Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tough Call, Muggy Daze, Six Weeks From Heaven

Today was one of those great days in high school sports. We had walkoffs, shenanigans, and botched calls. That's what sports is all about.

The Home-plate umpire clearly missed the call in the Winterset-Clear Creek Amana game. The CCA runner never touched home but was called safe to end the game in the bottom of the 8th. It's an awful way for Winterset to lose the 3A championship, but human error is part of the game. It was a bang-bang call, and the umpire got it wrong. It happens. It's just too bad it happened in that situation.

It was 83-degrees when I went to Principal Park to shoot the 2A baseball quartfinals, and it felt like 105. It was hard to breathe. I don't ever remember a stretch where the heat index has been this high. The good news is, it's almost over.

Drake's Seth Van Deest will miss 4-6 months after undergoing shoulder surgery. Even in the off-season, Mark Phelps continues to lose.

The college football season begins six weeks from Saturday. Hallelujah!

A woman in front of me at Subway asked for a "bushel of pickels" today. When the sandwich artist gave her two huge handfuls, the woman demanded the entire container of pickles. Needless to say, I had a pickle-less chicken breast sandwich.

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