Friday, March 31, 2006

Central District Standings as of March 30

I can't figure the formating for inputing the text to make this clean (i.e tabs). So, to read the standings I listed district record first, followed by the team's overall record.

Dinwiddie 2 - 0, 2 - 1
Matoaca 2 - 0, 3 - 2
Colonial Heights 1 - 1 ,3 - 2
Prince George 1 - 1, 2 - 2
Hopewell 1 - 1, 2 - 4
Thomas Dale 1 - 1 ,1 - 4 - 1
Meadowbrook 0 - 2, 1 - 4
Petersburg 0 - 2, 0 - 3

League: 14 - 22 - 1


The Dinwiddie Generals defeated the CH Colonials 6-2 last night in Dinwiddie, the Colonials were held hitless for 6 and 1/3 innings before Andrew Holt broke up the no-hitter in the top of the 7th. The Colonials are now (1-1,3-2) for the season and our next game is at Petersburg on tuesday. The TD Knights beat Meadowbrook 11-1 yesterday to improve to (1-1,1-4-1) overall, the Knights have Matoaca on tuesday. The Richmond Riverdogs will be in Detroit tonight to play the Motor City Mechanics, the Dogs are two points behind Quad City entering this weekend for the final playoff spot. The Nextel Cup Series make there first stop of the year in Virginia this weekend at Martinsville, there still could be some short fuses in this weekends race. At press time I haven't decided or not whether I am going to the beach this weeknd or not but I am leaning towards staying home, but I could change my mind later today. MICKEY


Dinwiddie 6 Colonial Heights 2
Thomas Dale 11 Meadowbrook 1
Matoaca 6 Prince George 0
Hopewell 15 Peterburg 0
Clover Hill at Prince George

A guy that throws what he intends to throw, that's the definition of a good pitcher."
Sandy Koufax

In 1968, President Johnson stunned the country by announcing he would not seek another term in office.

Hockey Hall-of-Famer Gordie Howe is 78
Former Vice President Al Gore is 58

Thursday, March 30, 2006


The CH Colonials will be back in action tonight at 6pm at Dinwiddie in a key CD matchup for both teams. Dinwiddie is 1-0 in the CD and 1-1 overall for the season and the Colonials are 1-0 in the CD and 3-1 overall. The TD Knights will also be action today as Meadowbrook pays a visit to Thomas Dale, both teams are 0-1 in CD play. The Richmond Riverdogs kept ther faint playoff hope alive with a 4-3 victory over Roanoke at the RC last night, it's to bad that the Dogs can't play Roanoke and Elimira every game. MICKEY


Clover Hill 9 Matoaca 3
Colonial Heights at Dinwiddie
Meadowbrook at Thomas Dale
Petersburg at Hopewell
Matoaca at Prince George

Adversity does teach who your real friends are.
Lois McMaster Bujold

In 1870, Texas was readmitted to the Union.

Actor-director Warren Beatty is 69
Singer Tracy Chapman is 42
Singer Celine Dion is 38
Singer Norah Jones is 27

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


The CH Colonials hold on and beat TD in CD baseball action yesterday 9-6. The Colonials built an 8-1 lead with back to back HR's by Nathan Anger and Geordie Breidenbach but TD came back and cut the lead to 8-6 before the Colonials got more run in the last half of the 6th inning to make it 9-6. The Colonials also got three hits from Kenny Stoneback and Nathan Anger picked of victory for the Colonials. The Colonials will travel to Dinwiddie on thursday night for a 6pm matchup with the Generals. The three photos are from two HR's celebrations and of Andrew shaking hands with Bopper after the game. The Richmond Riverdogs will be at home tonight to play Roanoke in a 7pm matchup at the RC. MICKEY

Colonial Heights 9 Thomas Dale 6
Prince George 14 Petersurg 2
Matoaca 4 Meadowbrook 0
Dinwiddie 12 Hopewell 2

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.
Josh Billings

In 1790, the 10th president of the United States, John Tyler, was born in Charles City County, Va.

Model Elle Macpherson is 43
Country singer Brady Seals is 37
Tennis player Jennifer Capriati is 30

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


thanks bobby, because of your unfortunate inuendo hurled at my faithfull dog yesterday, she has now lapsed into severe depression and is joining gary fox in boycotting this site. she stated that she also fails to recognize mickey's place as a legitimate site and will no longer be reading it.


Well the Evil Empire will be in town today for a 4:30pm matchup st Shepherd Stadium. Al will be taking photos of todays and I will post them as soon as possible. Today is the 1st day of games for all teams in the Central District and I have posted todays schedule below. There is a 30% chance of rain today so lets hope the 70% that it won't happens. I have also posted an old slide of Mark at the beach from many years ago, I don't know what exactly he is doing. My right arm and right hand are very sore for some reason this morning. MICKEY

Thomas Dale at Colonial Heights
Prince George at Petersburg
Hopewell at Dinwiddie
Meadowbrook at Matoaca

Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.
Thomas Fuller

On March 28, 1979, America's worst commercial nuclear accident occurred inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island plant near Middletown, Pa.

Country musician Charlie McCoy is 65
Country singer Reba McEntire is 51

Monday, March 27, 2006



Who would ghave ever thought that George Mason would make it to the FINAL FOUR, they didn't even make it the finals in there own conference touranment and now they are going to the FINAL FOUR. A few weeks ago I said they were only two teams from VA in the tournament Hampton and George Mason and it didn't look good for the Va teams. Well with George Masons 86-84 OT victory over UCONN they are proving allot of people wrong, they will now play Florida on saturday in the semi-finals of the NCAA basketball tournament. The Richmond Riverdogs lost again to Adirondack sunday 6-1 in New York, it looks like Dogs will not make the playoffs this year, they are bck at home wed night against Roanoke. Kurt Busch won the Nextel Cup race at Bristol yesterday and yes there were some tempers that were running a bit high, this week they Cup Series is at Martinsville so I am sure there will be some more rough driving this week. Central Disrict baseball play starts tuesday for everybody and the big game has Thomas Dale visiting Colonial Heights. MICKEY

We can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts.
John Dewey

In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida.

Singer Mariah Carey is 36

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Andrew Says Everyone should Get use to this Scene

Andrew would like to congratulate his man Kurt Busch for taking the checker today at Bristol. He particuliarly enjoyed the bump and run move Kurt made on Matt Kenseth to take the lead. Also, all you Jeffie fan's: "the smartest thing Jeffie did all day was keep his helmet on when he went up and shoved Kenseth".

va motorspeedway practice 3-25-06


Well it looks like spring will finally arrive this week after temps well below normal last week it looks like that temps will be in the 60's most of the week and may reach into the 70's by friday. It looks some good baseball weather has arrived for tuesday's matchup with THOMAS DALE "THE BAD GUYS" at 4:30pm at Shepherd Stadium. The Richmond Riverdogs decided to take saturday night off and were frozen 4-0 by the Frostbite. Lee made an appearance at last nights hockey game last night, he could have been the reason for the Dogs poor performance. George Mason will play UCONN today at 2:40pm for the right to go to the FINAL FOUR, there aren't to many people that think Goerge Mason has a chance today, but that's what all the UNC fan though also. It was a wild at Bristol yesterday, the race was delayed by a snowstorm for a while before Kyle Busch picked up the victory in the Busch Series race. Today's cup race will probably be a pretty wild one and there could be some tempers flaring and there could be some drivers sent to the penalty box for a few laps. I have posted an old photo of dad from back in the 70's when perfected the art of cooking the lucky dog as Professor Bernard looks on at his student. As you can tell in the photo we didn't have a gas grill back then. MICKEY

"Anybody's best pitch is the one the batters ain't hitting that day."
Christy Mathewson

In 1827, composer Ludwig van Beethoven died in Vienna.

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is 76
Actor-director Leonard Nimoy is 75
Actor James Caan is 66
Singer Diana Ross is 62
Singer and TV personality Vicki Lawrence is 57
Country singer Ronnie McDowell is 56
Country singer Charly McClain is 50
TV personality Leeza Gibbons is 49

Saturday, March 25, 2006


The CH baseball team loses a tough one to L.C. Bird 7-6 in 8 innings. There were allot of things that we could have done better but we simply just didn't get the job done. We had our chances and Nathan deserved a better outcome than he got. The Colonials are now 2-1 and open CD play at home against Thomas Dale tuesday afternoon at 4:30pm. The Richmond Riverdogs defeated Roanoke last night at the RC 4-2, the Dogs will play Adirondak tonight at the RC. How about those George Mason Patriots picking up another victory in the NCAA basketball tournament with a 63-55 victory Wichita St. , with the victory George Mason moves to the elite 8 and now plays UCONN on sunday at 2:40pm. Nextel Cup qualifying a Bristol was rained out yesterday so the field was set on last years owners points. Well I am off to work today, we are starting to move into our new building down the street today. MICKEY

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age. Aristotle

In 1634, Maryland was founded by English colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore.

Former astronaut James Lovell is 78
Singer Anita Bryant is 66
Singer Aretha Franklin is 64
Singer Elton John is 59
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is 41
Auto racer Danica Patrick is 24

Friday, March 24, 2006

leigh in jv action

to bad they had to play that last inning!


Well today is Al's birthday and I have pulled up a few old photos from the past of Al from many years ago, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY AL. The CH baseball team picked up a 12-2 victory over Brunswick thursday in 5 innings to improve to 2-0 on the young season. The Colonials were lead by Kenny Stoneback 3-3, Andrew Holt 2-2, Erik Loftis 2-2, and Brett Draper picked up the victory. Tonight CH will be at L.C. Bird at 6pm for another non district matchup. In the NCAA basketball tournamnet UCLA, LSU, Memphis, and Texas all won last night, lets hope George Mason can continue on tonight with a victory as well. The Riverdogs will also be at home tonight against Roanoke and continuing there push for the playoffs, they also will be at home saturday night as well. The Nextel Cup Series will be at Bristol this weekend. MICKEY


Colonial Heights 12 Brunswick 2
Prince George 11 Benedictine 3

"Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It's not anger, it's motivation."
Roger Clemens

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is 30

In 1934, President Roosevelt signed a bill granting future independence to the Philippines.

Thursday, March 23, 2006


Well after being postponed for two days in a rown hopefully the 3rd time will be the charm and we will be able to play Brunswick today at 5pm. It looks like the temps will be in the 50's at the start of the game but will probably drop back into 40's during the game. We also have a game friday at 6pm at L.C. Bird. The Thomas Dale Knights lost 11-5 to Varina, TD is off now until tuesdays CD opener at Colonial Heights. The Richmond Riverdogs defeated Roanoke 5-2 at the RC last night, the Dogs be bck at home both friday and saturday nights also. I have posted an old photo from the past of Scott and Scottie from a few years back. MICKEY

Varina 11 Thomas Dale 5
L.C. Bird 9 Matoaca 3
Henrico 13 Hopewell 9
Brunswick at Colonial Heights
Prince George at Benedictine
Meadowbrook at Manchester

If you want to catch something, running after it isn't always the best way.
Lois McMaster Bujold

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry made his famous call for American independence from Britain, telling the Virginia Provincial Convention, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

Singer Chaka Khan is 53
New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd is 33

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Well after it appeared we had missed all the bad weather from the latest storm we got a bit of snow last night. Even though we didn't get much of the white stuff it has probably forced us to postpone our baseball game again today. Also today Varina will be at Thmas Dale weather permitting. I have posted a couple a photo from the morning snow. If the game is postponed I guess I will go see the Riverdogs tonight, the play the Roanoke at the RC. Hopefully it will dry out fast this morning but I doubt we will be able to play. MICKEY

Brunswick at CH
Varina at TD
L.C. Bird at Matoaca

"The worst thing is the day you realize you want to win more than the players do."
Gene Mauch

In 1882, Congress outlawed polygamy.

Actor William Shatner is 75
CNN newscaster Wolf Blitzer is 58
Sportscaster Bob Costas is 54
Actress Reese Witherspoon is 30

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


Well I have to say it's not looking to good for baseball today, there is a 70% chance of rain and it is going to be cold with temps falling into the 30's during the day. We are suppose to be playing the Brunswick Bulldogs at 5pm. In baseball action yesterday TD fell to Monacan 10-2, next up for TD is Varina. I will post the results from games involving CD teams below along with todays schedule. Kasey Kahne won yesterday rain delayed race in Atlanta, this week the Nextel Cup Series moves to the always exciting Bristol Motor Speedway. I have posted an old photo from back in the 60's of the Goulder boys, I am the one not dressed up. MICKEY

Monacan 10 Thomas Dale 2
Hopewell 9 Highland Springs 2
Today's Games
Brunswick at Colonial Heights PPD WED
Matoaca at Clover Hill PPD 3-29
Greenbrier Christian at Prince George PPD TBA

What you are is a question only you can answer.
Lois McMaster Bujold

Singer Eddie Money is 57
Actor Matthew Broderick is 44
Comedian Rosie O'Donnell is 44

Monday, March 20, 2006


I was going through some more of our old slides last night and I found this photo of Bernard the day he caught this big fish at Oregon Inlet. In this photo you can see Bernard with his prize catch and he looks pretty proud of it. In baseball today Tohomas Dale will be at Monacan and in another game involving a CD team Hopewell will be Highland Springs. We are suppose to play Brunswick tuesday but right now the weather doesn't look to good for that, we could get a bit of winter weather tonight and tuesday. The Nextel Cup race in Atlanta was rained out yesterday was postponed until today at 11am an it will be on FX. How about that big upset by George Mason beating those hated UNC Tar Heels 65-60 yesterday, George Mason will now play Wichita State on friday at 7:27pm. MICKEY

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.
Glenn Turner

In 1727, physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton died in London.

Actor Hal Linden is 75
Singer Jerry Reed is 69
Hockey Hall-of-Famer Bobby Orr is 58
Country musician Jimmy Seales (Shenandoah) is 52
Movie director Spike Lee is 49
Actress-model Kathy Ireland is 43

Sunday, March 19, 2006



It wasn't a bad day at camp after all, the temps made it to the upper 50's and the players this wek were a bit more skilled. We had around 30 kids this week and most of the were 11-12 year olds but we did have a few 13 year olds also. The camp will end this afternoon with 3 groups playing each other. George Mason will play UNC today in the NCAA tournament and hopefully the Patriots can pull an upset but I doubt it. The Riverdogs lost in a SO last night in Ft Wayne 3-2, the Dogs will return home now fro three straight at the RC. Jeff Burton won yesterdays Busch race in Atlanta, todays Cup race comes on FOX at 1pm. Well I have to go give myself a haircut and go by Me Ma Ruth's for lunch. MICKEY

Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. Barrie

In 1931, Nevada legalized gambling.

Singer Ruth Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) is 60
Actor Bruce Willis is 51
NFL Football coach Any Reid is 48

Saturday, March 18, 2006


After last weeks temps in the 70's and 80's for baseball camp this weekend it is only going to be in the 50's with a bit of wind. This weeks camp will be for 11-12 year olds. There were some intersting baseball scores involving CD teams and I have posted the scores below. The Richmond Riverdogs picked up another victory last night defeating Rockford 3-2, tonight the Dogs will be in Ft. Wayne to play the Komets. Kasey Kahne won the pole for sundays Nextel Cup event in Atlanta and Bill Lester did make the race becoming the first black driver to make a Cup race in the last 20 years. Also last night George Mason from Virginia upset Michigan St in the NCAA basketball tournamnet, they are the only team left from VA. I have posted an old photo of me and mom from the set of slides I have been scanning. MICKEY

Matoaca 11 Monacan 5
Meadowbrook 8 Varina 6
Atlee 11 Prince George 1 in 5 innings

"I have an amazing ability to forget."
Gene Mauch

In 1931, Schick Inc. marketed the first electric razor.

Country singer Charley Pride is 68
Singer-actress Vanessa L. Williams is 43
Olympic gold medal speedskater Bonnie Blair is 42
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brian Griese is 31

Friday, March 17, 2006


I hope everybody has there green on today because everybody knows what happens if you don't have it on. I do have mine on so I don't ecpect any problems on my end. We have baseball camp again this weekend at the stadium for 11-12 year olds, it looks like the weather is going to be much colder this weekend than last which could make for a long day if I get cold. TD lost a tough one yesterday falling to Midlothian 12-8 at Dale. In other games of CD interest it was Monacan 5 Dinwiddie 4 and Colover Hill 10 Meadowbrook 2. The Richmond Riverdogs are in Rockford, Illinois tonight and there is a pretty good chance that Tedstone will be back in action looking for a rematch against Robin Big Snake. The Nextel Cup Series is in Atlanta this weekend and Bill Lester will be trying to be the first African American to make a Cup reace since Willy T. Ribbs. MICKEY

"Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it."
Al Lopez

In 1776, British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War.

Actor Patrick Duffy is 57
Actor Kurt Russell is 55
Soccer player Mia Hamm is 34

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Well the NCAA basketball tournament gets underway today and I have no rooting interest for any one team, I guess I will root for the underdogs in this years tournament. The Richmond Riverdogs defeated Elmira 5-2 in Elmira last night, the Dogs will return home next wed night. The TD Knights are at home this afternoon when they play host to Midlothian at 4pm. The only CD baseball score of interest yesterday was Henrico 7 Hopewell 2. It was good to see George back on the blog yesterday after he was missing for a few weeks, maybe Gary will show back up soon. I have posted an old slide that I have scanned of mom from years back in her mother nature outfit. MICKEY

A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.
Sir John Lubbock

In 1751, James Madison, fourth president of the United States, was born in Port Conway, Va.

Comedian Jerry Lewis is 80
Game show host Chuck Woolery is 65
Actor Erik Estrada is 57

Thought for Today: "Nearly all our disasters come from a few fools having the `courage of their convictions.'" — Coventry Patmore, English poet (1823-1896).

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

George is back!!!!!

Howdy all!!! Sorry for not being on the blog much at all and I know my comments are missed but I have been busy to say the least. The baby is only 3 weeks away and we have been getting ready for our new arrival. Cant wait!! Also getting my huge garden ready for this year. Been tilling, tractoring and plowing getting ready for our veggies!! Need that to help feed the family too. Gonna crush them fresh peas for the baby to help $$$. Racing is going horrible. Jr is imploding as ususal at Vegas and tires nabbed him a 11th at Calif. but got to step up and run up front. Man I really miss the old Man. Also hating this Jimmie Johnson crud. I am a true 48 hater. I almost dont mind Jeffie-Poo 24 as much as I hate the 48. Still dont hate them as much as Rudd in 89, DW in 85 ,Cope in the 10 and all those others who caused me and Dale grief over the years. Also looking for that pick Mickey of me at 6 that Al was talking about. So in closing look for me sporadically and will post a baby pic in a few weeks when all is settled. Take care..George


colonial girls varsity soccer team win 3 to 2

the freshman held their own yesterday on the varsity team. stephanie cobb had a goal and julianne sponsler had an asist!


The CH baseball team came out swinging yesterday in scoring 14 runs in the 1st inning enroute to 23-3 vitory over Geenville County in 5 innings. The Colonials racked up 17 hits in just 4 innings, Erik Loftis and Kyle Mears homered for the Colonials. I have posted a few photos that Al took at the game of Erik and Kyle after there HR's and a photo me me with our new team mascot the " Goose ". The Colonials are off the rest of the week, we have games with Brunswick and L.C. Bird next week. In other games involving CD teams yesterday Mancherster 17 Meadowbrook 5 and Benedictine 10 Hopewell 5. The CH girls soccer team defeated Powhatan 3-2 and the softball team also won beating Greenville 8-1. The Virginia Cavaliers lost to Stanford last night 65-49 in the NIT. MICKEY

"I love doubleheaders. That way I get to keep my uniform on longer."
Tommy Lasorda

In 1820, Maine became the 23rd state.

Former astronaut Alan L. Bean is 74
Actress Eva Longoria is 31
Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 73

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


The CH baseball team will kick off the 2006 season today at 4:30pm at Shepherd Stadium against the Greenville Green Dragons in non district game. It looks like the weather will hold off and the temps are going to be in the low 60's, but might fall into the 50's during the game. The CH baseball logo was created by one of our players fathers Brain Stoneback. The TD Knights tied with L.C. Bird yesterday 6-6 at Dale, TD doesn't have lights and they ran out of daylight. In some other games of interest today Manchester will be at Meadowbrook and Benedectine will be at Hopewell today. The UVA basketball team will play Stanford tonight at 9:30pm in the NIT at Stanford. I think Al will be at the game today so there should be some photos later on tonight. MICKEY

"I made a game effort to argue but two things were against me: the umpires and the rules."
Leo Durocher

On March 14, 1743, the first recorded town meeting in America was held, at Faneuil Hall in Boston.

Former astronaut Frank Borman is 78
Former astronaut Eugene Cernan is 72
Country singer Michael Martin Murphey is 61
Comedian Billy Crystal is 58

Monday, March 13, 2006


It is going to be very warm here in CH today with temps in the mid to upper 80's before a cold front comes thru this evening. The last three days have been very in nice with temps in the low 80's and a bit of a breeze, I even got a bit of a sun tan at baseball camp this weekend. The temp is suppose be in the 60's tuesday for opening day for the Colonials baseball team. The Thomas Dale baseball team will open it's season this afternoon at home against L.C. Bird at 4pm, I know there is one other game involving a CD team with Benedictine playing Hopewell. George Mason and Hampton University will be Virginia's only two teams in the NCAA basketball tournament, Mason might win one but I think it is going to be hard for Hampton to win more than one. Jimmy Johnson won yesterdays Nextel Cup race in Vegas, maybe he needs to keep his current crew chief, he has done pretty well at it filling in for his regular crew chief. I have posted an old photo from the past trying find out what has happened to George here on the blog, he hasn't been heard from in weeks. MICKEY

“Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not."
Henry Fielding

In 1884, Standard Time was adopted throughout the United States.

Country singer Jan Howard is 76
Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 67
Actress Dana Delany is 50

Sunday, March 12, 2006


It couldn't have been a better day for baseball camp yesterday and it looks like it going to be another nice day as well as the camp will end today with the three groups playing games against one another. There were around 40 6-10 year olds involved in the camp and went pretty well yesterday. Next week the 11-12 year olds will have camp. Keith said that Thomas Dale had a much better scrimmage yesterday than they did last week, the played Benedictine yesterday. Thomas Dale will open there season at home monday. The Richmond Riverdogs lost to Roanoke last night 5-3 in UHL action. Kasey Kahne won yesterdays Busch race in Las Vegas. Well I am going to get on the treadmill and then go by Me Ma Ruths house and eat lunch, I will probably get something from KFC. MICKEY

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea.

In 1951, "Dennis the Menace," created by cartoonist Hank Ketcham, made its syndicated debut in 16 newspapers.

Former astronaut Wally Schirra is 83
Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 58
Former baseball player Darryl Strawberry is 44

Saturday, March 11, 2006


Well there seems to be allot of birthdays in the month of March. Today is mom's birthday and she is ?? years old today and she has gone to the beach for her birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM. I will be helping with a baseball camp today and tommorow put on by the CH Rec Deaprtment for 6-10 year olds, also the seniors on this years high school team will also be helping out. I think there 41 kids in this weeks camp. The UVA basketball team put up a good fight against UNC for a while last night before falling 79-67 to the Tar Heels. UVA will probably get an invite to the NIT. The Richmond Riverdogs knocked of Roanoke again last night 4-2 in Roanoke, the Dogs will play Roanoke again tonight in Roanoke. Greg Biffle is on the pole for this wweks Nextel Cup race in Las Vegas. MICKEY Posted by Picasa

We need three kinds of pitching: left handed, right handed, and relief."
Whitey Herzog

In 1888, the famous "Blizzard of '88" struck the northeastern United States, resulting in some 400 deaths.

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 75
ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 72
Singer Bobby McFerrin is 56
Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 51

Friday, March 10, 2006


In the final tune up before the start of the regular season the CH baseball team played much better yesterday afternoon against Trinity. The Colonials racked up 18 hits in the victory. The Colonials will open the egular season tuesday at 4:30pm against Greenville County at Shepherd Stadium. I have posted a few photos from yesterdays game that Al took. Thomas Dale will have there final scrimmage tomorrow against Benedectine. The UVA basketball team defeated Va Tech for the 3rd time this season last nightin the ACC tournament, the Cavs will play UNC tonight at 7pm. The Riverdogs will be in Roanoke tonight and saturday night to play the Vipers, hopefully the can continue there mastery of Roanoke. It is already 65 here in CH at 6:30am on the way to around 80. MICKEY

Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
Alfred North Whitehead

In 1864, Ulysses S. Grant became commander of the Union armies in the Civil War.

Talk show host Ralph Emery is 73
Actor Chuck Norris is 66
Actress Sharon Stone is 48
Country singer Daryle Singletary is 35
Country singer Carrie Underwood is 23

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Today is Scott's birthday so everybody needs to with him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I have posted a photo of Scott from many years ago, it is a photo that was a slide that I recently scanned. I guess Scott might be having the blue flu tonight. The CH Colonials baseball team will be having it's final scrimmage this afternoon against Trinity at 3:30pm at Shepherd Stadium, the regular season begins on tuesday. I am hoping that we hit the ball better than we did last saturday. Virginia will be playing Virginia Tech tonight in the first round of the ACC tournament in Greensboro. MICKEY

"Slow thinkers are part of the game too. Some of these slow thinkers can hit a ball a long way."
Alvin Dark

In 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclads Monitor and Virginia (formerly Merrimac) clashed for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Va.

Country singer Mickey Gilley is 70
"Good Morning America" host Charles Gibson is 63
Baseball player Benito Santiago is 46

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Well today will be the last day of cool weather for a while. After today it suppose to be in the 70's thru tuesday and it might even get into the 80's a couple of those days and there is a very little chance of rain. The weatherman did say it looks like another cold pattern may be sitting up after next week though. The CH baseball team returns the field for another scrimmage thursday at 3:30pm against Trinity, this will be the last tuneup before the regular season starts next week. There are a couple of blog birthdays coming up very soon stay tuned for details. I have posted a couple of old from the slides that I have been scanning, I think the photos speak for themselves. This is what our tax dollars were getting? MICKEY

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Sir Francis Bacon

In 1999, New York Yankees baseball star Joe DiMaggio died in Hollywood, Fla., at age 84.

Baseball player-turned-author Jim Bouton is 67
Actress Lynn Redgrave is 63
Baseball player Jim Rice is 53

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Well I began the process of scanning some of the old slides that dad has had in his closet last night after Les came by and gave me and mom a class on scanning slides. I have posted one of them this morning a photo of me and Big T. Some of the slides are scanning pretty good while others not so good. It was a very cold day on the baseball field yesterday and yes my arm is very sore today, it is at least suppose to be sunny today with a high in the low 50's. There is a light at the end of the tunnel this week though as by the end of the week temps are suppose to be in the mid to upper 70's. Also yesterday a bit of sad news as bsaball hall of famer Kirby Puckett passed away from a stroke at the age of 45. MICKEY

Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
Wendell Johnson

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his telephone.

TV personality Willard Scott is 72
Auto racer Janet Guthrie is 68
Football Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris is 56
Football Hall-of-Famer Lynn Swann is 54
Tennis Hall-of-Famer Ivan Lendl is 46

Monday, March 06, 2006


The Virginia Cavaliers lost the last game ever at U-Hall to Maryland 71-70. The Cavs fell behind by 16 in the 2nd half and were pretty lucky to even have a chance at beating Maryland. Virginia will play Va. Tech in the ACC basketball tournament later this week. The Richmond Riverdogs picked up a much needed victory defeating the Elmira Jackals in NY yesterday 4-1, the Dogs are until this weekend when the play at Roanoke both friday and saturday nights. Denny Hamlin won yesterday's Busch race in Mexico City, he is having a pretty good year so far. It's not looking good for practice this afternoon, there is 50% chance of rain. Has anybody heard anything from George, he seems to be missing in action from the blog. Gary we are still waiting for your return to the blog. It just isn't the same with no comments from Gary and George. MICKEY

"The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round."
Gaylord Perry

In 1906, 100 years ago, comedian Lou Costello was born in Paterson, N.J.

TV personality Ed McMahon is 83
Country songwriter Skip Ewing is 42
Basketball player Shaquille O'Neal is 34
Country singer Trent Willmon is 33

Sunday, March 05, 2006


Well after watching yesterday's scrimmage there is definitely room for improvement. There were some things that we did well but there were also some things that we didn't do to well. If we want to be one of the better teams in the Central District we need to improve. I guess that's why we play scrimmages though to get the kinks out. North Satfford has a pretty good team but if have played up to our potential we should have been able to play with them. I have posted a couple of photos that Al took of the scrimmage yesterday and I have posted a link were you can see all the photos from the game. Our next scrimmage game is thursday against Trinity at Shepherd Stadium at 3:30pm. Thomas Dale also had a bit of a tough time yesterday and I know they will be looking to improve in there next scrimmage saturday against Benedectine at Thomas Dale. The Busch Series will race in Mexico City this afternoon with Boris Said on the pole. The last basketball game ever at University Hall will pbe played this afternoon when UVA hosts Maryland, next year the Cavs will move into there new home the John Paul Jones Arena. Keith won't be going to the game so the Cavs could be in for a long game. MICKEY


People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately.
Russell Baker

In 1963, country music performers Patsy Cline, "Cowboy" Copas and "Hawkshaw" Hawkins died in a plane crash near Camden, Tenn.

Hall of Fame basketball coach Denny Crum is 69