Results tagged ‘ Movember ’

Golden Era Ballot – November 5, 2014

The MOST IMPORTANT THING for today?  Timber Rattlers Director of Tickets Ryan Moede is taking part in Movember!

In the time that I have known Ryan – over a year, maybe well over two years – I have never seen him with even the beginnings of a mustache.  As soon as I can dig up some of the gold buried in one of the coffee cans in my backyard and convert it to cash, I will be donating to Ryan’s page.  Please think about doing the same at some point this month by clicking on that link.

NOTE: I will not be participating in Movember this year.  I am no longer allowed to grow a mustache….It’s….complicated.

Hat Tip to Kyle of BrewFrostyMug (which has a new WordPress Home, by the way) for a link to this story on Tyler Wagner (’13) on his two perfect innings of relief for the Glendale Desert Dogs yesterday in an Arizona Fall League game.

The Saguaros weren’t any more comfortable facing Wagner, the Brewers’ No. 14 prospect. He struck out one batter and needed just 20 pitches to complete two perfect innings. He induced four groundball outs, a product of his sinker-slider combination.

Tuesday was the first time Wagner had pitched since he got just one out and allowed nine runs (eight earned) on six hits and two walks last week at Salt River. He said he didn’t do anything differently between appearances and credited better fastball command for the turnaround.

“I just kept going with my game plan, which is to get early, weak-contact ground balls,” Wagner said. “My last outing I was up in the zone. That happens sometimes. You just have to make adjustments to throw the sinker down in the zone.”

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Center fielder Tyrone Taylor, the Brewers’ top prospect, added a hit and a walk. He also helped out on defense in the first inning. Peterson attempted to stretch his double into a triple, but was thrown out at third base by Taylor.

Wagner has played with Taylor the last two years, first at Class A Wisconsin and then at Class A Advanced Brevard County this season. He said he wasn’t surprised to see Taylor make a big play on defense.

“Every day he comes in with the mindset of winning the day,” Wagner said. “That’s what makes him so successful and consistent with what he does well.”

The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced ten finalists on their 2015 Golden Era Ballot.

I took a look at the names to see if there were any Appleton Professional Baseball ties, but the only one with an even tangential tie to the area is Billy Pierce, a left-handed pitcher with the Tigers, White Sox, and Giants.  Pierce spent his post-playing days with the White Sox as a scout and some of the players he signed and scouted eventually wound up with the Appleton Foxes.

There is an Appleton affiliation on the committee.  Hall of Famer Pat Gillick, who pitched for the Fox Cities Foxes in 1960, is on the committee.

Alumni Birthdays for November 5:

Ron Garth (’06-’08) – 30
Bryan LaHair (’04) – 32
Jim Koehler (’93) – 44

Bryan LaHair at the plate during a 2004 game.  LaHair hit 15 home runs in Venezuela during the regular season of the winter league.

Bryan LaHair at the plate during a 2004 game. LaHair hit 15 home runs in Venezuela during the regular season of the winter league.

Photo Credit: WM. Glasheen

Photo Credit: WM. Glasheen

Movember Update – Day 29

To donate to my Movember Page go here: http://mobro.co/chrismehring

On a scale of 16-year old me and Sam Elliot as John Buford in Gettysburg, I am currently at Gibbs from the first few episodes of NCIS in Season Four:

Not as much gray...but getting there.

Not as much gray…but getting there.

or Bruce McCullouch in the “New Kids in the Hall” sketch ‘A Little Something’

Movember Update – Day 22

Day 22…

To donate to my Movember Page go here: http://mobro.co/chrismehring

On a scale of 16-year old me and Sam Elliot as John Buford in Gettysburg, I am currently at Matthew from NewsRadio in that episode he grew a mustache:

matthew

Well, maybe not quite that thick, but it feels like it.

No one from the office has had a mustache intervention with me yet:

Also, Mr. James has not stopped by to show me the picture in his wallet that he uses to remind him not to grow a mustache.

jimmyjames
In closing….I really miss NewsRadio.

Movember Update – Day 15

Day 15…

On a scale of 16-year old me and Sam Elliot as John Buford in Gettysburg, I am currently at Tim Locum, circa 1990:

I said Tim Locum!

I said Tim Locum!

The only difference between the me of 1990 and the Tim Locum of 1990 back in 1990?  I didn’t play basketball for the University of Wisconsin Badgers.

The only difference between the me of 2013 and the Tim Locum of 1990 today? I don’t have a mullet and I am not a member of the Badgers’ 1,000-point club.

To see my progress and to donate to the cause please head here:

http://mobro.co/chrismehring

Movember Update – Day 8

If you remember this Mehring Monday from October, I am taking part in Movember this year.

This is where I want to be at the end of the month:

The benchmark.

The benchmark.

Growing a mustache as a way to raise money for men’s health is pretty easy….Well, it should be.  After one week, it looks like I have the same mustache I did when I went a week without shaving at the age of seventeen…Though there appears to be more gray in the latest version.

I will do everyone a favor and not post a photo of myself on this blog.  To see it, head over to http://mobro.co/chrismehring and think about donating to the cause.

Thank you.

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