Twenty-O-Ten

The Cleveland Browns have a better record (1-0) and longer winning streak (4) than the Indianapolis Colts (0-1, 0).

The Ohio State Buckeyes won a BCS bowl game.

The Ohio State Buckeyes lost to Michigan in something.

Welcome to 2010, also known as Bizzaro World.

First of all, I hope you’ve noticed the MiLBY Awards have been good to the TinCaps. The guys won Team of the Year for all of Minor League Baseball, Brad Brach won Class-A Reliever of the Year, and Cody Decker was the Short-Season Hitter of the Year. They only give out the awards in five categories and the TinCaps were connected to three of the categories. Not too shabby.

Hopefully everyone had a joyous holiday season and is back to work/school safely. This off-season I decided I need to learn to speak at least a semi-broken form of Spanish so I can talk to our Latin-American players. My parents bought me a “Learn to Speak Spanish” set of CDs, so if you see me driving around town and it looks like I’m talking to myself, you’re exactly right. And it’s probably en Espanol. So far I’ve learned how to ask people if they speak English, where they’re from and how they’re doing. Let’s just say the TinCaps’ Spanish radio feed is still a few years away, but it is fun to learn something I can actually use, both in work and life in general.

My grandparents gave me a book filled with stories of old baseball players. I haven’t gotten very deep into it, but let’s just say baseball has come a long way from players jumping onto moving train cars just to get to another town to sign their contracts to play in the minor leagues.

Last time I posted, I was getting ready to go to the Browns-Raiders game in Cleveland. To make a long story short, the number of people and dogs tailgating was unreal for a then-3-11 team, Browns fans love paying homage to the all-time greats, it snowed, we saw a 61-yard field goal, the Browns won and this guy went home happy. Minus the winning, it was a classic Cleveland sports day.

That’s all for today. Talk to you soon!

DW

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