Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's Tuesday!











It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is August 31st, the 243rd day of 2010. There are 122 days left in the year.

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Coyotes happy to have Stempniak back at fair price.

Oilers ink Gagner to two-year deal.

Chelios expected to retire, join Wings front office.

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Today is National Trail Mix Day.

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Marty Quarters joins Bucs' coaching staff.

Ames teen to play for Hawks.

Broncos land Kessel.

Phantoms defender returns home.

Burgdoerfer lands at RPI.

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Today is Love Litigating Lawyers Day.

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Bolt from the blue: Terry Crisp.

Who's coming in, who's staying, who's left.

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German king Heinrich VII makes his son Johan king of Bohemia on this date in 1310.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to rebound from Week 9's 17-14 loss at Edmonton, as they host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers next Sunday at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. The Riders, who have lost 3 of their past 5, trail Calgary by 4 points in the CFL West, as they put their 5-3 record up against the 2-6 Bombers, who dropped a 39-17 decision at Montreal on August 19th. Kickoff next Sunday is set for 4:00pm EDT on 620CKRM and the Rider Radio Network. Listen links are to the right on this blog. The Riders will travel to Winnipeg for a 1:00pm EDT kickoff on Sunday, September 12th.

Check out Riderville.com for the latest on "Canada's (And Clearwater, Florida's) Team."

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Happy Birthday to Richard Tiffany Gere. Three of his best known roles came in the movies American Gigolo (1979), An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), and Pretty Woman (1990, he also composed and performed the featured piano solo). He was the first man ever to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine.

(Wait a minute....Tiffany?)

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A young man's game.

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Thomas Edison receives a patent for his motion picture camera on this date in 1897.

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Today in Sports History:

1881 - The first tennis championships in the U.S. were played.

1950 - Gil Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers hit four home runs in a single game off of four different pitchers.

1959 - Sandy Koufax set a National League record by striking out 18 batters.

1969 - The boxer Rocky Marciano died in an airplane crash in Iowa.

1995 - Judge Lance Ito ruled that only two tapes of racist comments by Mark Fuhrman could be played in the trial of O.J. Simpson.

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A Packard arrived in New York City on this date in 1903, becoming the first automobile to cross the U.S. under its own power. It had departed San Francisco on July 10th.

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St. Petersburg - A two-out error in the third opened the door for a three-run bomb from Carlos Pena, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, in front of an embarrassingly small crowd of 11,968 at Tropicana Field.

The Rays scored twice in the first last night, as B.J. Upton scored on a Carl Crawford double for a 1-0 Tampa Bay lead. Crawford later scored on Carlos Pena's sacrifice fly, giving the Rays a 2-0 lead.

John MacDonald scored on a third inning fielder's choice by Travis Snider, bringing Toronto to within 1 at 2-1. Tampa Bay would ring the bell three times in the bottom half of the third. With two outs, Crawford hit a grounder to second and flew down the line to first forcing Blue Jays' second baseman Aaron Hill to rush the play. Hill booted the chance, allowing Crawford to reach safely. Evan Longoria then singled to prolong the inning, giving Pena the set-up he needed. Pena's 26th homer of the season reached the left field seats, resulting in a 5-1 Rays lead.

Toronto got one back in the fifth on a lead-off homer by Aaron Hill, and Jason Bartlett scored for Tampa Bay in the eighth on Longoria's sacrifice fly, and the Rays had their 6-2 win.

Wade Davis allowed 2 runs on 6 hits in 7 2/3 innings for Tampa Bay, striking out 3 and walking no one. The win pushed his record to 11-9. Brett Cecil went 7 innings for the Blue Jays, allowing 5 runs, 2 earned on 5 hits, with 5 strike outs and 1 walk. He's now 11-7.

The Rays are now 81-50, and still tied with the Yankees for first in the A.L. East. Boston trails by 7 games in both the division and Wild Card races. The Rays meet Toronto in the second game of their three game set, starting tonight at 7:10pm EDT on 620AM WDAE and the Rays Radio Network. After tomorrow's game with Toronto, Tampa Bay hits the road for nine games beginning a three game series Friday in Baltimore. The Rays will then play three in Boston and three more in Toronto, before returning home on Monday, September 13th, for a big three-game set with the Yankees to jump start a six-game home stand, that includes three games with the Angels. After that short stay at home, Tampa Bay plays four at New York 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd. All games for the remainder of the season can be seen on Sun Sports with the exception of the September 18th game at Anaheim, which will be available online at MLB.tv. Two Wednesday games with the Yankees, September 15th and September 22nd, will air on ESPN.

Notes: The Rays are 41-25 at home this season (eighth best in the Major Leagues) and 39-25 on the road (best record in the Major Leagues). Since July 1, the Rays are 21-6 at home, which is the best record in baseball....Carl Crawford's sixth-inning homer Sunday was the 100th of his Major League career. Combined with his 403 stolen bases and 100 triples, Crawford became just the eighth player in Major League history to reach 100 home runs, 100 triples and 400 stolen bases. Crawford reached the milestone at 29 years, 24 days old, making him the youngest player in history to record those numbers. The next youngest is Lou Brock, at 32 years, 11 months and 11 days old....Jeff Niemann(10-4, 3.67) will start for Tampa Bay tonight against Toronto. He'll be opposed by the Jays' Ricky Romero(10-8, 3.54)....The AL East rivals will meet one more time in the regular season, September 10th through 12th, at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

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Barney's Favorites Volume 1 The album, featuring 27 songs by the purple dinosaur, was released on this date in 1993.

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The Yankees and Tampa Bay are tied for first in the A.L. East, Boston is 7 back in both the division and Wild Card races, Toronto is 13 back and Baltimore is 33 games out of first.

In the A.L. Central, Minnesota leads the White Sox by 4 games, they're 10 games ahead of Detroit, with Kansas City 20 back and Cleveland 22 games behind.

Out in the (not-so)wild A.L. West, Texas leads Oakland by 8 1/2 and the Angels by 10 1/2 games, with Seattle trailing by 23 games.

In the N.L. East, Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 3 games(The Phillies lead the Wild Card race by 1 1/2 games), Florida trails by 10 1/2 (They're 7 1/2 back in the Wild Card race), the Mets are 11 behind(8 back in the Wild Card race) and Washington is 19 1/2 out.

In the N.L. Central, Cincinnati is 6 games up on St. Louis(The Cards are 3 games behind in the Wild Card race). Milwaukee is 14 behind, Houston is 16 back, the Cubs are 20 1/2 behind and Pittsburgh is 33 games off the pace.

San Diego leads the N.L. West by 5 games over San Francisco(The Giants trail the N.L. Wild Card chase by 1 1/2 games). Colorado is 7 behind(They're 3 1/2 back in the Wild Card), the Dodgers are fourth, 9 games out(They trail by 5 1/2 games in the Wild Card race), and Arizona is 24 games behind.

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Jimmy mugs for the camera.











So does Snoopy.















Smoke waits for Mami to come home.











Jimmy sure loves his Mommy.












It's our Jimmy!

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If you think Sunday's crowd of 23,348 for the Rays' win over Boston was bad, how about last night's attendance figure of 11,968?. If this team doesn't get a new stadium in a better location soon, then Stuart Sternberg can order the moving vans.

It's very clear something is wrong in Tampa Bay. I believe it all centers around the stadium and it's location. The stadium is like a dungeon and is hard to get around inside, parking is an absolute joke (People holding cardboard signs saying park here and, in some instances scamming fans into parking somewhere where they shouldn't, resulting in their cars being ticketed and towed) and the Rays simply do not "get" how to keep the casual fans happy enough to grow them into fans who want to attend more often.

This is a regional team. Hence the name Tampa Bay. But, poor little St. Petersburg, wanting what few dollars the team brings them and the status that having a major league team gives them, wants to hold the franchise to the rest of it's lease which I believe runs another 25 years(or so). If it's really that important to the city, then the St. Petersburg City Council can float a purchase of the team and rename them the St. Petersburg Rays and risk having them leave the area entirely. And trust me, unlike Seattle and Kansas City, if the Rays leave Tampa Bay, the region will not get another team. Ever.

The Tampa Bay Rays need a new, modern stadium, with enough on-site parking to accommodate the majority of fans, with the amenities needed to attract more revenue to allow the team to keep their stars under contract and to entice other players to want to come to the team in the future. After many years of being the worst team in baseball, the Rays have become one of the best. On the field. Off the field, they still eminate an odor that would make most people head to their nearest landfill for a breath of fresh air.

Something needs to be done, much, much sooner rather than later. Otherwise, fans will take their dollars out of the region and spend them elsewhere, to get their big league baseball fix.

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Russia ended it's occupation of Lithuania on this date in 1993. For the first time ever, Russian forces pulled out completely from one of the Soviet republics that had split from Moscow in the 1990s. They had been in Lithuania since 1940.

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San Francisco - Carlos Gonzalez broke his bat in Monday night's ninth inning and the Giants' hearts along with it.

Gonzalez's shattered-bat hit took a deceptive trajectory and fell for a triple that enabled the Colorado Rockies to score twice and outlast the Giants, 2-1.


Read the rest here.

 Notes: Madison Bumgarner(5-4, 3.95) goes to the hill tonight against Colorado, which starts Esmil Rogers(2-2, 5.66) in tonight's 10:15pm EDT game....Colorado is in San Francisco for one more game after tonight. The Giants will then hit the road for 10 games, beginning Friday, September 3rd, playing 3 at Los Angeles, 3 at Arizona and 4 at San Diego....Giants' rookie catcher Buster Posey was back in the lineup last night, after taking two games off to rest a mild left forearm strain. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI, and lined out to the mound for the final out of the game....Wednesday's series finale will feature a battle of aces, as the Giants will send Tim Lincecum to the mound to square off against the Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez.

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Today in Elvis History:

1968- The Elvis Presley single "Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby" hit #22 in the U.K.

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CFL power rankings: Week #10.

Visit the league's official website: CFL.ca.

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Today in Beatles History

1967 - The Beatles announced that they would handle their own affairs following the death of manager Brian Epstein. 

1973 - Paul McCartney's single "Live And Let Die" was confirmed gold by the RIAA.
1974 - In federal court, John Lennon testified the Nixon administration tried to have him deported because of his involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972 Republican convention in Miami, FL.

1975 - A judge ruled that George Harrison was guilty of copying from the song "He’s So Fine" (by the Chiffons).

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9.8 inches of rain fell on Bloomingdale, Michigan on this date in 1914.

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Three keys for Beavers to beat TCU Saturday.

Rodgers brothers ready for return to Texas.

Computers pick Beavers to finish second in Pac-10.

Running back depth in question after Stevenson surgery.
Here's the 2010 Oregon State Beavers' football schedule.

And here's the 2010 football roster.

The Beavers begin the 2010 season against TCU this coming Saturday, September 4th at Cowboys Stadium. Kickoff is 7:45pm EDT, with TV from ESPN, online video stream at ESPN3.com and radio from the Beaver Sports Network.

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The Great Gildersleeve, a spin-off of Fibber McGee & Molly debuts on NBC radio on this date in 1941.

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The final week of  the 2010 NFL preseason(Don't you dare call it exhibition, or Roger Goodell will be quite displeased) action is this coming Thursday. Buffalo is at Detroit, Cincinnati visits Indianapolis, New England is at the Giants, Atlanta visits Jacksonville, Carolina is at Pittsburgh, the Jets play at Philadelphia, Baltimore will be in St. Louis, Chicago is at Cleveland, Denver is on the road at Minnesota, Green Bay is at Kansas City, Miami is at Dallas, New Orleans travels to Tennessee, Tampa Bay goes to Houston, San Diego heads North to San Francisco, Seattle is at Oakland and Washington travels to Arizona.
The 2010 regular season starts on Thursday, September 9th.

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Jean Marc Beliveau, centreman for the Montreal Canadiens and who 10 Stanley Cups with the team, was born on this date in 1931.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Lakeland Flying Tigers 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Lakeland Flying Tigers 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants 9:15pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Lakeland Flying Tigers 7:00pm EDT

NFL Preseason Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans 8:00pm EDT

Friday --

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Tampa Yankees 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Junior Hockey: SEJHL Showcase at Fort Myers Skatium, Tampa Bay Minor Juniors vs Atlanta 1 9:00am EDT

Junior Hockey: SEJHL Showcase at Fort Myers Skatium, Tampa Bay Minor Juniors vs Florida Eels 6:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series: Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia 6:30pm EDT

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Tampa Yankees 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

College Football: Oregon State Beavers at TCU Horned Frogs 7:45pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series: Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway, Sparta, Kentucky 8:00pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Junior Hockey: SEJHL Showcase at Fort Myers Skatium, Tampa Bay Minor Juniors vs Atlanta 2 11:00am EDT

Baseball: Dunedin Blue Jays at Tampa Yankees 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 1:35pm EDT

Junior Hockey: SEJHL Showcase at Fort Myers Skatium, Tampa Bay Minor Juniors vs TBA 3:00pm or 5:00pm EDT

CFL Football: Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Saskatchewan Roughriders 4:00pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 8:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia 7:30pm EDT

Monday --

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

Baseball: Florida State League North Division Playoffs, Game One Dunedin Blue Jays at TBA Time TBA

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

Baseball: Florida State League North Division Playoffs, Game Two TBA at Dunedin Blue Jays Time TBA

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Thursday --

Baseball: Florida State League North Division Playoffs, Game Three TBA at Dunedin Blue Jays Time TBA (If necessary)

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Nationwide Series: Richmond 250 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia 7:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:10pm EDT

SEJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Minor Juniors 5:15pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series: Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia 7:30pm EDT

MJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Major Juniors 5:15pm EDT

Sunday --

SEJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Minor Juniors 9:30am EDT

MJHL Hockey: Palm Beach Hawks at Tampa Bay Major Juniors 12:15pm EDT

CFL Football: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1:00pm EDT

NFL Football: Cleveland Browns at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm EDT

Baseball: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Baseball: San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

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That's it for another Tuesday. See you tomorrow.

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