Now while I haven’t been playing baseball, I have had my There’s the kind that I talked about on the air on Thursday The discussion about my Card of Doom arose when Jason Since I just had to go in and get my license renewed, it was
you’ve played baseball long enough, you’re sure to have a baseball card of
doom–the one picture that you wish had never been taken.
fair share of embarrassing pictures taken of me.
night in Scranton with my turtle shell framed glasses, or with my bifocals that
I got in second grade, but there’s also another picture that I certainly regret
and I were talking about making a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles and
how you only get to renew your license once every eight years. That also means
just one picture that you’re stuck with for 8 years whether you like it or not.
time for a new picture. That meant I had to get rid of this old one:
Now while I haven’t been playing baseball, I have had my
There’s the kind that I talked about on the air on Thursday
The discussion about my Card of Doom arose when Jason
Since I just had to go in and get my license renewed, it was
Yes I know…the hair, the lack of a smile, the HAIR. It’s all
a disaster. Trust me, that hairstyle will never be coming back. I did make sure to smile
in my new picture. (Side Note: Much thanks to the kind folks at the Syracuse
DMV. I certainly recommend going in the early morning.)
Looking back at fashion trends from eras past is always a
fun thing. Bellbottoms are long gone, tie-dye should never make a return, and
leg warmers and crazy hair are so 1980’s.
Unfortunately, my hairstyle was never a popular trend
despite what any 2000’s vintage movement to bring back any of the above might say.
So I live with the poor decision to not cut my hair back in
In other news, when Jason and I were at PNC Field in Moosic,
we made a stop for lunch at Bo Brothers restaurant. It’s located on the right
field concourse and serves some excellent smoked wings.
If you’re at all familiar with the Travel Channel show Man vs. Food, you’ll
get the concept of what we did.
Jason got the grand tour of Bo Brothers from owner Jim Ruby
and I got to eat twelve smoked wings dipped in their signature Bo Burner sauce.
Watch the video and see how it went: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSnQKwNIhhI
Thanks for checking in. As always, feel free to get in touch
Good morning from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, home of Hasbro….
Good morning, Vietnam…..or, alternatively, Columbus.
Good morning from the Buckeye State….
Good day from Toledo…..
The Chiefs saw Chuck James start last night filling in for
Luis Atilano who was called up to the majors. (More on that in a moment).
James threw five innings, gave up just one hit and struck
out five in an 8-3 Syracuse win. It was the first start for James since August
6th, 2008 as a member of the Atlanta Braves. He worked quickly,
threw strikes and looked impressive for a guy that hadn’t pitched at all last
After the game, James talked about coming off of a rehab
stint in extended spring training saying, “I’m sure there’s gonna be times that
I’m tired out there and all that, so it’s just good to come back and pick (up)
where I left off.”
Chiefs manager Trent Jewett was happy with James’ outing
too. “He pitched with a lot of confidence. I thought his rhythm and his pace
and his ability to throw the ball where he wanted was excellent. You want to be
cautious coming off an injury like he sustained, but he did everything you want
a pitcher to do. He worked both sides of the plate, I thought he read bats
well. Not much more you can ask out of a guy,” Jewett said.
As for Atilano, he started for the Washington Nationals last
night in place of Jason Marquis and picked up his first major league win. It
was the first major league appearance for Atilano who threw six innings and
gave up just one run.
After the game, Atilano told MLB.com that he was excited not
just to start, but for the chance to pitch to Ivan Rodriguez.
“I threw to Pudge, hopefully a Hall of Famer. My dream
would have never been better if I didn’t pitch to Pudge. Pitching in the big
leagues and then pitching to Pudge was just incredible. Winning the ballgame is
Atilano was off to a 2-0 start for the Chiefs.
Today lefty Aaron Thompson will start for Syracuse after
being called up from AA-Harrisburg. The Nationals picked up Thompson at last
season’s trade deadline in a deal for Nick Johnson. Thompson’s 1-1 with a 2.87
ERA this season with the Senators.
We’ll see if he can make a start like Chuck James did
yesterday helping the Chiefs to take game one of the series against Rochester.
First pitch is at 2 p.m.
Quickie gameday ramblings:
*The world series trophy from 2008 is here in Allentown tonight. Any messages to pass along to it? We’ll see if we can get Eric Bruntlett to say a few words about it pregame….
*Spent a few minutes with Matt McClusky on 1410 AM in Watertown this afternoon. I’ll be on the show talking Chiefs at 4:15 every Tuesday afternoon. Check him (and sometimes me) out at wner1410.com.
*We’re likely going to have a special guest on the broadcast Friday night….stay tuned….
*Zech Zinicola (last night’s save-man) and I chatted for a few minutes earlier today. Couzens is posting the conversation on YouTube right now: http://www.youtube.com/syracusechiefs.
*Checking out of the Hotel Bethlehem is like going home after a weekend at grandma’s house–you’re sick of being offered hard candy and you can’t get the image of a yellow flowered bedspread out of your head.
Enjoy the game tonight…..On Deck Show @ 6:30….Couzens and I have the call at 7.
We are coming to you live from the Hotel Bethlehem in Allentown, which seems to have a history of being on fire:
The hotel is taking precautionary steps to make sure this never happens again. First, it has a rule that the wireless internet signal cannot be strong on the seventh floor.
We were rained out last night, so Mike and I went to the Apple store. My computer power cord ceased to work yesterday morning, so I began to search for a new one in Scranton before yesterday’s
game river. I found an apple service center in Scranton and called to see if the store had power cords on sale. This exchange ensued:
Me: Do you sell Mac power cords?
Sales guy: No, but we should. People call for them all the time.
Me: Do you know where I might find one?
Sales guy: Your best bet is the Apple Store in Allentown.
Moral of the story (and travel tip): If you need electronics in Scranton which are not made by Atari and do not involve rotary technology, go to Allentown, the comparative Silicon Valley of the Keystone State.
The Chiefs will throw Shairon Martis tonight against Lehigh Valley’s IronPigs. He got a no decision in his first start against the snouted ones.
Couple of notes:
*OF Marvin Lowrance has a hit in five of his first six Triple-A games. The guy, according to the Nationals, has worked diligently on his defense over the past year.
*RHP Andrew Brown has been added to the roster, giving the Chiefs a full cabinet of 24 players. Brown last pitched in the IL with Buffalo in ’06.
*4 of the top 10 batting averages in the Nationals’ farm system come from Syracuse (Lambin .375, Mench .348, Whitesell .308, Bernadina .300)
*Tommy John will throw out the first pitch tonight at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. Here’s his website: http://www.tommyjohn.net/. Unfortunately, the Google Ad on the right side of the page seems to always say something about “ulnar ligament pain.” I’m not joking.
Follow me and Couzens @ChiefsRadio on Twitter. Or, if you would rather avoid us, follow the team @syracusechiefs. If you follow us, though, I promise each and every one of you a piece of hard candy from the creepy jar in the room here at the Hotel Bethlehem. While I don’t break promises, you may break a molar.
Good morning from the booth at Alliance Bank Stadium. The Chiefs are off and rolling, on pace for 144-0. A few notes from the first two wins over the IronPigs from Allentown: