Category Archives: game

  Golden Bobble (12/03)

Wednesday December 3rd, 2008.

Do you have the Golden Touch? Get to the Cavs Game and find out. All fans will receive a LeBron James Hardwood Classics Bobblehead. Plus, twenty-three lucky fans also get a Limited-Edition “Golden” Bobble. test you luck and grab a seat to cheer on your Cleveland CAV-A-LIERS!

For official promotion details and tickets visit www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/contests.html

  Amuse me.

I have to confess, I recently purchased an ‘Everyday with Rachel Ray Magazine,’ for work reference only. I am not a big Ray fan in general but this issue was filled many Cleveland references that I couldn’t resist sharing.

The big story, America’s Greatest Amusement Parks, Bigger! Faster! Taller! features the one and only Cedar Point. For a low (?) cost of $43 a ticket ($16 for children) you can visit this 138-year-old Ohio summertime institution. Get there early and plan to stay late (park closes at 10:00 pm) as there are so many roller coaters at this park, and you can’t ride just once.

Some of my favorites (and Rachel’s) are the Raptor (I love to let my legs hang free and flip over almost 6 times) and Millennium Force (what could be better than flying at 93 mph?). I haven’t had the opportunity to ride Maverick yet but I can’t wait to check it out. A day at Cedar Point isn’t complete without a visit to Frontier Trail to watch the artisans blow glass and bend steel, true craftsman.

Picking up the pub at the checkout aisle at least got me re-excited to visit our “neighborhood” amusement park. Still not a big fan of the “fire pistol,” but at least we see eye-to-eye one one thing…the Top Thrill Dragster is a killer way to kick off your day at the park. We should go sometime! :)

For more park information visit www.cedarpoint.com

  Fair time. (8/05-10)

Can you believe it’s August? I can’t. I still have lots of things I need to “get in” to call it an official summer. A game of put put golf at Memphis Kiddie Park. A few more trips out on the Kayaks. Ice cream at Honey Hut and perhaps even an evening of firefly collecting (just kidding…sorta). But most of all summer in Cleveland wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the fair!

The Cuyahoga County Fair runs now until Sunday at the Berea Fairgrounds. Pack your Purell and go to oogle the baby pigs and cows, the best tasting blueberry pies, the gorgeous gladiolas grown-locally and more. General admission is $5.95 (children 3-12 yrs old $4.95) or after 9:30 pm, $3.00. If you want to take a spin on the Ferris wheel or bumper cars (my favorite) ride tickets are $.50 each (2 tickets per ride) or purchase an all-day ride band for just $12.

What could be more summer than a evening at the fair? Cotton Candy (love the sweet smell and baby pink hue) and corn on the cob. Live music and motor sports. Activities for you (flea market) the kids (bubble gum blowing contest) and your strange “uncle Eric” (the great bear show). Add it to this weekend’s list.

For fair schedule, directions and more information visit www.cuyfair.com

  Carmona returns (7/26)

Saturday, July 26th 2008

Carmona cleared to return Saturday, right-hander hasn’t pitched for Tribe since May 23! When the 40-pitch ‘pen was over Tuesday at Angel Stadium, Fausto Carmona, nine weeks after landing on the disabled list with a left hip strain, got his official clearance to rejoin the Indians’ rotation Saturday against the Twins. Manager Eric Wedge wouldn’t speculate on what the corresponding roster move will be Saturday. “We’re playing it day by day in regard to that,” Wedge said. “We don’t have to do anything until Saturday.”

What could be better than a baseball game this weekend? There are so many things happening this weekend in Cleveland but with a close friend in from out of town, nothing is better than a Sunday afternoon ball game, a cold beer and the ultimate “I” soft pretzel (and lots of sunscreen!)?

The Tribe will be in town all weekend (Friday, Saturday & an afternoon game Sunday). For game times and ticket information visit www.cleveland.indians.mlb.com