Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's Saturday












It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is April 28th, the 119th day of 2012. There are 247 days left in the year.

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Friday's Scores:

West --

Phoenix 4, Nashville 3 OT (Phoenix leads series 1-0)

East --

No games

Saturday's Games:

West --

Los Angeles at St (Game One, Best of Seven) 7:30pm EDT NBCSN

East --

Washington at New York Rangers (Game One, Best of Seven) 3:00pm EDT NBC

Blue Jackets Unveil NHL All-Star Logo.

Atlantic Division emerging as NHL's best.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com/.

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Today is: Biological Clock Day, Eeyore's Birthday Day, National Go Birding Day, National Rebuilding Day, Penguin Day, Sense of Smell Day, Save The Frogs Day, Spring Astronomy Day, World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, Workers Memorial Day, World Healing Day and World Veterinary Day.

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Riders ink Durant through 2014 season.

Campbell: Important first round for Esks.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the U.S. constitution on this date in 1788.

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Let's go shopping Mommy.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....wash dishes, take Jimmy and the dogs to a baseball game, watch some hockey and love my family. How 'bout you?

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Arlington, TX. -- Tampa Bay got its bats going early Friday night en route to an 8-4 win over the Rangers at Rangers Ballpark with 47,496 watching.

The Rays moved to 13-7 on the season while extending their winning streak to six.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1789, a mutiny on the British ship Bounty took place when a rebel crew took the ship and set sail to Pitcairn Island. The mutineers left Captain W. Bligh and 18 sailors adrift.

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San Francisco, CA.--
The Giants' 5-3 loss Friday night to the San Diego Padres was wholly forgettable, but not to Eric Hacker.

Having made all but five of his 166 professional appearances in the Minor Leagues, Hacker finally received his first Major League start. He didn't dazzle, but nor did he disappoint.

Read the rest here.

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The Addressograph was patented by J.S. Duncan on this date in 1896.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley's recording of "Heartbreak Hotel" hit #1 on the Billboard pop singles chart.

1956 - In Las Vegas, Elvis Presley performed a Saturday matinee for teenagers at The New Frontier Hotel.

1958 - The Elvis Presley compilation album "Elvis' Golden Records" hit #3 in the U.S.

1994 - Lisa Marie Presley announced that her marriage to musician Danny Keough was over.

1998 - The Reader's Digest compilation album "Elvis! His Greatest Hits" was certified platinum by the RIAA.


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First night air flight was performed by Claude Grahame-White in England on this date in 1910.

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Today in Beatles History:

1975 - John Lennon appeared on "The Tonight Show."

1975 - Ringo Starr performed "No No Song" on "The Smothers Brothers Show."

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W.H. Carrier patented the design of his air conditioner on this date in 1914.

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Today in Sports History:

1930 - The first organized night baseball game was played in Independence, Kansas.

1961 - The NFL chose Canton, Ohio, as the site for the Professional Football Hall of Fame.

1967 - Muhammad Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army and was stripped of boxing title. He cited religious grounds for his refusal.

1971 - Hank Aaron hit his 600th career home run.

1985 - Billy Martin was named the manager of the New York Yankees for the fourth time.

1987 - It was announced that the NBA expansion teams would be in Charlotte and Miami in 1988.

1988 - The Baltimore Orioles lost for the 21st consecutive time. It was the longest streak to start a season in major league baseball.

1993 - Dale Hunter (Washington Capitals) executed a blindside check on Pierre Turgeon (New York Islanders). On May 4 Hunter was given a 21 game suspension.

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On this date in 1947, Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl and five others set out in a balsa wood craft known as Kon Tiki to prove that Peruvian Indians could have settled in Polynesia. The trip began in Peru and took 101 days to complete the crossing of the Pacific Ocean.

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Richmond, VA. -- By the thinnest of margins, in a breathtaking finish that featured two cars sideways and side-by-side at the finish line, Kurt Busch beat Denny Hamlin to the checkered flag by .062 seconds to win Friday night's Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond International Raceway.

Busch delivered the first-ever Nationwide Series victory to the team owned by his brother, Kyle Busch. The win was Busch's fourth in the series and his first on a short track. Hamlin came up two feet short after a phenomenal drive from the rear of the field after a pit road mistake.

Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick ran third, followed by defending series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Sam Hornish Jr. Elliott Sadler finished sixth to cling to the series points lead by two points over Stenhouse.

Read the rest here.

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Mike Wallace was seen on TV for the first time on this date in 1957. He was the host of "Mike Wallace Interviews."

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Nascar Sprint Cup Series 400 at Richmond International Raceway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Itaipava Sao Paulo Indy 300 at Sao Paulo, Brazil 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 8:05pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 7:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Oakland Athletics 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Milwaukee Brewers 4:05pm EDT

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That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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