Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Greetings from Johnny Appleseed's in New Market-Day 26

I'm sitting in the lobby of the Quality Inn here @ Johnny Appleseed's trying to watch Greg Maddux pitch against the Minnesota Twins on MLB.TV and gather my thoughts on the day as well. The day turned out to be every bit as long as I was afraid it would be but what can you do?
The Padres game is in the top of the sixth inning and Maddux has given up four earned runs to the Twins. He trails 5-3 but I am still holding out hope that SD will rally.
After the route this morning we headed out to the Luray Caverns Country Club for the 3RD annual Luray Volunteer Fire Department 4-Man Scramble. The tourney started at 9:00 a.m. with a field of 17 teams / 68 golfers. Rebecca came over with the camera both at the Club and then later at the Fire Hall for the dinner held after the golf. I think I heard her say she took over 300 shots so it will be interesting to see which ones make the editors cut!
As far as the golf results- we finished 12TH out of the 17 teams with a score of 68 (-4) but we had a great deal of fun and it was for a great cause. As I said earlier today- if you live in a small town and you can't support your own Volunteer Fire Fighters, you can you support? There
will be a separate posting for the golf outing stuffed full of photos to come later. I need to give a special THANKS to Mr. Tim Beckett for making the drive over from UVA to round out or team. Tim is one of 3 Washington Post dealers over in C'Ville and he went way out of his way for us to have a 4TH for the event.
The next stop on the ATV-60 express came back at the office headquarters (home) to shower and start thinking about the VBL again. I must say that the streak may of ended at 25 straight if not for the fact the game of the night was being played at Teresa's park (Memorial Stadium). I told my daughter that if the road led anywhere else it might have been easier to stay at home and get some much needed rest but I couldn't pass on a chance to visit with Mrs. Wease.
Luray (13-6) , fresh off learning they had been ranked in the Top 16(#15TH) for all teams playing summer ball across the nation, was making it's second trip over to H'Burg to face the Turks. The remainder of the schedule included:
Haymarket @ Fauquier
Covington @ Front Royal
Staunton @ Winchester
New Market @ Woodstock

Waynesboro- ranked #11 in the poll had the evening off.....

Woodstock made it 6 out of 7 with a 10-4 win over the visiting Rebels. The River Bandits are now up to 8-11 after a 2-10 start. Way to go to the home team @ Central High School.

There is no score from Haymarket @ Fauquier posted yet but I can tell you that Winchester beat Staunton 5-1 and Covington defeated Front Royal 8-6.

Over in Harrisonburg, Luray earned a sixth straight "W" with a 4-0 shut out over the Turks. Ohio State's Alex Wimmers and Long Island U's Eric Hinkle combined to record 14 K's during the contest. Austin Markel hit a 2 run homer in the sixth inning to help secure the victory.
I had great visits with :
ATV's John Leonard,
TV-3 Damon Dillman and
Teresa Wease during the night and I will share their thoughts once the delivery end is taken care of for the night. Sad note- Maddux got knocked out in the top of the 6Th and looks to pick up the loss for the game....See you on the other side....

Rebecca posted some work from Melissa and Charlie Dodge that I did not want to have bumped off the top of the page just yet so I will just resume writing here. It is now 5:02 AM and all the newspapers have been spread throughout the Valley so I can scribble down a few more notes before looking for a dark room to sleep in.
Tonight will be a home game for the Wranglers (Winchester coming to town) so there will be
no road trip today! I hope this will give us the opportunity to get caught up on some un-finished business here at ATV-60 days. We have about eight or nine items we are currently working on and we need to finish them before taking on more but there is a story or two to tell about each
person that you bump into at a game. Today will be catch up day so there will be a flood of new posts but for now-PLEASE enjoy the story above from the Dodge family in New Market.

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