Tuesday, July 19, 2011

84 Straight, Hot Wheels, The Hammer

84 straight wins!? I don't care if Martensdale St Mary's found more eligibility for the Boston Red Sox, that's an impressive run. It just shouldn't happen in baseball. Heck, it hasn't happened EVER until now. Congratulations to the Blue Devils. They're not done yet either...

Only 116 degrees (heat index) at state softball Tuesday. Chris Hassel says it actually felt cooler. Chris worked hard for two sweaty days, and now turns it over to the IceBorg. Maybe the nickname will help...

Bettendorf entered state undefeated. Didn't stop Ankeny from sending the Bulldogs packing after one game. State can be exhilarating, or cruel, like that...

The hottest spot in America Tuesday was Newton, Iowa. Ed Wilson tells me it felt 128 in Newton. The Iowa Speedway had enough AC to send out a news release that the grandstands for the August 6th NASCAR Nationwide race are already sold out. They're moving in the temp seating. Hopefully, it doesn't melt...

I asked followers on twitter to complete this sentence, with an Iowa hook: It's so hot, __________. My favorites include: "It's so hot, the butter cow had the runs." "It's so hot, Paul Rhoads refused to get off the air-conditioned bus." "It's so hot, I'm considering cutting my jeans into jorts." ...

Will this NFL lockout end already please! Partly because I love football, partly because I can't take much more coverage...

Talked to NL All-Star Joel Hanrahan. Hanrahan says he's agreed to let www.joelthehammer.com sell foam hammers because part of the proceeds go to help sick children. Joel seems like a really good guy. I know the Cardinals wish they had him about now. The Pirates---the Pirates!---are in first place.
The Hammer ©

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