Monday, September 27, 2010

Yankees win

The Yankees won last night putting them in a good position to make the playoffs as their magic number is now one. But not quite as good as their radio announcer, John Stirling, kept claiming. He repeatedly declared that the Yankees now have thirteen chances to clinch (as they have six games remaining and the Red Sox have seven and any Yankee win or Red Sox loss eliminates the Red Sox). But there is a rather obvious flaw in this argument. This isn't the first time I have noticed that careful analysis is not Stirling's strong suit. It can become annoying. As with his mantra invoked whenever something slightly unusual happens that "you can't predict baseball".

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Thornton Hill

It appears Ossining has a new street, Thornton Hill. I was driving by the new Hawkes Crossing development and noticed it now has a street sign. So I walked over to check it out. The first six houses (phase 1) have been built and sold. Ten more (phase 2) further in were planned but I saw no indication they will be built any time soon.

The existing six houses look nice enough but I was a bit surprised to see they all have propane tanks. I am just a short distance away and have natural gas service which I would certainly consider a plus as a buyer. It would be interesting to know why they aren't on natural gas.

Added 10/8/10: Apparently the propane tanks are temporary, see first comment.