Thursday, September 30,2004
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WAEL Newsletter Article Early 1980’s Needed
Bette Kerhoulas, CLP, is looking for an article regarding sales tax issues “.... written by Cary Boyden (Attorney supporting Lessors) and Les Sorenson (the BOE's general counsel at the time).The article talked about a "24-hour rule" whereby you could assign a transaction to a funding source without it becoming another taxable event. It also spoke about Substance over Form, going to the "intent" of the transfer of title. The critical part is that Les Sorenson was part of the discussion and at that time a member of the CA state BOE, and would thereby give credibility to our arguments of title transfer. “
“Les Sorenson, the general counsel for the BOE, actually agreed that Substance should take precedence over Form and that there also is a 24-hour rule, which means that if you assign your transaction immediately upon delivery and acceptance, then there wouldn't be a second tax. Cary now says that the article might not have actually even appeared in the Newsline, although he thought it had - that it might have been in the Brochure or Workbook for the San Francisco Conference in 1984...”
The article may be in the 1984 Western Association of Equipment Lessors newlsetter Fall edition, conference in San Francisco, or about that time period. Leasing News found several other perhaps germane
articles, but could not find the specific one requested in its collection of
This article would be helpful for the dispute with the California Board of Equalization ruling regarding sales tax on the definition of transfer of title resulting in double taxation as it is considered a "separate sale."
Please send directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have the article.
Pacifica Capital, http://www.pacifica-capital.com
Looks like Texas, too on Sales Tax after
“Transfer of Title” of Equipment
“I recently heard through a few leasing colleagues that the State of Texas is targeting equipment lessors in California for sales tax audits. Not a major concern in and of itself. However, I also understand the State of Texas is taking an hard-line position when a lessor has assigned leases to a lender. In short, the lessor becomes liable for sales tax upfront on the gross receivable at the time of assignment unless the lease includes a $1.00 purchase option OR title to the equipment is passed to the lender as part of the assignment.
“Because of the recent drama with the State of California, I imagine most lessors that discount leases provide a security interest in the leased equipment to their respective lenders, but do not actually pass title to the equipment. Do you or your readers have any first-hand experience with the State of Texas on this matter?
I would appreciate any insights or guidance you may be able to provide.
Greg Rieke, CLP
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Dwight Galloway/Republic Leasing For Sale
" The expected result will be a sale of Republic Leasing Corporation
( Columbia, South Carolina ) along with the banks existing portfolio. We have certainly enjoyed the time with RBMG but since the divestiture of their banks several years ago, we have looked forward to an opportunity to again become part of an organization that can provide better funding for our established broker/lessors. In addition, we believe our long and profitable history and our Bank Customer Leasing Program will be particularly attractive to banks seeking a proven platform to meet their clients' leasing needs."
Contact: Dwight Galloway (803) 750-4100
Dwight Galloway email@example.com
American Express Business Finance Leasing Division for Sale?
Several readers have written:
“Did you hear that AMEX leasing is for sale? Big announcement coming soon.”
One of the rumors has Netbank buying the American Express Business
Leasing portfolio and/or division. Both the Rockford and Sierra Cities
portfolio’s most likely have all paid off at this time, perhaps including
the RW Professional and other medical leases written at very low rates. These were “private label” lease contracts. Those in the know say the portfolio is now pretty clean.
We shall soon find if this is a rumor or advance notice of a major
change at American Express. No one at the American Express
Public Relations Department would confirm or deny the “for sale”
of this division.
Please note following press release:
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“Sheehan's widespread background and experience managing both American Express Business Finance from 1997-2004....”
Michael W. Sheehan, Named Partners Equity Capital Company's Senior Vice President of Technology
HORSHAM, Pa.-- --Partners Equity Capital Company has appointed Michael W. Sheehan Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Technology Finance Unit to organize and lead operations and head the tactical addition of the Company's expanding personnel.
"We're very excited to have someone like Mike, who provides our team with 25 years of experience, and a great track record to match. His deep background in Technology Finance, along with his energy and talent will position PECC's Technology Finance unit to grow and prosper," said Steve A. Grosso, President and Chief Operating Officer.
Sheehan's widespread background and experience managing both American Express Business Finance from 1997-2004 and AT&T Capital from 1994-1996 will undoubtedly improve PECC's activity and overall daily functions. Mike will further develop an industry leading technology finance organization focused on a diversified group of Market segments including both traditional and emerging technology markets.
"We look to develop value added financing partnerships with equipment manufacturers and their distribution channels. We will have measurable, positive impact on their business," commented Mike on his role at PECC.
Sheehan received his M.B.A from Keller graduate School of Management, and B.S. from The University of Wisconsin. Currently, Sheehan serves as a member of the Equipment Leasing Association (ELA) as a trustee member and as a committee member on ELA Small Ticket Vendor Committee.
Headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania, PECC provides private-label, sales-aid finance programs for equipment manufacturers, distributors, and U.S. commercial banks. With vertical markets in Office Technology, Healthcare, and Banks/Financial Institutions, PECC helps our vender partners close more sales through the use of our customized financing programs. For more information about PECC can be located at www.partnersequity.com.
Partners Equity Capital, Horsham
Matthew Davis, 267-960-4033
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Motivational Poster: The Essence of Survival
The Gazelle ( Thomas J. Depping) is rumored to be interested in starting or buying a bank. At Sierra Cities, before the major change, an application was in process, but due to the acquisition talks with American Express along with some other issues, was put aside. It was his long term goal to not only go into banking, but expand products through a banking network. It would also give him “creditability” with other banks for “sharing” or “selling” portfolio’s, loans, leases, insurance, and other products.
The original post can be purchased at:
Leasing Conference Count Down
UAEL Monterey, CA October 21-24
United Association of Equipment Leasing
ELA Palm Desert, CA October 24-26
The Equipment Leasing Association
(you might run into Leasing Icon Tom Depping. Look
for the big cigar. If you have not attended an ELA Conference
before, and are a non-member, you will be eligble to attend.
The education, conferences, and information available only
to members on the web site are certainly worth joining)
AGLF Rancho Mirage, CA November 10-12
Association for Government Leasing and Finance
MAEL Rosemont, Illinois November 18
Mid-American Association of Equipment Lessors
To learn about these and other leasing associations, please go to:
If you are interested to learn more about the conference, please to the web site noted.
Survey: Changing Regs Are Biggest Compliance Headache for CUs
US Banker Weekly Bulletin
Compliance issues are a big concern for credit unions, according to a new survey by Bankers Systems. Nearly 300 presidents, managers, and loan officers from credit unions with more than $10 million in assets responded.
Some 29 percent of respondents identified the rapidly and constantly changing regulatory environment as the most significant compliance issue they face. The next most significant compliance issues identified were the Check 21 Act (16 percent) and the USA PATRIOT Act (15 percent).
The survey's findings also revealed that reduced margins, lower interest rates, and profitability concerns were the most pressing "business" issues for respondents, with 26 percent listing these issues. Also important were the need to increase loan volume (23 percent) and keeping up with compliance and regulatory changes (22 percent).
A similar survey in 2002 revealed that the ever-changing regulatory environment topped the most significant compliance issue then as well, but at only 21 percent versus this year's 29 percent.
Sallie Mae to Acquire EAF
US Banker Weekly Bulletin
SLM Corp., commonly known as Sallie Mae, intends to purchase both the secondary market and related businesses of Education Assistance Foundation, or EAF, and its affiliate, Student Loan Finance Association. The transaction includes SLFA's $1.6 billion loan portfolio and an origination franchise that generates $50 million in student loans annually. As part of the agreement, Sallie Mae will offer employment to nearly all EAF's 150 employees; however, a small staff will remain at EAF to run its charitable programs.
EAF and its affiliates are charitable, non-profit corporations in Seattle, WA. Proceeds from the sale will make EAF one of the largest philanthropies in the Northwest dedicated to increasing access to higher education. SLFA and its subsidiaries, Washington Student Loan Finance Association, Idaho Student Loan Finance Association and Oregon Student Loan Association, participate in the secondary market for federal student loans and provide student loans and related services for students, families and schools throughout the Northwest.
The transaction is expected to close in two phases. The first of these includes the acquisition of $250 million of the SLFA portfolio. The second phase, to follow six months later, incorporates the balance. The business operations of SLFA become a subsidiary of SLM Corp., but will retain its own brand and identity. Ralph Kosanovich, president and chief executive officer of SLFA, will continue to lead the organization, overseeing its growth and financial and operational performance. SLM Corp. manages nearly $95 billion in student loans for more than 7 million borrowers.
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Vendor Account Executive
Romoff Up and Running
In a interview with Mr. Romoff he said that he has been in the leasing business for over thirty years, and will be doing things in “the same size, style, smell, situations, the customs have not changed, although the technology certainly has.”
The transactions he is seeking are from $50,000 up to the “sweet spot of $3 to $4 million. Not NAELB or EAEL broker typical transactions, but discounting or re-discounting with approved lessors.”
“In the seventies we did not have the technology for authorizing credit scoring, whether that is good or bad now, I don’t know, “ he said. “Many people know me...as we staff up, continue to get credit and documentation personnel, we will grow by providing not only top service, but knowing what we are doing.”
Ira Z. Romoff
Director of Leasing
ICB LEASING CORP.
a division of
Independence Community Bank
551 5th Avenue 26th floor
NYC, N.Y. 10176
Here is the formal press release from Independence
Community Bank, plus the original e-mail printed in Leasing
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EQUIPMENT LEASING IS NEW FOCUS FOR INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY BANK AS A NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED MANAGER JOINS THE BUSINESS BANKING TEAM
Independence Community Bank is adding equipment leasing to its commercial business services and has brought a top-flight professional, Ira Z. Romoff, to its Business Banking Division to head the department.
Independence Business Banking President Brendan J. Dugan says, "I am delighted that one of the nation's top leasing professionals has joined Independence as Senior Vice President and Director of Leasing. Ira is bringing together a team of experienced professionals in sales, credit and operations so that Independence Business Banking will now offer clients a strong and competitive choice for small and medium-ticket equipment lease finance."
Mr. Romoff was previously Chief Credit Officer and Risk Manager for the Western Hemisphere for the $50 billion Bank Leumi. He gained his reputation in the industry while running NatWest's equipment and auto leasing arm, Tilden Management, in the 1980's and creating ABN Amro's domestic leasing subsidiary, EAB Leasing. The latter grew via internal growth and four acquisitions (Wasco, American Equipment Leasing, Bankers Leasing and Fidelity) into the nation's 11th largest bank leasing operation, totaling $3.5 billion when that bank was sold to Citibank in 2001.
As one of the top bank leasing executives in the U.S., Mr. Romoff has been a director of both major industry associations and he has lectured and written many professional articles on the subject of equipment financing. He has served as an adjunct associate professor at NYU's Banking Certificate Program and was an Executive-in-Residence at St. John's Graduate Tobin School of Business. He has been honored by many awards, among them was Lender of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration for the Long Island Region. Mr. Romoff graduated with a B.A. in Economics from City College of New York and attended the Graduate School of Business at NYU. He and his wife, Arlene, reside in Saddle River, NJ.
Independence Community Bank was established in 1850 and has more than $18 billion in assets and 122 branches in New York and New Jersey. Independence Business Banking focuses on relationship banking as it offers a broad line of products and services to meet the financial needs of small business, professionals, entrepreneurs and middle-market companies. These include an extensive suite of cash management products, trust and international trade services, asset-based lending and private banking. For information about Business Banking equipment leasing, call 212-209-9177.
(August 16,2004—Leasing News:
Ira Romoff Back in Business—More About it!
“I'M VERY PROUD TO TELL YOU OF MY NEW LEASING ORGANIZATION! WE WILL BE PART OF INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY BANK, (NASDAQ SYMBOL - ICBC, WEBSITE - WWW.ICBNY.COM) A GREATER NYC/NJ COMMERCIAL BANK WITH OVER 120 BRANCHES THAT DATES BACK TO 1850! HOW'S THAT FOR STABILITY? THE BANK IS OVER $18 BILLION IN ASSETS, EXTREMELY PROFITABLE AND ENJOYS A MARKET CAPITALIZATION OF $3.1 BILLION.
“WE WILL BE STARTING A BRAND NEW LEASING COMPANY, SIMILAR IN MANY WAYS TO THE ONE I BEGAN IN 1991 FOR EUROPEAN AMERICAN BANK. OF COURSE WE WILL BE A FUNDING SOURCE FOR SMALL AND MID SIZED LESSORS LOOKING FOR TRANSACTIONS UP TO A FEW $MILLION. SIMULTANEOUSLY, ALTHOUGH SEPARATELY, A DIRECT SALES STAFF WILL BE HIRED FOR THE SAME SIZED TRANSACTIONS.
“WE WILL BE DRIVEN BY COMMON SENSE, NOT SILLY RULES. CREDIT AND COLLATERAL WILL COUNT, BUT SO WILL THE INTEGRITY OF THE LESSEE, LESSOR AND VENDOR.
“WE WILL SUPPORT OUR LESSORS WITH DIRECT CREDIT LINES WHEN NEEDED, PARTIAL AND FULL RECOURSE STRATEGIES AND NON RECOURSE FUNDING.
“WHILE OUR PRIMARY GOAL WILL BE TO BUILD A SOLID BANK LEASING OPERATION AS I HAVE DONE IN THE PAST, OUR METHOD WILL INCLUDE STRENGTHENING OUR LESSORS SO THAT THEIR FRANCHISE VALUES WILL GROW OVER TIME. THIS VALUE ADDED FOR OUR LESSORS WILL DIFFERENTIATE US FROM THE PACK.”
DIRECTOR OF LEASING
INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY BANK
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This Day in American History
1630- John Biliington, one of the first pilgrims to land in America, was hanged for murder, becoming the first criminal to be executed in the American Colonies.
He was one of the signers of the Pilgrim’s compact. He way-laid a young man, one John Newcomin ( “ about a former quarele, and shote him with a gune, whereof he dyed.”
1787- the first ship to carry the American flag around the world was the “Columbia,” a 212-ton vessel under Captain Kendrick that sailed from Boston, MA , on a fur-trading mission to Canada. It was accompanied by he sloop Washington, under Captain Robert Gray, who exchanged commands with Captain Kendrick and completed the trip, returning to Boston on August 9, 1790. The trip took nearly three years and covered a distance of 41,899 miles. The crew explored the Queen Charlotte Island and discovered the straits of Juan de Fuca and the mouth of the Columbia River.
1811- the first year exports exceeded imports. Imports were %43.5 million and exports were $45.3 million and of foreign merchandise ( the territories ) $16 million for a total exports of $61.3 million.
1917 Drummer Buddy Rich birthday
1922- bassist Oscar Pettiford born, Okmulgee, OK
1924- American novelist and literary celebrity, was born Truman Streckfus Persons at New Orleans, LA. He later took the name of his stepfather and became Truman Capote. Among his best remembered books: Other Voices, Other Rooms, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood. He was working on a new novel, Answered Prayers, at the time of his death at Los Angeles, CA, Aug 25, 1984.
1927- George Herman ‘Babe” Ruth hit his 60th home run of the season off Tom Zachary, of the Washington Senators. Ruth’s record for the most homers in a single season stood for 34 years—until Roger Mans hit 61 in 1961. Maris’s record was broken in 1998 by Mark McGwire with 62 home runs
1934- On this date Babe played his last game for the New York Yankees. Soon after, while watching the fifth game of the World Series (between St. Louis and Detroit) and angry that he was not to be named Yankees manager Ruth told Joe Williams, sports editor of the Scripp-Howard newspapers, that after 15 seasons he would no longer be playing for the Yankees.
1935—Singer Johnny Mathis born Gilmer, Texas.
1947- the first World Series to be televised opened with the New York Yankees beating the Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-3. The Yankees won the Series, four games to three. The entire series was telecast under the joint sponsorship of the Ford Motor Company and the Gillette Safety Razor Company at a cost of $65,000. The play-by-play descriptions were given by Bob Edge, Bob Stanton, and Bill Slater.
1951- ” Red Skelton Show Premiers”. Vaudevillian and radio performer Red Skelton hosted several popular variety shows on NBC and CBS in a career that spanned 20 years. He was a gifted comedian, famous for his loony characters, sight gags, pantomimes and ad-libs. His show was also notable for introducing Johnny Carson and the Rolling Stones to a national audience.
1955-James Dean meets his end. It was at the intersection of what is now highways 41 and 46 ( 41 and 466 then ) at Cholame, California, not highway 101. He was 25 miles away from 101 and would have taken that road. Dean was on his way from LA to Monterey to race his Porsche. Most people think it was Dean's fault, probably due to speed, and he did get a speeding ticket earlier that day, but police at the scene don't believe he was speeding at the time. Besides, his aluminum Porsche was no match for a big heavy Ford. This is a Y intersection, and Dean had the right of way. He was headed west on 466 into the setting sun and didn't see the approaching Ford, the Ford driver probably didn't see the silver Porsche, and turned left in front of Dean onto 41 toward Kettleman City. No time to stop. I've been to that location. I still have my 1961 Super 90.
Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter and Eddie Heywood
The Flying Saucer (Parts 1 and 2) - Buchanan and Goodman
Honky Tonk (Parts 1 and 2) - Bill Doggett
Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
1960-” The Flintstones” premiered on ABC-TV. This Henna Barbera cartoon comedy was set in prehistoric times. Characters included two Stone Age families, Fred and Wilma Flintstone and neighbors Barney and Betty Rubble. In 1994 The Flintstones movie was released, starring John Goodman, Rick Moranis and Rosie O’Donnell. It also was the first cartoon series to be televised on prime-time.
1960 -- On Howdy Doody's last TV show Clarabelle finally talks: "Goodbye Kids".
1961-Bob Dylan plays harmonica on three cuts recorded for his friend Caroline Hester's first Columbia album. The session is produced by John Hammond and he is so impressed that he promptly signs Dylan to a deal. Now that Dylan is a part of Columbia records, Hammond arranges for a solo recording session in October.
1962- Rioting broke out when James Meredith became the first black to enroll in the all-white University of Mississippi. President Kennedy sent US troops to the area to force compliance with the law. Three people died in the fighting and 50 were injured. On June 6, 1966, Meredith was shot while participating in a civil rights march at Mississippi. On June 25 Meredith, barely recovered, rejoined the marchers near Jackson, MS.
Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Bread and Butter - The Newbeats
G.T.O. - Ronny and The Daytonas
I Guess I’m Crazy - Jim Reeves
-- Three-day Acid Test opened at San Francisco State College Commons.
The test was to peak on the evening of Oct. 1. The Grateful Dead perform.
1967-Van Morrison's "Brown-Eyed Girl" peaks at #10 on the singles chart.
1970 - A nineteen month drought in southern California came to a climax. The drought, which made brush and buildings tinder dry, set up the worst fire conditions in California history as hot Santa Anna winds sent the temperature soaring to 105 degrees at Los Angeles, and to 97 degrees at San Diego. During that last week of September whole communities of interior San Diego County were consumed by fire. Half a million acres were burned, and the fires caused fifty million dollars damage.
1972- Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates doubled against New York Mets pitcher Jon Matlack as the Pirates defeated the Mets, 5-0. It was Clemente’s 3,000 career hit and his last one as he was killed in a plane crash on Dec 31, delivering relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me - Mac Davis
Saturday in the Park - Chicago
Back Stabbers - O’Jays
I Ain’t Never - Mel Tillis
1976- California became the first state to enact a “Right-to-Die” law, which allowed physicians of terminally ill patients to withhold life-sustaining procedures under certain conditions,
1976 -- "Two Centuries of Black American Art" opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibit features over 60 lithographers, painters, and sculptors including 19th century masters Joshua Johnston, Edward Bannister, and Henry O. Tanner as well as modern artists Charles White, Romar Bearden, and Elizabeth Catlett. The exhibit’s catalogue notes that the assembled artists’ work proves “the human creative impulse can triumph in the face of impossible odds, and at times even because of them.”
1977-The Rolling Stones release their "Bridges To Babylon" LP.
1977 - The temperature at Wichita Falls, TX, soared to 108 degrees to establish a record for September.
Upside Down - Diana Ross
All Out of Love - Air Supply
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You - Dolly Parton
1982-”Cheers” premiered. NBC sitcom revolving around the owner, employees and patrons of a Beacon Street bar at Boston. Original cast: Ted Danson as owner Sam Malone, Shelley Long and Rhea Perlman as waitresses Diane Chambers and Carla Tortelli, Nicholas Colasanto as bartender Ernie “Coach” Pantusso, John Ratzenberger as mailman Cliff Clavin and George Wendt as accountant Norm Peterson. Later cast members: Woody Harrelson as bartender Woody Boyd, Kelsey Grammar as Dr. Frasier Crane, Kirstie Alley as Rebecca Howe and Babe Neuwirth as Dr. Lilith Sternin Crane. The theme song “Where Everybody Knows Your Name,” was sung by Gary Portnoy and written by he and Judy Hart Angelo. Created by Glen Charles, Las Charles and James Burrows. The last episode aired Aug 19, 1993.
1984- “Murder, She Wrote” premiers. Angela Lansbury starred as crime novelist Jessica Fletcher from Cabot Cove, Maine, who traveled the country solving murders. This top-rated detective show was unusual in having an older female star, since young men are usually preferred in leading roles on TV. Also appearing were Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper and William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlett. The program ran for 12 years.
1985-An early season snowstorm covered the Arrowhead region of Minnesota with 7 to 9 inches of snow. 7 inches fell at Babbitt and Aurora, 7.5 inches at Isabella and 8.5 inches at Polar Lake. This was believed to be the most ever for September in this region.
1987 - Afternoon thunderstorms in Michigan produced hail an inch in diameter at Pinckney, and wind gusts to 68 mph at Wyandotte. A thunderstorm in northern Indiana produced wet snow at South Bend. Seven cities in the northwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including readings of 98 degrees at Medford OR and 101 degrees at downtown Sacramento CA
1988- Pitcher Orel Hershiser of the Los Angles Dodgers extended his streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 59, thereby breaking Don Drysdale’s mark by one inning. Hershiser shut of the San Diego Padres for 10 innings, but the Padres won the game 2-1, in 16 innings.
Don’t Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
I’ll Always Love You - Taylor Dayne
Love Bites - Def Leppard
Addicted - Dan Seals
1988 - Unseasonably warm weather prevailed over Florida, and in the western U.S. The afternoon high of 94 degrees at Fort Myers FL was their tenth record high for the month. Highs of 98 degrees at Medford OR and 99 degrees at Fresno CA were records for the date, and the temperature at Borrego Springs CA soared to 108 degrees.
1992- George Brett of the Kansas City Royals singled off Tom Fortugno of the California Angeles in the 7th inning, thus recording the 3,000th hit of his major league career. The single gave Brett four hits in a game for the 59th time. He was accorded a standing ovation and became so distracted that he was picked off first.
1999- The largest regular-season crowd in San Francisco Candlestick Park history, 61,389 fans, watch the Dodgers beat the home team, 9-4 in the last baseball game to ever be played at the 'Point'. Giant greats help mark the occasion with Juan Marichal tossing out the ceremonial first pitch before the game and Willie Mays throwing out the ballpark's final pitch after the game. Sue and I
2000-In the highest scoring game in A's franchise history, Oakland defeats the Rangers 23-2 to remain a half-game ahead of the Mariners for the western division lead as Seattle scores the most runs ever against the Angels, 21-9 assuring the team at least a tie for the American League wild card.
TIME FOR THE SEASON TO
ALMOST BE OVER.
KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED
MAYBE WITH LUCK IT WILL
END LIKE I HOPE.
OH, I REALLY DO DOUBT THAT.
UNLESS A MIRACLE
THINGS AROUND. THE SEASON WILL BE
OVER IN A FEW DAYS.
THEN I WILL
HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR. TO
ENJOY WATCHING THEM PLAY.
BASEBALL IS MY FAVORITE SPORT OF THEM
ALL. EXCEPT MAYBE COLLEGE BASKETBALL. I
LOVE TO WATCH DUKE DO THEIR THING. I
LOVE THE LAST MINUTE
GOALS WHICH GIVES THEM
A WIN. BUT, CARDINAL BASEBALL IS
MY FAVORITE PASS TIME. I COULD WATCH IT