Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday Morning Meissnervations











Welcome to another Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Hockey Playoff Roundup ----

AHL

Calder Cup Finals

No games

Tonight --

Texas Stars at Hershey Bears 7:00pm EDT (Hershey leads series 3-2

Next game --

Texas Stars at Hershey Bears Wednesday, June 13th 7:00pm EDT (Game 7, if necessary)

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Hawks bring their Cup party to Wrigley.

Salary cap will force Hawks to shake up roster.

Ozzie says Sox parade was better than Hawks'. (Sometimes Ozzie just has to shut up.)

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Today is World Juggling Day!

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ST. PETERSBURG -- Now the Rays have company in first place.

Not since April 22 has Tampa Bay shared the top spot in the American League East, but at the end of Sunday afternoon, the Rays found themselves joined by the Yankees.

On Sunday afternoon, the Marlins defeated the Rays, 6-1, at Tropicana Field with 25,442 watching to claim the weekend series by winning two out of three. By losing, Tampa Bay fell to 40-23 on the season, while the Yankees defeated the Astros, 9-5, to move to 40-23, which means they share the best record in the Major Leagues with the Rays.

Read the rest here.

The Tampa Bay Rays, with a record of 40-23 are now tied for first with the Yankees in the A.L. East. hits the road on Tuesday for six games, with three at Atlanta and three against the Marlins. First pitch Tuesday is scheduled for 7:10pm EDT on 620AM WDAE, the Rays Radio Network and Sun Sports.

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In Britain a toad underwent life-saving surgery after it was accidentally stabbed with a garden pitchfork. The toad had a collapsed lung but pulled through and was released back into the wild. (Guess it just wasn't his time to croak.)

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The Roughriders dropped their preseason opener to the BC Lions yesterday, 19-17 in front of 29,227 at Mosaic Stadium. Lots of players for both teams got lots of looks in this first of two preseason game. Former Winnipeg quarterback Ryan Diwiddie was impressive in his Rider debut, with 13-of-19 passing for 141 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Rob Bagg and Jason Clermont caught touchdown passes, Luca Congi kicked a fieldgoal and Ryan Elaschuk kicked 2 converts. Sean Whyte's 33-yard field goal 3:17 into the 4th quarter won it for BC. Riders play at Calgary next Sunday against the Stampeders at 3:00pm on 620 CKRM.

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A couple in California were married Saturday at a Home Depot store where they work. They married in the outdoor garden section. (I wonder if the attendants were all wearing orange aprons?)

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Bears glad to be back home.

Win or lose, Stars' first season a hit.

The series rseumes tonight in Hershey, with the Bears holding a 3-2 lead. Game time is 7:00pm, with the game available on the NHL Network.

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That guy on the Old Spice TV commercials has landed a talent deal with NBC. His name is Isaiah Mustafa and he's already had bit parts on Ugly Betty, NCIS and Castle. (Well at least someone in this country is working.)

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The Tampa Bay Rays are 40-23 and are now for first in the A.L. East with the Yankees. Boston is 4 back, Toronto 6 1/2 and Baltimore is 23 games behind.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads Detroit by 2 1/2 games, the White Sox by 7 1/2, Kansas City is 9 1/2 back and Cleveland is 10 1/2 games off the pace.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads the Angels by 1/2 game, Oakland is 4 back and Seattle trails by 11.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads the Mets by 1 1/2 games, Philadelphia by 3 1/2, while Florida is 5 1/2 back and Washington is 6 behind.

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati leads St. Louis by 1 1/2 games, the Cubs are 7 1/2 behind, Milwaukee is 9 1/2 back, Houston trails by 11, and Pittsburgh is 12 1/2 behind.

San Diego leads the N.L. West by 1 game over the Dodgers. San Francisco climbs to within 1 1/2 games of the top spot, Colorado is 4 back and Arizona brings up the rear, 11 1/2 games out of first.

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What kind of guy calls someone and fires them over the phone on a Sunday? Someone with no compassion or caring for his employees, that's who.

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Denny Hamlin wins yesterday's race at Michigan Internation Raceway, his 5th win in his last 10 races. Read all about it here.

The Nationwide series is at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the Meijer 300 next Saturday. Radio coverage on the Motor Racing Network starts at 2:00pm EDT starts at 2:00pm EDT, with TV coverage on ESPN2 starting at 3:00pm EDT. The Sprint Cup series is at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. Radio coverage on the Performance Racing Network starts at 2:00pm EDT. TV coverage on TNT starts at 3:00PM EDT.



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Mike Aikens returns to Omaha to assist Bliss Littler with the Lancers.

USHL completes expansion draft.

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Today is Flag Day.










It's also Day Two of Flag Week.

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Today in Elvis History:

1953 - Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, TN.

1958 - Elvis Presley returned to Fort Hood, TX, for ten weeks of advanced tank training.

1963 - Priscilla Beaulieu gradutated from the Immaculate Conception Cathedral High School.

1975 - The Elvis Presley single "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" hit #35 in the U.S.

1975 - The Elvis Presley album "Today" hit #48 in the U.K.

1995 - Michael Jackson appeared on TV with his wife Lisa Marie Presley in a live interview on "Prime Time Live" with Diane Sawyer.

2004 - It was announced that TV Guide would be issuing four commemorative Elvis Presley covers in celebration of 50 years of Rock 'n' Roll. The covers were to be on newsstands July 1 (July 4th issue).

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It's Mister Hat Baby!






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Today is National Nursing Assistants Day, the beginning of National Nursing Assitants Week. (Now, drop your pants and say ahhhh!)

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Calder Cup Finals Hockey Game Six: Texas Stars at Hershey Bears 7:00pm EDT

Tuesday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

Calder Cup Finals Hockey Game Seven(If necessary): Texas Stars at Hershey Bears 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Atlanta Braves 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

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

Saturday --

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 today. See you tomorrow!

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