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DrCrawdad
01-19-2010, 09:16 PM
From a story dated 1/14/2010 (http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3951535): The Sox have signed a pair of Windy City Thunderbolts, Matt Jernstad and Zach Piccola.

twinslayer
01-19-2010, 09:50 PM
More pitching, hm. Any clue if they are starters or relievers?

KRS1
01-19-2010, 10:02 PM
Looks like Jernstad's already pitched at the Cell.


http://www.und.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/041608aaa.html

DrCrawdad
01-19-2010, 10:24 PM
Looks like Jernstad's already pitched at the Cell.


http://www.und.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/041608aaa.html

It's funny how things work out and the connections. I clicked your link and saw a reference to Ed Mathey, the NIU coach. Seeing that a click went off in my head, my brother played high school baseball with Ed Mathey. Quick Google search revealed that the NIU baseball coach Ed Mathey is the same guy who played with my brother in h.s. and also used to play Nerf baseball with us in our backyard. That's so funny.

SOXfnNlansing
01-21-2010, 11:47 PM
It's funny how things work out and the connections. I clicked your link and saw a reference to Ed Mathey, the NIU coach. Seeing that a click went off in my head, my brother played high school baseball with Ed Mathey. Quick Google search revealed that the NIU baseball coach Ed Mathey is the same guy who played with my brother in h.s. and also used to play Nerf baseball with us in our backyard. That's so funny.

That is really cool.:bandance:

harwar
01-22-2010, 09:13 AM
i love stuff like that crawdad .. "hey don't i know that guy?" .. "yea we were in school/the same unit/same neighborhood together" .. i just recently saw someone from my past that i missed a lot .. oh yea and we played wiffle ball when i was a kid .. i had to look up nerf baseball lol

DrCrawdad
01-24-2010, 12:50 AM
i love stuff like that crawdad .. "hey don't i know that guy?" .. "yea we were in school/the same unit/same neighborhood together" .. i just recently saw someone from my past that i missed a lot .. oh yea and we played wiffle ball when i was a kid .. i had to look up nerf baseball lol

I'll have to try and catch a NIU game this season and say hi to Ed.

We used to play baseball with just about anything - whiffle balls, tennis balls, dime-store rubber balls and Nerf Balls (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerf). For bats I remember even using a vacuum cleaner metal pipe, which in hindsight was terrifically dangerous.

Nerf Balls were basically just a type of sponge without any coating on the outside. So they had very limited flight, which made them perfect for playing baseball in our backyard. We played two-on two games, right-field out. It kept us busy and out of trouble for days and days over summer vacation. A pleasant memory.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Nerff.jpg

One thing my brothers and I discovered was that Nerf Balls had a wonderful ability to absorb farts. Squeeze it tight and then release your gas right into the Nerf Ball while releasing the squeezed Nerf Ball. Then toss it to a family member and the fights begin.