Thursday, August 20, 2009

Meanderings, Minutiae & Miscellany

Our 3rd Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Road Trip across Minor League baseball stopped in Yogi Berra Stadium in Little Falls, New Jersey last night, home of the independent New Jersey Jackals. I worked our table which was ideally situated in front of the stadium's main entrance.

To my surprise, I was asked to throw out the first pitch and received a wonderful introduction on the public address system, repeated verbatim as I wrote it (just joking). I decided to go to the rubber and throw from there (once a pitcher, always a pitcher). before walking out there, I apoliogized to Quinn Stewart--#23 in your program--for him losing the bet. I also asked if his insurance was all paid up in case I hurt him from the velocity of my throw. Glad to report I haven't lost anything off my fastball. Still throwing 98mph, 49 in and 49 back.

Also thanks to catcher Matt Lauderdale, who convinced his manager to let the Jackals wear our baby blue wristbands.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

We Mourn

It is with a deep sense of regret that we announce the passing of Chris Kaminskas.
 
Chris was General Manager of Old Oaks Country Club, site of our upcoming golf tournament September 21st.
 
He lost his gallant fight with cancer overnight.
 
A Yankee fan whose office looked like Cooperstown South, Chris was a wonderful father, husband and a great advocate for our cause.
 
The world is a poorer place this morning without him.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Big One

IN WHAT WE ANTICIPATE WILL BE THE BIGGEST EVENT IN OUR HISTORY, I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS ORGANIZATION HAS REACHED AGREEMENT WITH THE NEW YORK YANKEES TO CO-SPONSOR A COMPLIMENTARY PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING BEFORE AND DURING THE GAME AGAINST THE CONTENDING TAMPA BAY RAYS ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th.

THE SCREENING WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN THE GATES OPEN AT 4PM--WE MAY RECEIVE PAPAL DISPENSATION TO OPEN AT 3P--AND TAKE PLACE IN THE FIRST-AID ROOM ON THE MAIN LEVEL BEHIND HOME PLATE.

Eunice Shirver

Eunice Shriver transformed forever the way this country viewed the "handicapped."
 
She changed the world for those with intellectual disabilities.
 
That is the legacy of this great woman.