The Bad News Derby People actually had a good game in game one. KC drove in a run and they kept it close till the last inning- Which was the seventh, for a change.
LAURIE: How many innings do they play?
ME: I really am not sure, they've never made it past the 4th without being 20 runs down before!
|There he goes!|
|Trying to beat the shift- fouled out.|
|And a lot of this happened.|
PD ran up 11 1st inning runs, doing everything BUT hitting the woods. They tacked on 5 in the second, but we actually held them scoreless in the third while they were bored. Fourth inning, they decided that enough was enough, and returned to score-at-will, running it up to 22-0 so the ump would stop play. Allegedly, next game we'll finally be dropped down to a class more befitting, if there is such a thing. Paul Davis will be moving up, I'm told.
And now, this afternoon's walk.
Remember the tree I described as massive, but you couldn't tell from that shot? You'll see it now.
|Bent one tree over on the way down, busted another in two. I wrapped Scrappy's leash around the shattered tree's trunk to see how big it was- It was long enough to run from my foot to my hip.|
|And as you can see, the lesson learned is don't grow on the edge of a dropoff.|
|Peek! Someone napping in the meadow.|
|OMG, it's Scrappy! Run!!!|
|Scrappy in the flowers|
|Seen a few of these along the river.|
I do have to give IPFW a bit of credit. This year, they are leaving a lot more of the "in-between" stuff unmown, unlike the last few years where if it didn't require a Bushhog, it got cut. Thus the places where we have caught our deer friends (like today, pardon the bad pun) are more animal friendly... but in order to not pick off ticks half the night, I'm going to have to declare the way to the duck pond inaccessible at this point.
However, if it's like a couple years ago, access might be resumed this weekend. Two years ago...
They mowed a path to the river's edge, from which to shoot off mortars at the river the rest of the holiday. I don't believe it was an "officially sanctioned event", but remote enough that anyone who might possibly complain would have the devil's own time finding them. I thought it was last year, but last Independence Day Weekend...
We found out what the fox says (answer: Bark bark yip yip)!