September 18, 2010

Down to the Wire

Once again, the Braves find themselves in familiar territory - nearing the end of a season which has shown promise, only to slip out of 1st place. There is still time to right this trend, but we also need help from teams playing the Phillies - they have to start losing before we take them on. So for the final time under Cox's watch, lets have a resurgence and prevail!

September 5, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!! and Hello!

Yes, I am 31 years old today!  My plans are to watch a House marathon, soak up some rays and relax!

There will be a few prevailing themes in this blog - baseball (especially the Atlanta Braves), my dog who is aptly named Shadow, books, and from time to time personal things.

Shadow came into my life at a time that I was losing my previous dog to cancer. He has brought me a great sense of joy and endless entertainment. He is rarely more than 5 feet from me and is a great watch dog.

I have read many books, some out of assignment, others out of leisure. I am thinking of getting a Kindle to make reading easier for me, so anyone who has one I'd love to hear your comments about it.

I have both paternal grandparents, my maternal grandmother, dad, mom, and stepdad. I also have 3 younger brothers and 2 nephews.

I am the world's greatest Braves fan! I went to a game on Aug 6th at Turner Field. Great game!

101 Reasons to Love the Braves
by Ron Green, Jr.
2008, 119 pgs.

This book covers the Braves as a franchise through their tenures in Boston, Milwaukee, and its current city, Atlanta. It has a lot of great photos of the greats representing each of the cities and eras.

Did you know?  Babe Ruth spent his final year in baseball, 1935, with the Braves. 

I first really became interested in baseball in the late 80s, early 90s. My maternal grandmother is who instilled the love of baseball as a whole and the Braves in particular. While saddened by the retirement of Bobby Cox at the end of the season, I am excited to see who ushers in the next era of a spectacular franchise and resilient team!

I look forward to meeting all of the wonderful people out in BlogWorld!  I just know there are other people out there who love baseball, dogs, and books - oh, and the beach (or whatever water source you live near, although our sugar white sands ~prior to that nasty oil spill~ are the best)!