sports


10
Mar 06

Proving we’re the best…

Well, the US baseball team is finally showing those treacherous Canadians who’s best in the baseball world…by crushing the South African team, of course.. Weird tiebraker rules means that hte US team, although tied with Canada and Mexico, will advance to the next round along with Mexico.


8
Mar 06

USA! USA! USA?

I’m more excited about the World Baseball Classic than I thought I’d be, and sitting at home feeling sorry for myself, it’s been nice to have baseball games on. I was a dope last night and missed my chance to catch a couple of Japan’s exhibition games at the Tokyo Dome last week.

The lineups are just crazy loaded with talent, and I think the International flavor makes it pretty fun. The regions are a little wacky — Asia makes sense, as does the Caribbean (mostly), but having South Africa in our region is a little weird. Actually, I suppose that having them in any region is a little weird.

Anyway, I was all set today to lord a US win over Canada over my Canuck co-workers (who, I’m certain, are not even aware that the WBC is going on or that Canada has enough baseball players to field a team with 9 whole players). Sadly, it seems that Canada can not only field a team of what appears to be a full complement of 25ish, but they can ball pretty well.

We spotted them an 8-0 lead, but now we’re starting to come back. It’s 8-6 after a Grand Salami in the 5th. Woot.


1
Feb 06

baseball!

stanford baseball opens friday, against fullerton. yippee! got to figure out when to get sam to his first game… this is about the first time i can ever remember us starting the season unranked…weird.


12
Nov 05

Sam’s First Basketball Game

Cool slideshow of Sam’s first Stanford basketball game. Apologies for the sideways pictures. Still figuring that out. (Also, sign up for slide.com — I think we’re going to start sharing more pictures that way.) [mouse over a picture to pause the strip…click on it to see a medium (larger) version, then click on that for the full sized one.]

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8
Nov 05

Sam’s First Basketball Game

Kathy, Sam & I went to the first Stanford basketball game of the season last Saturday, and had a great time. I’m sure Kathy will have great pictures to post soon, but I just wanted to say that while we were worried about how Sam would react to the large number of people, the loud noises, etc., he was amazing! He didn’t like things at first — had his bottom lip thrust out for a few minutes in the first half — but after that, he settled in and really paid attention to the game. Was startled every time something happened and people cheered/booed, which got worse when he fell asleep in my arms for the 2nd half, but eventually he just was cool about the whole thing.

We’ll have his 2nd game this coming Saturday — hopefully he’ll do as well this time. Was afraid for a while that this season might be a TV-only season, but I think he’s a gamer. 🙂 What a great kid.