Sunday, June 29, 2008

Saturday June 29, 2008 - Chatfield Res. with Cabo

We've hit Chatfield a couple times this week to do some carp fishing. Tuesday we hit it with Steffan, and Saturday Cabo and I hit it alone. Neither time did we see much. We saw some huge fish jumping out of the water which got Steffan all excited, but those fish are impossible to catch. The water was up on Tuesday and back down again on Saturday. The flats looked very fishy, but we didn't see a single fish.  Cabo and I waded all the way over to the other inlet about 100 yards from the penninsula. The whole think is only half way full and only knee deep along the edges and even half way out.

We basically gave up and just hung out. Cabo found a racquet ball - which she loved - so we just threw that around for a while and headed home. We were gone only about 2 hours.

Fishing with Cabo

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Softball 6/26 - Thursday Night

1-2, BB, single (could have been a triple)
played LC - made 3 plays - one pretty good one, although if I didn't have sunburned feet it would have been an easy play.
20-0 win, called after 20 mins and 3 innings.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - Chatfield Res.

Tried to do some carp fishing with Steffan and Cabo. We left work early - Steffan stopped by to get changed and I showed him how to tie an easy carp fly. We headed to Chatfield and got there around 5:30pm right in the middle of a tornado wind storm - literally the wind was whipping so hard that the sand in the parking lot was killing our legs. We hiked into the bay in the back and immediately we saw carp jumping out of the water. It is a pretty amazing sight to see 20 lb fish jumping out of the water all the time.

We headed straight to the flats side, and it was quiet - less wind and no sign of mating fish. We only bumped into one "boiling" fish that we spooked. We really didn't see another fish. The water was clearer, but no fish to be found. The wind died way down and the air was completely still - the whole reservior was like glass - it was weird seeing no boats on the water and no waves. We fished both sides - the bay and the flats a couple of times trying to find fish - but still no luck. We left by 8pm. No luck. Maybe next time.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Softball 6/19 - Thursday Night

0-4, 2 fc's, 1 HR over the fence, 1 line drive out
played LC
1 defensive play
played with the usual crew
won 13-1

everyone came over afterwards for a BBQ - it was a great time!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


It is hard to explain what I feel right now. I have been a Celtics fan since I was born - watching game on TV38 on a 12 inch balck and white tv at my dad's apartment. Brings back memories, of bird, mchale, parish. of johnny most, of red auerbach. I cry. I really do - because this is something that boston fans have waited so long for. this is one of the most storied franchises in sports - and they deserve this win.

most importantly this is for PP, who has been with this franchise through EVERYTHING. reggie lewis, losing, bad draft picks, trade rumors, we get our revenge - and it is the sweetest revenge. championship! this is for you PP. thanks for bringing it to boston.

thanks to:

PP for sticking around
KG for coming to boston
Ray Allen for making this his new home - UCONN wasn't that long ago
Kobe Bryant for being OVER-RATED!
Rondo for being a huge veteran presence throughout the year - he NEVER looked like a second year guy
for KPerk being string and knowing his roll - 5 points, 10 rebounds a game.
for Posey, EHouse, PJ and Big Baby knowing that they are the real MVPs of this team - strong minutes, huge defense and strong bench support. 4 guys we couldn't do without.
for ainge - yes, it kills me to say it, but if you LUCKED out, damn you did good.
for Doc - you brought Thibadeau here and you convinced 3 superstars to play as 1 TEAM. money baby, just money
Thibadeau - no way will we ever thank him enuf. that was the best defensive performance ever. thanks T
to laker fans for being a joke - makes us realize just how great the celts fans are.
for the experts who said we had no chance in hell.
to Bill Simmon's dad - hopefully he's still alive in the morning - can't wait to see his article

most importantly to my brother in law Dale who has always been a huge celtics fan - a true fan should bask in this the most because you were there through all the bad.

to my buddy Haas, who is a big fan and always my last phone call after a championship - man we have had a lot of calls lately huh?

to the city of boston - congrats, and i miss you. you deserve this - god bless and let's hope for many more.

peace and love, enjoy the moment but save some for the future!


Softball - Monday 6/16

Subbed for Mike Lane
3-4 3 RBI's ll singles
1 catch, no errors
played with the gang

cookout on THURSDAY!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008 - Chatfield Reservoir - for CARP!

Sunday, June 15, 2008 - Chatfield Reservoir - for CARP!

Ok, so I got out today - I tried the South Platte River below Chatfield to no avail. I then hit Chatfield at my normal spot - the water is starting to rise and the waves were coming in pretty good. The fish were porpoising slightly out of the water - and I could tell that they were active. I hooked a nice sized fish, and was reeling him in nicely - problem is that this fish had NO fight at all. He was sort of swimming towards me, but he kept enough pressure on the line that I thought he was just a log. Well, turned out he was a log - a nice 48 inch stick that weighed a ton. I was pretty embarrassed that I had "played" this fish to the reel and worked him in to me. Actually I felt like an ass.

The water was so high that I could see across the shoreline that there was water on the other side - so I gave up fishing and headed over. When I got through the shrubs and over the swampy area, I walked in on an orgy. Fish were everywhere just going at it. I cast a few times in their general direction and got a bump - nothing major. Then I started realizing that there were fish everywhere - mudding in the shallows in a football sized area. There was some slight grass tips poking up and the carp were nosing around in there. I got a lot of practice casting to them. I hurt my shoulder pretty badly on Wednesday night - actually got a cortisone shot on Thursday, so this was my first "excersize" on the shoulder. Well, I eneded up hooking up on 5 total, 3 of which I hooked right and they all took me on a very long over 100 foot run. These runs were nothing of the screaming variety - just strong pulls that never seemed to end - like walking the dog and never getting control over the leash. Each fish popped the fly. The last fish I saw in a school of 5 or 6 fish - all were finning and feeding about 25 feet in front of me. I plopped the fly right in front of this guy and I hooked up quickly - he ate it and ran to the left - with a steady pull of the line, there was no way to turn him at all. Finally the line popped out of the fly and I decided it was time to go. While standing on the concrete path submerged up to my ankles with water (this path is hidden during normal water levels) I saw fish swimming right next to me in the mucky water - they didn't realize that Cabo and I were standing there. We would move around and a fish would spook 2 feet from us - scared the hell out of the dog. Cabo tried a couple of times to wander over to the humpers - the fish didn't care less, but one time, they changed directions and must have bumped right into her - she came right out of the water scared as hell - of course she tried to act all brave by pawing at their wakes, but they were long gone. She came back over to me and decided to stand right between my legs for a few minutes. Funny as hell!

Well - a bit of success - and I found the fish!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


We just witnessed history - Celtics played the kind of game you couldn't dream up for a made for TV movie. Amazing tonight - total team effort and this team shows that defense wins championships. Go Green!

Father's Day could be very very special!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hockey 6/10 - Tuesday League

played against Aaron's team and that prick NJ Devils jersey kid
3 penalties - actually got tossed with 1 minute left
I got shouldered twice - the kid actually told me after the first I need to keep my head up - I was jawing with him and I get a penalty at the end of the first period. He shouldered me in the second, I actually went down - of course the ref says he didn't see it - total bull shit. I checked the guy into the boards and get his stick up around my neck, still no call on him, but I get a penalty. At the end of the game I am getting pinned against the baords by Nick - the dude is a nice guy, but he thinks he is a hockey player and he can't even skate. So, with his shoulder in the small of my back I put the kid in a head lock and wrestle him off me - I just grabbed my towel and skated off. Refs did nothing to protect anyone. The ref actually called a bad trip on the other team on a guy who fell down by me - I told him the kid didn't trip me and the ref is like "you want me to call a penalty and when I do you tell me I am wrong!" ...No you #!%&(* idiot I want you to call the right penalties all the time. Idiot.
We lost 6-4 - and it was my fault.

I will kill this kid if I see him again, he's a puss of the ice and some weekend he won't have the balls to face me - and I'll lay him out. Oh, this is the same kid that Deano was gunning for when he cheap shotted him on a Saturday open skate - so, I'm not exactly the only one who dislikes this asshole - so you can say he has it coming.

I'll probably be suspended for 2 games or whatever - I hope I get to play on Thursday night - that is the fun league, and we could win the first game and play the championship game right afterwards.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Hockey 6/5 - Thursday Night

first playoff game
1 goal, 1 assist
played D
played with Dean and Brian
John was goalie
won 6-2
didn't try very hard and could have doubled the score

Hockey 6/3 - Tuesday Night

first playoff game
1 goal
Played D
Played with Chris the Goalie
1 penalty
down 3-1 with 2 mins left we scored to make it 3-2.
pulled the goalie with 45 seconds left
I scored with 28 seconds left.
we won in overtime 4-3

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Manny hits #500

yesterday was a cool day - I was listening to the game over the internet and decided to head downstairs and see if I could see the next Manny at bat on ESPN - of course ESPN was running at the bottom of the screen the ticker tape that said Manny was up. Thinking they would cut to the game, I weighted - but no such luck. The next thing I saw on the ticker was that Manny hit #500. I waited and waited for a replay - but nothing! WTF ESPN??? You guys blew that. Well, the phone rang and my buddy Haas was on the other end - he asked me to guess where he was....I just guessed Baltimore, and I was right. He had gotten gift tickets to the game while he was down there on a project and was at the game. He saw Pedroia and Ortiz go back to back and was having a blast. Seeing Ellsbury leg out a triple was fun too. And when Manny hit it - he had no idea it was #500 until they flashed it. What luck - he always seems to be that lucky!

Sox won again today - they are starting to show some offense finally.