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Stories From Above–Hardware Edition

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.

Jason

Stories from above–1936 edition

We are coming to you live from the Hotel Bethlehem in Allentown, which seems to have a history of being on fire:

http://articles.mcall.com/2010-02-15/news/all-news-hotelbeth-021510-cn_1_dennis-costello-hotel-general-manager-smoke
http://articles.mcall.com/1992-02-15/news/2841766_1_hotel-corporation-settled-faulty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3083gijaiQ

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.

Jason

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