Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations











It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 1st, the 184th day of 2012. There are 182 days left in the year.

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Official 2012 free agent signings tracker.

Tampa Bay Lightning signs LW Ben Pouliot.

Salo signs two-year, $7.5 million deal with Lightning.

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

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Richard Henry Lee’s resolution that the American colonies "are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States" was adopted by the Continental Congress on this date in 1776.

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Canadian Flavour: Cornish powers through Als in big win.

CFL official Proulx suffered mild heart attack during game.

Blue Bombers' Pierce confidant he'll be back before long.

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

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On this date in 1850, B.J. Lane patented the gas mask.

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The latest on the stadium debate has the Province capping it's financial contribution at 30% of cost, to a maximum of $80 million. Also, the possibility of a "reasonable" loan for the stadium project has also been mentioned, as well as the facility will need to be "roof ready" before any money is dished out. The city, the Riders and private-sector partners will need to raise the rest of the money needed to build the stadium.

Are you confident the stadium will be built, or will you remain skeptical until the first shovel of dirt is turned? Let me know what you think.

Saskatchewan Roughriders pleased with stadium progress.

Visit the team's official website, http://www.riderville.com/.

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New York City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for business on this date in 1857.

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Jimmy and his "favorite lovie," Number One Flipper.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff, take my wife to another doctor appointment and then waiting for the bug guy to visit again. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- After going 12-15 and setting a franchise-worst .222 team batting average for a month, the Rays had a very forgettable June.

July didn't start any better.

The Rays fell, 5-3, to the Tigers on Sunday at Tropicana Field, to drop three of the four games in their series with Detroit.

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. Congress established the Army Air Corps on this date in 1926.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Buster Posey wrapped up a big day Sunday by keying the Giants in their walk-off 4-3 win against the Reds.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1937, American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis Presley recorded "Hound Dog," "Don’t Be Cruel" and "Any Way You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)."

1956 - Ed Sullivan called Elvis Presley's manager to see if Elvis would make an appearance on his show.

1958 - The Elvis Presley film "King Creole" opened.

2004 - Elvis Radio debuted from a specially designed studio in the plaza of Graceland. The satellite radio station features a continuous variety of Elvis Presley music.

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At Mount Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt's face was dedicated on this date in 1939.

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Today in Beatles History:

1961 - The Beatles ended a 92 night stop at the Top Ten club in Hamburg, West Germany. The stop began on April 1.

1964 - Paul McCartney played piano for Cilla Blacks recording of the Beatles' "It's for You."

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An object crashed near Roswell, NM on this date in 1947. The U.S. Army Air Force insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts led to speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft.

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Today in Sports History:

1903 - Ed Delahanty (Washington) died from a fall from a railroad bridge at Niagra Falls.

1941 - Joe DiMaggio got a hit in his 45th consecutive game.

1994 - Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar was shot to death in Medellin. 10 days earlier he had accidentally scored a goal against his own team in World Cup competition.

1995 - Hideo Nomo became the first Japanese player to be selected for a major league baseball All-Star Game.

1996 - Alex Rodriguez became the third youngest player to be selected to the American League All Star team. Dwight Gooden and Ken Griffey Jr. were the two younger than Rodriguez.

2002 - A record 62 home runs were hit in 16 major league baseball games.

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On this date in 1964, U.S. President Johnson signed the "Civil Rights Act of 1964" into law. The act made it illegal in the U.S. to discriminate against others because of their race.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 6:35pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 11:05am EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 3:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 7:05pm EDT

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

Saturday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 6:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 6:35pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 1:35pm 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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