Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's Saturday!











Hey, it's Saturday! Here's what's happening....

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June is National Accordian Awareness Month.

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Coach Q on the Cup: "He's a party animal."

Children's Memorial patients get a touch of Blackhawks magic.

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Today in Sports Saturday:

1846 - The New York Knickerbocker Club played the New York Club in the first baseball game at the Elysian Field, Hoboken, NJ. It was the first organized baseball game.

1867 - In New York, the Belmont Stakes was run for the first time.

1943 - The National Football League approved the merger of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the anti-trust exemption that major league baseball uses was Constitutional. The court called upon the U.S. Congress to repeal the sport's special status.

1973 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) got his 2,000th career-hit.

1973 - Gordie Howe left the NHL to join his sons Mark and Marty in the WHA (World Hockey League).

1986 - University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias died of a cocaine-induced seizure.

1999 - The Dallas Stars won their first NHL Stanley Cup by defeating the Buffalo Sabres in the third overtime of game six. The game actually ended on June 20th.


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The Tampa Bay Rays scored twice in the top of the first yesterday, but things went south quickly, in a 7-4 loss to the Florida Marlins in front of 17,310 in Miami.

The Rays jumped on top in their first at-bats, as Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena scored on a two-out double by Ben Zobrist, but Florida struck for five runs in the bottom of the first, with the key blow being a grand slam home run by Mike Stanton. The Marlins scored twice in the second on RBI singles by Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla. The Rays got one back in the fourth, as an error by Ramirez allowed Sean Rodriguez to score. Hank Blalock scored on B.J. Upton's seventh inning single, but that's as close as Tampa Bay would get in the 7-4 loss.

Matt Garza had his worst start ever for the Rays, giving up 7 earned runs in an inning and a third, dropping to 7-5. Nate Robertson was solid for Florida, fanning 6 and allowing 3 runs, 2 earned on the way to squaring his record at 5-5.

The Tampa Bay Rays, losers of 6 of their last 8, are 41-26 and still tied for first with the Yankees (who have lost 3 straight) in the A. L. East, meet the Florida Marlins this evening, in the second of a three-game set. First pitch tonight is scheduled for 7:10pm EDT on 620AM WDAE, the Rays Radio Network and Sun Sports. The Rays play the Marlins again tomorrow at 1:10pm EDT, then come home for six games, with three against San Diego and three against Arizona, starting next Tuesday.

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Apparently, today is National Martini Day! Well, sort of. It's debated exactly what day this momentous occasion is actually supposed to occur, but since it's Friday I'm going to talk about it today. And like James Bond, many people I like theirs shaken, not stirred.

Of course, there are many variations on the traditional martini, as fruity martinis have become particularly popular. Some martinis don't even have gin or dry vermouth, so I don't know how that constitutes the martini name. But, you've always got to have custom bar accessories by your side so you can serve your guests. Cheers!


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The Saskatchewan Roughriders, like the other seven CFL teams, will get one last chance to evaluate the talent they have this weekend as they finish the pre-season with a game in Calgary.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are set to wrap up pre-season action this Sunday in Calgary. The game against the Stampeders will kick-off at 1:00 pm at McMahon Stadium and will be broadcast live on 620 CKRM with Rod and Carm calling the play by play.

Read the rest here.


Roughrider training camp, http://www.riderville.com/article/training-camp-report-day-12">Day 13.

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It just isn't as much fun watching MacNeil without Lehrer(Whoever they are).





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New Zambonis, rink system just a sign of things to come this summer at the St. Pete Times Forum.

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Today is World Sauntering Day. (Now, there's one I can get into!)

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The Tampa Bay Rays are 41-26 and are tied for first in the A.L. East with the Yankees. Boston is 1 back, Toronto 4 1/2 and Baltimore is 23 1/2 games behind.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads Detroit by 1 1/2 games, the White Sox by 5 1/2, Kansas City is 9 1/2 back and Cleveland is 11 1/2 games off the pace.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads the Angels by 2 1/2 games, Oakland is 7 back and Seattle trails by 13.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads the Mets by 1/2 game, Philadelphia by 3 1/2, while Florida is 7 1/2 back and Washington is 9 behind.

In the N.L. Central, St. Louis leads leads Cincinnati by 1/2 game, the Cubs are 7 games behind, Milwaukee is 9 back, Houston trails by 11 1/2, and Pittsburgh is 14 behind.

San Diego leads the Dodgers by 1 game in the N.L. West, San Francisco is 1 1/2 games behind, Colorado is 4 back and Arizona brings up the rear, 13 1/2 games out of first.

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Today is Juneteenth (Emancipation Day in Texas). Commemorates the day in 1865 when Union general Granger proclaimed the slaves of Texas free.

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Saints aim to be hot out of box.

Anthony Bitetto to skate at Northeastern.

Lumberjacks' camp all-star games expected to be tough.

Musketeers camp showcases goaltenders.

Phantom's roster is finalized.

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Today is day seven of Flag Week.










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Today in Elvis History:

1965 - Elvis Presley's single "Crying In The Chapel" hit #1 in the U.K.

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Here's Smokey asleep in the office chair. Musta been lazy doggie day at our house yesterday.






Snoopy is asleep in my arm. Goes to show what an effective tummy rub can accomplish.

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Today is National Hollerin' Contest Day. (Maybe I should have kept this one from my wife?)

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Nationwide Series: Bucyrus 200 presented by Menards at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 3:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Arena Football: Tampa Bay Storm at Utah Blaze 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 1:10pm EDT

Indy Car: Iowa Corn 250 at Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa 1:30pm EDT

CFL Preseason Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 3:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, California 3:00pm

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That's it for now. Have a great Saturday, see you tomorrow!

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