I've been trying desperately to come up with a set of entertaining excuses for why I haven't blogged in a ridiculous amount of time -- alien abduction being among my finalists -- but the sad and boring truth is that I've had a combination of technical and personal "issues" that have left me without the resources to blog since just before the July 4 holiday. A perfect storm of factors, you could say.
Anyway, for those who care, I thought I'd catch you up on some of where I've been and what I've been doing, in pictures, since I last blogged here...
In baseball-related activities, I did attend the Independence Day game.
By far the most memorable part of that game for me was the pregame / first-pitch ceremony, where US Navy Petty Officer Bridget Lydon surprised her family, who thought she was still on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, by appearing to throw out the first pitch with them.
I haven't seen this moving a pregame ceremony since the family of the late Dennis Thomson threw out the first pitch in early 2006.
Now, tonight, it's back to baseball.
So...how has your summer been?