a win isn’t always just a win

August 27, 2009

Today my faith has been restored in the Dodgers… I complained loudly everywhere I could in recent days and weeks. They showed no passion. No urgency. No indication that they WANTED to win. But today’s 3-2 win, and overall series win against the Rox changed all that.

After an emotionally brutal loss Tuesday night in extra innings, especially after the boys in blue rallied to tie it in the 9th, they came out last night and today with a fervor, a purpose – They ARE still the team to beat in the NL West and the National League overall. They showed grit, they showed determination and they showed the Rockies who remains boss in the NL West.

Today was a good win for the Dodgers and all Dodger fans. Today the Dodgers got their confidence back – and they got their mojo back (a fact many, including yours truly has questioned recently). On to Cinci then home for 4 against the D’backs…. I can smell October!

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where were they hiding the fat lady?

August 24, 2009

Do you have an iPhone? I do, and the MLB At Bat application is the best $10 I’ve spent in a long time. Tonight, it allowed me to keep up to date on the Giants/Rockies game in Denver while I did other things around the house.

The iPhone battery is, well, let’s just say the Energizer Bunny isn’t a fan. So when I saw the hated Giants take a 3 run lead in the top of the 14th, I turned off the phone to save the battery… and did so with every confidence the Giants were going to win and that as my beloved Dodgers invade Coors Field tomorrow night, even a sweep by the home team would leave the Boys in Blue a 1 game lead. Ever the Optimist? Ever the Pessimist? These are the Giants. The Hated ones. I should have known better.

But, it’s truly never over ’til the fat lad sings, and tonight she’s bellowing out a loud raucous tune… a grand slam in the bottom of the 14th caps a Dodger-esque rally by the Rox – and now this little 3 game series, that only 5 weeks ago looked like a gnat on the but of an elephant, becomes an even more crucial series for the Dodgers. A season on the brink. There I said it. And every member of that Dodger roster, coaches and players, better say it over and over in their heads because unless they come in with the passion and urgency that we saw from the Dodgers when Manny got suspended, this little series could turn their dreamy season into a nightmare. A month ago the Dodgers were making post-season plans. But now they’re a sweep away from the only post-season plans being made are for tee-times.

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I’m Back… and a shout out about customer service

August 24, 2009

Long time no talk to my small but loyal group of readers 🙂
I am back and hopefully going to be making more of an effort to keep my blog updated – this time though, most posts will be shorter and more to the point (but for those who know me, know I’m a bit wordy at times too).

But today, I want to shout out about GOOD customer service. I know, so RARE these days, but it does exist at places besides Axis Technical Group.

Last night I had some business to do with GoDaddy.com and spent about $100…. Not exactly the kind of sale that gets corporate America happy these days. So imagine my surprise when a guy named “Robert” called me this afternoon just to thank me for my business, and see if I had any questions. Of course there was the obligatory sales question about other services, but when I told him I didn’t need it, he remained friendly and on point about making sure our GoDaddy experience was a good one.

If only other companies, large and small, were more like GoDaddy or my company, Axis Technical Group, the world would be a much happier place.

Ahhh it feels good to be back – more to come in the days ahead so stay tuned.

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