West Virginia beats Auburn

Got to catch the WVU game in Morgantown this evening. My dad and I watched as WV beat up on Auburn. The evening was chilly; WV was just as cold the first half. They turned it on in the 3rd and 4th quarter and ended…

2008 World Series Game 1 – Tampa v Philly

Can you imagine – a World Series game in St. Pete, Florida? And more impressive, the Rays are playing in the World Series! Wow. Tampa just knocked off the Red Sox (after beating the White Sox). Now game 1 is in St. Petersburg at the…

Giants v Tigers at the Tokyo Dome

Watched the Giants beat the Tigers at the Tokyo Dome. This was one of the Giant’s wins towards their Central League championship (which the Tigers at one point had been up by 13 games!). View images in Slideshow viewer View images in Postcard viewer View…

Uehara, Giants blank Dragons – Baseball at the Tokyo Dome

Prabhat and I saw the Giants beat the Dragons, 3-0, at the Tokyo Dome today. Article below. — Koji Uehara took out some of his Olympic anguish on Chunichi on Sunday and the Giants backed their ace with three home runs. In his best game…

Baseball!

Took in my first Japanese baseball game tonight. Myself and one of the E&Y guys caught the Giants vs Swallows game. Think Yankees (Giants) vs Mets (Swallows). Final score: Giants 8 – Swallows 0. The atmosphere was festive; the baseball wasn’t as impressive. Maybe because…

Australia – Watching a “footy” match

Went and watched a “footy” (rugby) match today. Local team, Sydney Rabbitohs stunned the Manly Sea Eagles 40-32!!! It was quite an upset. “Manly skipper Matt Orford labelled today’s 40-32 loss to South Sydney as the worst defeat in his time at the club as…

Skiing near Moscow

Went skiing with Todd K and his two boys today. Ski slope is inside the MKAD near their flat. You can actually see the ski slope from their flat!

Skiing and Snowboarding in Yaklama

Denis and I went skiing/snowboarding at Volen today. Volen is best likened to Ski Roundtop in PA. (Ski Roundtop is a smaller, northeastern USA ski area near where I grew up. The hills are about the same length and elevation; the types of skiers/boarders were…

Skiing in Davos – final report

Skiied Davos, Switzerland yesterday and today. Yesterday- snowed all day. Snow was powder and thick! Visibility was poor but the skiing was fun. Today, the morning was about like yesterday but the afternoon was perfect. It cleared up and the snow was fresh, fast, and…