Thursday, May 15, 2014

It's Thursday

It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....


Today is May 15th, the 135th day of 2014. There are 230 days left in the year.


Canadiens win Game 7, will face Rangers.

Kings hold off Ducks to force Game 7.

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Today's Birthdays: Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright is 77; sports broadcaster Dan Patrick is 58; Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) is 33; Scottish tennis champ Andy Murray is 27.


Tampa, FL. -- The Lightning scored 240 goals in the regular season but some goals are just a little bit better than the rest.

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Cape Cod was discovered by Bartholomew Gosnold on this date in 1602.


Morris: Lions get some security on draft day.

Campbell: Ottawa makes noise in wild Draft night.

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On this date in 1862, the U.S. Congress created the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


Tampa, FL. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a new director of player personnel with deep ties to general manager Jason Licht.

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The studio has released the first official pictures of Ben Affleck as Batman. [He's seen cleaning up the streets by chasing down a speeding Alec Baldwin on a bicycle.]


Seattle, WA. -- Manager Joe Maddon always likes to talk about the Rays' DNA being pitching, defense and quality at-bats.

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Flappy Bird, the game everyone loves to hate, is returning. Developer Dong Nguyen says that he's bringing the game back with a multiplayer feature. Now two people can be infuriated by the game at once. The game is expected in August.


San Francisco, CA. -- Though Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford each homered Wednesday in the Giants' 10-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves, Gregor Blanco delivered the afternoon's truly powerful effort.

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About 17 million years ago, a shrimp-like creature had sex in a cave in Australia -- then got hit almost immediately with what one scientist thinks was a "torrential rain of bat droppings." Her misfortune is scientists' delight because the chemicals in the bat guano preserved both her and the sperm still inside her.


Wahoo! Baseball is fun!


You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as shredding documents, isn't it?


Today in Elvis History

1957 - 
Elvis Presley inhaled a cap off one of his teeth. He had to be taken to a Los Angeles hospital to have it removed from his lung. 

1960 - Elvis Presley's song "Fame And Fortune" hit #17 in the U.S. 

2001 - In Washington, DC, Lisa Marie Presley attended a protest against the use of mind-altering medications for children.


Police in Catskill, New York, say Stephen Baran drank alcohol and then drove a tractor to a bar with six- and seven-year-old kids on his lap.


Today in Beatles History:

1965 -  The Beatles single "Yes It Is" hit #46 in the U.S.

1967 - Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman met each other.

1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney appeared on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show." Joe Garagiola was sitting in for Johnny Carson. During the show the establishment of the Apple record label was announced.

1971 - Two short films by John Lennon were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

1981 - George Harrison's single for "All Those Years Ago" was released in the U.K. The recording of the song featured all three remaining Beatles (Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney).

1982 - Paul McCartney's duet with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony and Ivory," hit #1 in the U.S.  

Regular airmail service between New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, began on this date in 1918 under the direction of the Post Office Department, which later became the U.S. Postal Service.


Today in Sports History:

1862 - Brooklyn's Union Grounds opened. It was the first enclosed baseball park. 

1926 - The New York Rangers were officially granted a franchise in the NHL. The NHL also announced that Chicago and Detroit would be joining the league in November. 

1935 - The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 20-5. 

1941 - Joe DiMaggio began his major league baseball hitting streak of 56 games. The streak ended on July 17th. 

1965 - The Canadian Football Players Association was organized. 

1973 - Nolan Ryan (California Angels) pitched his first no-hitter. 

1980 - The U.S. Basketball League canceled its summer schedule. 

1991 - U.S. President Bush took Queen Elizabeth to an Oakland A's-Baltimore Orioles game. 

1993 - The Montreal Expos retired Rusty Staub's #10. It was the first number retired by the team. 

1993 - In San Antonio, TX, the Alamodome opened. 

1995 - The Vancouver Canucks set an NHL playoff record when Christian Ruutu and Geoff Courtnall scored shorthanded goals only 17 seconds apart.


Ellen Church became the first female flight attendant on this date in 1930.


Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 10:05pm EDT

Friday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 10:05pm EDT

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

Saturday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Nascar Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 9:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Get To Know Newton 250 Presented By Sherwin William at Iowa Speedways 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3:35pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Florida Marlins 4:05pm EDT


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

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