Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is September 15th, the 257th day of 2014. There are 108 days left in the year.

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Bright days in store for Blue Jackets prospect Milano.

Sabres' Trottier excited to be behind bench again.

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

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An early and unofficial American flag was raised on this date in 1775 by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Mott after the seizing of Fort Johnson from the British. The flag was dark blue with the white word "Liberty" spelled on it.

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Antioch, TN. -- For the second day in a row, the Tampa Bay Lightning prospects played to a tie after regulation, forcing an extra session at the NHL rookie showcase hosted by Nashville.

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The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State on this date in 1789.

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Next up for the 8-3 Riders is a week 13 home game with the 1-9 Ottawa Redblacks on Sunday, September 21st. Kickoff for the game at Mosaic Stadium in Regina is set for 4:00pm EDT. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN3.com.

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Reverend Antoinette Brown Blackwell was ordained becoming first female minister in the United States on this date in 1853.

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Mitchell ruled out for Week 13, Tate ready to lead Stamps.

Video: Willy Suffers 'Upper-Body' Injury.
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Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.


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Timothy Alder earned a patent for the typesetting machine on this date in 1857.

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Tampa, FL. --
Tampa Bay’s 19-17 Week Two loss to St. Louis at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday ended on a 10-second runoff due to an injured player, before the home team could line up for a 50-yard FG attempt.


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The first mail service begins to the Pacific Coast of the U.S. under government contract on this date in 1858. Coaches from the Butterfield Overland Mail Company took 12 days to make the journey between Tipton, MO and San Francisco, CA.

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Toronto, ON. -- If the Rays aren't going to make the playoffs, they can ruin the chances of other teams. That seems to be the team's mantra heading into the final stretch of the season. Sunday afternoon's 6-5 Rays win over the Blue Jays in 10 innings certainly didn't help the Blue Jays' cause.



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The University of Texas at Austin opened on this date in 1883.


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San Francisco, CA. -- The Giants are assured of a rematch with the Dodgers, which is scheduled for Sept. 22-24. But because of their less-than-ideal performance in this weekend's showdown, which concluded Sunday with Los Angeles' 4-2 triumph, the Giants don't know what significance their return engagement will bear.

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On this date in 1909, a New York judge ruled that Ford Motor Company had infringed on George Seldon's patent for the "Road Engine." The ruling was later overturned.

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Here's Jimmy at the end of the school day.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as your son getting in the Lego Robotics Club at school, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1956 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Don't Be Cruel" hit #1 in the U.S. 

1962 - Elvis Presley's single "She's Not You" hit #1 in the U.K. 

1973 - Elvis Presley's single "Fool" hit #15 in the U.K. 

1973 - The album "Elvis" hit #16 in the U.K.

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Charles F. Kettering applied for a patent on his ignition system on this date in 1909. His company Delco (Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company) later became a subsidiary of General Motors.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
The Beatles were called "a nothing group" after an interview with Peter Jones of the "London Daily Mirror." 

1964 - The Beatles were ordered off the stage at Cleveland's Public auditorium so the screaming crowd could calm down. 

2003 - A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame spokesperson confirmed the list of nominees for the 2004 ballot. George Harrison, as a solo artist, made this list. He had already been inducted as a member of the Beatles.

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Alexander Fleming discovered the antibiotic penicillin in the mold Penicillium notatum on this date in 1928.

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Today in Sports History:

1912 - 
Joe Wood (Boston Red Sox) won his 16th consecutive major league game. 

1938 - Lloyd and Paul Waner became the first brothers to hit back-to-back home runs in a major league game. It was Lloyd's last home run. 

1946 - A Brooklyn Dodgers-Chicago Cubs game was called when players, umpires and fans were attacked by gnats. 

1953 - The National Boxing Association adopted the 10-point scoring system for all of its matches. 

1963 - All three Alou brothers - Felipe, Matty and Jesus - played in the outfield at the same time for the San Francisco Giants in a 13-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

1969 - Steve Carlton (St. Louis) struck out 19 Mets for a nine-inning game record. 

1974 - Fred Lynn (Boston Red Sox) hit a home run on his very first major league at-bat. 

1978 - Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks to win his 3rd World Heavyweight Boxing title. 

1978 - The Los Angeles Dodgers became the first major league baseball team to pass the three-million mark in home attendance. 

1979 - Bob Watson (Boston Red Sox) became the first player to hit for the cycle in both leagues. He hit for the cycle with the Houston Astros on June 23, 1977. 

1990 - Bobby Thigpen (Chicago White Sox) became the first relief pitcher with 50 saves in a season. 

1996 - The Baltimore Orioles broke the major league record for most home runs in one season. They finished with a total of 243. The New York Yankees had set the record at 240 in 1961. 

1997 - The NHL and the player's union agreed to change the format of the 1998 All-Star Game. The decision was made for the top players from the United States and Canada to play against the best players from the rest of the world. 

1997 - Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle Mariners) hit his 51st and 52nd home runs to become the sixth player to hit 100 or more home runs over two consecutive seasons. He had hit 49 home runs the previous season. 

1998 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis) hit his 63rd home run of the season. 

1998 - Ken Griffey Jr. (Seattle Mariners) became the fourth-youngest player to reach 1,000 RBIs when he hit his 52nd home run of the season. 

2002 - Curt Schilling (Arizona Diamondbacks) struck out eight to reach 300 for the season. Schilling and Randy Johnson became the first teammates in baseball history to each strike out 300 in the same season. 

2004 - The National Hockey League locked out its players in an effort by management to gain massive economic change.

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"The Lone Ranger" premiered on ABC on this date in 1949. Clayton Moore was the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels was Tonto.

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JOLIET, Ill.— Kevin Harvick got the track position he needed with a two-tire call under caution late in Saturday's Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300.

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Betty Robbins became the first woman cantor on this date in 1955.

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JOILET, Ill. -- For Brad Keselowski, this year's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup started the same way it did in 2012 -- with a victory at Chicagoland Speedway.

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"Lost in Space" and "Green Acres" premiered on CBS TV on this date in 1965.

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Coming Up:



Tonight --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Tuesday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 3:40pm EDT

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

Thursday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 8:25pm EDT

Friday --

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 3:10pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 6:00pm EDT

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

Nascar Nationwide Series -- VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 8:40pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 9:00am EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Palm Beach Hawks 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 1:40pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Ottawa Redblacks 2:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres 4:10pm EDT

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

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