I am curious whether Pete Rose knew his betting violation would solicit a lifetime ban, or was it just up to Bart Giamatti to bring the hammer. That said, Pete was denying that he did it for years, then he came out and confessed, rather than just admitting it right away.
If Pete gets “freed” then his endorsement potential should increase, but I’m not sure how much because most people have forgotten. There are players on the Royals who weren’t alive in 1985. I barely remember, and I’m no spring chicken.
I don’t know if he has suffered enough. Maybe he finally has. I’m not even sure he can sell Grecian Formula any more.
Wednesday evening I participated in a “core and hips” yoga class. Tendinitis in my heel has kept me from running recently, and I wanted to do something besides sit-ups. A local place had a 10 visits-for-$10 special, and while I won’t be able to do the other 9 visits, an hour and a half for $10 isn’t a bad deal.
The older gentlemen led the three of us co-workers in floor exercise. He babied me a little bit because of my heel, offering a ton of modifications. I told him that I didn’t have any self-esteem issues or a fear of failure; this was my first yoga class in years if at all.
With the Company moving from their favorite hotel from Hilton to Marriott this year, I thought I would try some of the Marriott properties such as the Residence Inn in Grand Junction, CO. The Residence Inn properties are extended stay, so they bear comparison with Candlewood Suites from Holiday Inn/IHG.
The room had good space, with a serving area setting off the kitchen. The ceiling seemed a bit thin, as I could frequently hear movement in the hotel room above me.
I was fortunate to be able to take a trip to San Antonio and see one of our facilities near Elmendorf. Not many major chains were near the facility, so several coworkers and I stayed at the Holiday Inn in downtown San Antonio.
The first thing I noticed was the wood floor. I feared the room would be noisy and the floor cold, but neither was true. The king bed had a slight pillow top and was comfortably firm.
Power outlets were hidden on the side of the headboard as well as available at the desk, the lamps, and other places. A refrigerator was available, but there was no microwave. The television showed about 40 channels, a mix between analog and HDTV. The wireless internet access worked quite well.
It took me a while to write about the hotel where we stayed on vacation over Labor Day weekend because, well, we were on vacation. The Crowne Plaza at Union Station in downtown Indianapolis was a unique experience and made me wish other hotels provided a better variety of accommodations.
I can’t remember the last time I slept in a train car.
I got the opportunity to go to New Orleans to give some training, so I stayed next door to our offices, the InterContinental New Orleans.
The first thing I noticed was that parking was $39.95 a day for hotel guests, and IHG Platinum members do not get that waived — one of the reasons I cut my stay in New Orleans by a day.