Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Second Anniversary!

Today,we celebrate our second anniversary of the blog.
We have seen a little more growth and added many autographs to the collection.
The Hagerstown Suns lost Will Smith as GM and replaced him with Robert Flannery over the past year.
I haven't met Flannery yet,but I like some of the things that I have seen over the off season.
The Pirates continue to rebuild as do the Browns and the Devils continue to be one of the top franchises in the league.
The Cleveland Cavaliers look to be primed to make a legitimate run for Cleveland's first title in any sport since 1964 and Ohio State capped a mildly disappointing season with a heartbreaking Fiesta Bowl loss to Texas.
I missed out on the big trip last year,but did manage to make initial visits to parks in Allentown and Harrisburg.
Readership continues to grow and I would like to thank those of you that read what we have to say.
Now if we can get more of you and get some more comments from you as well.
Additional thanks to the Lovely Cherie for her constant inspiration and to Rachel for occasionally interrupting her YouTubing and chatting to use my own computer.
I have been blessed to have two of the most wonderful ladies around taking care of me.
Thanks to Ryan,who contributes often without knowing it simply by having discussions.
Thanks as well to the ever present Battlin Bob,who helps me get to games that I otherwise wouldn't and is a terrific friend in general.

The posts that were hit the most over the past year were

1) Why the Suns don't shine in Hagerstown
2) Suns are fan friendly?Wild night in Hagerstown
3) Pirates grab two wins,some positives for the Suns

The most visited images were
1) Chris Wells vs Akron (Go figure)
2) Guy sweeping hats from the ice after a Zach Parise hat trick
3) Me with Adrian Cardenas.

Bullpen Notes

Unless a major change occurs in the last few days of March,it looks like CNN will be passed by MSNBC for second place in the cable news ratings race.
CNN simply has become too weak and lacks powerful personalities with the bland Campbell Brown and the aging Larry King to compete with liberal MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow or conservative Fox's Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
I am not always a fan of slanted news from either side,but CNN isn't just middle of the road-it is downright dull and that is a guaranteed loser in the news/entertainment biz.....

Another Kentucky Derby winner passes on as 1987 champion Alysheba died at the Kentucky Horse Park at the age of 25.
Alysheba apparently fell and injured his right hind leg and was unable to stand.
Alysheba also won the 1987 Preakness and the 1988 Breeders Cup Classic in earning Eclipse Awards for top three year old in 1987 along with top older horse and Horse of the Year in 1988...

Photo Credits
Flintstones;Hanna Barbera


Mike said...

Happy Anniversary!! Looking forward to many more years of quality articles !

Ryan Heimberger said...

Oh, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary.
That Flintstones picture never fails to break me up.

Shawn said...

From Cherie:
Happy 2nd blog anniversary to my very own "Fred" :)

RIP Alysheba