Bocce playoff finals today. My team will not be playing.
We did well in the quarter finals yesterday morning. Won two successive games by good margins. Yesterday afternoon was another story, however.
We played Turtle Kraals in the semi finals. Turtle Kraals has been #1 in the monday league for years. They lose 0 to 2 games a season. That good! They generally win the playoffs. We were stuck playing Turtle Kraals in the semi finals.
We did not do well. We were up 7-2 in the first game and lost. The second game was downhill from the start.
Turtle Kraals is excellent! They play with precision. They know what they are doing with every shot. They do it. They play bocce like chess. Always a shot or two ahead mentally.
It was a pleasure watching Turtle Kraals play. None of us on our team felt bad that we lost. We expected it going in.
We have developed into a good team over time. Otherwise, we would not be consistently making the playoffs in recent years. However the difference between Turtle Kraals and us is like professional baseball. Turtle Kraals a major league team. We, triple A or class A.
Bocce playoffs are a festival. People galore. Food and drink free. People bring chairs to watch.
The only negative was the sun. Blazing hot during our first match. Tents were available, but not used. Management said the wind was too strong. They would blow over. I did not think the wind was that strong.
The sun affected me. It affected everyone. There was little protection from it.
I went home after the first match, showered and napped.
The evening was a bit cooler and then ok when the sun set.
Cuba and Key West have officially begun the bonding process. The Havana Challenge. An amateur boat race. Starts Tuesday in Cuba.
Five 16 foot catamarans left Key West yesterday for Marina Hemingway in Cuba.
The races were held in previous years. Illegally, however. This year the U.S. Commerce Department issued a license authorizing the event. First time! A step forward in relations.
I missed the Preakness. We were sitting around waiting for the game with Turtle Kraals to begin. I see where American Pharoah won. Great! Two legs down, one to go. The Belmont next.
American Pharoah’s victory indicative that he may very well be a top flight racing horse. He had the number 1 pole position, gale force winds came up as the race started, and torrential rains fell.
Can’t get any better than winning a horse race under those conditions!
Today is Sunday. The first of my three consecutive writing days. Today, I will spend most of the day writing and rewriting next week’s KONK Life column.
The column will be about football. The Tom Brady event is upon us. Brain injuries in the news.
There was another day, another time, when football was in a bad way. Much worse than today. On the verge of being outlawed. By federal law. The President at the time stepped in and literally saved football.
A yesterday scenario similar to today’s events.
T.J. Maxx opened at 8 this morning. A circus atmosphere advertised. The opening a big deal!
I will not get there today. I probably will never leave the house. I will be typing away all day. Tomorrow hopefully I can shoot over for a look.
Enjoy your Sunday!