Oct 17, 2011

Giving Up The Ghost

Casper Ghosts
Pioneer League (2001 - 2011)
The Colorado Rockies Rookie Advanced minor league team has made their home in Casper, Wyoming since the start of the 2001 season.  Prior to the start of the 2008 season, the franchise took advantage of its hometown and rebranded the team as the Casper Ghosts.  The new uniforms included a cap with glow-in-the-dark stitching around the team logo.  Sadly, the Ghosts will not return as the team has been sold and will relocate to Grand Junction, Colorado for the start of the 2012 season.

Oct 3, 2011

Cliff and The Mad Dog

Sports Illustrated
October 3rd issue
The Phillies finished with the best record in baseball for the second consecutive season.  Sports Illustrated have put Cliff Lee and Ryan Madson on the cover of this month's issue to commemorate the Fightin's playoff run.

While Mad Dog pitched a scoreless 9th last night, Lee didn't have the greatest showing in Game 2 of the NLDS, but some of the blame goes to Charlie Manuel who has a habit of leaving his starter in until he gives up the lead.

Oct 1, 2011

Turbo Turns 30

Sega (1981)
Years before they dominated the arcade racing scene with Hang On, OutRun, Virtua Racing and the siren song of Daytona USA, Sega published one of my favorite racing games of all time - Turbo.

That's me in the photo above.  It was taken in the summer of 1985 at an arcade on the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ.  Going to these arcades and playing games like Turbo are some of my happiest childhood memories.  Turbo was released thirty years ago this month.  Time to fire up Mame and play a few games in honor of a true arcade classic.