Monday, October 31, 2005


1926 - Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix. His appendix had been damaged twelve days earlier when he had been punched in the stomach by a student unexpectedly. During a lecture Houdini had commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and their ability to withstand hard blows. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW

Happy Halloween

I just thought I would wish everybody a Happy Halloween. I will be at home tonight but I will not be giving out candy. It was another rough day for the Packers sunday and it looked like the Skins forgot to show up as well. Carl Edwards got to do another back flip from his car in Atlanta after winning yesterdays race, also Tony Stewart extended his point lead over Jimmy Johnson. It looks like it is going to be a nice weather week here in CH with temps in the upper 60's to low 70's all week. MICKEY

"On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me."
Rodney Dangerfield

Sunday, October 30, 2005

He said YES! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

I was feeling so badly that I was getting all the attention, so last night I purchased a little engagement "bling-bling" for my FAVORITE guy! If you happen to stop in Staples Automotive this week, you'll see the official engagement photo and Al's "diamond" on display. All of you already know what a great guy he is, but I have to say, I can't wait to marry the man I love who is also my very best friend! :)

Riverdogs 0 For 2005

The Riverdogs are now 0-5 and the way they are playing I don't know when or who they are going to beat. They just don't look like they have any purpose at all and they don't appear to be playing as a team. The offense is terrible and the defense is just as bad and the goalie looks like swiss cheese. The only good thing right now is that they don't have a home game for about 10 days, they can only get better because I don't think they can get any worst. Today in the NFL Green Bay is at Cincinnati, Washington is at the NY Giants, and on monday Baltimore will be at Pittsburgh. The Nextel Cup Series is in Atlanta and Scott and the family will be making the trip over to Atlanta to see the race. Ryan Newman is on the pole for todays race. In the chase for the Nextel Cup Tony Stewart leads Jimmy Johnson by 15 points. I hope everybody set there clocks back, if not you will be early for everything until you do. MICKEY

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
Arnold Palmer


1894 - The time clock was patented by Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester, NY. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

bonus picture from the hopewell game


1618 - Sir Walter Raleigh was beheaded under a sentence that had been brought against him 15 years earlier for conspiracy against King James I. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Colonials Now 7-1, Dogs Lose Again

The CH Colonials are now 7-1 after defeating Hopewell 10-6 last night on senior night in CH. With the win the Colonials set up a big game next week at Matoaca which is also 7-1. Here are the scores from last night in the CD Matoaca 55 Dinwiddie 20, Meadowbrook 27 Prince George 0 and Thomas Dale 34 Petersburg 0. In NC Manoteo loss there first game of the season falling to Southside 16-13 and Bertie defeated First Flight 36-0. AT the Dog Pound last night the Rivedogs lost 2-1 to the Roanoke Valley Vipers, the Dogs lead 1-0 going into the third period but were unable to hold the lead. The offense still isn't there and the defense is pretty poor, the only reason the game was close last night was because of the goalie. Today in college football Georgia plays Florida-3.5, GA would be favored I think if there starting QB was healthy. In the ACC Wake Forest-12.5 at Duke, UNC at Miami-21, Southern Miss at NC State-7, Clemson at Ga Tech-2.5 and Maryland at Fla St-17. Also today Central Florida at ECU-1.5. MICKEY

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou

Friday, October 28, 2005

colonials squeek bye the blue devils

it was an ugly game for the colonials, but a ugly win is still a win!!!!! final 10 to 6 good guys!!


1886 - The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."
1936 - The Statue of Liberty was rededicated by U.S. President Roosevelt on its 50th anniversary. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW

Hopewell AT CH, Riverdogs Back In Action

The CH Colonials have there final home game of the season tonight against the Hopewell Blue Devils, a win could go a long way in the Colonials making the playoffs. Also tonight in the CD Meadowbrook at Prince George, Thomas Dale at Petersburg and Matoaca at Dinwiddie. In NC Hertford County at First Flight and Southside 8-0 is at Manteo #6 in the state. The Crawfor County Eagles took it on the chin last night in there final game of the season, Scott thinks the score was 28-8 he was working when the game ended. Well in my previuos post you saw the ICU softabll season came to an end last night, it was fun to get out there and play again with the group of players that we had. The Riverdogs will try to get there first win of the season tonight when the Roanoke Valley Vipers come to town, the Vipers are 1-1 and the Dogs are 0-3. MICKEY

If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.
John A. Wheeler

Thursday, October 27, 2005

ICU Loses In Championship Game

The ICU softball season came to an end tonight as the ICU fell 12-10 in the championship game to THE STORM. The ICU won the losers bracket finals and beat The Storm in the first game before falling the championship game. I sure did not help our cause at the bat, I had a miserable night at the plate. I am thinking about going back into softball retirement after my performance tonight. I guess I will be able to rest my elbow now for a few months and get it ready for baseball season. MICKEY

If you can accept losing you can't win. If you can walk you can run. No one is ever hurt. Hurt is in your mind.
Vince Lombardi

big news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

there's going to be a wedding soon!! i couldn't think of a better place than mickey's place to announce to all my family and friends that donna, and i are getting married!!!! if you hadn't noticed already let me state for anybody who dosen't know. I LOVE this woman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1659 - William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson became the first Quakers to be executed in America. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Keith' High School Picks

Here is the early edition of my picks since the Eagles will play the Hurricanes to conclude their season tonight. After comparing scores of liked teams, I believe the Hurricanes will pick up their 1st "W" tonight. But don't fret down in Roberta (Al tell'em my rule), besides I'm only 21-16 for the season.

Rutland 7
Crawford 6

Thomas Dale 20
Petersburg 8

Colonial Heights 26
Hopewell 6

Meadowbrook 28
Prince George 12

Matoaca 42
Dinwiddie 7

White Sox Win World Series

The Chicago White Sox completed the sweep of the Houston Astros last night with 1-0 victory over the Astros. It is the first time they have won the World Series since 1917, the photo I have posted is from the AP. Also Nashville is no longer undefeated in the NHL, they fell to Columbus 3-2 in OT. Tonight in the ACC there is a big game in Blacksburg as VA Tech-13.5 host the Eagles of Boston College it should be cold over there tonigh but both teams should be use to the cold weather. The ICU softball team game wed night was postponed again because the field was still pretty soft, it looks we will finish up softball tonight but it is going to be cold, gametime 6:30 pm on Lakeview #2 field. Also tonight the Crawford County Eagles will play a thursday night game against the Rutland Hurricanes in Roberta, the Hurricanes haven't won a game all season. I predict the score to be Crawford 14 Rutland 13 in OT. MICKEY

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.
Arnold H. Glasow

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

White Sox Take Big Lead In The Series

The Chicago White Sox took a 3-0 lead last night winning 7-5 in 14 innings, the hite Sox can wrap up the World Series tonight in Houston. The Nashville Predators won again last night to remain the NHL only unbeaten team at 8-0, they play Columbus tonight. The ICU softball team will try to finish out the season again tonight if the field dries enough, the games will be played on Lakeview #2 field. The ICU will be without Rick Toombs who has a badly sprained shoulder. Also the JV Colonials look to get back on track tonight as they travel to Hopewell. MICKEY

"I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great."
Ray Charles


1991 - Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry arrived at a federal correctional institution in Petersburg, VA, to begin serving a six-month sentence for cocaine possession. JUST THOUGHT YOU MIGHT REMEMBER.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


1955 - The microwave oven, for home use, was introduced by The Tappan Company. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.


Well today is Keith's birthday so I thought I would wish him a Happy Birthday and post a few photos od him. These photos were taken over the last few years. The ICU softball game monday night was postponed until tonight on Lakeview #2 field now, and it is still weather permitting. The weather here in CH was cold and damp monday, and it might be that way again this morning before it clears off. The World Series resumes again tonight with the Whit Sox with a 2-0 lead over the Astros. In the NHL there is only one undefeated team left and that team is the Nashville Predators at 7-0. Happy Birthday again Keith, MICKEY

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.Lou Holtz

Monday, October 24, 2005


1901 - Daredevil Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. She was 43 years old. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

The ICU Back In Action

The ICU will be back in action tonight weather permitting, tonight will be the final night of the season regardless of what happens. The first game is set to start at 6:30pm on Lakeview #1 field and as long as we keep winning we will keep playing until there is champion. The ICU record for the season is 13-3 so far. MICKEY

The whole art of life is knowing the right time to say things.
Maeve Binchy

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Dogs Now 0-3, Pack Lose Again

The Riverdogs are off to a horrible start, they are now 0-3 after losing today 5-2 to Adirondack. They are playing very badly and they better do something pretty quick or it's going to be a very long season. The Packers lost to maybe the worst team in football 23-20 after leading 17-3 in the 3rd quarter, I am embarassed to be a Packer fan after losing to the Vikings. The Packers will never win anything until the get another coach. Then I go to watch the race and Jeff Gordon win that, it hasn't been a very good day here in CH. Well at least the Redskins won today. MICKEY

"On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived.'"
Earl Weaver


1869 - John (William) Heisman was born. He is recognized as one of the greatest innovators of the game of football. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

UVA Looks Terrible, Dogs Lose Again

Well UVA looked as bad as a football team could look yesterday in a 7-5 loss to UNC. The offense was pathetic against a team that gave up more than 60 points just a few weeks ago. As bad as they played they still had a chance to win it but then accepted a penalty instead of the down which in the end cost them a shot at winning the game because UNC was pretty much able to run the clock out. It was very dicouraging atching them play. In other college football yesterday ECU loss to Memphis 27-24, the Pirates spotted Memphis a 17-0 lead at the start which did them in. Georgia beat Arkansas 23-20 but may have lost there starting QB for a while and they play Florida next week, if they have play a backup QB this could be a very tough game. Today in the NFL Breen Bay-2 at Minn, San Francisco at Washington-13.5 and Pittsburgh at Cinncinnati-1. The Riverdogs gave up 3 goals in the first 4 minutes of the game last night in Adirondack and were never able to recover losing to Icehawks 8-3, the only bright spot for the Dogs was a hatrick by Warren Cooper. I also understand the GA State police maybe looking for a truck driver who ran someone off the road this past week. MICKEY

The most profound statements are often said in silence.
Lynn Johnston

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Razz A Colonial Fan?

It looks like Razz is a Colonial fan also. MICKEY


1797 - Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Colonials Win, Dogs Lose

Well I decided to go to the hockey game last night, maybe I should have gone to the football game. The CH Colonials improved to 6-1 on the season with a 25-8 victory over Prince George, the Colonial are home next friday against Hopewell. In other area games it was TD 48 Dinwiddie 20, Matoaca 41 Hopewell 7 and Meadowbrook 29 Petersburg 0. In Ga the Crawford County Eagles lost a very close game 14-7 to the Callaway Cavaliers and in NC Manteo beat the Gates County Barons 42-7. At the hockey game last night the Dogs gave up 3 goals in about a 1:30 seconds and they were never able to recover from that, they just came at flat, there were 4 or 5 fights though and we won those for the most part. The Dogs play in Adirondack tonight and sunday. Today in college football UVA is ant UNC-1, Temple at Clemson-35, Fla ST-30 at Duke and NC State-3 at Wake Forest. In some other games ECU at Memphis-7, Arkansas at Georgia-19, Texas-17 at Texas Tech, and USC-30 at Washington. MICKEY PS ADDED HOCKEY PHOTOS FROM DOGS TEAM PHOTOGRAGHER

A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are.
Ara Parasheghian

Friday, October 21, 2005

Keith' s Picks

Here I go again. I've been 3-2 the past several weeks (17-12 overall). Here goes nothing:

Thomas Dale 36
Dinwiddie 0

Prince Gerorg 17
Colonial Heights 14

Meadowbrook 20
Petersburg 13

Matoaca 26
Hopewell 12

Calloway 35
Crawford 12



1879 - Thomas Edison invented the electric incandescent lamp. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it would burn out.

1918 - Margaret Owen set a typing speed record of 170 words per minute on a manual typewriter.


To learn, you have to listen. To improve, you have to try.
Thomas Jefferson

Riverdogs Home Opener, High School Football

The Richmond Riverdogs will open there season tonight at the coliseum against the Adirondack Frostbite. To say the least this season should be very interesting and it can only get better since we didn't have much coaching in Ricmond last year, and it will ne a physical brand of hockey. In high school football tonight CH travels to Prince George, Dinwiddie at Thomas Dale, Petersburg at Meadowbrook and Hopewell will be at Mataoca. In Ga Callaway will be at Crawford County and in NC First Flight at Bertie and Gates County will be at Manteo. I am glad there is no softball tonight because I am one sore individual this morning, hopefully with a couple days rest I will be ready to play Monday night. MICKEY

Thursday, October 20, 2005

The ICU Stays Alive

The ICU softball stays alive in the CH Fall Ball playoffs. The ICU won the first game against The Bomb Squad 15-5 in 5 innings and then beat Dinwiddie Sluggers 6-5 in a thriller. In the Dinwiddie game it was a pitchers dual for the most part and the ICU played some tremendous defense. The ICU took the lead 3-1 on 3run Hr by Jordan castanada and the Sluggers tied it at 3 and it stayed that way until the top of the seventh. In the top of the 7 the Sluggers got 2 runs to take a 5-3 lead, but the ICU got 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh to win it. The last run was pretty dramatic with 1 out Rick Toombs the winning run fell down about 15ft from home plate, he got up fell again and started crawling towards home as PACKY rounds third and heads for home and the outfielder throws the ball home plate the catcher tags Packy out for the second out as Ricky reaches and gets his hand on home plate for the winning run. Ricky had to run because I had to have a pinch runner after I injured my hip and hamstring running to first and I am day to day. The ICU will be back in action Monday night at 6:30 and yes it is a do or die game. MICKEY


1910 - A baseball with a cork center was used in a World Series game for the first time. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

The Chicago Cubs could have won their third world championship, which would have been a Major League first, but the Philadelphia Athletics took home the title and their first in franchise history.


1910 World Series 1 Philadelphia Danny Murphy
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World Series Set

The World Series is now set with the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox starting a best of 7 series saturday night. The Atros rebounded from there game 5 loss with a 5-1 vicory last night against the Cards. I am pulling for the White Sox to win the series. Tonight in college football Va Tech-10.5 will be at Maryland, I think this game will be closer than people think but Tech will pull it out. Also tonight at 7:15 the ICU softball team plays a do or die game on Lakeview #1 field. The Riverdogs open there season friday night against the Adirondack Frostbite. MICKEY

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

A Tough Night For The ICU

The ICU softball team had a tough night tonight losing 18-8 in five innings to THE STORM. It just wasn't a good night. The ICU plays again Thursday night at 7:15 on Lakeview #1 field in a do or die game, if we win that one I am sure we will play another one later Thursday night. Here a couple more photos that Al took from last nights game. MICKEY

No one wants to quit when he's losing and no one wants to quit when he's winning. Richard Petty

jv colonials take it on the chin!

i think the final was 9 to 0 prince george. it wasn't a total loss though i've gotten the new camera dialed in pretty good.

r toombs in action

i heard through the grapevine that this is the oldest player in the fall ball league! don't know if its true or not! he does have a pretty mean cut!!!

more icu/ mickey pictures

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: AND Today's Quote Of The Day

1781 - British General Charles Lord Cornwallis surrendered to U.S. General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia. It was to be the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW. NOW YOU CAN ALSO KNOW THE TRUTH.

"The World Turned Upside Down"

General Cornwallis did not attend the surrender ceremony saying that he was not feeling well. His substitute, General O'Hara, first tried to surrender to the Comte de Rochambeau who directed the British officer to General Washington who in turn directed him to Washington's subordinate General Lincoln. During the ceremony a British band played the song "The World Turned Upside Down." Dr. James Thacher served with the Continental Army and published his account of the surrender some years later:

I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good. That's just the way it is. And if you believe that and live by it, you'd be surprised at how much fun you can have.
Woody Hayes

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

ICU Wins 19-11, Al's Softball Photos

This was the first ICU game we've been to all year and for about 4 innings i was begining to belive that one of us was a jinks!! good thing thae bats came alive!!

GAME RECAP. The ICU softball came out a bit flat tuesday night before somebody woke up the bats. The ICU was down 10-1 before the comeback started and the ICU came away with a 19-11 victory. I know Brian Holt and Jack Williams hit Hr's for the ICU, there was on more HR and I can't remember who hit it. The ICU will be back in plyoff action on wed night at 8:15 on Lakeview #1 field. There were allot of fans from the Blog there with Al and Donna and Lee and Melanie. MICKEY

You will never do anything in this world without courage.
James Allen

Softball Playoffs Tonight, Cards Stay Alive

The ICU softball team begins playoff action tonight at 7:15 on Lakeview #2 field, we will play the winner of a game from last night. The playoffs are double elimination, and win or lose we will play again wed night. The Astros were one out a away from going to the World Series last night before Albert Pujols stepped to the plat and hit a 3run HR in the top of the 9th to give the Cards a 5-4 lead and they held on the bottom of the 9th win it to force game 6 wed night in St Louis. Also last night the NFL the Colts spotted the Rams 17 points before the came back and won the game 45-28 to improve to 6-0 on the season. Hockey season starts friday night in Richmond. MICKEY

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
Lou Holtz


1867 - The U.S. took formal possession of Alaska from Russia. The land was purchased for a total of $7 million dollars (2 cents per acre). JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

Monday, October 17, 2005


1978 - U.S. President Carter signed a bill that restored U.S. citizenship to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

A Cool Monday Morning

When I woke up this morning I thought my atomic clock was wrong when it said the temp was 46 degrees but when I went get the paper I quickly found out it was right, this is the coldest that that it has been for quite sometime. Well the Redskins lost another tough one yesterday, they just turned the ball over to much. The Steelers lost to the Jaguars in OT and the Pack took the day off. In MLB action the White Sox have advanced to the World Series be beating the Angels 4 games to 1 while the Astros have taken a 3 games to 1 lead on the Cards and the Astros could wrap up the NL with a win tonight. The ICU softball team will start the playoffs tuesday night at 7:15 on Lakeview #2 field. Keith has gone to Detroit for the week where I know it's colder than it is here, maybe he ill go see the Red Wings play. Scott I hope your dad is feeling better. MICKEY

"The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity."Lewis Grizzard quotes

Sunday, October 16, 2005


1829 - The first modern hotel in America opened. The Tremont Hotel had 170 rooms that rented for $2 a day and included four meals. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW. Here is a link dor the information you were looking for. MICKEY

UVA Stuns Florida State

The Virginia Cavaliers stunned the FSU Seminoles last night in CHARLOTTESVILLE 26-21 in front of over 63,000 fans. The FSU fans are blaming the officials for the loss. I didn't get to see much of the game but I saw the fourth quarter and there for a while I didn't know if UVA was going to be able to hold on. This is a big win for the CAVS who have been struggling. Also yesterday ECU picked up another victory with a 24-17 win over SMU and Georgia knocked off Vandy 34-17. In the big one at South Bend USC held off Notre Dame 34-31. Jimmie Johnson won the Nextel Cup race last night on a wild night at the Lowes Motor Speedway, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart are now tied for 1st in championship battle. The top seven drivers in race for the chase are within 100 points of the lead. In UHL pre-season action last night the Dogs beat the Vipers 5-3 at Skatenation. I was in the Vipers penalty box last night, it was a pretty busy place. There was only one fight in game but there was plenty of minor penalties. I have posted a few college football photos from yesterday, they are all AP PHOTOS. MICKEY

Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.
Knute Rockne

Saturday, October 15, 2005


1989 - Wayne Gretzky, while playing for the Los Angeles Kings, surpassed Gordie Howe's NHL scoring record of 1,850 career points. JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.

a few more colonial pics

here are a few more pics from friday night! i love my new camera so far!!

A Very Busy Saturday For Sports

It is going to be a very busy day for sports around here with college football, mlb, nascar and Riverdogs hockey. Today in the ACC Wake Forest at BC-13.5, Miami-41.5 at Temple, Ga Tech-21 at Duke and Fla. St -7 at UVA. In other games of interest ECU at SMU-2, Georgia-16 at Vandy and the big one today USC-12 at Notre Dame. In baseball both the NL and AL championship series play today with White Sox up 2-1 and the Cards and Astros tied 1-1 in there best of 7 series. Nascar is at the Lowes Motor Speedway with Va's E Sadler on the pole, it could be a wild night in NC. The Riverdogs started preseason play last night with a 6-4 win over Roanoke, there were plenty of fights and ejection in the game. The same two teams play again tonight at Skatenation on Broad Street. I have posted a few photo that the Dogs team photographer B Houston took last night. I am going to the game tonight, the Dogs home opener is next friday night against the Adirondack Icehawks. Well lets hope UVA and Notre Dame can pull the upsets today. MICKEY

Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.
Irving Berlin

Friday, October 14, 2005

Colonials Defeat Wave And Other Scores

Here are all the Central District scores, Colonials 17 Wave 6, Mataoca 23 TD 12, Meadowbrook 41 Dinwiddie 3, Prince George 21 Hopewell 0. In out of state acton in Ga it was Pike County 42 Crawford County 6, and in NC it was Edenton-Holmes 29 First Flight 0 and Manteo 42 Plymouth 6.