The Baseball season is a week and a half old and lots has happened since the first pitch. I watched opening day ceremonies at Fenway and like everything Red Sox it was over the top. Families of the Marathon Bombing Victims brought the rings out to the owners. When each guy receiving his ring they all had the same reaction they looked down at it like a Little Leaguer and his first trophy. †It was very cool. I got choked up when Firefighters from Engine 33 and Ladder 15 came in and shook hands with the Sox two firefighters from the BFD were killed† fighting a fire. I teared up when Lt Walsh's (one of the fallen fire fighters) wife and kids were at the end of the line and each Red Sox hugged her and made a huge deal out of the little one she was carrying.
The Red Sox are 4 and 5 to start the season, getting swept by the Brewers at the 2014 Fenway Debut. Why are they opening at home against a National League Team?
There were double wins at UConn has the Huskies beat Kentucky and the Lady Huskies beat Notre Dame. I think people were surprised to see UConn win, especially John Caliperi. He and his Wildcats had there chances but couldnít take advantage.
The Masters wonít have Tiger this year. I bet you havenít heard about that every waking moment over the last couple of weeks. The Masters is the best human drama in sports especially if itís tight on Sunday. Itís not so much the golf but more the pressure on each guy to make each shot. The excitement is different than a team sport itís more psychological sometimes than pure school and a major always seems to capture it more than any other sport. Itís human drama at itís best.
Hey they almost found the airplane maybe but itís in a whole lot of water.Just canít believe they havenít found that yet. There is something wrong here and we may never find the answer itís a shame. For all those families,they have been given a bunch of bull shit so far.
Teams are Jockeying for position
The Boston Bruins and the St Louis Blues are battling for the Presidents Cup for the best record in the league and how ice throughout the playoffs.. both teams have three games left the Bruins have a 114 pts and the Blues have 111. Both teams have played some exceptional hockey this year but Iím a Black and Gold guy instead of the Blue Gold.
LIL Warriors Report
Yes after getting their butts kicked last month in tournament the boys got hot in their last few games. They won their first round playoff game as the 4th seed in their conference..
They had to play two games on Saturday to win the Conference. They played at 8am while their soon to be opponents played at 8:20 am on the other rink at the same facility.The winners would return for the conference championship at 1pm.
The boys came out smoking in the morning game winning 5-2. Nick the goalie was awesome and the netminder's best friend the goal post helped out big time.
The game was at 1, traffic on I 93 North was awful getting back to the rink as a work crew filled potholes on the Interstate. Players came in one by one even coach Glen got stuck in traffic. The boys went down 1-0 in the first period. They tied it early in the second then went down 2-1 going into the third. They scored quick. And with 4:48 left Lil Craig scored the game winner. Gloves, sticks helmets every where. The Boys got trophies and hats saying Valley League Champs.
The Playoff format changed this year with an extra game on Sunday for the League Championship for that Division. They played† Woburn who gave them trouble all year . They lost twice to them, beat them once and tied them. The boys took the early lead and held on; they were up 2-0 then†Woburn scored making it 2-1, then the boys were up 3-1 and held on for a 4-2 win and the big piece of Hardware their version of the Cup.
Lil Lanz almost had the first goal, he couldnít get a rebound home and the goalie made a stick save while on the Ice.
Special Thanks go out to the Coaches Glenn, Dennis, and Dave who made it fun for the kids all year and three of the nicest guys you ever want to meet.
The parents who we bonded with giving up every weekend and many weeknights since September. we became a group that truly enjoyed each others company.
Finally Thanks to the 12 boys and 1 girl. who spent countless hours on the ice through practices, skill session and many playing for two teams. There hard work and dedication.paid off
Parents and coaches explained to them †that Championships are rare in ones sporting life so enjoy it. They have been the talk of the town at soccer, Lax, and baseball. The kids are enjoying the crap out of it.
Lil Lanz†skating hard up the Boards
Team watching opponents getting runner up trophy
Team getting the Trophy
Typical Hockey Champ Photo Lil lanz doing his Hulk Hogan in Back
LIL Lanz†in Locker Room with trophy, He had already took his shoulder and elbow pads off