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Been A While!

Last time I wrote to you guys, I received a few of your NHL predictions  and it was awesome to read. I’d like to give a shout out to Jeremy Pettigrew from Victoria Tow Truck Service (my good friend,) and my sister in-law Kim McLean for your interesting predictions. I must say this is one of my favorite times of year. No there isn’t a whole lot of baseball/softball going on in the world, but as I mentioned I’d like to try and start digging into other sports, and giving them the credit they deserve. Continue reading 



NHL 2016/2017 Predictions

hockey-stadiumThis is definitely one I’m going to need all of your predictions and opinions on, click here to send me your prediction. Since I was a teenager, I’ve always made small bets with my friends on the standings of every team. Everyone in our circle was required to fill out a piece of paper, ranking every team in the position they personally predict they will be in at the end of the season; right before the playoffs. Each person was also required to pay $20 with their submission. Once the last game in the season arrived, we would tally up the results and the most accurate gambler would win the pool. If their was a tie then we would base it off the point’s of the teams chosen by the gambler; just like every other sport would. Continue reading 



Blog Update In The Works

churchHow are my fine readers doing on this late Sunday night? You’re probably not awake so you won’t see this until Monday or later, but just look forward to next Sunday. I don’t know about you, but I find Sunday to be the most laid back day. Even if you’re still out there working hard the majority of people around you are going to be kicking back, spending time with their families and not in a rush to be anywhere. I think it’s really nice to be around that kind of atmosphere once a week on a Sunday because let’s face it; everyone needs a day.

I’ve been reading through my blog and everything I’ve written about, asked a couple friends what they think and I got some good input. Just a little heads up I’m going to be switching it up a little bit. First off I’m going to say more pages are coming with lots of articles and stories, secondly I’m going to talk to you a bit more about what you have to say. You always have the option of contacting me, but I’m going to enable comments so you guys can share your stories, and what’s hot right now in the world of softball.

 

sportsI want to branch it out a bit here. I’ve honestly found myself running out of things to say. I mean I could tell endless stories about my career and continue to give you tips, but it gets boring after a while. We’re expanding into baseball, hockey and football, as well as anything you guys would like to add would be gladly accepted. Man is there ever some crazy things going on in the world of hockey. That Connor Mcgregor fella, that’s an over-achiever if I’ve ever seen one.

Having said that, here’s a link to the latest news in Canadian softball. I generally follow the Canadian news because well, it’s where I come from. Most of my family lives in Canada, so it’s pretty much just by default what I pay attention to. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Victoria B.C, I’ll let you know the food there is unreal. Make sure you bring money though as it’s not the cheapest of places.

It’s been a while, in the last couple weeks I’ve been thoroughly enjoying having the ability to just relax, finally. Of course I’m keeping busy, in fact more busy now than ever, but it’s been wonderful to do things on my own schedule. My son is old enough to fend for himself, I don’t have to get up at 5 in the morning for work (though I still wake up that early by choice.) Life is pretty darn good right now I’m not going to lie.

That’s all for today folks. I wanted to give you an update, let you know I’m still around and have a lot more on the way for you guys. Looking forward to hearing your input and opinions!

Robert Turner



Good Ol’ Days

old-friendsI talked to an old friend of mine today that brought me back to my young days. That happens to me a lot, I’m quite the thinker and love to reflect on my past. My good friend Michael owns a company that does mainly tree removalsanything tree related really but the removals are his favorite job and most frequent. Anyways Michael is going through a bit of a rough time. He’s always been a very motivated and active person but just hasn’t been the same lately, which is okay, everyone goes through those phases. We call it a midlife crisis.

My conversation with Michael earlier made me think about my old business and how much I enjoyed it.

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Get Back In The Game!

shiny-objectI fell asleep at the wheel.. Not literally, I mean I haven’t been keeping up with my blog. I got distracted by other shiny objects. They call it “shiny objects syndrome” – you can apply that saying to pretty much anything, it basically means you chase shiny things that look appealing. Personally I been off learning where I should be investing my money, as well as becoming licensed to sell life insurance. I stumbled across a multi-level marketing company called Primerica.

 I learned a lot of valuable information from these guys, and will continue to do so. If anyone’s looking for an opportunity to basically run your own business; this is a good place to start. The investment is minimal and you can build yourself a nice income if you do the work, and it’s not hard. My honest unbiased opinion is that it’s definitely not for everyone, you have to be able to self motivate yourself; but it is by no means a scam. Some people sign up, and then feel ripped off when they don’t do the work, and they get nothing out of it.  Continue reading 



Does Softball Interest You?

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I know a lot of people. I have a lot of friends who enjoy the game of baseball but prefer softball, and also a lot of friends who aren’t too keen on the idea of the games. Some believe the games move ‘too slow’ and that sports should be at high intensity at all times, keeping people on the edge of their seat. Truth is if you really understand the game of softball you will realize that it is one of the most exciting sports out there…

I do understand why people find it boring, I hear this from my friends: “Baseball/Softball is 90% standing around doing nothing, and then by the time something actually happens, you’re half asleep and you don’t even know what’s going on.” The reason people feel this way is because they haven’t experienced the game within the game. I talked about 3 key factors in my last article, the second key factor I mentioned was: “Getting good at the change up”. Various strategies are being implemented while The Change Up is in play; strategic head games and staying alert. After putting in so much practice: Countless hours of pitching, hitting, learning these techniques and so on, putting it into action in a real game where people are cheering for you and spirit is in the air it becomes ‘a whole different ball game’. Where do you think that saying comes from? It’s the rush, excitement and satisfaction of players using their skills they’ve been waiting to unleash, and it is amplified by the real game setting.

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3 Key Factors


Hey guys, something inspired me to play today… Talk about remembering the past.

 

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In my previous post I mentioned my son had finally got his first job. His mother rewarded him for doing a good job by taking a trip to our hometown; Victoria, British Columbia. From what I’ve heard they’re having a blast, visiting family and friends. My wife and I are firm believers in rewarding people for their accomplishments, whether it’s a small or a big reward it always creates incentive for the individual to do their best, and focus on winning. My son got his first job and got in their good books on his first day; we saw it as an accomplishment and we wouldn’t generally take him on a trip for something like that, but he’s been doing really well in every aspect so we decided it was time to treat him. Anyways my family being away from home I’ve had time on my hands and instead of my regular routine, I decided get out on the field with some friends and play a round of softball. The game brought back lots of memories, and refreshed me on what the most important things really are in this game. I’ve decided to talk about 3 key factors that are crucial and that you should be practicing if you want to become great in softball:

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Just a lil’ wisdom

Hello folks,

Today was a good day, my son worked his first day of official employment today. He worked hard, started at 5 am, woke up at 4:15 (which he’s never had to do), came home and fell asleep on the couch. He was tired but extremely happy and feeling a sense of accomplishment. He has learned what it feels like to do well, and as a result he ends up putting in effort to achieve good results. I believe that is one of the most important things when it comes to anything in life. Whether it’s softball, other hobbies, or work; push hard and give it some effort and you will reap the rewards. Once good results happen you will be motivated to continue doing this, which will make everything your doing more productive towards your goals as well as bring your quality of life up.

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George Hancock

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Hello, and thanks for visiting…

In 1887, a group of university students in Chicago, Illinois were attending a gathering and betting on opposing football teams. Once the game was settled a student threw a boxing glove in the air, another student grabbed a stick and swung at it and hit it. George Hancock then yelled “play ball,” and it all started from there. The students proceeded to play ball. The game was played inside, as originally their idea was to create a game for baseball players to practice their skills during the winter, using a broom handle as their bat, a boxing glove as their ball and a diamond drawn with chalk. Without rules and a general concept of how to play the game, obviously the whole thing went a lot differently, but that’s where it all began. I may be wrong so don’t quote me on this but I believe the name “softball” originated from this particular game I’m talking about, as the boxing glove was soft. Continue reading 




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