Jun 2015

FFVII was the first FF game I ever played. It's also the reason why I've played nearly all of them since. I remember having to flip my original PS on its top to make the disc spin just so I could finish this game. It should be a nice little stroll down memory lane. 

Comment 28 May 2015 Amir Williams and no Trey McDonald this year? I'm pretty sure that means Thad can draw his lineup out of a hat and yield better results than last season, especially inside.

(Oh, D'Angelo, why did you have to make the same choice that any one in the world would have made?! Why, oh, why did you have to choose to make millions of dollars to play a game that you could have played while earning almost nothing?! Oh, yeah, I understand now.)

Comment 28 May 2015

I really hope this kid can get things together before it's too late, but I'm not optimistic about his chances. What a shame.

Comment 27 May 2015

You make valid points, especially the part about labeling the kids at this early of an age. We try to do our best to rotate the kids around at the different positions. First base and pitcher's mound seem to be the two spots that everyone wants to play, but those spots also carry the greatest risk for sustaining an injury. I've told our 4 year olds that if they want to play 1B or the mound then they have to prove to me that they can pay attention to the ball and they have to show me that they can get their gloves up and make the catch consistently. So far only four kids have shown me that they are capable of protecting themselves (no surprise, three of them are 6 years old and the other is 5 and in his second year of playing ball).

It's definitely been a challenge to balance the different needs of all the kids, but I'm enjoying it. Hopefully they are as well.

Comment 27 May 2015

It's surprising that the age group is 4-6. That's a pretty wide range and there are a lot of differences between a 4 year old and a 6 year old, not only in terms of their ability to focus, but the physical differences are huge as well.

My son just turned 4 the end of February (he's the youngest kid in the entire 17 team league) and there is no way that he can be held to the same standards as a 6 year old that has been playing for 3 years. We just try to teach them the right way to play the game and hope for improvements from one game to the next. When it comes to keeping score, it honestly is not as much of an issue for the kids as it is with the parents. I've only had 1 kid on the team ever ask me the score in a game, but I seem to answer that question to at least 1 parent every half inning.

Comment 27 May 2015

HA! Yeah, I was shocked when they told me that our league keeps score at this age. Well, shocked and extremely pleased. I believe that if you aren't going to keep score, then there really isn't much point in playing in the first place. I mean, imagine approaching the 18th green on a golf course and telling your buddy, "I have no idea how I hit today, but I've really enjoyed the weather." That might work for some people, but I don't think I'm one of them.

I hope that the trophies have to be earned, but I wouldn't be upset if they do the whole "everyone gets a trophy" thing. The kids on the team have all been working pretty hard to improve so it's okay with me if they have something to show for it at the end of the season. Right now we have only played 2 games (we are 1-1. We lost our first game by 1 run and won the 2nd by 7).

The other coaches in the league seem pretty amicable so far. We all want to win, but I haven't encountered any ultra competitive d-bags yet (I'm told there are a couple in the league- especially come tournament time). The parents have been a different story so far though. I like to win too, but geez, some of them act like they've got their next mortgage payment riding on the outcome.

Comment 27 May 2015

This is my first year coaching tee ball (ages 4-6) and it is such a challenge to keep the kids involved. We've recently just started treating practices like an intrasquad scrimmage. We don't have enough players to field 2 complete teams but we set our defense and then have 4 kids available to bat/run the bases. We play in a competitive league where score is kept and each game yields a winner and a loser, so their job is to score 5 runs before the defense can record 3 outs.

After each half inning, the kids are rotated around so that everyone gets a chance to bat and play in the field. It seems to work pretty well, keeps them active, and keeps them competing (in a good way, sportsmanship and learning game basics are stressed above everything else).

Comment 20 May 2015

My favorite vacation spot (at least so far) has been St. Croix. Plenty of things to do around the island, but nothing sweeter than just relaxing on the beach or doing some casual snorkeling.

Comment 20 May 2015

Full beard, but I'm a business man so I try to keep it regulated. 

Comment 20 May 2015

HA! I'm not as athletic as I was 10 years ago, but I'm pretty sure I could throw it down with the aid of a trampoline. 

I really could dunk back then. (By "dunk" I mean gently dropping a slightly deflated volleyball into the hoop after getting my fingers barely over the rim, usually somewhere between the first and second knuckle, but at least it was a 10 ft rim. Ahhh, the glory days!)

Comment 19 May 2015

I doubt you could beat me at basketball. This was me last year. I mean, look at that vertical leaping ability! How would you ever stop that!?

Oh, and by the way, I've only gotten better since then.

Yep, there I am #33 for Radford, just watching that dude from the other team throw it down.
Also, that isn't me.