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My Other Bat is a Broom…


Big plans being laid for the inaugural season for the Minneapolis Narwhals Broomball Club.  I, Executive Director of Operations and General Manager for the Narwhals have finalized an exclusive contract with Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Company (Portland, Oregon) to develop the Narwhals’ official identity and logo.

Here are some of the concept sketches (in progress).  We’re very excited.


Raindrops Keep Fall’n On My Head


Got back from Michigan just in time to get wet.  Raining steady for the last two days.  Missed a doubleheader with the Turf Club last night, and another with the Mudpuppies tonight.  Luckily I got a call to fill in with The Ramones on Tuesday, so the week hasn’t been a complete wash.  At least the tornado missed us by a couple of blocks.

Michigan was swell.  Quick run, not much time to see anybody, but nice to be home.  Mom kept me fed, Sara made me sit on the beach and get sun-burnt.  Got to catch up with P.J. and Lindsay in Paw Paw for a night on the way in, and had a few beers with Steve Angry in Holland.  Had a bit of a hell-run on the return trip – featuring some shitty traffic in Northern Indiana and Chicagoland; a flat tire in Woodstock, Illinois; and losing my glasses at a campsite near Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin.

Ahhhh… vacation.

Things I’m thanks-ful for:

New Holland Beer.  Proud to say it’s from my home town.

P.W. Long.  Mule.  Fuck.  So good.

Flea Markets.  Scratch Acid “Berserker” 12″ for 25¢!

Brett Favre.  Ha!

Mudpuppies Nice Run Falls Short.


Me and the boys had a good go at it in the Minneapolis Metro Tournament Saturday.  Withstood a post-storm maintainance delay,  a change of location, and a sloppy wet infield to defeat the Heavy Hitters in extra innings first thing in the morning.  Went on to hand Ernie’s Towing a defeat before finally succumbing to The Rail Station by a handful of runs beneath the intense early-afternoon heat.  Some clutch performances by Chris Roberts, Mark Downey, and Big Ron CrawfordSteve Brick continued his Mudpuppy Rookie-of-the-Year campaign with some timely hitting and some sharp defense.  Ready to go into Fall Season red-hot.