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Here, have some photos!

Along the Walt Bailey Trail in Washington State
Cutthroat Lake (2 of 7)

 

My Air Zimbabwe ride…

My Ride

 

UW (DC Dawgs) softball team just winning and grinning
CAN Softball Tourney 2015

 

This elephant missed the deep end of the Zambezi River

Zambezi River

 

It’s a door!
Door

 

Bonus! Believe and you shall receive!

 

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side) ranks as something you should get up off your butt and see.Victoria Falls

 

Narrows Bridge and some red things

Narrows Brewery

 

Me and Dave Niehaus (RIP)
Dave Niehaus

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Cabin

Pool Sipping

Rain Delay!

Camping is hard

Oh mia, sangria!

 

Baseball Bonus!

Fernando

Game on

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More random photos! Less specific photos!

Okay, but let’s go with sunsets instead.

DC sunset
Sunset in DC

 

Seattle sunset
Sunset in Seattle

 

Puyallup Spring Fair
Sunset at the Puyallup Spring Fair

 

Volleyball sunset
Sunset playing volleyball

 

Washington Monument sunset
Washington Monument sunset

 

That’s done, let’s do some bonus random photos.

Safeco Field
Felix wins! But I didn’t get my Felix bobblehead.

 

Snoqualmie Falls
The Falls of Snoqualmie and the Salish Lodge

 

One Day Hike 2015
Only 1/3 of the way done with the One Day Hike. Only 20 miles to go!

 

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Not to let misery dredge up more misery, but this is a real conundrum.

Seattle sports fans. Wow.

I have nothing to say.

I’ll say something anyway.

 

Every possible way we can lose, we’ve seen it. Every permutation of heartbreak, we’ve lived it.

As the biggest underdog, we’ve fell short by the tiniest of margins.

As the odds on favorite, we’ve failed to live up to expectations.

 

Where does the Seahawks loss in the Super Bowl rank in the pantheon of Seattle sports heartbreak?

 

I contend it’s the 3rd most frustratingly heartbreaking post-season defeat in Seattle sports history.

 

I’m only listing from around 1990 to present, because that’s what I experienced.

 

Honorable Mentions

Sounders losing to the Timbers in the 2013 Western Conference Semifinals

Seahawks losing to the Bears in OT in the 2007 Divisional playoff game

 

Top Ten

10. Mariners losing to the Indians in 1997 Division Series

9. Seahawks losing to the Falcons in the 2012 Divisional playoff game

8. Sounders losing to the Galaxy in the 2014 MLS Western Conference Championship

7. Mariners losing to the Yankees in the 2000 ALCS

6. Seahawks losing to the refs in Super Bowl XL

5. Sonics losing to the Suns in the 1993 Western Conference Finals

4. Sonics losing to the Bulls in the 1996 NBA Finals

3. Seahawks losing to the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX

2. Mariners losing to the Yankees in the 2001 ALCS

1. Sonics losing to the Nuggets in the 1st round in 1994 (first time a #1 seed lost to a #8 seed)

 

What do you think?

 

losing

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My goal to see a game in every Major League Baseball stadium continues…

I have seven stadiums remaining.

I’m debating between two possible road trips this year in September.

What say you? Which should I pick?

Vote Now! Give ideas!

Option #1: Houston Astros/Texas Rangers

What I could do:

  1. See the Seattle Mariners play the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park a couple of times (Sept. 20-21)
  2. See the Texas Rangers play at Globe Life Park
  3. See the Seattle Sounders FC (soccer) play FC Dallas (Sept. 24)
  4. Eat Texas BBQ
  5. Check out some local breweries in Houston and Dallas (e.g. Saint Arnold Brewery)
  6. See the Johnson Space Center in Houston
  7. Spot a cowboy
  8. Stop in Nashville en route?
  9. Stop in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park en route?

 

Option #2: St. Louis Cardinals/Kansas City Royals

What I could do:

  1. See the St. Louis Cardinals play at Busch Stadium
  2. See the Kansas City Royals play at Kauffman Stadium
  3. See the St. Louis Rams (football) play on Sept. 21?
  4. Check out Schlafly Tap Room, Anheuser-Busch and other breweries in St. Louis
  5. Check out Boulevard Brewery and others in Kansas City
  6. Eat Kansas City BBQ
  7. Stop in Louisville en route?

 

Help me decide! Vote!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/baseballproject

baseball

 

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‘Optimism: Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something.’ – Oxford Dictionary

Safeco Field

Safeco Field

As a long-suffering Seattle sports fan, it’s hard to be optimistic about our chances of winning. Anything. We’ve been burned too many times.

So, it is with only a mild case of trepidation that I say, there is reason for optimism this year.

After the Seahawks won the Super Bowl in February, suddenly my eyes are open. There is a bit of confidence. And lots of hope.

 

1) The Seattle Mariners are 7 games over .500 and the 5th best team in the American League. They beat the best team 2 out of 3 games going into the All-Star break. Say what? Optimism has set in.

2) The Seattle Sounders FC are far and away the best team in Major League Soccer (MLS) so far, at 10 points clear of the 2nd best team. They’ve outclassed everyone. They look unbeatable. Optimism.

3) The new women’s soccer team, Seattle Reign, is 13-1-3 (42 points) and 9 points clear of 2nd place. Although I’ve never watched a game, optimism.

4) The Washington Huskies football team has a new coach, a new stadium and a new attitude. Win. And for the first time in a long time, I believe it. Optimism.

5) And the Seattle Seahawks are again projected to be one of the best teams in the NFL. I say they win the Super Bowl again. Confidence.

 

P.S. If you don’t care about sports, I’m also optimistic for other reasons. You just wouldn’t know from this post!

 

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There went June! Later!

Let’s take a moment of silence…

 

My first round of CSA veggies. Bok choy and some random stuff.

My first round of CSA veggies. Bok choy and some random stuff.

 

Having a beer before the Mariners game in Seattle.

Having a beer before the Mariners game in Seattle.

 

Having another beer in Seatle just before...nothing really.

Having another beer in Seattle just before…nothing really.

 

Random purple bike at Firefly Music Festival in Delaware.

Random purple bike at Firefly Music Festival in Delaware.

 

Tailgating before the Sounders game in DC.

Tailgating before the Sounders game in DC.

Speaking of soccer…USA will beat Belgium in the World Cup!

 

 

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