Wednesday, May 11, 2016

That's Why They Play the Game

Despite the gloomy weather forecast, yesterday turned into a good day on the sports front.

Although the skies were overcast and dark when I escaped work with a list of things to accomplish, I made it to the local golf course by about 4:30 and completed 18 holes just before nightfall. I admit that as the sun went down and the temperatures cooled my back tightened up and my tee shots became erratic. But even then it was still fun to be on the course. I was able to par one of the toughest holes on the course despite the gathering darkness.

It felt good to be out playing golf and I met a number of really nice golfers that made the afternoon and evening enjoyable. 

On the professional sports front, the Orioles and the Penguins both went into the last inning or into overtime with the scores knotted at 3. 

Watching the Penguins Stanley Cup Playoff game against the Capitals, I was beginning to doubt that they could win as the three goal lead slipped away into a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation. Three consecutive and overlapping delay of game penalties almost undid the Penguins, but they prevailed with a goal in overtime and eliminated the Capitals from the playoffs..

The Orioles were tied 3-3 against the Twins going into the 9th inning, but a two-run homer by Adam Jones secured the win and continued possession of first place in the AL East. Hopefully that can continue their winning ways today.

All-in-all, a great sports day and evening.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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