Category Archives: Baseball

Indians Lose In Upsetting Fashion

I went to the Indians/Fossil Ridge game last night and stayed the first 5 innings.  I think the team lost the game before they even walked on the field.  In all my years watching Indian Baseball, I don’t know if I have ever seen a more lackadaisical performance from the team in a district matchup.  They just didn’t look like they were into playing last night.  Some of the talk was that maybe it was because of the drumming the Indians took at the hands of Colleyville Friday, if that is so, I blame the effort on the coaching staff. 

If there is one thing that is necessary in baseball, it is a short memory.  You can’t worry about your last at bat let alone your last game.  Colleyville Heritage is not only the number 1 ranked team in the area, they are ranked in the top 50 nationally, but losing to a Ridge team that was 2-4 in District Play is not a good sign going forward.  Hopefully Coach Stramp can make some adjustments moving forward, otherwise his playoff appearance streak will come to an end this year.

On another note, I remember the days when the High School Football Coaches from both schools would have to attend the Fossil/Keller matchups to keep the students in line.  While there was a large contingent of Ridge students at the game, there were only a handful of Keller High students there watching.  Most of them appeared to be girlfriends of the players.  Maybe they were all at the Keller Softball game or Ridge isn’t considered a rival anymore like it once was.


Spring

Ray, people will come Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won’t mind if you look around, you’ll say. It’s only $20 per person. They’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they’ll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They’ll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they’ll watch the game and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh… people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.


Sunday Quick Hits

Been a very busy week and not a lot of time in front of a computer.  We were able to break away for a few days to head to San Antonio for Spring Break.  But as soon as we got to town, we learned that my dad had suffered a stroke.  He seemed to be OK, so we continued on with our vacation but decided to cut it short and come home on Friday just in case.  Saturday morning, we found out he had yet another stroke, this one doing some damage creating some loss of movement on one side of his body.  He still remains in the hospital, but seems to be in good spirits even with everything he has gone though.  We still await the results of a slew of tests that will be forthcoming in the next few days.

I spent the afternoon Saturday in the new Keller library doing some research for the City Council session Tuesday….while a great improvement, it still appears as if they have a little bit longer to get everything up and running.  Speaking of the City Council Meeting, I plan to give my opinion to the Council on why I think this idea of refinancing is both irresponsible and avoidable.  If I have to make a sudden trip to go see my dad, Shannon said she would sub for me and read my “speech.”

Saturday night we decided at the last-minute to head to Hank’s in McKinney to go see Cory Morrow play.  Yes, it was blizzard like conditions, yes, we were crazy to do it, but yes, we had a great time.  Got to hang out with Cory for a time after the show and seems that he has signed on to a new CD this year with Pat Green.  Next show for us will be Jack Ingram in the coming weeks.

Ranger’s Manager Ron Washington failed a drug test last year…..oh brother was my reaction.  Could we just fire him now and get it over with?

Bart Stupack got what he ultimately wanted….name recognition.  Too bad he sold out 30 years of being pro-life for it.

If a book encourages its reader to order three more of the author’s books, I think it’s worth mentioning here.  Lynne Olson’s Citizens of London is such a book.  I read it this week while on vacation and learned a great deal I didn’t know before. 

The Indians continued their winning ways Friday night with a win over Central.  They faceoff with District Powerhouse Grapevine at Keller Tuesday night.  Should be a good gauge on where Keller will end up in 5-5A.

 When they took my dad in for his second MRI in as many days Saturday morning, they asked what music he would like to listen to.  He told them to put some AC/DC on….while my 66 year old father was laying there listening to his music, a tech came in and shocked I guess that it was playing asked the other tech who put that music on?  The Tech laughed and said that’s what the man wanted.

I don’t know what song was playing, but this is one of my dad’s favorites. 


Indians Win District Opener

Your Keller Indians outlasted Trinity to win their district opener last night.  Don’t know how the game went as I wasn’t at the game and the writeups on the website are complete.


A Great Day

The Indians fell to the Marauders last night 9-6, but going to the game is a great reminder that spring is here. Keller did however win the Georgetown Tournament last weekend with former City Councilman Terry Barker’s son Caleb hitting a home run in the top of the 10th inning to seal the win in the championship game!

I still haven’t figured out if I like the new uniforms or not, the Gold instead of the White is going to take some getting used to.

And on a final note, Cameron Allerheiligen’s dad informed me that he is going to be a one sport athlete at University of Arizona this fall…..too bad, because Cameron is a heck of a baseball player.

Next Tuesday is the opening game of Keller’s final season in 5-5A.  If you want to see some good kids play some great ball, come on out to the game at Indian Field.


GREAT Day for a Ball Game

Today at 6pm, your Keller Indians will be playing against the hated Marcus Marauders at The Ballpark in Arlington.  With weather like this, I’ll be damned if I let a little thing called work get in my way to break out early and go watch the Indians play.


Keller Vs. Marcus at the Ballpark in Arlington

Tuesday March 9th at 6:00 pm.  Always a great time.