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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Our New Addition

Introducing our newest addition, Marisa Erin, who came into the world at 8:48 AM on Friday, July 18th. She weighed 7 lbs, 11 ozs, and measured 21 inches.

I am so very excited to be a Dad again...Both Mom and baby are doing well, as is "big sister." As always, you can see pictures at bryhan.shutterfly.com.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Today, I turned 30...and for most people that is a really bad number. It means a lot of different things to people: the end of an era, the "fun is over," etc...

I am very happy and thankful that I've made it this far, with a wonderful family and supportive friends. They've always been there for me, and without them I am nothing. It means a lot to me to still be here, alive and kicking, when so many others don't get that chance. The thought that I have outlived my uncle Scott really hit my hard.

Enjoy each day to its fullest. Something we all need to be reminded of.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Remembering Wood's Masterpiece

Today, May 6th, marked the 10-year anniversary of Kerry Wood's 20 strikeout game.

If you don't remember, Kerry Wood struck out 20 Houston Astros, en-route to one of the greatest pitching performances in MLB history. Personally, it was a defining moment for me as a Cubs fan. The Cubs went on that year to win the Wild Card. Kerry Wood had many documented injuries in the years that followed, and never quite regained that rockstar status that he had that day, in his fifth major league start.

Recently, I watched the Cubs Forever segment on WGN, in anticipation of their 60 years of Cubs broadcasts, and they showed an interview with Wood after the game. This arm was just shaking...undoubtedly from adrenaline. What a gem.

Now, Wood is our closer...and doing a great job. He is the last remaining legacy to that 1998 team, but I hope that this year, we get even farther.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


The Chicago Cubs have reached 10,000 wins as a franchise. They become only the second franchise to do so, the NY/SF Giants being the other.

Game Recap

10K W's

10,000 Reasons to Celebrate

Congrats to a wonderful franchise on a magnificent accomplishment!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day - 38 Years Later

Happy Earth Day + 38 years.

Too many people lately have been calling Global Warming a hoax and a "concocted scheme by the left." These people are delusional. Look at the science. Just because our winter is colder doesn't mean that Global Warming is a hoax...it proves the science correct. Now I know, you folks don't want to believe in science because it flies in the face of your religion or whatever else it might be...you know what? Logic. Reasoning. This is what gives us, humans, the ability to do what we've done to transform our society and habitat. It makes us humans. Apply those same tenets to Global Warming.

Our Earth is fragile...please help to protect it.

Please, pitch in and recycle.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Opening Day!

Happy Greatest Day of the Year, which falls on March 31st this year, corresponding to Opening Day of the baseball season.

This year, unfortunately, the Brewers and Cubs face off on Opening Day at beautiful Wrigley Field in Chicago. Game time is 1:20. Tough draw, as the weather will probably not be very conducive to baseball.

Last year in the AL I picked the Red Sox, Tigers, Angels, and the Yankees as the Wild Card. This year I'm picking the Red Sox, Indians, Mariners, and the Tigers as the Wild Card. That's right, no Yankees...they just don't have enough pitching.

Last year in the NL I picked the Mets, Cubs, Dodgers, and Phillies as the Wild Card. This year I'm picking the Cubs, Mets, D-Backs, and Colorado as the Wild Card. That pick will be unpopular here in Milwaukee...but the Brewers have a fantastic offense, but I don't feel that their bullpen and pitching will be enough.

Baseball...welcome back! I've missed you!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Day

Happy Leap Day, aka, February 29th. It only happens once every four years (like an election), so celebrate the confusion. :)

We found out today that our 2nd child will be a girl! We're obviously VERY excited! This leaves me very outnumbered in my house...something my wife won't let me live down.

Maybe the snow can stop now? Please?

Cactus League action is now underway! Stats don't matter, but it's SO wonderful to see baseball again. Maybe work will calm down enough that I can listen to a game.

Root for Obama on Tuesday...if he wins both Texas and Ohio, look for Clinton to concede and drop out. Not that I think she's bad, but it's Obama's time. He's clearly the better candidate, and maybe now the internal, personal attacks will stop. Here's to hoping so.