Daniel Murphy


Pittsburgh Pirates

N.L. Wild Card: 2013, 2014, 2015
Division Champions: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1990, 1991, 1992
National League Champions: 1901, 1902, 1903, 1909, 1925, 1927, 1960, 1971, 1979
World Champions: 1909, 1925, 1960, 1971, 1979

Justin Verlander



Number of years without going to the World Series   

  • Dodgers 27

  • Indians 62

  • Cubs 70​

The Finger Lakes are so deep the water looks real blue

J.A. Happ


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Nov 12:   Rick Walters' Birthday

Nov 12:   Bob Leadbetter's 51st Birthday

Nov 22    Hannah's 8th birthday

Nov 23:   Danny's 11th Birthday

Nov 24:   Thanksgiving Day (dinner at 12:30 pm)

Nov 26:   Lexi's 11th Birthday

Nov 29:   Ginny Grady's Birthday

Dates to Remember

For the second straight year, we had a September that was much warmer than normal. We average 4.3° warmer per day than a normal September. We were about a half-inch of rain short of what we should have received and now are about 7½ inches below the normal rainfall for the year.

Today's Devotion

People, places and things I find interesting

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Yesterday:   rain   high 57° low 42½° (3° above normal )     liquid precipitation = 1.69

It was the coolest of the past 7 days and the 5th straight day we got rain.

We are averaging 5° per day warmer than normal so far this month.


Today is forecast to be cooler than yesterday.
Clarion should be 5° below the normal temperature for this date.

The high today should be 46° at 2 pm and the low should be 39° at 7 am.


Records for October 22:   high: 85° (1935)  low: 23° (1952)
One year ago today           high: 66° low: 48°


We have received 6.68 inches less than the normal rainfall for the past 12 months in Clarion and our precipitation totals are 5.78" less than normal so far in 2016. ​  

  • Only 1 day of the next 10 will see 60°.

  • It looks like we will not see any snow flakes in October.

Autumn at Letchworth State Park

Josh Donaldson


Mike Trout


AL Wild Card: Blue Jays beat the Orioles 5-2.

NL Wild Card: Giants beat the Mets 3-0.

ALDS:  The Indians beat the Red Sox 3-0.

ALDS:  The Blue Jays beat the Rangers 3-0.

NLDS:  The Cubs beat the Giants 3-1.

NLDS:  The Dodgers beat the Nationals 3-2.  

ALCS:  The Indians beat the Blue Jays 4-1.

NLCS:  The Cubs lead the Dodgers 3-2.

Entire MLB Postseason Results 

Length of Daytime: 10h 47m  (visible light: 11h 44m)

Today will be 2 min 34 sec shorter than yesterday

DJ LeMahieu


Max Scherzer


Rick Porcello


Last Updated:  Oct. 22 at 8:33 am

Saturday October 22, 2016​​​


(The highlights are things I want to remember, work on, or make a part of my life.)

Best Pitchers   Adjusted ERA+ 

160-excellent    140-great   115-above average   100-average   80-below average   75-poor  40-awful​​

News & History

Highs and Lows of 2015

Highest Temperature

88½°   July 28

Lowest Temperature

-16½°   February 16

Wettest Month

June - 6.93 inches

​Driest Month

​February - 0.92 inches

Click here to view all pictures from this trip.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​             What Happened Yesterday?

Lots of rain today so I couldn't get at the millions of leaves on Twila's and my yard. Gary, Karen, and I went to Dirty Ehrma's for crab legs.​​

Websites I visit frequently


Nolan Arenado




Web Page

20 Game Winners  

Note: Marte led the Pirates with 121. McCutchon had a wRC+ of 106.

Strikeout Champions  

Called the Grand Canyon of the East

Chris Carter


Mark Trumbo


Joey Votto


My Most Recent Tweets

Corey Kluber


2016 Batting Average

Kyle Hendricks


Erie Canal

Today is the 296th day of 2016 with 70 days left.
This is the 43rd week of the year.

David Ortiz


2016 Home Run Champions 

Will Kershaw Prevent the Cubs from Clinching the Pennant?

Jose Altuve


Jon Lester


5 years ago today: Albert Pujols became the 3rd player in history to hit 3 home runs in a World Series game. He had five hits in the game.

Noah Syndergaard


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Oct 29:   Tari's 60th Birthday (dinner 5:30p)

Oct 31:   Tracy's Birthday

Oct 31:   Halloween

Oct 31:   New Orleans Trip (ret. 4th)

Nov 6:    Turn clocks back (2 am)

Nov 8:     Election Day
Nov 11:   Veterans' Day

The leak in the lock looks like an angel so our captain calls it Angel Falls

Best Hitters - perhaps the one stat that indicates the best hitter is Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+). (Much more meaningful on how good a hitter is than by using batting average.) Here are the real batting champions.   

160-excellent    140-great   115-above average   100-average   80-below average   75-poor  40-awful​​

Max Scherzer


Genesee River at Letchworth State Park

sun rise: 7:37 am 

sun set:  6:25 pm

​​Next new moon:     Oct 30 (1:39 pm)​

Next full moon:      Nov 14  (8:53 am)​

​​​​​​Highest Temperature 2016

    89½°    (Jul 24)
Lowest Temperature 2016
    -3½°    (Feb 14)     
Warmest Day 2016 (avg)
   79¼°    (Aug 12)
Coldest Day   2016 (avg)
     5½°    (Feb 14) 
Highest Temperature This Month
   76°       (Oct 18)
Lowest Temperature This Month
   31°       (Oct 14)
Warmest Day This Month (avg)
   68¾°    (Oct 18))
Coolest Day This Month (avg)
    45°       (Oct 14)

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