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June 2, 2023

State of the WebSite

State of the WebSite


We must find $540.00 CAD before 10 April 2023 to keep going. We have already renewed the domain name, but the web hosting for another year is another matter.


There are some wonderful people in this world. A long time supporter of this site and of fastball once again has stepped up and made sure we can keep operating for another year. He just may be that fan sitting beside you in the ball park watching a fastball game so, be friendly, say hello, you never know!


3 May 2023

I may not be on the internet for a week, but most likely just a lot less on the internet.

I had laser surgery today on both eyes and the doctor told me I would likely be seeing fuzzy for a week.

BTW, apologies in advance, I am typing blind at the moment and its been this way since Good Friday. Luckily the RCAF taught me how to type so I know where most of the keys are most of the time.

My doctor today who did the surgery was the 7th doctor to work on my eyes since Good Friday.

If this surgery went well, we will know in a week, it will be back to my long time eye doctor to get new prescription for new glasses.

Apologies if I do not get to reply to emails or social media posts for a bit.


11 May 2023

The lazer surgery was done at Uptown Eye Specialists on 3 May on both eyes and as scheduled I went back on 10 May for a check on my eyes. Three hours of tests then a visit with Dr. Yuen who said the operation was about 70% successful. I must go back for additional surgery on both eyes to remove the remaining issues. It must be their busy season as the first available appointment is 17 June and worse still the follow up is not until 14 July.

But the good news is that Dr. Millar says I do not have to wait since my eye infection is gone and we are not planning cataract surgery. My lazer surgery is for Glaucoma. Hoping to see him this month and new glasses to follow.

 Al  - 11 May 2023

29 May 2023

Well I did see Dr. Millar on 26 May in Toronto. It did not go as expected however as he did not agree with Dr. Tam at Uptown Eye Specialists that new glasses will fix my problem. Plan for now is to get new glasses and try them out and to go ahead with the additional lazer surgery on 17 June at Uptown by Dr. Yuen and then re evaluate.

For now at least I can see to watch TV and I can drive with no problems, but very difficult to read a paper, a book or even a computer screen.

Ordered new glasses from Lenscrafters on 26 May and they are expected by 9 June.

29 May 2023


I am doing my best to get through my email each day however it is a challenge.  Basically, I have to copy and paste each email of interest to Word and blow it up to 20 font and print it off, then I can read it.

Just asking to keep the emails short or at lest in a format that I can copy and paste.  That does NOT include JPG’s, etc.

It may be a sign of the time but more people each day are using Facebook Messenger and even Twitter to send me notes. They are all deleted if I can or I just ignore them Email is my preference for communications re AlsFastball.



1 June 2023



Apologies for the typos, I am typing blind. Good thing the RCAF taught me how to type!


Al Doran

 fastball at pmihrm.com






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