So, this weekend. Tomorrow will start off with some pre-marital counseling. Not as pumped about that. It's not bad,* but I am glad this is the last one. An hour is an awfully long drive to make to decide that Kristine and I are compatible. I guess we didn't figure that out in the last decade we've been together.
*We were called the "Rhodes Scholars of Relationships" when we got our compatibility test back from Minnesota. Forty bucks to decide we're good for each other. I'm definitely in the wrong business.
After counseling, though, we're heading to Indy (with Kristine's sister) to putz around before watching the Indy Indians take on the Durham Bulls. A quick glance at the standings tells me the Indians are pretty bad this year (7-15). Andrew also tells me they look pretty bad on TV.* It seems all the talent is in Pittsburgh or developing in the lower leagues. Could mean good things for Indy's future, though. Or they might go straight from AA to the bigs. Oh well. Point is, I'm always excited to watch the Indians, and I'm especially excited to bring Katelyn to her first game at Victory Field. I love bringing people to that park for the first time, because I don't think people realize how great a stadium it is until you're in it. If things go right, I'll be bringing my uncle Charlie there a bit before my wedding, too. Fingers crossed.
*I'm a bit jealous that he gets the Indians on TV, but he doesn't get MLB Network, so I like to think I come out ahead there.
After that great day, Andrew is going come over on Sunday, and there will be some hockey watching I'm sure, but the bigger goal is to start developing the hypothetical game I talked about a week or so ago. Again, any helpful comments would be much appreciated. But, I've got some cardstock, I'm sure I can find a card template online somewhere, and we'll start tinkering. I will certainly keep you updated, and if AP Baseball: The Game* comes to be, my faithful readers will be the first to know. And if it comes to using Kickstarter, I will announce that as well. If we're lucky enough to actually get this thing published, I will most definitely let you know. And if we get that far, hopefully somebody out there is artistically gift and would like to work cheap (or free!) to design a box for us.
*Just a working title, I promise.
I would also like to point out, as this is my last post in April, my NL Central predictions look pretty good. The Cards are looking better than I thought (or maybe the Reds not quite as good), but the bottom half is looking like I thought it would. Putting the Pirates in fourth was my bold prediction here, and that's looking good. The Cubs incompetence sure helps that. By the way, I'm going to have to make a trip to Pittsburgh soon. As far as the newer ballparks go, PNC might very well be my favorite. I can't wait to see it in person. And if Andrew McCutchen happens to notice me wearing his Indians shirt, all the better. He did not see it when we watched the Pirates in St. Louis, though.