Softball and Theatre L’Homme Dieu

May 5 (Cinco de Mayo)

[PLAY BALL: Finally, weather worthy of the season.  A rare Saturday session – Eden Valley – Watkins and Jamestown, ND, came to town for a round robin.  This was not previously on the schedule.  I think the teams did some late scheduling just to get some games in – the weather being totally prohibitive until now.]

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[I guess we’re at the right place?]

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[Cardinal pitcher Ally Albers warms-up . . . ]

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[You know the old saying:  You can’t tell the players without a scorecard?  Well, that applies here.  Due to the circumstances, there was no “paperwork” for these games.  I don’t remember a lot of the players.  I’ll try my best.]

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[And so the game begins . . . ]

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[Jamie Lanoue is catching for the Cards . . . ]

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[Looks like a slider?]

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[This is 2nd baseman Allison O’Kane’s 3rd year as lead-off hitter . . . ]

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[This may be Kendra Hardy, but don’t quote me on that . . . ]

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[And this may be centerfielder Calley Richardson’s 3rd year as clean-up hitter . . . ]

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[Here I managed to capture the essence of the sport. Calley hit a towering Harmon Killebrew-esque pop up right over home plate. Planes landing at Chandler Field had to take evasive manuveurs. The catcher and ump immediately looked straight up – the ump continuing to do so for the next several minutes. The catcher, a mere wisp of a player, was very good and made the catch.]

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[The Eagle’s catcher shows her agility here . . . ]

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[Not sure who our hitter is here?]

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[I believe this is Lindsey Knoll . . . ]

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[The Cards looked really ragged from lack of play.  Bradley and I left after 5 innings as other events were calling.  We lost 8 – 2, the score when we left.]

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Bevrijdingsdag  (May 5th is also Liberation Day for The Netherlands)

[The next event was Run for the Roses, the annual fundraiser for Theatre L’Homme Dieu held in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby. The Alexandria Golf Club hosted this year.]

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[The Super pulls the VW convertible into the club on a beautiful day . . . ]

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[You’ll notice a bluish tinge to the first 10-12 pictures or so.  That’s because I had my camera on the wrong setting.  I tried to correct it in the “processing,” but this is the best I could do.  And that’s why I’m “The Cub Reporter,” not a real reporter!]

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[Hey, let’s sit outside!]

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[The Echo Press was on hand to cover such as the appropriate and matching attire of Amy and David Sunderland . . . ]

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[And the Echo photo . . . ]

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[Let’s PAR-TAY!!]

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[The Boy Tenor gives a raised-armed greeting . . . ]

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[And is then joined by his guitar player . . . ]

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[Ahhhh, hard to beat a nice day at the club . . . ]

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[Oh, there are people inside too . . . ]

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[The Derby is getting ready to start . . . ]

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[Here’s the theatre’s fearless leader, Nicole Mulder, with two close relatives . . . ]

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[The excitement rises . . . ]

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[Our music mates, Dave and Karin Berg, share a word with Nicole . . . ]

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[The name of the horse the Super and I drew in the blind draw never appeared on the screen during the race?  Uffda!!]

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[The Super won a bottle of Carlos Creek’s Reserve Marquette for either the best Run for the Roses attire, or voted most likely to have been a jockey, I forget which . . . ]

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[Dave won his bottle of Reserve Marquette for being the best golfer at our table . . . ]

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[I’m taking my bottle of wine and going home . . . ]

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[And here are this year’s program billboards . . . ]

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[And I’m taking my bottle of wine home!]

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And here is the theatre’s 2018 season.  Come join us – thanks to Nicole, it’s gonna be great!!

https://www.tlhd.org/march-2-2018-season-at-a-glance/


The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.  ~
 Alfred Hitchcock

Up Next:  We’ll find out together.

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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1 Response to Softball and Theatre L’Homme Dieu

  1. G. says:

    Glad to see by the photos that the Minnesotans are finally able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine! Looks like a fun time enjoying the derby.

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