Monday, February 25, 2013

There Will Be Blood

No I'm not talking about Oscar Winner Daniel Day Lewis' movie from a few years ago. I'm talking about Rob Zombie's upcoming film about the Broad Street Bullies, the Philadelphia Flyers from the 1970's.
I say there will be blood, because that's not only Rob Zombie's specialty, but the Bullies were known for bloodshed as well. A perfect combination!
The script is finished, and filming begins in Philadelphia this fall.
Philly sports teams have been the subject of several movies the past few years. Invincible, Silver Linings Playbook, that Tony Danza movie were he played a garbage man who kicks for the Eagles, then this Flyers movie. What next? A movie about Tug McGraw and the Fightin' Phillies of the late 70's and early 80's? I would definitely see that!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

When It Was A Game

I was up late watching the old baseball documentary, When It Was A Game. I have seen it advertised for years, but never got around to watching it.
I must say it was very good. It captured baseball at a time before money really controlled the game.
Last night I had thoughts that before big money contracts, before network television, before Marvin Miller and the Major League Players Association, before Curt Flood challenged the Reserve Clause, before Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally and free agency, before expansion, before Scott Boras, baseball was just a GAME!
Despite the greed, I still love the game.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Shaking The Winter Rust

Hit some golf balls before work today. The irons felt good. I need to work on my short irons and wedges. Here it is mid Feburary and I haven't even played a round of golf yet.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Spring Training Starts Today

Thank The Lord baseball is finally here! I leave for my Arizona trip in 19 days. I'm going to see the Dodgers, Giants, A's and a mystery team.
Yesterday to get in the spring training mood, I had a catch with a friend for about half an hour. It was nice to throw the ball around.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ah, The Life of A Golf Pro

I just hit a bucket of balls at Napa Golf Course. I saw one pro give a lesson at the practice tee. He looked as if he was engaging in nice conversation between giving instruction and observing. It seemed as if he was just hanging out with the fellas.
I saw another pro giving a putting lesson. He looked like he was actually working with his teenage pupil. He looked as if he wanted to be someplace else. After the lesson, he muttered his upcoming schedule for the week. Seemed as if he had a lot of downtime for the week. Then he headed to the clubhouse to watch the rest of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
When I went inside to pay for my bucket, there were three more guys sitting around watching Phil Mickelson play.
What a life. Hit all the golf balls you want. In between lessons watch all the Golf Channel you can, and make money doing what you love.