Posted in baseball, personal, sports, weather at 10:24 pm by wingerz


First week here is coming to a close. Random observations:

Time difference: This is throwing me totally off. It’s weird to have to apply the +3hrs to people on the east coast instead of -3hrs to people on the west coast. I’ve already missed making a few calls home.
Sports: I missed ALCS Games 3 and 4 because they were on at work and while I was at dinner. I had to leave work a bit early to catch Game 5 (which was probably the most unbelievable game I’ve seen). Miss the feeling of going to sleep right after the game as well as the post-game buzz and sleepiness that pervades the New England area after a game like that.
Commute: When I go into the office, it’s over 20 miles each way.
Social plans: It’s pretty hard to coordinate, especially with a single car. Jen took the train back from SF yesterday and arrived at 118am at the train station, which was 4 miles away.
Home: We’re in corporate housing, which is pretty nice. Have been swimming in the evenings since exercise is no longer built into my daily routine.
Worldly possessions: Most of our stuff is still in storage. The items I wish I had pulled out before they were packed: my monitor calibration tool and Joby tripod. Would have been nice to have my Wii Fit game disc too, since without it the balance board (which I had kept with me in Cambridge) is a paperweight.
Weather: There’s less moisture in the air, so mornings are chilly and afternoons are hot.
Hanging out with the wife: Not surprisingly, this has been good.
Grant “getting in” on my cooking: It didn’t take him long, but he found me and I made him dinner.


Heartbreak at Shea

Posted in baseball, personal, sports at 9:59 am by wingerz


With Lee‘s blessing, I adopted the Mets as my team at the beginning of the postseason, even rooting for them against my hometown Dodgers. I had been following them pretty closely all year, and I was fortunate enough to be invited along to a Mets game earlier this season at Shea during a Zuckerman family outing.

Last night I watched the game over at Lee’s, with along Jeff, Dodzie, and Vanessa. The top of the 9th home run hit us like a forceful blow to the stomach. I can’t even begin to imagine what Mets fans are feeling as they wake up this morning.

I take some consolation in the fact that I witnessed one of the most incredible baseball plays ever: Endy Chavez’s catch at the wall to preserve a 1-1 tie. I didn’t think that they would lose after something so remarkable. But they did.

And now there is a new season to look forward to.


Violent, yet strangely amusing

Posted in baseball, sports at 12:05 am by wingerz

Top 10 Baseball Fights, but Pedro throwing Don Zimmer down to the ground is missing.