Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Gators Are For Real - Post Season Baseball - Winter Park Arts Festival - Dinner With Bill

Sunday==>Yes, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, my Florida Gators won 21-3 on the road against the 4-1 Missouri Tigers, spoiling their Homecoming, like they did ours last year. Boo-hoo! NOT!!

With this win over the defending SEC East champions the Gators moved to 6-0 and took a major step forward in the SEC East race.

Folks, this is a real team, not just a blip on the 2015 early season radar. We have an adequate offense, headed by the ever maturing red shirt freshman QB Will Grier, and an in-your-face defense that has only given up five touchdowns in 15 red-zone trips.

Coach Jim McElwain has done a terrific job in getting his freshman-laden team to believe in themselves and to play with a consistently positive approach. Yes, the remnants of Coach Will Muskrat’s disgraceful era are now gone.

The Gators will travel to Baton Rouge for next Saturday’s game against the LSU Tigers and that running machine known as Leonard Fournette. The game is at 7:30pm carried on ESPN.


Moving on to some more sports ... 

On the baseball post season ... for you Marty ...

The Cubs beat the Cardinals 6-3, in St. Louis, to tie the series 1-1. A bizarre two error second inning did in the Cards.

Game #3 is Monday in Chicago. The time has not been set.

The Dodgers beat the Mets in a 5-2 comeback win with a 4-run rally in the 7th inning, keyed by a hard slide that sent Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada to the hospital. Zack Grienke got the win over Noah Syndergaard. The series is tied 1-1.

Game #3 will be on Monday in New York. The time has not been set.

Now ... about the games today ... again, for you Marty ...

4:10pm==>ALDS #3 - Royals/Astros, in Texas. On the mound for the Royals (1-1) will be Edison Volquez (13-9) vs. Dallas Keuchel (20-8) for the Astros (1-1).

8:10pm==>ALDS #3 - Blue Jays/Rangers, also in Texas. On the mound for the Jays (0-2) will be Marco Estrada (13-8) vs. Martin Perez (18-5) for the Rangers (2-0). This is a “win or go home” game for the Blue Jays.

OK ... enough sports ... let’s move on to Billi Pod’s plans for today ...

Well, first, in the early afternoon I will walk over to the downtown area of Winter Park for ...

WINTER PARK AUTUMN ART FESTIVAL - “The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival is the only juried art show to feature Florida artists exclusively.  Held annually on the second weekend in October, this community-oriented sidewalk show presents quality visual art, live entertainment, children’s activities and more.  The festival is held in beautiful Central Park located along historic Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park.”

I will spend a couple of hours at the festival and then come back to the apartment for the Royals/Astros game.

Then, around 7:00pm my son Bill III aka The Bill will come to the apartment to pick me up for dinner at our favorite Winter Park restaurant, the Outback Steakhouse, on Aloma Avenue.

We had invited Scott Warner to join us, but unfortunately, he is out of town on vacation. Oh well ...

So, it is now time to post this and then get ready for the art festival ... and to continue ...



Yesterday’s mileage==>4.19 miles (or, 9,156 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>1,143.92 miles (average 4.04 miles per day)

Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”


Elodie Bentley said...

Look for Susan Padgett Best's display, she won an Award of Merit?Honor? Something like that. Eden should be with her and would be thrilled to see you as she remembers that you and her Dad were such good friends.

Marty said...

I don't know who you think you're kidding with scores...???... it's OCTOBER!!! Everybody knows baseball is a summer game. Surely they must have finished playing with their balls more than a month ago at least. I think you'd better check with your doctor on your next visit. I'm afraid maybe the cancer has spread to your brain. Baseball in October. Oh're such a kidder. Careful, someone might think you're serious and they're liable to put you in a padded room.

Maybe it'll be next to mine.