As Spring Approaches, a SQL Blogger’s Thoughts Turn to Daylight and Baseball

As we progress towards the Ides of March, one of my best friends-who-I’ve-never-met, Jimmy May, notes our annual transition to Daylight Savings Time, in a post he generously concludes with a link to one of this very blog’s oldies but goodies. In his blog’s title, Jimmy humbly refers to himself as Jimmy May, Aspiring Geek. …

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Non-Technical Content: 25 Random Baseball Things About Me

UPDATED 21 FEBRUARY 2009 in the cold morning light: grammar in the introduction and #s 1, 5, 10, 12, 15, 18, and 20; new links in #1; and new information in #18. UPDATED 21 FEBRUARY 2009 later in the day because I just remembered I’ve been to Texas (#9, #11). It’s the third Friday in February,…

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Non-Technical News: All Is Finally Right With The World..

Last Tuesday and Wednesday very little was right with the world, as the first two games of the 2008 regular Major League Baseball season were played half a world away, and they started at 3AM Seattle time.  I’m all for globalizing the appeal of the game, but 3AM?!?  And then have both teams come back…

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Springtime Must Be Close At Hand..

..pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. This is better than the groundhog and his shadow..      -wp

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Holy Cow! So Long, Scooter..

Sad news that one of the iconic voices of my youth, Phil Rizzuto, has passed on at the age of 89. “The Scooter” was the oldest living Hall of Famer at the time of his passing.  After an incredible 13-season playing career (interupted, as so many were, by the most recent War To End All…

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Non-Technical News: Redmond Juniors Finish Fourth In Yakima Mid Summer Special

Kyle and I are back in Redmond after our weekend in Yakima. Yesterday, the Redmond boys faced Strategic Energy of Gig Harbor for third place in the tournament.  The boys played well, but lost in the end, 10-6.  Although they finished in fourth place with a 1-3 record, all of the teams that beat them…

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Non-Technical News: Redmond Juniors To Play Tomorrow For Third Place In Yakima Tourney

Hello once again from Yakima, Washington, where frequent visitors to this space will recall I’ve traveled to watch my son Kyle’s team compete in the Yakima Mid Summer Special baseball tournament. After yesterday’s victory against the Red Sox and this morning’s loss to Prairie, Redmond returned to the Eisenhower High School field this evening to face a select team from…

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Non-Technical News: Redmond Juniors Now 1-1 At Yakima Tourney

Hello again from Yakima, Washington, where frequent visitors to this space will recall I’ve traveled to watch my son Kyle’s team compete in the Yakima Mid Summer Special baseball tournament. After yesterday’s victory in the tournament opener, Redmond is playing a doubleheader of sorts today, with games at 9:00am and 6:00pm.  The nine o’clock game was an inter-pool matchup…

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Non-Technical News: Redmond Juniors Win First Game At Yakima Mid Summer Special

Greetings from Yakima, Washington, where frequent visitors to this space will recall I’ve traveled to watch my son Kyle’s team compete in the Yakima Mid Summer Special baseball tournament. Today they faced the Red Sox, who certainly appear to be a local team here in Yakima (several members of the team did maintenance work on the field after…

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Non-Technical News: Warning: Blog Neglect Ahead

It’s been awhile since I posted any non-technical news, and since the current non-technical news is going to result in blog neglect until August 9, I figured I’d let you know what’s up. Of course, that’s the pivotal piece of information right there.  After this week, I’m going to be willfully neglecting the blog for a protracted…

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