Saturday, August 30, 2008

August = Best Month of 2008

So on wed. we won game 6 to complete a 3 game streak and take the Park League Championship after being down 2-1 in the best of 7 series. A week ago from last monday we had won our first round series (best of 5) in 4 games and we won the first game of the championship. Then last week on thursday and friday we suffered two tough one run losses.

During monday's game we were down 6-5 going into the 5th, but mounted a terrific comeback to win 12-6. Then on tuesday I got my second W of the series (also won game 1) when we were able to throw out the tieing run at the plate in the bottom of the 7th of a 7-6 game. That win got us a 3-2 lead in the series.

However game 6 found us facing a tough deficit right away. We gave up 3 runs in the first inning, and going into the bottom of the 6th we were still down 3-0. Then a series of singles and rbi outs got us 3 runs and leveled the score. However the other team put up another 3 runs in the top of the 7th and it looked like the series was going to game 7.

Just like we have done all season though, we found a way to battle back in the last inning and scored 4 runs in 5 batters without recording an out (including a 2rbi 3B and a 2rbi 2B). The walk off 2B to take the lead set off a wild celebration that included a dog-pile at home plate, gratuitous hugging and high-fiving, and lots of champagne spritzing.

It was the perfect ending to a great season. Probably the most fun I've ever had playing baseball, and arguably the best I've ever pitched. I finished the season 11-1 with about a 2.4 ERA and 2 saves. I had about a 3-1 strikeout to walk ratio, and got positive results in all but 2 outings (1 loss and one game where I allowed an inherited runner to score the winning run). Our team finished the year 26-16 which was a dramatic turnaround from last years 9-22 year.

poker update to come soon. gotta get on a plane.

Monday, August 18, 2008

quick update.

So lots of time since the last post. Here is the short of what is going on. I finally moved the last of my money off of Absolute because I got tired of dealing with those scumbags. Now pretty much all of my roll in on Full Tilt.

I've moved up and am playing mostly 3/6 and 5/10 NL, but still playing the 2/4 games when I can't find any good games at the higher limits. I'm still mixing in some 8/16 to 15/30 LHE on occasion, but more of a change of pace than anything else.

We are currently in the middle of the opening round of the playoffs. The first series is against arguably the best team in the league and the only team we had a losing record against in the regular season. It is a best of 5 series and we got out to fast start by winning the first two games. They came back and won the third on thursday night, and tomorrow is game 4. Hopefully we can pull it out and make it to the championship where I really like our chances. Things have been going well for me. I'm 9-1 on the season with about a 2.3 ERA. I might be getting the ball tomorrow night, or I might be closing or taking the ball for game 5 if we can't pull it off tomorrow.

Poker is going really well this month. I'm running good and I think playing pretty well. I'm on pace to have my best month ever, and there is a decent chance I could crack $20k for the first time ever. By I'm not keeping my fingers crossed as I think it is fairly unlikely since I'll probably hit a nasty downswing before the month is over (tends to happen imo).

thats all for now. I'm going to try and get back to posting semi-regularly. Its been a fairly busy summer, and I think I'm going to be cramming in tons of good stuff this fall.