Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Republic Of Football: Legends of the Texas High School Game

1.  Hamlin, 1984 - 2/18/18
2.  Odessa, 1946 - 2/18/18
3.  Snyder, 1952 - 2/18/18
4.  Brownwood, 1960s - 2/18/18
5.  San Antonio, 1963 - 2/26/18
6.  Lubbock, 1968 - 3/3/18
7.  Mexia, 1968 - 3/3/18
8.  Celina, 1974 - 3/3/18
9.  Big Sandy, 1974 - 4/14/18
10.  Temple, 1975 - 4/14/18
11.  Midland, 1983 - 4/14/18
12.  Daingerfield, 1983 - 4/14/18
13.  Corpus Christi, 1985 - 4/14/18
14.  West Orange, 1986-1987 - 4/14/18
15.  Idalou, 1988 - 4/14/18
16.  White Deer, 1988 - 5/16/18
17.  Rockport Fulton, 1992 - 5/18/18
18.  Converse Judson, 1992-1993 - 5/18/18
19.  Tyler, 1994 - 5/18/18
20.  Sealy, 1994
21.  Galena Park, 1994
22.  Wortham, 1996
23.  Waco, 1996
24.  Austin, 1996
25.  New Braunfels, 1997
26.  Katy, 1997
27.  Mart, 1999
28.  Everman, 2001-2002
29.  Ennis, 2001
30.  Palestine, 2002
31.  Georgetown, 2002
32.  Southlake, 2002
33.  Tuscola, 2003
34.  Crawford, 2004
35.  Abilene, 2004
36.  Highland Park, 2005
37.  Copperas Cove, 2007
38.  Brenham, 2009
39.  Aledo, 2008-2011
40.  Fort Worth, 1983-1984
41.  Denton, 2002

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Where I Slept in 2018

January 1 - Home
January 2 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (141)
January 3 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (141)
January 4 - Home
January 5 - Courtyard by Marriott Houston NASA/Clear Lake (417)
January 6 - Courtyard New Orleans Covington/Mandeville (328)
January 7 - Home
January 8 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (130)
January 9 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (130)
January 10 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (130)
January 11 - Home
January 12 - Courtyard Houston Downtown (423)
January 13 - Courtyard Houston Downtown (423)
January 14 - Home
January 15 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (143)
January 16 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (143)
January 17 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (143)
January 18 - Home
January 19 - Courtyard Beaumont (222)
January 20 - Home
January 21 - Home
January 22 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
January 23 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
January 24 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
January 25 - Home
January 26 - Fairfield Inn & Suites Van (316)
January 27 - Home
January 28 - Home
January 29 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (135)
January 30 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (135)
January 31 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (135)
February 1 - Home
February 2 - Home
February 3 - Home
February 4 - Home
February 5 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (129)
February 6 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (129)
February 7 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (129)
February 8 - Home
February 9 - Hampton Inn Kyle (420)
February 10 - Home
February 11 - Home
February 12 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (226)
February 13 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (226)
February 14 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (226)
February 15 - Home
February 16 - Towne Place Suites Houston Galleria Area (303)
February 17 - Home
February 18 - Home
February 19 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
February 20 - Hampton Inn & Suites Decatur (123)
February 21 - Hampton Inn & Suites Weatherford (210)
February 22 - Home
February 23 - Home
February 24 - Home
February 25 - Home
February 26 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (128)
February 27 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (128)
February 28 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (128)
March 1 - Home
March 2 - Hampton Inn & Suites Tyler-South (222)
March 3 - Home
March 4 - Home
March 5 - Hampton Inn & Suites Decatur (218)
March 6 - Hampton Inn & Suites Decatur (218)
March 7 - Hampton Inn & Suites Decatur (218)
March 8 - Home
March 9 - Home
March 10 - Home
March 11 - Home
March 12 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (141)
March 13 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (141)
March 14 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (141)
March 15 - Home
March 16 - Home
March 17 - Courtyard by Marriott Killeen (117)
March 18 - Home
March 19 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (128)
March 20 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (128)
March 21 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (128)
March 22 - Home
March 23 - Home
March 24 - Home
March 25 - Home
March 26 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
March 27 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
March 28 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
March 29 - Home
March 30 - Home
March 31 - Home
April 1 - Home
April 2 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (226)
April 3 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (226)
April 4 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (226)
April 5 - Home
April 6 - Home
April 7 - Hilton Garden Inn The Woodlands (336)
April 8 - Home
April 9 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (129)
April 10 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (129)
April 11 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (129)
April 12 - Home
April 13 - Home
April 14 - Home
April 15 - Home
April 16 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (135)
April 17 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (135)
April 18 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (135)
April 19 - Home
April 20 - Home
April 21 - Homewood Suites Waco (225)
April 22 - Home
April 23 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
April 24 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
April 25 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
April 26 - Home
April 27 - Home
April 28 - Home
April 29 - Home
April 30 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (128)
May 1 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (128)
May 2 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (128)
May 3 - Home
May 4 - Home
May 5 - Home
May 6 - Home
May 7 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
May 8 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
May 9 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (136)
May 10 - Home
May 11 - Home
May 12 - Home
May 13 - Home
May 14 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (128)
May 15 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (128)
May 16 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denton (128)
May 17 - Home
May 18 - Hilton Garden Inn Joplin (108)
May 19 - Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City Bricktown (805)



Minor League Ballparks Visited - 38 since 2012 / 64 overall

1979

Ray Winder Field (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Spring Training

Al Lang Stadium (St. Petersburg, Florida)
Charlotte County Stadium (Port Charlotte, Florida)
Jack Russell Memorial Stadium (Clearwater, Florida)
Joker Marchant Stadium (Lakeland, Florida)
Osceola County Stadium (Kissimmee, Florida)
Tinker Field (Orlando, Florida)

1991

Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium (Vancouver, British Columbia - Vancouver Canadians - Pacific Coast League - AAA)

1994

Metro Bank Park (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Harrisburg Senators - Eastern League - AA)*
Mike Carter Field (Tyler, Texas - Tyler Wildcatters - Independent)

* Also saw a game there when it was known as Riverside Stadium from 1987-2004 (before a $45 million renovation)

1996

Cohen Stadium (El Paso, Texas - El Paso Diablos - Texas League - AA)
Christensen Stadium (Midland, Texas - Texas League - AA)
Hi Corbett Field (Tucson, Arizona - Tucson Toros - Pacific Coast League - AAA)
Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium (San Antonio, Texas - San Antonio Missions - Texas League - AA)

1998

Miles Field (Medford, Oregon - Southern Oregon Timberjacks - Northwest League - A)
Smith-Wills Stadium (Jackson, Mississippi - Jackson Generals - Texas League - AA)
Volcanoes Stadium (Salem, Oregon - Salem-Keizer Volcanoes - Northwest League - A)
Zephyr Field (Metairie, Louisiana - New Orleans Zephyrs - Pacific Coast League - AAA)

Time Unknown

Dell Diamond (Round Rock, Texas - Round Rock Express - Pacific Coast League - AAA)
Dr Pepper Ballpark (Frisco, Texas - Frisco Roughriders - Texas League - AA
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park (State College, Pennsylvania - State College Spikes - New York-Penn League - A)
Peoples Natural Gas Field (Altoona, Pennsylvania - Altoona Curve - Eastern League - AA)**
Point Stadium (Johnstown, Pennsylvania - Johnstown Steal - Frontier League - Independent)
Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field (Williamsport, Pennsylvania - Williamsport Crosscutters - New York-Penn League - A)

** Used to be known as Blair County Ballpark

1999 (During Trip to Cooperstown)

NYSEG Stadium (Binghamton, New York - Binghamton Mets - Eastern League - AA)**
PNC Field (Moosic, Pennsylvania - Scranton-Wilkes Barre Rail Riders - International League - AAA)

** Was then known as Binghamton Municipal Stadium

2012

Recreation Ballpark (Visalia, California - Visalia Rawhide - California League - A)
Sam Lynn Park (Bakersfield, California - Bakersfield Blaze - California League - A)

2013 

Appalachian Power Park (Charleston, West Virginia - West Virginia Power - South Atlantic League - A)
Calvin Falwell Field (Lynchburg, Virginia - Lynchburg Hillcats - Carolina League - A)
Canal Park (Akron, Ohio - Akron Rubber Ducks - Eastern League - AA)
Constellation Field (Sugar Land, Texas - Sugar Land Skeeters - Atlantic League - Independent)
Frawley Stadium (Wilmington, Delaware - Wilmington Blue Rocks - Carolina League - A)
Prince George's Stadium (Bowie, Maryland - Bowie Baysox - Eastern League - AA)

2014

BB&T Ballpark (Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Knights - International League - AAA)
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC - Winston-Salem Dash - Carolina League - A)
CMC-NorthEast Stadium (Kannapolis, NC - Kannapolis Intimidators - South Atlantic League - A)
Durham Bulls Athletic Park (Durham, NC - Durham Bulls - International League - AAA)
Five County Stadium
(Zebulon, NC - Carolina Mudcats - Carolina League - A)
Flour Field at the West End (Greenville, SC - Greenville Drive - South Atlantic League - A)
Hank Aaron Stadium (Mobile, AL - Mobile BayBears - Southern League - AA)
L.P. Frans Stadium (Hickory, NC - Hickory Crawdads - South Atlantic League - A)
LewisGale Field (Salem, NC - Salem Red Sox - Carolina League - A)
NewBridge Bank Park (Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Grasshoppers - South Atlantic League - A)
Pensacola Community Maritime Park (Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Blue Wahoos - Southern League - AA)
Pfitzner Stadium (Woodbridge, VA - Potomac Nationals - Carolina League - A)
Regency Furniture Stadium (Waldorf, MD - Southern Maryland Blue Crabs - Atlantic League - Independent)
Riverwalk Stadium (Montgomery, AL - Montgomery Biscuits - Southern League - AA)
Security Bank Ballpark (Midland, TX - Midland Rockhounds - Texas League - AA)

2015

Fifth Third Ballpark (Comstock Park, MI - West Michigan Whitecaps - Midwest League - A)
First Energy Stadium (Reading, PA - Reading Fightin Phils - Eastern League - AA)
Huntington Park (Columbus, OH - Columbus Clippers - International League - AAA)
Jerry Uht Park (Erie, PA - Erie SeaWolves - Eastern League - AA)
Pohlman Field (Beloit, WI - Beloit Snappers - Midwest League - A)
Principal Park (Des Monies, IA - Iowa Cubs - Pacific Coast League - AAA)
Veterans Memorial Stadium (Cedar Rapids, IA - Cedar Rapids Kernels - Midwest League - A)
Werner Park (Papillion, NE - Omaha Storm Chasers - Pacific Coast League - AAA)

2016

Boomers Stadium (Schaumberg, IL - Schaumberg Boomers - Frontier League - Independent)

2017

State Mutual Stadium (Rome, GA - Rome Braves - South Atlantic League - A)
AT&T Field (Chattanooga, TN - Chattanooga Lookouts - Southern League - AA)
Coolray Field (Lawrenceville, GA - Gwinnett Braves - International League - AAA)

2018

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City Dodgers - Pacific Coast League - AAA)
Hammons Field
(Springfield, MO - Springfield Cardinals - Texas League - AA)
ONEOK Field (Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Drillers - Texas League - AA)

Churches Attended and Visited in 2018

Worship Services (11 of 20)
January 7 -- Absent (Ran the 111th Anniversary Jackson Day 9K, Arabi, LA)
January 14 -- Absent (Paced Waverly in the Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX)
January 21 -- Visited Church Project, The Woodlands, TX (Jason Shepperd)
January 28 -- Absent (Announced Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K, Houston, TX)
February 4 -- Absent
February 11 -- Visited University Heights Baptist Church, Huntsville, TX (Richard Rogers)
February 18 -- Absent (Announced Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, Galveston, TX)
February 25 -- Visited Church Project, The Woodlands, TX (Jason Shepperd)
March 4 -- Visited Celebration Church of The Woodlands, The Woodlands, TX (Frankie Mazzapica)
March 11 -- Visited Church Project, The Woodlands, TX (Hans Molegraaf)
March 18 -- Absent (Ran Silver Classic 5K in Killeen and attended Mississippi State at Baylor MBKB)
March 25 -- Visited Church Project, The Woodlands, TX (Jason Shepperd)
April 1 -- Visited Church Project, The Woodlands, TX (Jason Shepperd)
April 8 -- Visited Church Project, The Woodlands, TX (Dave Edwards)
April 15 - Visited Central Baptist Church, College Station, TX (Chris Osborne)
April 22 - Absent (Attended TCU at Baylor BB)
April 29 - Absent (Ran Texas 10 Sienna in Missouri City)
May 6 - Absent (Attended Silo District Marathon in Waco)
May 13 - Attended Grand Oaks BAPTIST Church, Spring, TX (Sandy Baird)
May 20 - Visited First Baptist Church of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK (Chris Mathews)

Church Services Listened To
1/14/18 (1/21/18) - "Instruct.Spirit.Witness.Go", Acts 1:1-11, Church Project, The Woodlands, TX (Jason Shepperd)
4/8/18 (4/14/18) - Proverbs 3:27-30, Central Baptist Church, College Station, TX (Chris Osborne)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

New Restaraunts in 2018 - 24

3B's Bill's Burgers and Beer, Spring, TX (May 4)
Armadillo Grill, Decatur, TX (March 6)
Bottlecap Alley Icehouse Grill, Corsicana, TX (March 12)
Bubba's BBQ and Steakhouse, Ennis, TX (March 19)
Café Texan, Huntsville, TX (March 16)

Canyon Creek Cafe, Houston, TX (March 10)
Cotton Patch Café, Ennis, TX (March 27)
El Sombrero Mexican Restaraunt, Kilgore, TX (March 3)
Farmhouse Restaurant, Van, TX (January 27)
Harvey Washbangers, College Station, TX (March 24)

Health Camp
, Waco, TX (April 22)
Kreuz Market, Bryan, TX (March 17)
La Presa Mexican Restaraunt, Spring, TX (May 5)
Little Napoli Italian Cuisine, Houston, TX (January 13)
Logan's Roadhouse, Weatherford, TX (February 21)

Mi Rancho Mexican Grill
, Spring, TX (March 18)
New Day Café, Joplin, MO (May 19)
Oma's Jiffy Burger, Waxahachie, TX (February 3)
Palio's Pizza Café, Hickory Creek, TX (May 9)
Pappo's Pizzeria & Brewco, Springfield, MO (May 18)
Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory, Weatherford, TX (May 3)
Taco Mayo, Bridgeport, TX (January 25)
The Original Joey O's, Corinth, TX (January 3)

Walls BBQ
, Huntsville, TX (February 26)

Friday, May 18, 2018

And The Winner Is ...; May 17, 2018

This weekend's winner is:

1.)  Fly into Tulsa, Oklahoma Friday morning.
2.)  Attend Northwest Arkansas at Springfield Cardinals game Friday night.
3.)  Half marathon in Joplin, Missouri on Saturday morning.
4.)  Attend Nashville at Oklahoma City Dodgers game Saturday night.
4a.)  Maybe a 5K Sunday morning in Oklahoma City.
4b.)  Try to find a church service to attend on Sunday morning either in Oklahoma City or Tulsa.
5.)  Attend Arkansas at Tulsa Drillers game Sunday afternoon.
6.)  Fly home to IAH Sunday evening.

The biggest determining factors were to be able to get reward travel that didn't affect my work schedule and to be able to register in person in Joplin tomorrow afternoon.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Help Me Choose My Weekend; May 18-19, 2018

The original plan for the weekend was to:

1.)  Attend the Winnipeg Goldeyes at Cleburne Railroaders baseball game on Friday night.
2.)  Stay in Mineral Wells.
3.)  Run the Run For 57th AHC Half Marathon in Graford on Saturday morning.
4.)  Drive to and stay in Amarillo Saturday night.
5.)  Run the Hope & Healing Place Half Marathon in Amarillo on Sunday morning, then drive home after attending church.

What has put me off of that plan?  A $90 price for the half marathon on Sat. morning and it only has 49 registrants so far.

So what are my other options?

Fly to El Paso on reward travel on Friday and return Sunday night or Monday morning.  The trip would include:

1.)  Fresno at El Paso baseball game Friday night.
2.)  A 5K in either El Paso or Alamogordo, New Mexico on Saturday morning.
3.)  A 10K at 5 p.m. in Alpine, Texas that starts outside of Kokernot Field and finishes on home plate.
4.)  A 5K on Sunday morning in El Paso.
5.)  If returning on Monday morning, a possible drive up and back to Albuquerque to catch a minor league game there.

Or it could be flying to Oklahoma City on reward travel, which has a myriad of options.

Option #1 would be:
1.)  Oklahoma City Dodgers game Friday night.
2.)  A half marathon in Woodward, Oklahoma on Saturday morning.  6:30 a.m. start.
3.)  The half marathon in Amarillo on Sunday morning.
4.)  Fly up Friday morning and home on Sunday night.

Option #2 would be:
1.)  Tulsa Drillers game Friday night.
2.)  Half marathon in Joplin, Missouri on Saturday morning.
3.)  Oklahoma City Dodgers game Saturday night.

Option #3 would be:
1.)  Tulsa Drillers game Friday night.
2.)  5K in Midwest City, Oklahoma at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday morning.
3.)  5K in Norman, Oklahoma at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.
4.)  Oklahoma City Dodgers game Saturday night.

I'm torn and the clock is ticking.  Which one would you pick?