Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It's Wednesday












It's Wednesday. Things are calming down at my house after the events of yesterday, which is a good thing. So, here's what's happening elsewhere....

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Today is May 23nd, the 144th day of 2012. There are 222 days left in the year.

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Western Conference Finals (Phoenix Coyotes vs. Los Angeles Kings):

Sunday, May 13th Los Angeles 3 at Phoenix 2
Tuesday, May 15th Los Angeles 4 at Phoenix 0
Thursday, May 17th Phoenix 1 at Los Angeles 2
Sunday, May 20th Phoenix 2 at Los Angeles 0
Tuesday, May 22nd Los Angeles 4 at Phoenix 3 OT (Los Angeles wins series 4-1)

Eastern Conference Finals (New York Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils):

Monday, May 14th New Jersey 0 at New York 3
Wednesday, May 16th New Jersey 3 at New York 2
Saturday, May 19th New York 3 at New Jersey 0
Monday, May 21st New York 1 at New Jersey 4 (Series tied 2-2)
Wednesday, May 23rd New Jersey at New York 8:00pm NBCSN
Friday, May 25th New York at New Jersey 8:00pm NBCSN
*Sunday, May 27th New Jersey at New York 8:00pm EDT NBCSN

* -- If necessary

Stanley Cup Finals (New York Rangers or New Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings:

Wednesday, May 30th Los Angeles at New York/New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC
Saturday, June 2nd Los Angeles at New York/New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC
Monday, June 4th New York/New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
Wednesday, June 6th New York/New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBCSN
*Saturday, June 9th Los Angeles at New York/New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC
*Monday, June 11th New York/New Jersey at Los Angeles 8:00pm EDT NBC
*Wednesday, June 13th Los Angeles at New York/New Jersey 8:00pm EDT NBC

* -- If necessary

Vermette finds a home with Coyotes.

Gormley scores twice to lead host Shawinigan.

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

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On this date in 1785, Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter that he had invented bifocals.

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B.C. Lions add secondary depth with troika of signings.

Bombers QB Pierce working to groom new centre.

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

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On this date in 1788, South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify U.S. Constitution.

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Jimmy likes to sit in Daddy's chair.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....hang out with Jimmy, clean house, watch baseball & hockey and love my family. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Tuesday night, the Rays played a game unfamiliar to the tenants of Tropicana Field including lots of hitting, poor defense and shaky starting pitching.

Fortunately for the Rays, the end result came wrapped in an 8-5 win over the Blue Jays with 12,307 in attendance. The win snapped a two-game losing streak and moved the team to 26-18 on the season, two games behind the first-place Orioles.

Read the rest here.

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The first nursery school in the U.S. was established in New York City on this date in 1827.

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Milwaukee, WI.--
Two-run homers by Buster Posey and Joaquin Arias backed Matt Cain's stubborn pitching as the Giants lengthened their winning streak against the Milwaukee Brewers to four games with a 6-4 victory.

The Giants (23-20) climbed three games above .500 for the first time this season with their eighth victory in 11 games overall.

Read the rest here.

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Today is National Taffy Day and World Turtle Day.

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - Filming was completed for the Elvis Presley film "Blue Hawaii."

1962 - The Elvis Presley movie "Follow That Dream" opened.

1964 - The Elvis Presley single "Kiss Me Quick" was released in the U.S.

1970 - The Elvis Presley album "Let's Be Friends" hit #105 in the U.S.

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Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established on this date in 1873. The organization's name was changed to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Ella Fitzgerald's cover of the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" hit #34 in the U.K. She was the first artist to chart in the U.K. with a Beatles cover.

1966 - The Beatles' "Paperback Writer" b/w "Rain" single was released.

1968 - Apple Tailoring opened in London.

1970 - The Beatles album "Let It Be" hit #1 in the U.K.

1970 - Paul McCartney's solo album debut "McCartney" hit #1 in the U.S.

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The first U.S. veterinary school was established by Iowa State University on this date in 1879.

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Today in Sports History:

1876 - Boston’s Joe Borden pitched the first no-hitter in the history of the National League.

1922 - Gene Tunney was defeated by Harry Greb. It was Tunney's only professional boxing defeat.

1926 - Hack Wilson became the first player to hit a home run off the Wrigley Field scoreboard.

1948 - Joe DiMaggio hit three consecutive home runs.

1962 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) agreed to transfer the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, CA. The team became the San Francisco Warriors (and later the Golden State Warriors).

1962 - Joe Pepitone (New York Yankees) hit two home runs in one inning.

1963 - NBC purchased the 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000.

1978 - The American League approved the transfer of Jean Yawkey (Boston Red Sox) for $15 million.

1984 - The Detroit Tigers won their 16th straight road game. They tied the American League record.

1991 - The San Diego Sockers won their fourth consecutive Major Soccer League championship.

1991 - The New York Yankees played their fourth straight extra inning game.

1999 - In Kansas City, MO, Owen Hart (Blue Blazer) died when he fell 90 feet while being lowered into a WWF wrestling ring. He was 33 years old.

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"Daylight Saving Time" was debated on this date in 1922, in the first debate ever to be heard on radio in Washington, DC.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers 1:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 2:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox 1:35pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Cocoa Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway 5:30pm EDT

Monday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 3:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 5:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks 10:15pm EDT

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway 1:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 4:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- FedEx 400 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway 12:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:40pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix at Detroit 3:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs 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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