Catching Up

Geez, I’ve been really bad lately about posting, and even worse in keeping up with everyone else’s blogs. Hopefully now that vacations are over and the summer winds down, things will improve on my end.

Part of my problem is that my thoughts have been a little too random lately. I’m never sure whether to lump them all together in one big post, or separate them into smaller posts, and then because of indecision I end up posting nothing at all. So for today, I’m just putting this mish-mash out there for your perusal.

Big Weinie Award

weiner comparison.jpgMy first Big Weinie Award goes to Pedro Feliz, who, with a runner on first and one out, ran in to field a grounder, and instead of going for the sure out at first, inexplicably fired across his body to second, whereupon it sailed right past Chase Utley (who was obviously not expecting the throw) and into centerfield. So instead of a man on second with two outs, there are now runners on second and third with one out. Things went downhill after that, and I feel no need to recap them all.

[photographic note: What you see above is what happens when a man goes grocery shopping – instead of the normal sized dogs like the one on the left, they come home with the pumped up “Super dogs” like the one on the right. Little did my husband realize they were actually chicken dogs. He was so enamored of their size, he didn’t read the rest of the package!]

Who knew housecleaning could be so much fun?

My father-in-law recently sent up a box of stuff that he was unloading, for my perusal. Among the usual picture frames, odd kitchen gadgets, etc. was an almost 29-year-old piece of newspaper. Not just any old paper, mind you, but this:

1980paper.JPGAn old Philadelphia Bulletin (now defunct) from the Phillies first World Series Championship in 1980. Cool! Thanks, PapPap!

Caption Contest #1

Here’s a shot of Pirates manager John Russell and bench coach Gary Varsho, taken prior to the Phillies-Pirates game at Citizen’s Bank Park on July 10. Coincidentally, both Russell and Varsho spent part of their playing careers as Phillies.

synchronized standing.jpgWhat are they doing? Practicing some sort of synchronized standing? Trying to decide who won’t be with the team much longer? Send me your creative captions!

Caption Contest #2

Hmm. Lots of possibilities here. This was taken just last night, July 30, at the Wilmington Blue Rocks game.

IMG_0577 crop.jpgDavid Mailman (yes, that’s his real name), an outfielder for the Salem Red Sox, is pondering something, but what?

As always, the best caption(s) will get a shout out in my next post!

(all photos by me)



  1. Jane Heller

    Nice to see you back on the blogs, Sue! As always, your pics are hilarious. And how cool that your father-in-law unearthed the newspaper article about the Phlllies’ first world championship. Definitely a keeper.

  2. raysrenegade

    Well it is about time you get back to your non-paying, social networking, favorite people in the world not situated in your house!
    Only kidding Sue.
    Glad to see you back smiling and writing on that side of the keyboard.
    Caption 2 might be a bit PG……….”So that is what being John Holmes feels like?”
    Sorry my subconscious made me do it.
    Hope that makes you smile more than it shocks you.

    Rays Renegade

  3. juliasrants

    Love the newspaper Sue!

    And let’s see – I’ve been up since 2:30am so my mind might a little more “off” then usual – but:

    #1 – (Sung to the Hokey Pokey) You but your left bat in, you put your left pat out…… (Russell to Varsho) – Come on, you’ve got to swing your hips more.

    #2 (Unlike Rays – I’m not quite as PG!) – So, I wonder if I could have a career in adult films if I was “this long”.


  4. devilabrit

    just have to play the caption game….
    caption #1- (Varsho) WOW!! those rings do have a lot of sparkle in there dug out (Russell) Can’t tell I got my cool shades on.

    caption #2- (Mailman thinking) I hate to hit a ball with this, it’s so long and smooth, I wish, hmmmm Oh well

    tried to keep it clean, otherwise it would have been more than PG…
    Outside the Phillies Looking In

  5. iliveforthis

    Glad you’re back Sue!!
    I’m definitely not very creative, so right now, I’ll just say that my vote for Caption #2 goes to Rays Renegade, that totally cracked me up.
    Oh, PS: Sorry for the team beat down yesterday!! I’ll admit that I’m totally excited because Garrett Atkins got a homer, 4 RBIs, and went 2 for 3. Although I entirely expect the Phillies to bounce back today.

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