Monday, July 25, 2011

I'm Falling Behind!!!!!!

Work has been so busy that I have not been able to keep everyone up to date on Dustin McGowan's progress!

His 5th start was much like his 3rd start:
2 1/3 IP, 2H, 0R, 2 BBs and 4Ks

Tonight, he started his 6th game of the season!
3 IP!, 3H 1R, 1ER, 0 BB and 2 Ks.

That's 3 innings! Good progress ... fingers crossed!
Hopefully in September we can see him!?!?!

Excitement must stay contained ....

Friday, July 22, 2011


Tomorrow on HBO at 10:00 pm.
Amir Khan versus Zab Judah! Unification fight Jr. Welterweight championship.

And I think I'm the only one that cares.

If anyone else does ... swing by my house as I'll be watching with great interest (Crystal will be watching too).

My prediction: Khan KO 5th round.

Go Khan Go!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

McGowan's 4th Start ....

2.2 IP, 1H, 0R, 1 BB, 3K

Lookin' good! Seems that he had a lot of good downward motion on his pitches since all of the non-strike outs were all ground outs.

I'm guessing the next start is going to be similar to this. Must ... be ... patient ...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Saying ...

... if it turns green add chlorine. And LOTS OF IT!

My pool is now blue!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Toy ...

... I just got a new blood glucose meter.

I've been with the Abbott FreeStyle line since I was diagnosed in early 2008. But the new Contour USB Meter caught my attention about a year or so ago when it was initially approved by the FDA. The device intrigued me as it was a USB stick. And I HATE keeping my readings via a log book with a pen and paper. I figure that I would simply print out my readings for the last 2 weeks for my doctorb. Ie. less work for me! I finally took the plunge and purchased one for $64.99 today!

I haven't done much with it. I took a reading ... I love the strips! You can actually see the blood fill in the little compartment so you know if there are enough blood, unlike the FreeStyle strips, as it seems that I would simply attempt *guess* if there is enough blood. Other then that, its currently charging and I haven't been able to access the on device software (since I some how uninstalled JRE on my Mac). Once I fix that I'll probably have more to review. But its late and I just remembered I have a tech spec to write for work ... so I'm going to do that and then see if I can get things to work ...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Start #3

Dustin McGowan's Road to Recovery as taken another step!

My favourite Blue Jay has made his 3rd start for the Dunedin Blue Jays today. His line:
2.0 IP, 2 H, 1R, 1ER, 0 BB, 1 K.

A good days work for him. I'm looking forward for his next start. Maybe 3 innings!?!

I couldn't find the numbers for the number of pitches though ...

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Must .. Contain ... Excitement ...

.... Dustin McGowan's road to recover took another large step last Saturday. First start in the Florida Coast League (Single-A), he only went 2/3rds of an inning and gave up 3 runs on 3 hits. Walked 1 and struck out 1. Pitched 34 pitches. He was on a strict 35-pitch pitch count (or 2 innings).

Tonight, he went 2 innings, no hit, 2 strikeouts and 2 walks. 4 ground ball outs. It was a good start. Same restrictions (35-pitch pitch count or 2 innings).

I've read for his next start, the pitch count is going to be increased to 40 or so pitches (maybe 3-innings?).

Can't ... get ... too ... excited ... but ...

Friday, July 01, 2011

Boxing ...

... I think I'm the only person who still watches boxing.

Tomorrow on HBO at 4:45 pm: David Haye versus Wladimir Klitschko!