Monday, September 18, 2006

Redhawks are Northern League Champions!

Wooooooooooo Hooooooooooo!!!! The Redhawks won the Northern League Championship last night! I hope Brian's not on the bottom of that pile!

Brian pitched really well in Game #2 of the championship series, and got the win, but he didn't get to pitch in the final game last night. But that's ok. The starting pitcher for last night's game, Mark Michael, did a fantastic job pitching all nine innings. He was on a roll to say the least. We won it 1 to 0, and it seems like we've been partying ever since! The owner threw a party last night at a fun club appropriately named "Playmakers," and then we had another (more formal) dinner today.

All the festivities are over now, and many players have already begun their journey home. Brian and I will start driving back on Tuesday. I've got so much packing to do tomorrow. Yikes! I haven't even started yet. In any case, come Tuesday morning we'll have to say good bye to our dearly loved host family, and hit the road. As I've said before, I look forward to coming home, but it's sad leaving the people we've come to know and love in Fargo. Fish, you don't qualify. Just kidding! We'll definitley miss you Fish!

Since the season is now officially over for Brian there won't be as much baseball talk in my blog entries. I guess I'll have to get more creative and discuss other issues in our lives. Pretty soon I'm going to have to blog about my husband's addiction to Fantasy Football. It's unbelievable. Can a get an amen from any other wives out there?

Anyhow, back to the recently won championship, I've got lots of pictures of the on-field celebration that I'll try to email or post soon.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Final Round

Wow! The Redhawks pulled out a victory in game 5 to win the first round of the play-offs. This was certainly cause for celebration considering they lost the first two games of the series, and therefore had to come back and win the last three in order to advance into the final round of the play-offs. But they did it! And to top it all off, Brian pitched 4 scoreless innings! It was quite an exciting game. One of the best I've seen. Everyone was on the edge of their seats the entire time because the score was so close. The Redhawks won it in the bottom of the 9th inning with a final score of 3-2.

The final round of the play-offs start tomorrow down in Gary, Indiana. They play two games there, and the rest are played here in Fargo.

Go Hawks!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Top 5 Reasons I Like Fargo

Baseball has forced Brian and I to live in many different cities. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. For instance, Portland, Maine was very cool. It's probably not somewhere I'd want to live permanently, but it was so neat to experience it nonetheless. Huntsville, Alabama was awesome too. I could definitely live there! I loved the family atmosphere, the low crime rate, and living so close to the Tennessee River and the mountains. It had great restaurants too.

Anyway, in light of us leaving Fargo in two weeks I thought I'd share the top 5 reasons I think this city is a cool place to live.

1.) You can live in the country, own lots of land, and still only be 10 minutes from downtown.

2.) The summer weather is outstanding! Very little humidity, and there's usually a breeze. Temperatures can get up to 100, but it averages in the 80's during the summer.

3.) They like country music! I didn't think cities this far north would be into it.

4.) The people up here are very friendly, and they love pro baseball. The stadium where Brian plays sells out quite frequently with 5000 people in attendance.

5.) There are a ton of lakes around! In Columbia, if you say, "I'm going to the lake," everyone knows you're going to Lake Murray. When people say that up here, I have no idea which one they're going to! I love playing in the water: water skiing, tubing, jet skiing, etc., especially in a lake.

So there you have it. Fargo is great, but I'm glad we're coming home soon because winter is just around the corner, and they have harsh ones!