Apr 24, 2005

The Dawn Of An Era

Sunday, April 24, 2005
Syracuse SkyChiefs @ Scranton Wilkes-Barre Red Barons
Lakawanna County Stadium - Moosic, PA

Seats: Section 132, row K, seats 3 - 4

Pitching: Chad Gaudin vs. Amaury Telemaco

Results: Red Barons defeat SkyChiefs, 5 - 3 (box score)

The Red Barons took the lead in the bottom of the first after Ryan Howard drew a walk and Chris Coste hit a two run homer.  The SkyChiefs tied the game in the 8th, but the Red Barons came back to win after a single by Chris Coste, a sacrifice bunt by Carlos Ruiz, and a two run homer off the bat of Shane Victorino.

Apr 3, 2005

Scotch Does What Nintendon't

Scotch (1988)
These look like something that Sega might have sold if they produced blank VHS tapes during the 16-bit era.

Apr 1, 2005

A Paper Route At Five Years Old

Atari Games (1985)
This is me in August seeing Paperboy for the first time at an arcade on the Wildwood boardwalk.  The game was released earlier that Spring, but it didn't make its way to the arcades in my hometown until the winter.  Wildwood arcades always got them right away.

The first few times, I thought that the object was to cause as much damage as possible, so I rode through throwing papers willy nilly at everything.  Usually, I would accidentally deliver at least one paper to a subscriber's house, so I got through to Wednesday.  My grandfather looked on and figured out that I should only wreck the dark houses and try to get it in the mailbox or on the porch of a subscriber.  After that, I was able to get a bit further.

Paperboy was easily my favorite game of that summer.  In the years that followed, we rented it for Nintendo and I was given the Gameboy version as a Christmas present the year that it came out.  I enjoyed them both, but nothing can duplicate the arcade experience with the bicycle handlebar controller.