Archive for June, 2006

Cross Country Photos

Friday, June 30th, 2006

I recently decided to formalize my cross country photos, and created a web site for them at CrossCountryPhotos.StuartPeak.net. At this point I only have pictures from the 2005 season, but I plan on photographing meets this fall.

Trifecta

Friday, June 30th, 2006

In late March, Eddie Griffin of the Timberwolves got into a traffic accident. News stories have revolved around allegations that Griffin was drunk, but the police officers at the scene didn’t cite Griffin for DUI, they didn’t even give him field-sobriety or blood-alcohol tests. The officers did give Griffin a ride home, however. In the […]

Pretty Fair Month of Work

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Twins pitcher Johan Santana had 6 starts in June, during which he had a record of 5-0 with a 1.05 ERA and 44 strikeouts. I think everyone, including Bob Gibson, would have to say that was a decent month’s work 😉

Color from the 30’s

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

During the 1930’s, gangsters spent time in the vicinity of St. Paul, a safe haven provided by the corrupt St. Paul police department. Notable crime figures who spent time here include John Dillinger, Ma Barker and Alvin “Creepy” Karpis. A story in this morning’s Star Tribune includes some coloful tales from that era. Ma Barker […]

Younger Twins

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Last night the Twins beat the Dodgers 8-2 in the second game of a 3-game series.  Francisco Liriano picked up the win, giving up 5 hits in 7 innings while striking out 8.  Earlier this year the Twins had Liriano in the bullpen, because they were short of lefthanders and felt they needed to build […]

Historic Hastings, Minnesota

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Today Pat and I had business in Hastings, and after we got that wrapped up, we went down to the historic part of the town, along the Mississippi River. We considered getting a bite to eat at the Busted Nut Bar & Grill, but eventually settled on the Levee Cafe. Apparently a major thing that […]

Memories of the Past

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

I was talking to my wife about an article I had read  this week, in which the author suggested that President Bush has a good memory for facts and figures that interest him, such as batting averages from the 1950’s.  My wife replied that is the way guys are, since they can recall obscure details […]

If I Hadn’t Seen It With My Own Eyes …

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Today I was in the process of leaving the Target store in Roseville, when I ended up behind a car waiting to turn onto the main road that goes by the front of the store. Since this seemed to be a perfect opportunity to make a (legal) right turn on a red light, and the […]

Grand Slam Anomaly

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

The Twins do not have the big bats of the teams from the era of Harmon Killibrew.  In many respects, the Twins are the antithesis of those teams.  No Twin has hit 30 home runs in a season in nearly 20 years.  The Twins DH spot has been so anemic  this season that the first […]

Interesting Development

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

The NY Times today had a story about a veto of a spending bill in South Carolina.  The budget bill, passed by a Republican-controlled House and Senate, was vetoed by the Republican Governor.  In explaining his veto, the governor said: “We’ve got to watch our own tent as Republicans.  If we say we’re about limited […]