Baseball Blubs by Bruce Bellingham 8, Wenatchee 1 last night Bellingham (13-5) at Wenatchee (13-9) 7:05 tonight. Ouch!With last night’s win Bellingham has now won six of the last seven from Wenatchee and three of the last four at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium. Law Abiding SoxThefts on the decrease. Wenatchee is averaging 0.86 stolen bases per game in 22 WCL outings. This ranks 13th in team history. Only in 2000 (0.83) and 2004 (0.75) did they swipe less. Hot JuneThe month just completed tied for the second warmest June in the AppleSox 15 ...
Many people are going to be shocked to learn they owe penalties or additional payments when they send in their taxes. People being people, some are probably underestimating their income in order to get subsidies when they signed up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Others may not be reporting it when their income goes up. So as soon as they send in their tax information that documents a higher income, they'll be expected to pay back the subsidies that they shouldn't have gotten.
Baseball Blubs by Bruce Wenatchee 5, Corvallis 2, last night Wenatchee (12-7) at Corvallis (10-9) 6:40 tonight. June 28 GamesThe Sox are batting .667 the 28th of June...they are 8-4. They are 7-1 in league games and 3-2 on the road, and they have won on this date each of the past three seasons. DoubleheadersTwin bills are far and few between for Wenatchee these days. That wasn’t always the case though. In the days of the Pacific International League “let’s play two” occurred quite a bit. The AppleSox have participated in 44 of these ...
Today, Dillis Burgess “Dick” Ward III is an 88-year-old resident of East Wenatchee, but during WWII he was a Navy man serving under conditions of combat as intense as any that a Navy man was likely to see. He brought home difficult memories, but also one souvenir that he can cherish.
Baseball Blubs by Bruce Wenatchee 3, Corvallis 0, last night. Corvallis (9-8) at Wenatchee (11-6) 7:05 tonight. 200 Home Wins at Home in League PlayThe Sox now have 200 league wins at home...46 in the Pacific International League and 154 in the West Coast League. On their home diamond they are 200-103 against league foes. WhitewashWith the 3-0 victory last night the AppleSox recorded their 58th shutout...39 in league competition, 2 in playoffs and 17 in nonleague. It was their 39th at home and third against Corvallis. Drawer Full of SoxWith Shaun Vetrovec playing for ...
Vineyards have bloomed and those blossoms are now turning to beady green grapes. Vines are growing prodigiously. It's been a pretty magnificent spring with few threats from early spring frost or heavy rains that can cause mildew problems. Word is going around that it could be another great crop for Washington vintners.
June in the Wenatchee Valley is peak bloom time for many native shrubs that form dense thickets in foothill ravines and alongside streams. Have you caught a whiff of sweet citrus perfume wafting from Lewis’s mock-orange? Or, been reminded of crashing ocean waves by the frothy sea-foam flower head of oceanspray? Have you cracked a smile at the over-sized flat-topped white mass of flowers on the gangly blue elderberry?
I’ve never been a huge fan of swimsuit shopping. The suit I wear now was purchased on sale at Rawson’s in Omak at least 10 years ago. Every June, I promise myself I’ll buy a new one, but the purchase becomes so excruciating I can’t force myself to go through with it.