Presidential Reading

If you know me, then you know I love reading.. You can escape the daily grind and be worry free while reading a book. I have started a challenge to read one book about each President of the United States. There is no time-table on this challenge, but I would like too read a new book every two to three week’s. You can follow along my progress on Goodreads and on Twitter @DevotiesTruckin . I will also be setting up a new facebook page that people can follow along with. I haven’t come up with a list to read yet, but I’m Starting with Washington, A life by: Ron Chernow. I will update the list below with the book I’m reading along with an review.

  1. George Washington: Washington, A Life
  2. John Adams
  3. Thomas Jefferson
  4. James Madison
  5. James Monroe
  6. John Quincy Adams
  7. Andrew Jackson
  8. Martin Van Buren
  9. William Henry Harrison
  10. John Tyler
  11. James K. Polk
  12. Zachary Taylor
  13. Millard Fillmore
  14. Franklin Pierce
  15. James Buchanan
  16. Abraham Lincoln
  17. Andrew Johnson
  18. Ulysses S. Grant
  19. Rutherford B. Hayes
  20. James A. Garfield
  21. Chester A. Arthur
  22. Grover Cleveland
  23. Benjamin Harrison
  24. Grover Cleveland
  25. William McKinley
  26. Theodore Roosevelt
  27. William Howard Taft
  28. Woodrow Wilson
  29. Warren G. Harding
  30. Calvin Coolidge
  31. Herbert C. Hoover
  32. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  33. Harry S. Truman
  34. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  35. John F. Kennedy
  36. Lyndon B. Johnson
  37. Richard M. Nixon
  38. Gerald R. Ford
  39.  Jimmy Carter
  40. Ronald Reagan
  41. George H.W. Bush
  42. Bill Clinton
  43. George W. Bush
  44. Barack Obama


Thanks for following along.. If you have any recommendations you can leave a comment and I will check into it.



One Guy, One Lady, One Truck

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It’s not too often that someone starts a new career. The Wife and I are doing just that. We are starting a career in the Trucking industry as team truck drivers that will travel across the lower 48 states and Southern Canada.

As in any career change, it has been nerve wrecking, but yet very exciting. We will also be moving from our current location.

It will be interesting to see the new states that we haven’t yet been to. Just this year alone I have been to 14 different states in my travels with my current job (Media Production). Some ask why change Jobs?

The answer is this will provide a better life for my Wife and I and plus we love to travel and explore new places. We believe trucking is the best option. It will provide us with the life we want.

We love to travel/drive so why not get paid doing it? With that said, after we graduate CDL school we both have jobs waiting on us. So all we have to do is pass all of our tests and then will be on the road for six straight weeks.

We will also be starting a YouTube channel about our adventures, So be on the lookout for that. Soon we will have a podcast episode explaining our decision to get into the industry.

The 108 Stitches podcast: Episode 4: With Ben Hill and Jermaine Curtis

108 Stitches Podcast: Episode 4: Ben Hill and Jermaine Curtis


In this episode Melissa and I Discuss

  • Opening Day: What it means to us.
  • What we are looking forward to the most from the Cincinnati Reds season
  • The Ballpark that we want to see.
  • Minor League Baseball


The two interviews in this episode are with Ben Hill of and Louisville Bats Utility player Jermaine Curtis.

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Ben’s Social Media:


Twitter: @bensbiz

Instagram: thebensbiz

Vine: Benjamin Hill

You can read an article I did with Ben over at 27outsbaseball Here



Jermaine’s Social Media:


Twitter: @JermaineCurtis

Facebook: Jermaine Curtis

Instagram: Jermaine Curtis 1

Enjoy the show

Doubleheader Game One: April 13th 2016

Louisville Lineup Game One

SS Jose Peraza

LF Jesse Winker

DH Steve Selsky

1B Brandon Allen

3B Seth Mejias-Brean

RF Kyle Waldrop

2B Carlos Triunfel

CF Bryson Smith

C Chris Berset



Columbus Lineup Game One

CF Robbie Grossman

DH Lonnie Chisenhall

1B Jesus Aguilar

LF Joey Butler

3B Giovanny Urshela

SS Erik Gonzalez

C Anthony Recker

RF Michael Choice


Starting Pitchers: LHP Cody Reed will be making his Triple-A debut for Louisville. Columbus counters with LHP Ryan Merritt who is making his season debut for the Clippers.



* Today’s doubleheader is two seven inning games. The second will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.

* Columbus will hit the road for the first time this year after the game. The Clippers will travel to Indianapolis for four games and then head to Louisville for three games.

* Michael Brantley will not be rehabbing with Columbus today.

* Louisville has lost 10 of their last 11 at Huntington Park.

* Cody Reed came over to the Reds in the Johnny Cueto trade with the Royals.

Louisville Bats at Columbus Clippers April 12th 2016

* Yesterday the Bats and Clippers were rained out. It marked the fourth postponement in four days for Louisville. Columbus has all but two of their games postponed.

* Columbus will send LHP T.J House to the mound tonight making his season debut. The Bats will counter with RHP Jon Moscot (On Rehab assignment)

* Columbus went 17-5 against Louisville in 2015.

* Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley and INF Lonnie Chisenhall are on a rehab assignment. Brantley will play LF and bat second. Chisenhall will play in RF and bat fourth.


The Lineups

Louisville Bats (0-1)

SS Jose Peraza

LF Jesse Winker

1B Steve Selsky

DH Jermaine Curtis

C   Ramon Cabrera

3B Seth Mejia-Brean

RF Kyle Waldrop

2B Carlos Triunfel

CF Bryson Smith


Columbus Clippers (1-1)

2B Michael Martinez

LF Michael Brantley*

1B Jesus Aguilar

3B Giovanny Urshela

CF Robbie Grossman

SS Erik Gonzalez

C Adam Moore

DH Michael Choice

Columbus Clippers Opening Day 4.0

Indianapolis Indians Lineup

2B   Alen Hanson

3B   Max Moroff

1B Josh Bell

DH Jason Rogers

LF    Danny Ortiz

RF Willy Garcia

C Jacob Stallings

SS Gift Ngeope

CF Antoan Richardson


SP: RHP Tyler Glasnow 7-5 with a 2.35 era in 22 games started in 2015. (Pittsburgh’s Top Pitching Prospect).


Columbus Clippers Lineup

2B Michael Martinez

CF Robbie Grossman

1B Jesus Aguilar

RF Lonnie Chisenhall

3B Giovanny Urshela

LF Joey Butler

SS Erik Gonzalez

C  Adam Moore

DH Michael Choice


SP: RHP Mike Clevinger



The weather has caused havoc during the first weekend of league play. Today will be a doubleheader. (Two seven inning games)

The Indy Indians have played their opener as late as 4/9 twice since 2005 but not later or after consecutive postponements over that span.

Lonnie Chisenhall is on rehab assignment from Cleveland.

RHP Mike Clevinger will take the mound in game one and RHP Tommy Hunter will be sent to the mound in game two.

Columbus Clippers Opening Day 3.0 Postponed

Clippers opening day 3.0 has been postponed.Today’s game between the Indianapolis Indians and Columbus Clippers has been postponed due to inclement weather.  As of now, there is no makeup date set.  The Indians and Clippers will play a double header tomorrow, April 10th at 1:05pm.


Even the broadcasters are wanting opening day to be here.


The Grounds Crew really tried. A+ for effort

Updated Ticket Info

Via The Clippers

We will play a DOUBLEHEADER SUNDAY, APRIL 10, Game-1 beginning at 1:05 PM, gates open at noon (these will be two- 7 inning games with 30 minutes between games).

Governors’ Cup Championship Rings will be presented pre-game by President/General Manager Ken Schnacke and Manager Chris Tremie beginning at 12:40pm.

Sunday’s weather forecast is looking much more promising as we look to Sunday for OPENING DAY 4.0 with temperatures predicted to be in the mid-50’s.

Tickets marked April 10th will be valid for both games of the DOUBLEHEADER.

Tickets marked April 7th, April 8th, or April 9th can now be exchanged for any remaining 2016 Regular Season game for equal or lesser value, subject to availability. The tickets must be exchanged for valid tickets to the new game you wish to attend. All exchanges are subject to availability so we recommend exchanging them in advance if possible to have the best possible seat availability.

Exchanges can be made at the Center Field or Right Field Box Offices, Advanced Ticket Cart, Admin. Office or submitted in writing along with the original tickets and mailed to:

Columbus Clippers

Attn. Ticket Department/[Date] Rainout

330 Huntington Park Lane

Columbus, OH 43215


I will leave you this great tweet from the Clippers