Monday Musings...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, May 11, 2009

Here's hoping y'all had a nice weekend.

Woke up on Friday in New Hampshire at about 5:00am EDT. Flew back to Memphis, arriving around 1:00pm CDT met up with Nancy and the boys and headed out to Muscle Shoals, AL.

Arrived at about 5:00pm and headed right to the ball fields. Made it back to the hotel somewhere around 11:00pm.

Game was played with some moisture throughout, but nothing horrible.

Saturday we were set to play at 5:00pm and then at 7:00pm. Woke to rain, rain rain and games delayed 3 hours. Our first game began closer to 9:20pm. And then the skies opened. We only got in two innings. Never even got close to playing the second game that night.

Sunday woke to find out we had our second game at 10:00am. See, i they did not get us a second game, they had to refund the entry fee.

The field was a quagmire. The complex had run out of Diamond Dust (The stuff they put on the field to absorb moisture). Now, I have run tournaments in the past when rains had wrecked havoc and we had run out of Diamond Dust.

So, what did I do? I went to PetsMart and bought huge bags of kitty litter - HECK-A-DOODLE, it does the same darn thing. But apparently, the people running this tournament did not think it was necessary.

The boys played four innings (just enough to make the game official) and then they put a rain hold on it. The radar showed no break. The field had water all over it and they say "Wait an hour and we will see..."

What a bunch of hooey. Luckily, our coaches finally said "We are not putting our players back out on that field" and we all headed home.

Stopped for some lunch and then headed to Nancy's. By the time we got there, unloaded the car and I made it home, it was 4:30pm and I am dragging - seriously dragging.

That and four nights on not so comfortable beds and I have some back spasms...so I am off to bed.

Tomorrow, Scott Krokoff is joining Doc, Dangerous and myself on the Radio Happy Hour, so today some more of this man's really great music.

I will be back on track tomorrow...so hang in with me and don't forget about your buddy in Memphis.

Thanks to y'all for the wonderful birthday wishes for Mom Joan. She was touched that y'all said such nice things...

We are beginning to take on water down here in Memphis...it really would be nice to see the sun again...

This is "Holy Fire"


17 Of Your Sparks

  1. Matt-Man Says:
  2. Here's to your back getting unspasmed. Cheers Vinny!!

     
  3. DrillerAA Says:
  4. Some week-ends are like that. Sorry it was a wash-out.

     
  5. At least you got one game in! Have a great day...

     
  6. star8278 Says:
  7. Sounds like you've been busy!

    I bought Scott's cd on itunes that you talked about a few posts back, love it.

     
  8. Travis Says:
  9. We're soaking up here too this week, after quite the grand sunny weekend. Too bad we couldn't have loaned you some of our sunshine.

    Hang in there!

     
  10. Bond Says:
  11. MATT-MAN: TY Sir...a bit better today

    DRILLERAA: Not the first, not the last, I am sure


    BUD: Long trip for one + games

    STAR: Glad you enjoy so much. He has a great sound

    TRAVIS: Actually someone asked if we had been teleported to the Northwest, it was so dreary...

     
  12. Yikes! What a whirlwind weekend! Take care of your back, Vin; hope you're back in good shape soon.

     
  13. Jay Says:
  14. Those are some long days you had there. At least you're back at work where you can get some rest today. ;-)

     
  15. Bond Says:
  16. SONGBIRD: thanks...just need to be in my bed for a bit!

    JAY: Was a killa weekend, no doubt.

     
  17. With the weather all weekend, especially in that part of the state, I am surprised you got any games in this weekend.

    Hope your back feels better soon.

     
  18. Bond Says:
  19. SOUTHERN: Believe me, the Sunday game should never have been played. the field was a wreck. If I were the coach, I would never have let my team play.

     
  20. Tug Says:
  21. Wow, what a mess! Muddy, wet fields can cause so many injuries, it's insane. We use kitty litter at the shop to soak up grease & oil; so much cheaper than anything else.

    Take care of your back...get some rest!

     
  22. Patti Says:
  23. What a crappy weekend, Vinny.

    I do hope your back is feeling better soon. Take care of yourself! Get some rest.

     
  24. Starrlight Says:
  25. Phhht. You think YOU are tired of rain ;)

    Doesn't it just drive you nuts when event organizers are so...unorganized?! Makes me antsy. Which gets worse the older I get. I had preciously little patience to begin with :P

    You got take care of that back so I don't end up chatting with your via your cell while you are on the freakin floor. Cause this time I AM calling in the Mounties.

     
  26. Dana Says:
  27. Cam decided to not play ball this spring, and quite honestly, I am THRILLED. Spring weather in Chicago is ... well ... unpredictable at best.

    Now let's see if I'm feeling so wonderfully about his decision to play football this fall. Something tells me it likely won't be any better.

     
  28. Fred Says:
  29. I think you need a vacation.

     
  30. Julie Says:
  31. Oh my.....a little mania there for ya Vinny? I'm so thankful I can sleep anywhere and not have aches and pains.

    Did I ever tell you that I can doze off on the back of a motorcycle?

     

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