At 5-foot-8 and 190 pounds, tailback Mike Gratch '02 showed a lot of heart posting what was then the fourth-most prolific season for a Dartmouth running back when he ran for 916 yards in 2001. A class note in Dartmouth Alumni Magazine reveals the Texan still has a lot of heart as the founder and president of Legacy Heart Care.
As this Buffalo Heart Health story notes, Gratch started the concern shortly after graduation, "after his grandfather had two bypass surgeries and still didn't have the energy he desired." Gratch told DAM that Legacy is, "a healthcare facility that specializes in a non-surgical treatment option called enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) for patients still having cardiac symptoms after invasive options have been utilized." Gratch began Legacy in Fort Worth and has since expanded to Austin and Dallas, making Legacy the second-largest EECP provider in the nation according to Alumni Magazine.
The University of New Hampshire has posted its 2012 football media guide online, teasing those of us who wish Ivy League schools would go back to compiling full guides and putting them on the Internet. Click here to read the bio of former Dartmouth head coach John Lyons, the UNH defensive coordinator who second only to Bob Blackman for career wins on the Big Green charts.
Our Senior Babe Ruth League baseball team knocked off a wood-bat 18-and-over team last night, 6-5, with a dramatic comeback in our last at-bat. The three of us who coached the Green Machine Cal Ripken team during the spring realized when the game was over that our two teams didn't lose a game all year when the full coaching staff was intact. Not that one of us got a hit, scored a run or snagged a line drive, of course ;-). The game was my last with the team because I'll be working the Tommy Keane Invitational golf tournament at Hanover Country Club this weekend when our season concludes.
A follow-up on the start of the new year of Green Alert Premium. While the content will be as comprehensive and timely as it has been in the past, the new website will make visiting the site easier for some. A year ago logging in with Chrome proved to be problematic, which apparently isn't that unusual with Google's Brower. It's working fine this year. Also, ever since the start of BGA seven years ago there have been occasions when Apple's Safari browser needed to have the cache cleared to update the site. Go figure. Fortunately, that also seems to have been alleviated, so it's all good.