We are not the first 'Gronseths' to make it to Arizona, but we are the first from our immediate family.
Dan - I do most of the blogging, photos, artwork you'll see. Came from Wisconsin to Arizona in 1986 after a bicycle trip to the lower 48 states. I've been a park ranger since the end of 1988.
Karen (Bleeker) - Karen came from South Dakota to Arizona in 1989. She has been a teacher and a teacher trainer. We met here in Arizona and were married in 1990.
Erik - Erik came along in 1996. He is pretty smart and likes math, reading, playing the Wii and watching Saturday morning cartoons.
Jakob - Jakob was born in 1999, the last of the 'old millenium' Gronseths - at least amongst our immediate family. Jakob loves people and can seldom stand to be alone for any length of time.
Tie game, well I suppose both teams should be happy to have that. Strange occurance in this game when Kemp & Ethier were listed as 3rd & 4th on the roster, but batted opposite. Diamondbacks figured it out in the 3rd when Kemp made the last out (otherwise they could have had him declared out). The home plate umpire had Eithier bat first the following inning to correct the lineup (even though he had already batted just before Kemp). Ethier goes and hits a home run to tie the game 1-1.
Jogging around the bases is OK, I guess, when you're a superstar.
Ojeda later hit a home run.
It was funny to watch him when someone was on second. He would step up behind them then wave his hand at them as if shooing them out of the way.