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|19 hours 44 min ago||Little league numbers are||
Little league numbers are down due to travel ball... The rumors of baseballs death are greatly exaggerated. More kids becoming more specialized in skill sports is hurting foitball. Lots of fall baseball in our area
|1 day 44 min ago||Last couple years it's been||
Last couple years it's been useless. The card is nice but no real benefits even after attending a lot of games. They have cards and stickers and a pencil. At least Camp Little Victors gives away free shirts!
|4 days 20 hours ago||This is like a SJ/BH area roundup.||
This is like a SJ/BH area roundup.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Rob you are a much better||
Rob you are a much better tourism bureau than I am. Haha. Though don't let people outside the area that Klock is safe (it was even before the harbor shores additions tbh)...then we won't get to enjoy it as much!
|6 days 6 hours ago||Visitors should continue to||
Visitors should continue to flock to Silver Beach to leave The others open for us townies. :)
|6 days 6 hours ago||Cosign but biased because I live here||
Cosign but biased because I live here
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Native Michigander here who says Soda||
Native Michigander here who says Soda
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You know for a small||
You know for a small community we do have lots of good burgers: I prefer North Shore to Roxys, Henry's, Neon Grill, etc. the best we had was the DQ in Benton Harbor. The owner made his own burgers and fries (only had ice cream contract with DQ). Too bad he never reopened this summer. :(
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for this, we are going||
Thanks for this, we are going to Baraga in a few weeks...will try it!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed on that one...don't||
Agreed on that one...don't forget North Shore in BH too, puts Redamak's to shame
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||Yep. I remember us Xers as||
Yep. I remember us Xers as the biggest slackers ever who would never leave home and had no attention span (bc of video games rather than social media... Today's bogeyman). I'm old.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Well spoken? Well reasoned.||
Well spoken? Well reasoned. Would be cool for SJ kid to go to and star at michigan. Last one, mike Gillette?
|6 weeks 6 days ago||It's less chicago as it is||
It's less chicago as it is families who are fans bc of one alum etc
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||St Joseph (the town), not St Joes||
St Joseph (the town), not St Joes
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Same direction we went with our kids||
I went analytical with this and consulted the Social Security name database, which blows all those commercial sites out of the water in functionality.
1. Wanted a Biblical name if possible but not one that is super popular (Daniel, Michael, Stephen, Jacob, Joshua). This was harder for the girls, and only one has a Biblical name.
2. Wanted one that was not a Top 20 or even Top 200.
My son's name (born 2003) was ranked #399 that year. It's risen to #119 in 2014. So it bothers me quite a bit. Except that when I hear a younger child with that name and comment to the parents that my 12 year old has that name too, their face drops a bit as they realize they are late to the party. :)
My daughters are similar, though the oldest is named after my grandmother (ranks out of the top 1000 back when she was born and still today). Yet EVERYONE knows the name very very well. My youngest has an awesome name (ranks around top 500) but a very popular one (top 10 for a decade, a couple times been #1) is close to it in sound, so she gets called that name a lot.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||That's very bizarre to see that...home has tough angle on it||
That's very bizarre to see that...home has tough angle on it
|8 weeks 5 days ago||He didn't... He properly||
He didn't... He properly called it fair. The plate ump inexplicably overruled
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Base ball was a gentlemens||
Base ball was a gentlemens game then. Pitching was just that...trying to pitch it so that it was hit. And you pitched it where the batter wanted it. The goal was to hit the ball and field and run. Plus the players didn't use gloves. I play by 1858 rules. It's pretty damn fun.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt intro esp the "females is strong as hell" part
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Coaner!||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||That's awesome that a HS||
That's awesome that a HS parent has boner stabone as user name. Growing Pains. I'm a hudsonville native but I graduated a Sader. Cool to see an Eagle stay maize & blue
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Similar for baseball...but||
Similar for baseball...but the majority of their equipment is simply rebadged from successful manufacturers. UA Baseball helmets and catchers gear are all made by All Star slapped with a UA logo and price hiked 30%. I'm sure the same or similar is true for other items they "make." While it's not as authentic it's better to provide solid equip if you don't make it vs crap you aren't good at making being sold bc you tried .
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Holy crap I'm still 39!||
Holy crap I'm still 39!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Small world40Creative||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Was coaching baseball in||
Was coaching baseball in Galesburg when it hit. Pretty freaky. Giving the team a post game speech when it rumbled the grounds.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||SW Michigan||
Working in St Joseph, living in Benton Harbor.
|13 weeks 19 hours ago||Once worked on a Habitat||
Once worked on a Habitat build outside Atlanta in August. Temps were usually mid 80s and humid that week. Invariably the Georgia locals would be laughing at us Northerners who weren't "used to this heat up there." Now that week was relatively cool for a Georgian August but nothing was funnier than telling them that Michigan tends to be 90s and humid every August too. They imagined it was 50s & 60s mid summer.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||95 & 96||
95 & 96
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Water polo was my first beat||
Water polo was my first beat when at the daily. It was so difficult to get quotes and stats bc it was all phone calls. Two seasons covering them and they usually were about .500 and played on east coast constantly.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Mid 80s. My dad was a||
Mid 80s. My dad was a computer programmer back then and had me programming on our C64. Then had a 476 with turbo button too and logged into prodigy to get data downloads. Just text! Probably 87/88. Before that we did lots of those touch tone info numbers...like get sports scores or weather reports. Essentially it was the internet on a phone!