Not much to ramble about this week. The weather has finally turned from winter to summer. Dont we really miss springs? The Yankees are back on track to win the World Series with Roger Clemens coming on board. Well, thats what the diehards are saying.
I watched Roger pitch a lot his last year in pinstripes, and I have to say he didnt have an out pitch. Sure, its easy going to the National League and only seeing six or seven good hitters, but lifes different in the Big League! What will make a difference is Moose, Philip Hughes, and others getting healthy. I wouldnt doubt we see Roger in the bullpen setting up Rivera by the end of the year. By the way, Jackie Robinson comes up today and plays 10 yearshe doesnt smell the Hall of Fame!
When we are young and have babies, the old people in our lives tell us to enjoy the time because it passes quickly. That never really made sense to me until now. My daughter is graduating in a couple of weeks from high school, and will be in college in the fall. All I can think is how I remember like it was yesterday taking her to her first day of school. I miss her already, and shes still home!
Now that the state houses have passed the smoking ban, all I have to say about that is this: When will government bodies get out of our lives? I dont smoke cigarettes, but lets remember the government is trying to have it both ways by profiting off tobacco and trying to kill it at the same time. Thats because the legislators have no thoughts of their ownthey only do what lobbyists tell them to. You will find them reaching into our pockets in the next few years trying to make up for lost tobacco revenues. The ban was looming when I decided to purchase Swilligans The Pub, so this is not a shock. My outrage is not as a bar owner but as a citizen whose rights are being taken away systematically. This isnt Russia is it, Danny?
How greedy are our governments that Pecatonica would even consider the Boone annexation for more than two minutes?
Julie and I went to Altamores on Main Thursday night (of course), and she had the special appetizer and dinner and was wowed. That place is always spectacular, and if you have never been there, you owe it to yourself. There is not a better host in town than Alberto, or a nicer guy. Saturday, we went to Michelles place in Winnebago called Tonis. Julie had the Blue Cheese Burger, and I had the prime rib. Julie declared it the best burger she ever had, and mine was also very good. Michelle does a great job, and it was nice seeing her again. By the way, Julie hasnt had the Swilligans burger yet!
Reggie Roberson is owner of Swilligans The Pub, 200 N. Church St.
from the May 2-8, 2007, issue