Monday, May 27, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











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

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Today is May 27th, the 147th day of 2013. There are 218 days left in the year.

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Sharks edge Kings to force Game 7.

Pens not putting stock in regular-season success.

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

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Happy Birthday to my Jimmy. He's 5 years old today!

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Saskatoon, SK – All season long, the Portland Winterhawks bulldozed through every team that stood in their way en route to a Western Hockey League championship and a berth in the Memorial Cup final.

Read the rest here.

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It's Memorial Day. Be sure to thank a Vet for the freedoms we all enjoy.

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3 to See: Wealth of competition at Argos camp.

Hawkins impressed with 'culture' of winning in Montreal.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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On this date in 1901, the Edison Storage Battery Company was organized.

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Tampa, FL. — Continuing a Buccaneer tradition, the team’s rookies visited St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa on Wednesday to raise the spirits of pediatric patients and kick off a series of charitable events.

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On this date in 1919, a U.S. Navy seaplane completed the first transatlantic flight.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Alex Cobb kept the second-guessers in check on Sunday, and the Yankees' bats, too.

After being moved up in the rotation because of Thursday's off-day, Cobb validated the decision by carving up the Yankees in an 8-3 win.

Read the rest here.

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Bronze figures of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer were erected in Hannibal, MO on this date in 1926.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Three runs in the fifth, all unearned, and a Giants comeback -- all because of the wind?

The AT&T Park afternoon gusts aside, there was more to the 15th Giants comeback win of 2013. The 7-3 victory against the Rockies on Sunday resulted from a combination of a two-out wind-aided error by Colorado second baseman DJ LeMahieu in the fifth, and Matt Cain's resilience, despite a high walk total and pitch count.

Read the rest here.


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On this date in 1929, Colonel Charles Lindbergh and Anne Spencer Murrow were married.

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Jimmy and Daddy arrive at graduation.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching Fireman Sam, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1967 - Elvis Presley's single "That Someone You Never Forget" hit #92 in the U.S.

1967 - Elvis Presley's single "You Gotta Stop/Love Machine" hit #38 in the U.K.

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On this date in 1931, Piccard and Knipfer made the first flight into the stratosphere, by balloon.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles single "From Me To You" was released in the U.S.

1973 - Wings ended their first major tour of the U.K. The shows began on May 11.

1975 - The Wings album "Venus and Mars" was released.

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On this date in 1933, Walt Disney's "Three Little Pigs" was first released.

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Today in Sports History:

1873 - The first Preakness Stakes was won by Survivor.

1904 - Dennis McGann set a major league record when he stole five bases.

1955 - Norm Zauchin (Boston Red Sox) got 10 RBIs against the Senators.

1968 - After 48 years as coach of the Chicago Bears, George Halas retired.

1968 - It was announced that baseball franchises had been awarded to Montreal and San Diego.

1982 - Three New Jersey businessmen bought the NHL's Colorado Rockies. They got approval to move the team to New Jersey and become the Devils.

1987 - Phil Niekro (New York Yankees) became the third pitcher to make 700 starts.

2003 - It was reported that Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche) would announce his retirement from the NHL the following day. 

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On this date in 1933, In the U.S., the Federal Securities Act was signed. The act required the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Another race. Another record.

Kyle Busch held off Kasey Kahne during a closing, 13-lap green-flag run to win Saturday’s History 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and continue his wholesale revision of NASCAR’s record books.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that President Franklin Roosevelt's National Industrial Recovery Act was unconstitutional.

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CONCORD, N.C. -- After 389 laps in NASCAR’s motorsports marathon, the 54th running of the Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway came down to an 11-lap shootout -- and Kevin Harvick won it.

Harvick pulled away during an 11-lap green-flag run to the finish to beat Kasey Kahne to the finish line by 1.491 seconds. The victory was Harvick’s second of the season, his second at Charlotte and the 21st of his career.

Read the rest here.

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Construction of Walt Disney World began in Florida on this date in 1969.

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Indianapolis, IN. -- It's the realization of a dream that began decades earlier and took him from Brazil to Europe to America. The sweat, sacrifice, physical labor and disappointment all cascaded to the floor of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Winner's Circle like the milk that ran down Tony Kanaan's firesuit during the effusive celebration.

Winning the 97th edition of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race is certainly more than a big payday. It's the marquee accomplishment in a race car driver's career, the confluence of speed, skill and good fortune over 200 laps on the persnickety 2.5-mile oval.

Read the rest here.

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Universal Studios reopened its backlot on this date in 2010. The area had been destroyed by a fire two years before.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 3:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 4:05pm

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 10:15pm

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Oakland Athletics 3:45pm

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Florida Marlins 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT

Saturday --

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

Nascar Nationwide Series -- 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Raceway 2:30pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, Race 1 3:30pm EDT 

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Fedex 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Raceway 1:00pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals 2:15pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, Race 2 3:30pm EDT

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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