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Vegas Vacation – Part 2

By on Jul 1, 2011 in Baseball, Featured, Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

Golfing with Team Moshman   When we last left our intrepid hero, he was getting ready for an o’dark thirty tee time with a few Team Moshman people.   Wednesday was the long day.  Started at 5:30am so we could make it to Angel Park Golf course with enough time to hit a few balls on the range and be ready for our 6:50am tee time.  Now in the weeks leading up to the trip I spent hours on Skype with HotJenny314 talking about golf and how excited she was.  I later found out why.  She had NEVER played a full round before.   This was going to be fun.   Knocking the ball around at Angel Park   So the two of us, along with Simon and Louis headed over and teed off just before 7am.  As we were leaving the first tee, the group behind us had a player smoking a cigar.  Being the huge fan of smokey treats that I am, I ask what he was partaking.  Turns out it was a cigar from a local shop (the Las...

I have to vent

By on Jun 28, 2011 in Baseball, Featured | 0 comments

Part 2 of the Vegas Vacation recap is in the works but I have to vent so it’s taking a back burner for a day or two.   First, I was supposed to be at a baseball game tonight.  That didn’t happen when a storm decided to roll through and they cancelled the game 3 hours before first pitch.  It’s freaking June for crying outloud.  This is March weather.  I had finally gotten the top off my jeep on Saturday and had to put it back on almost 48 hours later.  Combine this sudden summer showers with the fact that we’re supposed to have triple digit weather this weekend and suddenly all the nutjob envioronmental wackos are starting to sound incredibly sane.   But surprisingly enough, that’s not what set me off.  With the game cancelled, I rolled over to my folks place for some beer can chicken and to steal their internet, since mine has been wonky and AT&T is being dumb.  After we ate my...

It’s a bigger issue than we may want to admit.

By on May 5, 2011 in Baseball, Featured, Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

  So the month of April was a bit of a rollercoaster for me.  I started the month with a quick trip to Oakland to see part of the A’s opening series vs Seattle.  Then a few days later I was off to spend a week in Chicago.  A lot of people have that one “dream” city that they would love to visit.  For most it’s some place like New York or Paris.  For me it was Chicago.  Three years ago I got to spend about a day and a half there and go to two Cubs games.  It wasn’t enough time.  So, when my friend and I saw that the A’s were going to Chicago for a series with the Sox, we booked our flights and hotel and hit the road.   It started off a little rough.  Not so much for me, I got there on time and with little hassle.  But my friend Geoff had to take a different flight and got stuck on the tarmac for three and a half hours.  This wouldn’t have been an issue except for the fact that we had...

Lessons from Moneyball

By on Mar 7, 2010 in Baseball, Featured, Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

Originally Posted on teammoshman.com   ****   A few years back a friend of mine, who had just moved out here to California from the Massachusetts, asked me how a state with 5 baseball teams broke down geographically.  I told him it was actually pretty easy to paint a picture of California in terms of team loyalty.  California tends to be a predominantly National League state.  Northern California roots for either the Giants or the A’s (or sometimes both when they aren’t playing each other).  Southern California tends to root for the Dodger or the Angels.  And no one outside of San Diego cares about the Padres.  If you ever meet a Padres fan, you can bet money on the fact that they have spent some time living in San Diego.   So being a Northern California kid, it was pretty obvious that my choice of teams was going to be either the A’s or the Giants.  I ended up gravitating towards...