Results tagged ‘ Personal ’

Movember Update – Day 22

Day 22…

To donate to my Movember Page go here:

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:


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.

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:

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 and think about donating to the cause.

Thank you.

A moment for Mark Haley

Mark Haley has been the manager of the South Bend Silver Hawks since 2005.  That was the year he and the Hawks beat the Timber Rattlers in the Midwest League Championship Series.

Haley has been a great manager with whom to deal over the last several seasons.  When the Rattlers are in South Bend, I always seem to run into him in the tunnels beneath Coveleski Stadium in South Bend on the first day of a series down there.

Oh, there have been some battles over the years but, Haley has always been a professional.

That’s why a twitter update that included a link about Haley hit me a little last night.

…fast forward to Thurs. Dec 29th, after 6 days of ups and downs with temps, BP, pain, etc. a CT scan revealed a softball size abcess in his abdomen from a perforated bowel. I arrived to his room that morning and the OR was already calling for him.  He had been back for about 10 min. It was a decision that we really had no time to think about because by now Mark was very sick and something had to be done quickly.  2 hrs later Dr. Credi and Dr. Mark Walsh spoke to me and told me that Mark had 12 inches of bowel removed, he was Septic and he was going to be in the ICU for at least a day or 2 on a ventilator and to be prepared because things would get worse before they got better.

Please click the link and read all the details.

Ben Hill had this update this afternoon with comments from the Silver Hawks.

“We’re keeping [Haley] in our thoughts and prayers. He’s a strong, tough man and we expect a full recovery,” said Silver Hawks general manager Lynn Kachmarik. “South Bend is his home, and he’s highly respected throughout the community. We’re getting so many calls and messages from people wanting to wish him well.”

We here at the Timber Rattlers wish Mark well, too.


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