Otters Manager Jeff Pohl On DL, For Good

The Evansville Otters had their worst season since the 1940's and the blame lies on the shoulders of general manager Jeff Pohl. Pohl had been with the Evansville Otters since 2002, hired on as a pitching coach. This is where he needed to stay, where he successfully built a number of hot pitching teams. It's kind of like Kevin Costner directing, he's a great actor, he just needs to stay on the right side of the camera....or dugout.

 "Jeff served the organization well in his five years as pitching coach and later as director of baseball operations," said Otters president Bill Bussing. "As pitching coach, he assembled some of the finest staffs in independent baseball. Unfortunately, he did not enjoy the same success as a manager."

Evansville Otters are already on the lookout for a new manager as the fall ticks away. Now if I could just get my Cardinals to make something happen I'd be a happy person. Hmmm, perhaps 16 straight wins and no losses will put them back in the running, if the Cubs allow it. pfft.

Tazer Experience

Not too long ago, I saw something at the gun and pawn shop that sparked
my interest. The special occasion was our 10th wedding anniversary and I
was looking for a little something extra for my wife. What I came across
was a 100,000-volt, pocket/purse-sized taser. The effects of the taser
were supposed to be short lived, with no long-term adverse affect on your
assailant, allowing her adequate time to retreat to safety.
Needless to say, way too cool.
Long story short, I bought the device and brought it home. I loaded two
AAA batteries in the thing and pushed the button. Nothing! I was
disappointed. I learned, however, (by reading the directions) that if I
pushed the button AND pressed it against a metal surface at the same
time, I'd get a blue arc of electricity darting back and forth between
Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to my wife what that burn spot is
on the face of her microwave.

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Our Air Sucks

Today, local authorities have announced another ozone alert, which will continue into tomorrow. This afternoon will be particularly bad due to ozone levels and particulate pollution.

The Courier says it best,

These people should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, especially during the afternoon when ozone levels may be highest. People with respiratory conditions, the elderly and children are advised to stay inside.

So don't let your grandparents mow your lawn with a push mower and keep the babies off the pavement. Lastly, do your part to save Evansville Indiana's air, please don't 'top-off' your vehicle's fuel tanks.

Vectren Evansville Increase

Although it's not constrained to Evansville, IN the Indiana regulators in charge of price gouging(and supporting monopolies) has ok'd another price increase. This means that your utility bill will increase about $4 per month. Doesn't sound like a lot, but where does it end?

It should be noted that this only effects the natural gas prices. Therefore, if your an all electric home, you should see no price change. And, in all fairness to Vectren this is only the second 'hike' in 12 years, according to the Courier. But, this only effects the base rates, which at this point I'm nickel and dimed so much they could call it an asshole tax and I wouldn't know the difference.