Sunday, July 20, 2008

July 20th 1969

"Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." Its been 39 years since those words and the more famous "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." were spoken allegedly from the surface the moon. Granted I am a conspiracy theorist from time to time as far as this subject is concerned but I am a big time NASA "fan" as far as manned missions are concerned.

Will we ever go back? Everyone knows how much I disagree with Dubya on pretty much everything but I applauded his call for a return to the moon as far as manned flights are concerned. I hope to see it happen during my lifetime.

Apollo 11: A Night to RememberApollo 11: The Eagle Has Landed

History in the making?

So Greg Norman is tied for the lead right now in the early goings of the 4th and final round. Can he pull it off? He was known to be a choke artist in his prime....but can he do it today? A win today would make him the oldest major winner in PGA Tour history. Its on ABC right now.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What a game!

What a game. It would have been interesting to see what they would have done if the game went on another inning or two. Francona has to be relieved. First half of the season has been really good so hopefully the 2nd half is as great as tonight was.


That shot of Selig after the 12th was great. How many pitches will they let Kazmir throw? What a tough situation Francona is on here. What will Selig do?

Extra Innings

What a 10th inning. I thought Mariano was gonna blow in the top half but what a job by Aaron Cook in the bottom half of the inning getting 5 groundballs and getting out of a bases loaded nobody out jam courtesy of 2 straight errors by Dan Uggla.

What a block by Martin after the great throw from Nate McLouth.This pitching situation is getting interesting. What happens incase of a tie?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Not a perfect ending

What a bummer of an ending that was but doesn't take anything from the great night Josh Hamilton had. He had 55,000 at Yankee Stadium on their feet chanting his name and as Rick Reilly said on the broadcast "there are Yankee players who don't get that despite having played here for a couple of years."

Josh Hamilton - HR Derby King

I planned on doing a long Hamilton post at some point over the next couple of days but I had to put up something after that awesome show. I have seen some great HR Derby rounds in the past but this one is up there with just about any of them. He wasn't just hitting fluke shots either. I will put up a video just as soon as I find one.

HR Derby

You'd think that the MLB would've stacked the Derby a bit more given how much publicity there is around this all star game and rightly so being at Yankee Stadium but it is what it is. As always I do plan on watching and have pretty much narrowed down the the field to 3 guys (Longoria, Hamilton and Hamilton) I'm rooting for and don't care which order they finish in as long as they are the top 3. Any predictions? There has been some talk about how no ball has ever been hit out of the stadium at this ball park.....the guys even played around with the idea of it happening. Bet on it being Hamilton.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Canadian Vacation

I got back from Toronto early Monday. The more I go back to Canada the more I want to just stay there. Its definitely where I want to be long term. A week of vacation time only is not enough for a trip to Toronto. There are so many family and friends there that it is impossible to cover them all in a week. Especially a week when there was a family wedding involved. I have another week of vacation left this year so maybe another trip to Toronto?

The drive back was just ridiculous. A trip that can take around 7.5 hours took almost 12 hours instead. There was a 2 mile stretch near the border that took us over 2 hours to cross. Insane. Caught a bit more traffic in Pennsylvania and took this detour of about 35 through what can at best be described as the "middle of nowhere." Houses were spread out, there was basically a jungle on both sides of the road, there was no cell phone signal and to top it all of there were no lights on anywhere (including the houses) and it wasn't even 10 PM yet. Didn't see any civilization for a good half hour until we came out in Clark Summit a small town near Scranton.

P.S I want to go back to Canada

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


As most of you already know, Monday was the start of a week of vacation time for me spent in Toronto. I got here after a rather smooth drive of roughly 7.5 hours. Didn't catch traffic at all along the way and the wait at the border was short as well. Its been nothing but family stuff so far but I am hoping to catch up with some old friends over the next couple of days.

I think I have mentioned this in the past but I love driving in the GTA. The highways are so wide open here and fast for that matter. Living in NJ you get used to driving on 2-3 lane highways and jug handles so this is always a nice change of pace.

It was pretty much a formality but its nice to see Calderon back in Toronto. I have to pick ul a jersey or something while I am here.
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