I’m still trying to get through the photos (finally got a USB cable) but here’s five to tide you over. I’ll add more as I continue to go through the bunch.
If you want a different perspective, check out Raoul’s photos of the event here.
This wasn’t my first time watching professional tennis at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. However, it was the first time I watched Andy Roddick play matches three days in a row, along with the Bryan Brothers, newcomer John Isner, and a host of others. Today’s title match (Roddick vs. Isner) was awesome, though Isner’s match with Monfils last night was incredibly exciting. That kid, who’s ranked 419 (!) fought his way to the finals as a wildcard, and (according to the program notes today) is only the third person to do so at Legg Mason.
But wow was it hot. My asthma, which hasn’t been a problem since I arrived in D.C., was acting up because of the poor air quality.
And, of course, I don’t have a stinking USB cable here at the place I’m housesitting â€” the cable has become, like so much of my life, a casualty of spending all my time moving between three locations.
So, no pictures, for now.
Before leaving for the Mets/Diamondbacks game yesterday, I spent some time downtown watching the Tour of the Gila. A 5-day stage race that comes to Silver City each year, a crowd favorite is the Saturday Criterion: 40 laps around a downtown loop (fewer laps for non-pro divisions).
More photos below. I wasn’t able to stay for the women or the pro divisions, but Meredith was on hand, so you should run by her Flickr place to see pics from those events. She also has some great shots from the kids’ races.
Anyhoo, here’s the rest of my photos from the event. As always, click for larger versions and for descriptions.
My dad is a huge Mets fan, so he did what he could to score us some tickets to one of their games in Phoenix this week. We took off this afternoon for the third game in the series, which the Mets won 6-2.
There was a strong contingent of New York fans, which made us feel a bit better about cheering on the visitors, but my pops is pretty die hard so I don’t think we would have held back either way.
It’s 4 a.m. (we drove back to Silver City after the game) and I’m beat, so it’s time for me to get some sleep. I’ll have more photos from the game â€” and some shots of the early Tour of the Gila races in the downtown Criterium on Saturday â€” later this morning.
I know the time usually has another meaning, but, this morning, it signifies when I’m leaving the office.
I have to work again in 7.5 hours.
Time for sleep.
Well, we didn’t leave the WNMU Fieldhouse until 10:30 last night, so I didn’t update my last post. Instead, you get this one!
In the third game of the night, No. 4 Mesa State College defeated No. 5 Regis University in five sets. This was an incredibly close match, because both teams poured their hearts into every point. There were some long rallies, great hitting on both sides of the net, and great defense as well.
Top-seeded Western New Mexico University was able to topple No. 8 CSU-Pueblo in four sets. I was a bit apprehensive before this game, because Pueblo had beat Western here earlier in the season. And while the ThunderWolves fought hard, the ‘Stangs were able to pull it out.
So, tonight’s semi-final schedule is:
5:30 p.m. No. 3 Metro State vs. No. 2 Nebraska-Kearney
8:00 p.m. No. 4 Mesa State vs. No. 1 Western New Mexico
Be sure to check back tonight for more on the tournament, and pick up a copy of today’s Silver City Daily Press for comprehensive coverage of all of Thursday’s games.