I couldn’t think of a clever title for this week’s column, mainly because I have so many random things to talk about.
First of all, my girlfriend and I attended the murder mystery show “Eclipsed” at the Eagles Orchid Inn and we really enjoyed it. The actors and actresses did a superb job. It was funny, suspenseful, and well written. So well written I had no idea who the culprit was until the end. I used to be involved with theatre back in the day so I’m glad I had a chance to go. The combination of a good story, funny characters, audience participation, and of course great food, made the production worth going to. Props to everyone involved with “Eclipsed.”
Secondly, this was the last week to submit team photos for our Play Ball edition of the newspaper. It was a hard fought battle contacting so many area teams, but I think it will turn out well. There definitely won’t be as many team photos as we had last year, so I apologize if we aren’t able to publish every single summer team in the Sleepy Eye area. I tried to reach out to as many teams and coaches as possible within the last few weeks in various ways, and was only able to publish photos of the teams that made an effort to contact me back. Thank you to all of the coaches who helped me out in this endeavor!
In other news, Andy Murray is the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years. I thought Novak Djokovic was going to win it all, but Murray played flawless tennis and showed no mercy against the No. 1 player in the world. Meanwhile, the identical twin brothers of Bob and Mike Bryan from the U.S. won the doubles final at Wimbledon. They are now the first men’s doubles team in Open-era history to hold all four major titles at the same time. It’s a pretty fantastic achievement. They have a total of 15 Grand Slam titles, 91 overall titles, and also won last year’s Olympic gold. I can’t stop chanting, USA! USA! If the Bryan brothers win the U.S. Open which starts in August, they will be one of two teams in tennis history to complete a calendar Grand Slam. Talk about success.