Good Sunday morning,
Little things in life that make me wonder sometimes: Have you ever wondered how much paper we waste on receipts?
I know, I know, everyone automatically thinks we need a receipt for our purchases, but let’s talk about this a second. I went to get a simple cup of coffee, (two sugars) and had to get a receipt handed to me with my change. Wait, i don’t really need a receipt for a cup of coffee do I? I mean, I have proof i paid for the coffee cause it’s in my hands right now.
Wait, maybe I need it for tax reasons? No. Maybe I need the receipt to prove where I have been? No. It’s just a waste of paper to me. Now, I have to pull forward through the drive-through and drop it in the waste can. Oh, and i live it when the clerk gives me receipts and tells me to fill out the survey on the back, when in fact all the company wants to do is get my e-mail address to send me spam or print off more items that are useless. I thought computers were suppose to make us a “paperless” society?
Which leads me to another pet peeve. Went out to dinner last night at a nice restaurant with friends. Our server kept checking on us like ever 5 minutes. It was so often I almost had to mention to her that it was becoming too excessive. I was looking around for her before i took a bite it was so often. Did I leave a tip? Yes, I left a tip, but I’m going to caution her the next time I go in there.
Thanks to my old high school friend Calvin for the baseball tickets Friday to see Roy Oswalt pitch. Calvin wasn’t able to join us as originally planned as he developed a terrible cold and couldn’t go. But the game was awesome.
Roy Oswalt was a little shaky in his recent minor league tuneup starts, posting a 5.87 ERA over 15 1/3 innings between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock, but he rendered any concerns meaningless last night.
Oswalt was very impressive in his Rangers’ debut, allowing just one run over 6 1/3 innings as part of a 4-1 victory over the Rockies. It was his first start in a major league game since Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cardinals last year. The 34-year-old right-hander scattered nine hits while striking out six and walking just one. He didn’t allow a run until his 110th and final pitch of the evening via an RBI double by Marco Scutaro in the top of the seventh inning.
According to Brooks Baseball, Oswalt’s fastball topped out at 93.1 mph and averaged 91.5 mph, which was nearly identical to his average velocity last season with the Phillies. However, that’s still a tick below his career average of 92.9 mph. It will be interesting to see how Oswalt fares in his first go-around in the American League, especially coming off a season where he posted his lowest strikeout and swinging strike rate of his career, but he should be a stabilizing force for a rotation which has already battled numerous injuries and features a rookie pitcher, Yu Darvish, who is trying to find his way in his first season stateside.
Lots to fo today. Oh, did I mention summer is here? Stay hydrated ya’ll.
I think that’s going to be my new tag line. “Stay hydrated ya’ll”.
I like it.