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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More Snow in Baltimore, Sheriff's Office Softball, and MS Gets in the Way Of Memories

Snow is falling, big time falling, if this keeps up, we will have 2 blizzards in one week. The boy went out to shovel already, he's trying to prevent another big dig out. The girl has a cold, isn't that convenient? The wife is having an optical migraine, she isn't having any fun, at all! I still want to get out there, but I moved the truck for the boy and my back hurts from that.

Was thinking today about the times I had playing softball, it was a hoot. Played when I was real young for some pretty competitive teams. Later on played with the gang from work, we weren't very competitive, but we had a blast! I was what you call an offensive specialist, mostly because I couldn't throw. I could hit pretty good, and was surprisingly fast, for my size. I remember like it was yesterday, running to first, almost falling when my right foot dragged. Seems MS won't even leave my memories alone.

I remember playing in the annual Sheriff's tournament, different county each time, it was great. We got the chance to fool around with guys from other jurisdictions, and drink way too much. Had an umpire throw our catcher out of the game because he was so drunk he couldn't catch the ball the ump was tired of getting hit. I rounded second on one play, catch the 3rd base coach and he was waiving me home. I kicked it into high gear, rounded third, on deck batter was putting me down, telling me to slide. What they didn't tell me was the catcher already had the ball! I slid, was out, left about 3 lbs of ass on home plate. The city sheriff told me I should shoot the guy that sent me. It's actually a good memory I was able to run fast enough to get a huge strawberry on my thigh, good times.


Anonymous said...

Hi Andy:

We are hunkering down for the coming 2 feet of snow today on top of the 13 inches we got over the weekend-- we have 7 inches as of 5AM. I know you got much much more than we did.

About your back pain, I read on WEBMD (the scroll at the top of my blog) that Cymbalta is now being used for chronic back pain.

It is used for depression and diabetic nerve pain, but has found other uses.

Here is the article:

Antidepressant Cymbalta Eases Back Pain Friday, February 05, 2010 3:38:39 PM
Cymbalta, a drug used to treat depression, fibromyalgia, and diabetic nerve pain, may also provide relief from hard-to-treat chronic low back pain.

Oh, and if you don't drink beer yet,,,,,start. Found this too! LOL

Can Beer Build Better Bones? Monday, February 08, 2010 11:42:14 AM
Drinking beer may be good for building more than just beer bellies. A new study suggests drinking beer may help build better bones thanks to its high silicon content.

I hope you have some comfort food while you endure the rest of the snowstorm.


awb said...

Anne - I already take Cymbalta as my nutsy pill, and for cramps. My back problem is the discs are falling apart, thanks Dad! It is another blizzard here, good luck to you and yours!


Slammermike said...

Those were some great years of softball. When Rick sent you on that play I think the catcher had the ball when your rounded second.
That was the game we were late for and John was making out the lineup as the cars drove in the parking lot.

Remember Frederick County? The guy came in on a motorcycle and gave all the cops the finger. The local Sheriffs knew he had to come back that way since it was the only way out of the park. They stopped him to see what his problem was and it turned out there was an open warrant for him. He was arrested and his bike impounded.

They were great times

awb said...

Slammer - He wasn't laughing on the way out, was he.