This past weekend was my annual trip to Phoenix for Spring Training. I have been doing it since I was a kid and this is the 6th year in a row that I have done it with Teddy and Steve.
We saw two games in Peoria, where the Padres and Mariners train, and one game in Surprise where the Royals and Rangers train. We saw major and minor league games, practices, and players...It was great.
Heck yes we are excited about next year!---------------
Time to start backing off these trips for a while. The travel has just gotten to be too much and I need to spend a bit more time at home. Yes, we are going to New Orleans/Baton Rouge this weekend (A Baptism and Easter), but that should be it for a while.
My nephew just started to smile...I am not sure what is up with his hair. Hey Esther, couldn't you slick it down or something? I know that some spikes are in fashion (just look at JP), but I don't know if that will get the ladies.
My Goddaughter, all of 5 years old, has found out that kissing is cool. Chasing boys around the school yard and kissing them...she apparently has a special fondness for a boy named Luke because she "Loves him". Is it a good thing to want to have a conversation with a 5 year old boy about how much my Goddaughter means to me and that if he makes her cry that I will make him cry? Just wonder'n.
As many of you know, I am a political junkie...baseball, family, God, politics...these are the things that I get super excited about. Sometimes too much...But right now I am in 7th heaven...an election year, a contentious race, and historical people involved. It is so great.
I don't often write about politics on this blog, I don't know that it is the right place, but I thought a very interesting point was brought up yesterday in the Wall Street Journal. They quoted a blog (that I now can't find, but will keep working on it) written by an Obama campaign supporter. The basic question regarding his pastor was this: Mr. Obama, can you explain how you can say you did not know about the comments your pastor made just 5 days after the 9/11 attacks? Either they were very common comments, not at all unusual in this church that you have been a member of for 20 years and people were not shocked by them or you are lying. If they were unusual, don't you think there might have been enough shock that at least one of the parisioners would have called the sitting Illinois senator and told him about the comments? 'Hey Barack, did you hear what pastor said this weekend? Can you believe it?'
I think it is a legitimate question that will be addressed in Phily today.