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Blog posts of '2019' 'October'

Did You Get a Reasonable Price?
This question was posed to me by my wife when I told her I was going to buy “standing room only” (SRO) tickets to the first World Series game to be held in the nation’s capital since 1933. I’m going with my son, and I am not taking this opportunity for granted. Who knows when the Nationals might be in the “Fall Classic” again! All that said, I understand why my wife asked the question.
Surprise, surprise, surprise!
I’m sitting in the waiting room as our son goes “under the knife” … Well, that isn’t what one should call arthroscopic surgery these days. It is amazing what can be done with minimal invasion to repair a torn labrum (shoulder ligament). While I wait for a groggy 19-year old to emerge, I am basking in the glow of a surprising comeback win for my Washington Nationals in the Wild Card game of the Baseball Playoffs. After years of disappointment from otherwise successful Nats teams, this surprise was sweet indeed. Next stop: Dodger Stadium against the machine in Chavez Ravine! While the Wild Card win was unexpected, beating the beastly Dodgers would be a huge surprise. We shall see…