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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Patriots Training Camp: Opening Day

Well, for the third stright year we attend the opening day of Patriots Training Camp. The Patriots looked good. The big signings, Moss, Thomas and Welker all looked like Pro Bowlers and the guys we already had, Gaffery, Brady, Watson, Maroney and pretty much everyone else looked good. So yeah, wherever they're having the Super Bowl - HERE WE COME!! (maybe...)

Opening day 2007Can you find Peter?
Brady clapping, don't ask me why. Maybe he likes the fact that he actually has some wide receivers now.
Let the hitting begin!
Moss beats his guy and makes the catch on the sideline
Jabbar Gaffney, looked really good. Should be the Pats 3d or 4th wideout
Punting drill, here they come...
...too late
Welker avoiding the sack in the bump and run drill
Sammy Morris, didn't see do anything special but he's really not here to do anything special
Matt Cassel

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Air Raid

If I was a conspiracy theory type of person I would think they're spying on us.

(if you click on the above photo you can see the guy on the balloon holding on for dear life)


Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Amazing Pop Up

Don't get excited!! The below video is of a pop up... Its not a home run, RBI double or anything like that. For the most part whoever had the camera just took pictures and hardly any video so this is the best of what was there.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Brown is back

After deciding not to retire and play one more season, Troy Brown is back with the Patriots.

The crowded Pats wide receiver situation is looking even more crowded. But that's a good thing!

The Patriots now have 13 wide outs currently signed with the team. At least seven (but not more then eight) will probably still be around after training camp but that's not taking injury's into factor.

Here's a list of the guys the Patriots have and my guesses on who's a lock to make the team and who's not.

100% Chance of Making the Team
*Troy Brown
*Wes Welker
*Donte' Stallworth
*Randy Moss

90% Chance
*Chad Jackson

70% Chance
*Jabar Gaffney
*Kelley Washington
*Reche Caldwell

25% Chance
*Kelvin Kight
*Bam Childress

10% Chance
*Jonathan Smith

Better be Praying
*Chris Dunlap
*C.J. Jones

As it looks now, either if the Patriots decide to load up on one roster spot it would seem wise for them to do it here. The depth of this unit over last years unit is amazing. Just think about it, last year Reche Caldwell was Tom Brady's go to guy. This year, Moss, Welker, Stallworth all could be number one wide receivers and Caldwell is going to be playing this preseason for a roster spot.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Ingrid!


Friday, July 13, 2007

Tash trashes brothers birthday baseball game

We had a baseball game earlier today with some friends to celebrate Peter's 171th birthday. There was around fourteen to twelve people total so the teams usually were about six to seven guys - enough to play without the pitcher poison rule! (YeS!) In the first game the team I was on (along with Peter) lost 3 to 2. I went something like 1 for 3 with two walks and an RBI. On the other hand, Peter got picked off first and doubled up when he ran on a fly ball that was caught. Since Matthew T. had gotten his leg twisted up in the 1905 sinking of the Titanic and was unable to run (or wasn't really supposed to run...) he was the pitcher for the other team most of the day and that stunk. His little Austen Crow cutter type pitch was almost impossible to pull to left field or hit very far (like past the mound). It was terrible, it was horrible, it was baseballcide. We almost pulled out a victory because they weren't hitting that great either. A tragedy of life I suppose.

In the second game, birthday boy Peter was on the opposite team this time after we switched around the teams. My team actually threw two perfect innings and were leading three to nothing (two run home run by myself, who got our other run?) before Aidan and I combined to blow the lead in the third inning (two run home run by Peter, RBI by Matthew? 3-3 game). In the 4th inning, we ended up giving up the lead when Peter hit a two run home off someone who wasn't me. As the teams official hitman I came in and hit the next unfortunate batter for his evil deed... Another inning later Peter another single home run to give his team a 6 to 3 lead. Things look dark and glim. Or at least they look dark and glim until Ryan walked and the next batter Aidan hit a line-drive right field two run home run to make us only one point down. Our next time up an inning later (the 9th or whatever, it was the last inning of the game) I hit a three run home run to give my team the lead. In the bottom of the inning Peters team went down one, two, three and the team I was luckily enough to be on was victorious!

The birthday boy LOST!

That's not supposed to happen; is it?

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Pictures from the baseball game

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NASA Endeavours to Spell

I guess we can't use the phrase, "You don't need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out" anymore.

Monday, July 09, 2007

July 9th


Friday, July 06, 2007

The Bolt of Tash falls from above!

Here's a great photo of what I spent part of the 4th of July doing.... Mock sword fighting (and don't pity the kid I just took out - the little guys are almost as likely to get you out as the bigger guys) Thanks to Michael for posting the shot.


Thursday, July 05, 2007

Big Papi - Just Say No

Explain to me how David Ortiz makes the All Star game this year? It's an outrage! AN OUTRAGE!! What a worse example (other then sending a convicted ax murderer) can Major League Baseball send to kids and adults worldwide - get big - and win big. MLB must either make "Big Papi" change his nickname or ban him from the All Star Game. With steroids, activist umpires, foul fans and corked bats plaguing the sport now is the wrong time to be seen as encouraging obesity. For the sake of the children of America and the sports indignantly I urge commissioner Allan Selig to take action now on this issue.

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Summer is just flying by. It seems like it was just April yesterday. Have a great 4th of July!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Sunset on the Farm


See I Told You So!

Once again, SNS News simply outraces the completion. Remember the story on the underdog Yankees (here - or you could just scroll down)? Well, today ESPN's Jim Caple came out with an article basically saying the same thing - America needs to get behind its favorite underdog, America's team. Glad to see that someone else agrees.

And by the way, I think the Yankees chances of now making the playoffs are about 1 in 10. As I said at the beginning of the season - they needed to fire Joe Torre. He's been a good manger for the team but they really need someone with some fire and ability to push guys to their potential; something Torre seems incapable of doing right now.

Next year!