Sunday, June 16, 2013


Today was my first Father's Day as a father. Crazy to even write that, but it was a great weekend. Yesterday my softball team was playing just across the border in WI.  The competition was wasn't very good and we had about 16 guys there, so it was an interesting day. We had 4 games of pool play before a single elimination tournament. Our first game was cancelled as our opponent decided not to show up, so we were down to three games. Our next two games we won by the slaughter rule and it was stopped after 3 innings. Our fourth game was not very close either, but we played 7 innings at least. With so many players, there was a lot of rotation going on and playing time for everyone. It was fun and I even got to pinch run (I offered as a way to burn more calories!).

After pool play was done though, I had to take off and head home for the Hawks Stanley Cup Final game. It was game 2 of the series and unfortunately the Hawks lost in OT. They appeared a bit sluggish and I think it was due, in part, to the long game 1 that they played. One of the moves Coach Q made was to insert the beefier Bollig into the fourth line in place of the much faster and more skilled Stalberg.  When the game turned out to be close, Q didn't trust his fourth line because of Bollig so they were only on the ice for 10 minutes of the 100+ minute game. The other lines had to pick up the slack. Q started Bollig again in game 2 which turned out not to be wise. Not only were the Hawks still out hit 50-34, they seem mired after the first period in which they out shot the Bruins 19-4. The rest of the way they were out shot 24-15. Ugh.  Laura and I still had fun and we split the delicious Sweet Baby Rays brisket sandwich with sweet potato fries. Yum.

So after all that, today was just a day for relaxing. It started off with cards from LL and Marissa in which I was named Father Rookie of the Year. I gladly accepted the honor!!

My weight is holding at 194, so that's good. We'll see what happens over the next few days. It seems like my weight bottoms out for several days and then drops.


alexis said...

awww, first father's day! I'm told as you get older the best way to celebrate fathers/mothers day is to have the other spouse take the children out for the day so you get a break.

Michael Podolny said...

One of the best Rookie of the Year awards you'll ever pick up!

terri said...

Sounds like a very memorable first Father's day. Your Rookie of the Year award is well deserved!