Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations

Happy Monday everybody. Here's what's happening....


Today is June 27th, the 178th day of 2011. There are 187 days left in the year.


Richards among intriguing free agents.

Markov signing sets D-man free agent market.

Complete draft trade tracker.


Todays Birthdays: Former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot is 81; fashion designer Vera Wang is 62; screenwriter/producer J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Lost, Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible III) is 45; actor Tobey Maguire (Wonder Boys, Spider-Man flicks) is 36; reality celebrinot Khloe Kardashian is 27.


Roughrider practice roster.

Visit the team's official website at


National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness Week starts today.


CFL Replay: Looking back at PS Week #2.

Cauz: The coldest day in all of sports.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website,

I wonder what's in here?


In South Dakota a tourist was shot in the leg as she watched a mock old west gunfight that was supposed to use blanks. (She was taken to the office of the town doc who gave her a slug of whiskey before digging out the bullet with rusty pen knife.)


HOUSTON --  Tampa Bay's hitters aren't accustomed to slugfests, but they came through when called upon on Sunday after Jeff Niemann lasted only three innings against the Astros.
Matt Joyce delivered with a pinch-hit, go-ahead two-run double as part of a four-run eighth inning, and Evan Longoria sealed the win with a three-run home run -- his second of the game -- in the top of the ninth inning to secure the sweep in a 14-10 victory at Minute Maid Park.
"It was back and forth," Longoria said. "I don't know if there's really a word for it. These are the kind of games we need to win."
Read the rest here.
An asteroid will buzz Earth today (around 1p ET). 'Asteroid 2011 MD' is estimated to be 25 to 55 feet across.

SAN FRANCISCO --  It wasn't a premonition. It was a conviction.
The Giants knew that Madison Bumgarner would excel Sunday, long before their Interleague contest against the Indians even began.
"When I got here, I knew he was going to do well," said third baseman Pablo Sandoval.
"I'll go back as far as his last outing," said manager Bruce Bochy. "I knew this kid would bounce back. There was no doubt in my mind."
Dominance replaced doubt, as Bumgarner recovered from a historically dreadful performance to strike out a career-high 11 batters in seven innings and lead the Giants to a 3-1 victory -- completing their three-game series sweep.
Read the rest here.
Today in Elvis History:

1925 - Songwriter Doc Pomus (Jerome Solon Felder) was born in Brooklyn, NY.

1954 - Sam Phillips paired Elvis Presley with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black.

1965 - "Tickle Me" opened in London.

1966 - Elvis Presely reported to MGM Studios for a music meeting and for wardrobe fittings for the film "Doubel Trouble."

1968 - Elvis Presley began taping his first television special, "Elvis," at NBC studios in Burbank, CA.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "The Wonder Of You" hit #9 in the U.S.


A great grandfather in England has turned his mobility scooter into the Batmobile. Brian Vann says he's next going to turn his scooter into a spaceship.

Today in Beatles History:

1964Peter and Gordon hit #1 in the U.S. with the John Lennon/Paul McCartney song "World Without Love."

1967 - George Harrison got a speeding ticket.

1991 - Paul McCartney's "Liverpool Oratorio" was performed by the Royal Liverpool Phhilharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool Cathedral.


Fish are Friends, not Food! Week starts today.


Today in Sports History:

1876 - Dave Force (Philadelphia Athletics) became the first National League player to get six hits in a nine inning game.

1939 - Cleveland Municipal Stadium hosted its first night game. The Indians beat the Tigers 5-0.

1972 - Bobby Hull signed a 10-year hockey contract for $2,500,000. He became a player and coach of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association.

1986 - Anne White wore only a body stocking at Wimbledon.

1986 - Robby Thompson (San Francisco) was caught stealing bases four times in one game.

1988 - In Atlantic City, Mike Tyson knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds.

1990 - Jose Canseco signed a contract with the Oakland A's worth $4,700,000 per year.

2004 - The Boston Red Sox scored 10 runs before making an out against the Florida Marlins. The final score was 25-8.


This is Decide to be Married Day.

SONOMA, California -- Sonoma County is famous for wineries, not woodsheds, but Kurt Busch found the latter Sunday at Infineon Raceway, administering a good old-fashioned whipping to his Sprint Cup Series competition in the Toyota/Save Mart 350.

Busch led 76 of 110 laps and beat runner-up Jeff Gordon to the finish line by 2.685 seconds to win his first race of the season and the 23rd of his career, tying him with Ricky Rudd for 26th on the career win list. The victory, which broke a 38-race drought, was Busch's first on a road course.

Read the rest here.


Coming Up: 

Tonight --
MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cincinnati Reds 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cincinnati Reds 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Cincinnati Reds 12:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 8:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals 1:40pm EDT


That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, be sure to tell your friends about this blog. See you tomorrow.            

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