Thursday, October 13, 2011

Essential and Obligatory

  • I have to make an entry.  I just have to!  But, I don't know want to get on about.
  • How about this?  The Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals are playing in the National League Championship Series.  They previously meet in the 1982 World Series when the Brewers were an American League team.  Interesting.
  • If Milwaukee wins, the city will be the first to be represented by one team for both the National and American Leagues in the World Series.  There are many cities that have have been represented by different teams from different leagues in the World Series.  The one that I can think of, are: New York (Yankees -- AL, Dodgers, Giants, Mets -- AL), Boston (Red Sox -- AL, Braves -- NL), St. Louis (Browns -- AL, Cardinals -- NL), Philadelphia (Athletics -- AL, Braves -- NL), Chicago (White Sox -- AL, Cubs -- NL), Los Angeles (Angels -- AL, Dodgers -- NL), the Bay area (A's -- AL, Giants -- NL), and Milwaukee (Braves -- NL, Brewers -- AL).
  • The Tigers and the Cardinals seems like a sexy match-up for a World Series.
  • An old man, wearing a Yankees Cap, sees me and Tony as we were waiting for the Kindergarten Van.  He says "Jianada!  Ni shi Jianada!"  which means "Canada!  You are Canada!".   He obviously saw the commercial we appeared in when he was riding the bus one day.
  • Both my parents are in the hospital in Brandon, Canada.  That is the bad part of being an Expat.  I am so far away, and I feel helpless.  Nothing I can do but pray.
  • Friday morning, I saw about nine vehicles lined up at a light to make a left turn.  The three at the back of the line were black sedans.  When the green left turn light was lit and the cars all stared to turn, the three black sedans impatiently passed the vehicles that were turning before them and merged with cars in the front of the line.  I was flabbergasted that drivers would even consider performing such maneuvers.
  • Outside a bank seniors were lined up, later than Friday morning.   I always see seniors lining up at banks.  I saw an old woman dancing to pass the time.
  • In a small booth, I saw a man with a tanks full of crabs.  He was tying the crabs' claws up to prep them for delivery.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andis,

I am sorry to hear that both of your parents are in the hospital. I wish them a speedy recovery and hope that they are up and about soon.

St Louis cleaned Detroits clock in the 2006 World Series in 5 games. If Detroit does not win the next two games in Texas they will not see the WS this year.

I think a Texas vs St Louis match up would go 7 games.

Ron

Andis Kaulins said...

Thank you for your concern.

I remember the Tigers beat the Cards in seven in 1968. I forgot about 2006.

Andis Kaulins said...

Thank you for your concern.

I remember the Tigers beat the Cards in seven in 1968. I forgot about 2006.