Monday, June 8, 2015

Salt Lake Institute 2016 and a Baseball Note

The course descriptions are posted for the 2016 Salt Lake Institute. Here is the url:

Check it out, the SLIG is a great experience! Hope to see a few new faces there!

OK, this is not genealogy, but is interesting. My girlfriend and I attended the San Diego - Cincinnati game yesterday. It was our 3rd game. I am tossing out the "there's no sense of urgency" game from September 2013 vs. Milwaukee. [The Reds were in folding mode as the season wound down and the manager was fired in the off-season.] Last year vs. Marlins: Cueto starts and goes 8 innings, Devin Mesoraco hits a solo home run and a grand slam to lead the Reds to a 6-2 win. J.J. Hoover pitched a scoreless 9th. Yesterday: Cueto pitches 7 innings of shutout ball. Jay Bruce hit a solo home run and a three run homer to lead the Reds to a 4-0 win. Hoover pitched a scoreless 8th. [Chapman pitched the 9th to secure the win.] Footnote: Both games saw 11 strike outs by Reds pitching and free pizza for the crowd.

See the similarities? Maybe we should be should be put on the Reds' payroll! We also witnessed a very funny incident. In the 8th, 1B Votto and 2B Phillips barely avoided a collision on a pop fly caught by Votto. In the 9th, on another pop fly, Phillips emphatically waved Votto off as he caught the ball. A bit of humor late in the game!

Back to full genealogy mode tomorrow!

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