Josh Brage

July 24, 2007, 1:04 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Leave it all on the field!


July 24, 2007, 1:04 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Leave it all on the field!

The Babe Was A Selfless Individual
July 23, 2007, 9:02 pm
Filed under: Baseball, Beer

Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, “It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.” – Babe Ruth

Pat Joined the Marines
July 23, 2007, 3:31 pm
Filed under: Friends

One of my good friends from back in St. Joseph, Patrick Evenson, recently posted this on Myspace. I am very proud of him and I wish him all the best!

Here’s the news people – I joined the United States Marines.

For the past 3 weeks since I enlisted I have been kinda hesitant of actually telling everyone. Even though most of the people I’ve told have been pretty supportive, and excited, a big part of me would like to keep ahold of the present as long as possible. These next 3 months will be the last of this part of my life. Even though I’m excited about moving onto something greater, I will miss St. Joe, the people I’ve grown to love, the life I’ve come to know, and in many ways my young innocence.

I think the biggest question people have is my motive of making a huge decision like this. It’s the last thing anyone would think I’d sanely make at this time of my life. Even though I am bored with life and where I’m at right now, this isn’t a “early middle aged crisis”. Just a life changing moment.

The truth is that I’ve just turned 27, I have amazing friends (which you can visit through myspace) but I feel I haven’t made much effort and strides in my professional life. I’m not going to list off the things I don’t have, but personally I know I can do much better and be a much bigger man.

I have my entire life to live. I have no family, no girlfriend, no big financial obligations, just a ton of wishes and wants and dreams and ambitions that have come to nothing. I have a fear of future regret in the life I might live. I desire adventure, challenge, confidence, courage, accomplishment and a story to tell!

I’m going into Media Ops. I’ll have the opportunity to train as a graphics specialist, combat photographer, reporter and combat motion media photographer. Pretty cool huh? I’ve been spending the past few years working at a church and not really doing much with my talent. Here’s my chance to do something and be what I’ve always wanted. That was the big selling point for me. You see I won’t be getting off course of what I’m wanting to do or the career I’ve already chosen. I’m just building on it. What’s 5 years in life? The amount of time I’ve been in St. Joseph? Think of what I could accomplish in that time.

I’m sure we’re thinking about Iraq right about now. Well, so am I and I’m very aware that this path might lead me there, and a big part of me hopes so. That’s where the story is after all. I say that all ‘gun-ho’ like, but I’m not saying it flippantly. I might be going in for media, but I’m very aware that I’d be a Marine foremost. It’s just a responsibility and duty I’m willing to take. I believe the armed forces are some of the most honorable and courageous men and women out there and I’d be proud to wear that uniform and call myself one of them.

And too the friends I’ll be leaving behind… you have no idea how hard this is going to be for me. You have no idea how hard this next few months is going to be. The last time I’ll live with you. And eat Cheddar’s with you. Starbucks, church, movies late at night, hanging out, and always being available. I love you, I’ll miss you, but I want you to know that I’ll always be your friend.

Unfortunately I know how hard long emails are to read, so I’ll try to keep you guys updated on my summer and everything going on in my life. I already have a couple blogs in mind to write; to release some thoughts.

Love you guys,
don’t miss me too much.
just something I have to do.


Passing Along the Mantle?
July 23, 2007, 12:55 pm
Filed under: Morning, Whatever

Should I Be a Part of This?
July 20, 2007, 6:58 pm
Filed under: Whatever

This is on campus at Regent University. I am trying to figure out if I want to head out there and finish my degree. It sure would be beautiful.

What a Difference a Closer Makes!
July 18, 2007, 7:11 pm
Filed under: Baseball; Rockies

About 4 minutes ago the last pitch was fired past the final Pirates batter of the series. Rockies swept the series and looked good doing it. Manny Corpas finished all three games out for us. Keep in mind that last road trip where we went 1-9 with 3 blown saves in a week by the All-Star Brian Fuentes. Todd and Brad homered today. And Jeff pitched a fantastic game! If our starting pitching keeps its consistency (Josh pitched great yesterday too!) then we might be able to string a run at the division together!

Tomorrow night we will be in DC to take on the woebegone Nationals. Hopefully we can take at least 3 of the 4, if not sweep. If we can take 3 of those games we will return to the Mile High City winning 7 out of 10 and ready for a nice productive homestand against the battling divison leaders – the Padres and the Dodgers. It could be a great week for us next week!

If we can produce and perhaps (dare I dream) take both of those home series, we will be in a solid place to battle for 2nd in the division! Rockies, you have my hopes and dreams raised, please don’t hurt my heart!