Sunday, July 10, 2005

Hurricane Dennis and Red Sox Update

Sunday, 1:15 p.m.: Hurricane Dennis marched north during the night. There were a few episodes of rainy gusts that knocked a few branches from the trees but it was otherwise a calm night. The downed branches are mostly deadwood from the tops of the trees, and none hit our vehicles or roof.

It is very dark and overcast as you'd expect. The humidity in the air has turned the outdoors into the Life Aquatic. All the house windows are covered with condensation making us feel fogbound inside the house.

The Orioles trounced the Red Sox yesterday, powered by Rafael Palmeiro's 565th homer and 6 RBI's. Palmeiro is now 3 hits away from the impressive 3000 career hits benchmark. Even more impressive is that in the next game or two, Palmeiro will get those three hits, and join Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Eddie Murray in that exclusive club of hitters with both 3000 career hits AND 500 career home runs.

The path of Dennis looks like it will take it right over Pensacola as it makes landfall in the next half hour or so. Hopefully, Dennis will do less damage than the Orioles did to Boston yesterday.

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