Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Writers note:
A friend of mine actually went to San Rafael High School in California in the early 1970's where the term was coined.

...Say a Prayer for The Pretender.

A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

Sunday, April 18, 2010

You gotta check out this funny blog that I stumbled upon today. I could not link to it, so you will have to do a little work and type in the URL.

First, check out the moves on this live squirrel.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Best Version Ever...

This live clip from 1976 has to be the best performance of "Free Bird" that I think I have ever seen.
The 2010 version of Lynyrd Skynyrd will be appearing at the Delaware State Fair this summer.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

This is my life/This is my time/Just show me the light/And I'll go there.

Van Halen Live @ WCY&CC

Van Halen decides to perform ONE song only after County Executive and Peter Griffin lookalike, Rick Pollitt, pisses Eddie off by making him put out his pre-show Marlboro Light. To quote Rick: "Here in Wicomico County, we don't drink, nor smoke, norfolk!".


I'm Not Real Happy About That!

So, I go out to Arthur W. Perdue Stadium to watch some baseball last night.

First of all, it costs $3 to park. I'm not real happy about that!
The parking ticket stub doubles as a $3 off coupon at Jiffy Lube. I will not be using it, as the last time that I frequented a quick change oil establishment, they did not completely screw on the oil cap.

Secondly, I stood in the ticket line for close to 20 minutes. I'm not real happy about that! I think that the hold up had to do with the fact that every ticket is computer generated. And I thought that computers were supposed to speed things up. I did save $1, as I am now a senior citizen (I'm not real happy about that, either!).

Next, I go to the concession stand, only to find out that no beer(even my preferred non-alcohol) was being served. I'm not real happy about that! What is a ballgame without a beer and a hot dog? It may have had something to do with the fact that 2/3 of the crowd was college students. I know from comments that they were not real happy about that!

The one thing that I am not "not real happy about" was my visit to the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame. I AM PISSED!

Last summer, I donated a copy of my great grandfather's book (published in 1897), The Early History of Amateur Baseball in the State of Maryland:1858-1871 to the ESBBHOF. They were happy to accept it and said that they would find a prominent display for it. I always thought that prominent meant in clear view. The book was nowhere to be found! I asked the curator's wife about it and we looked the entire museum over. Nothing. Her husband was in a meeting and she said that she would ask him about it's whereabouts. When I went back a half an hour before their closing time, the museum was as vacant as a Scottish pay toilet. If they are not going to display my gift, I want it back. It can collect dust at my house just as well as in a closet at the museum or, worse yet, at some ESBBHOF member's house.

Monday, April 5, 2010

The First Baseball Game

Tomorrow night the Delmarva Shorebirds take on the Salisbury University Seagull baseball team. This should be a very interesting game. I would put my money on the 'Birds, but anything can happen. If you go, check out the Eastern Shore Baseball Museum. My great grandfather's book should be on display. It is titled The Early History of Amateur Baseball in the State of Maryland: 1858-1871.