Sunday, August 30, 2015

Baseball Heaven - Dinner With The Bill - Alex & Gina

Sunday==>I hope all of my loyal and faithful readers and followers are having a great weekend so far because your favorite Sunshine State blogger certainly is ... because ...

Saturday was an excellent day for a baseball nut like moi. It started with two terrific games in the Little League World Series ...

In the first game Japan beat Mexico 1-0 in extra innings. Then, Pennsylvania beat Texas 3-2 in the bottom of the 6th inning (remember, regulation play in Little League is only 6 innings). 

The attendance for the PA/TX game was 45,000+ and that is pretty awesome in and of itself. Think about it ... can you imagine being 12 or 13 years old and playing baseball before a roaring crowd of over 45,000? Think about it ...

So ... Japan and Pennsylvania will play at 3:00pm today for the World Championship. I will, of course, be watching and pulling for PA.

Then for the evening ...

The Yankees won a nail-biter over the Braves in Atlanta by a score of 3-1 as rookie Luis Severino tossed 6 shutout innings and DiDi Gregorius and Brian McCann each had RBI doubles.

The win allowed the Bronx Bombers to remain 1.5 games behind Toronto in the AL East race.

This afternoon @ 1:35pm from Turner Field in Atlanta the Yankees will go for a sweep of the 3-game series against the Braves.

On the mound for the Yankees (71-57) will be Nathan Eovaldi (13-2), who is becoming the ace of the staff vs. Julio Teheran (9-6) for the Braves (54-75).

Moving on ...

Yesterday the weather here in Winter Park was pretty nasty during the day and for most of the evening ... rain ... rain ... and more rain.

This kept me from my usual walking and wandering session(s) so ... my walking mileage was accumulated by my baseball walking regimen. In case you have forgotten ... when I watch a baseball game after each half inning, each pitching change and break in play, I get up and walk rather rapidly around the apartment.

Yeah, it gets boring really fast but ... over time the steps really add up. For Saturday it was==>4.57 miles. Not bad, IMHO.

Moving on ...

Tonight I will have dinner with my son Bill III aka The Bill at Outback Steakhouse on Aloma Avenue in Winter Park. Really looking forward to this.

I want to close this posting by sharing a great recent picture of my grandson, Alex Falletta, and his wife, Gina. They and their two darling daughters, Saylor and Finley, will be coming down to Florida over Labor Day weekend and will stay with The Bill at his new digs in Castleberry. Can’t wait!!




Yesterday’s mileage==>4.57 miles (or, 9,988 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>984.39 miles (average 4.09 miles per day)

Billi Pod
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