Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Well, hello there

I've been too busy to blog lately and I apologize for the weeks without entries. I'm starting even this one with a plan for a short entry.

My mono is essentially gone, although Monday I appear to have suffered a relapse. I worked in the morning but come 2:00 p.m. I couldn't think anymore. I lay down at 3:00 p.m., fell asleep before 5:00 p.m., and slept until 8:00 p.m. I spent some time with the family and went to bed at midnight. I awoke at 11:00 a.m. That's a lot of sleep. Even though I had a busy weekend, it's not normal. The fatigue continued yesterday and is still with me. I should break out of it soon.

My weekend was busy because Child Three represented NDG in a baseball tournament at the Participation level. We had two games Friday, a game Saturday afternoon and two games Sunday. Squeezed in there were two hockey games and all of this happened in Brossard. Yes, the hockey took place at the Canadiens' new practice facility, which as you might expect is well-kept. Pictures of current Montreal Canadiens line the hall along which the dressing rooms branch off, and it's a bit sad to see so many blank spots, particularly for Saku Koivu and Alex Kovalev. I haven't spoken much about the Canadiens' moves and there's nothing original to say now, but let me add a melancholy "me, too" to those who say this city will miss Saku Koivu the man more than the team will miss the hockey player.

This week, Child Three is in goalie camp at McGill.

I could end there, but let me throw some baseball in. My Irrational League team continues to hold first place, but my lead has shrunk with the extended absence of Carlos Beltran. The team is close to the bottom in home runs, but elsewhere continues to excel. My gambit of drafting Matt Holliday at the start of the year has paid off handsomely and in Monday's add/drop I was pleased to see Mat Latos somehow skip past all nine other teams and land on my roster.

.286 batting average (1st by .007)
131 HR (8th, with the potential to quickly move anywhere from 4th to 10th)
661 RBI (2nd by 3 RBI)
94 SB (5th, 4 SB out of third)
4.10 ERA (5th)
1.28 WHIP (2nd)
65 wins (2nd, 4 W out of first)
57 saves (1st)

My overall lead is 7.5 points.


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