Sports by Randy Charles Morin.
Copyright 2005-10 Randy Charles Morin
Owned by Rapid Spiral Development Inc.
This week, my son and I attended the Blue Jays v Royals Blackberry Tweeting Tuesday game. Every Tuesday is Tweeting Tuesday. We sat 11 rows back down the 3rd base line. The tickets were less than $90 for both of us.
Driving there was a nightmare as I stupidly drove right thru the Exhibition grounds, where the annual Canadian Exhibition was being held. Still had to buy tix. Lucky I was way early and we still caught the 1st pitch. The walk up crowd was big, but they still only had 20,000 fans at the game.
First inning, we bought two required hotdogs. Mmmmm. Ketchup for the son. Mustard for me.
Later in the game, my son wanted a poutines. Very disappointing. The gravy was so thin that it simply runs to the bottom of the container forming a gravy soup. Rogers Centre needs to learn how to make a poutine.
The CN tower view from inside the Rogers Centre.
Two fans stormed the field and were tackled by security and escorted by police. The police shown took forever. The 1st cop had his guy off the field before this guy finished his donut. LOL
Night view of the CN tower after the fame.
The Blue Jays always lose when we go. They were down 6-0 in the 5th. Lost 6-4. Escobar hit a 3 run homer, which was the highlight of the game.
Summer Vacation, Day 29, August 15th 2010.
It's Sprint Cup raceday at Michigan International Speedway. Vide of national anthem and flyover.
Giggidy giggidy giggidy, let's go racing boys.
Kevin Harvick wins the race.
Awesome Hot Wheels car in the infield.
Quite of few of us Ontarioens were there eh!
The infield has a few stores in the middle. Merchandise.
A fully stocked convenience store. I had a coffee every morning from here. They had everything you could need, except flying lanterns.
There was even a Coney Island in the infield. Oddly, they closed really early in the evening. The infield party goes on past midnight. They miss out on at least 6 hours per day of prime business.
We stayed on site 1 A 25. That's second row. First row is AA. A was 1st row only a year prior.
The stands clear out pretty quickly after the race.
A lot of the RVs leave the same night, but most will stay till morning.
One last campfire at the racetrack.
Summer Vacation, Day 23, July 31st 2010.
The Saturday of the Pocono weekend was the 1st Camping World Truck race held there. Big day. But let's start with breakfast. Like my setup? That's my propane grill on top of my mounted dual purpose firepit-charcoal grill. I have it all.
I refer to my kids as ABC (their 1st initials), so when we say ABC hashbrowns, we bought in.
Gotta love this bar slash golf cart. NASCAR fans have the greatest golf carts.
View from the rooftops. Some of these rooftop contraptions are amazing.
Let's go truck race.
My tat. LOL! Temp. Lame. FAIL!
Awesome M&M golf carts.
The neighbors on the corner had the Nationwide race on TV for all to watch. My kids took advantage. These neighbors always occupy the same spot opposite fenceline site #1.
They also host beer pong and flip cup games. I rock at flip cup. After the guys lost about six games in-a-row, I showed them a couple tricks, joined in and we kicked the girls asses. I hit my 1st and only flip. I'm king of flip cup. I would've played longer, but I had the three kids.
Pics of all the Spring Cup favs during practice earlier in the day.
Summer Vacation, Day 22, July 30th 2010.
Nothing like waking up in the middle of a racetrack to the noise of cars going up to 200 mph.
View from the top of my RV.
This is the Camaro with hydromatic transmission on display in the Chevy area. WTF!? That is so ghey. That's a dual automatic-standard transmission where you change gears using a touch switch behind the steering wheel. What is the point of that? Give me a clutch or go home.
The Sprint Cup on display at the Sprint booth.
Check out the sunset. I'm living it.
On Friday, we stopped by the Nashville Superspeedway. The Camping World Truck Series race was that nice and the Nationwide the next day.
At first, we parked the RV near the front entrace. As you can see, there was next to nobody there to watch truck qualifying and the practices.
We hit merchandise alley.
The Air Force brought in a pretty cool car. Each front seat has a 17 inch screen.
Hornaday drove this truck two years ago.
This is Brad Keselowsky's new ride. Both my elder kids were allowed to sit in the car. The youngest was back at the RV.
Then we moved the RV to the top of the nearby cliff and we were able to watch practice and qualifying without paying a dime.
But before the truck race started, someone came by and asked us for our tickets. We left before the race.
Saturday morning, August 1st was final practice for the Pennsylvania 500. On the first lap and before we had finished breakfast, Tony Stewart hit the wall in turn 3 (where we were).
Saturday was also the Pennsylvania ARCA 200 at Pocono Raceway. We had infield seats for the weekend, but everybody from the infield was allowed in the pit area, grandstand and fan fair (no cost).
I have to thank Sprint Nextel for the free Internet. This allowed me to catch up on my emails and maintaining the Talk-Sports website.
It had been raining all weekend and both (ARCA and Sprint) Friday qualifying sessions were cancelled. Our own RV site was overwhelmed with water and we moved our RV to occupy the dry spot of two adjacent sites.
The Ottawa Senators have acquired to of the pieces of the 2007 Hurricane Stanley Cup winning puzzle; Commodore and Stillman for Corvo and Eaves. Both Commodore and Stillman will be unrestricted free-agents and Corvo and Eaves have longer-term rights. This is a now for tomorrow trade and likely a good one for both teams. The Sens are trying to improve on last season's Cup final lost. The Canes have struggled since a quick start and are adding a bit of youth and talent for the longer-term.
The is the highlight video from Sidney Crosby's first game agains the Habs. No not the recent one in Montreal, but the original game in Pittsburgh when Crosby knocked the water bottle off the net in the shootout.