Friday, June 30, 2006


~Top 10 Sports Days~

1- Super Bowl

2- Baseball's Opening Day

3- First two days of the NCAA Tournament

4- Kentucky Derby

5- Thanksgiving

6- Game 1 of the World Series

7- Final Four Saturday

8- New Year's Day

9- Sunday at Masters

10- Indianapolis 500


Well it looks it's going to be a very nice day here in CH with temps in the upper 80's with lower humidity today. However the nice temps will not last to long as the heat and humidity will start to build over the next few days with temps in the mid 90's for the most part. Scott will be on 2 week vacation after working tonight and I am quite sure he is ready for his vacation to start. The Nextel Cup and Busch Series both will be at Daytona this weekend with the Busch cars running tonight and the Nextel Cup cars saturday night. There are several drivers who need a good run or they will be on the outside looking in for the championship run. Gary I hope you can keep everybody under control at Southside tonight and I hope that you don't have to ban anybody foeife tonight. I have posted an old slide from the past of two fellow blogger on the beach at Nags Head. Also the wedding counter continues to get lower. MICKEY

Perfectionism is simply putting a limit on your future. When you have an idea of perfect in your mind, you open the door to constantly comparing what you have now with what you want. That type of self criticism is significantly deterring.
John Eliot, Ph.D

In 1952, "The Guiding Light," a popular radio program, made its TV debut on CBS.

Singer Lena Horne is 89
Kentucky basketball coach Tubby Smith is 55
Boxer Mike Tyson is 40
Rhythm-and-blues singer Fantasia ("American Idol") is 22

Thursday, June 29, 2006


Cinnamon is the bark of the tree Cinnamomum.

Black-eyed peas are seeds of the tropical vine Vigna Sinensis.

It takes 30 gallons of maple sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.

The ZIP in the postal ZIP code stands for Zoning Improvement Program.

Peter the Great made shaving mandatory by law in 1705.


Well I talked to Scott last night on his new phone and I have to say my ear is still ringing, that phone sounded like it was about 5 times as loud as his old one. I had to put it about 2 inches from my ear it was so loud. Scott only has two more nights of driving before he goes on two week vacation and from the sounds of it he is ready for a vacation. We were washed out again yesterday on Appomattox baseball action last night because the field was still unplayable because of the rain over the last few days, all these rainouts are not good for us because we just don't have enough pitching to play 6 or 8 games a week. Since Scott and family will be heading to the beach real soon I thought would post an old photo Scott on a previous trip to the beach eating breakfast and it appears he was very hungry that morning. MICKEY

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Lord Chesterfield

On June 29, 1776, the Virginia state constitution was adopted, and Patrick Henry made governor.

Baseball hall-of-famer Harmon Killebrew is 70
Comedian Richard Lewis is 59
Football hall-of-famer Dan Dierdorf is 57

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


The plasma in blood has the same percentage of salt as sea water.

Antarctica doubles in size every winter.

Leonardo da Vinci wrote most of his scientific notes backwards.

Plastic surgery is one of the oldest types of surgery performed.

King Edward II and King Henry forbade football because it had become too popular.

A submarine was used in the American Revolution.


Over the last few days here in Va some areas to the west of have received over 10 inches of rain and to the east of us here in CH they have received 5-10 inches of rain. Here in CH we have only received about 1-2 inches which we really needed but here in CH we haven't seen the type of flooding that most of the areas to the east and west of us have, the James River is going to be well over flood stage by tonight and into thursday because of all the rain in the Roanoke area. Down on the Outer Banks there was some pretty bad beach erosion yesterday that you can see in the photo I posted from down there. The storm now has moved well north of us now so the sun will be back out in full force today. The CH Appomattox baseball team will be back in action tonight at Deep Run High School at 6pm, that's if the field playable tonight because of all the rain. Andrew spent the night here in CH last night and yes I do have him walking a straight line now, I think he spent most of last night keeping a baseball scoresheet of the Yankees and Braves game. I don't know about there rest of yall but this week seems to be flying by to me. MICKEY

Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
Lyman Beecher

In 1836, the fourth president of the United States, James Madison, died in Montpelier, Va.

Comedian-movie director Mel Brooks is 80
Former White House chief of staff Leon Panetta is 68
Football Hall of Famer John Elway is 46

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


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The longest recorded filibustering speech lasted 24 hours and 18 minutes.

Skunks eat bees.

Saint Patrick's birth and death dates are unknown.

The amount of uranium in the A-bomb was only about the size of a baseball.

Cleopatra married her brother.

Anableps are four-eyed fish living in rivers in Central and South America.

Exobiology is the study of extraterrestrial life.


The CH baseball game last night in the Appomattox League against Hopewell was washed out and postponed until a later date, our next game in the league wednesday night at Deep Run weather permitting. At the CWS Oregon St won the national championship with a 3-2 victory over UNC on a throwing error in 8th inning, UNC had several chances to in the 6th and 7th inning but failed to score. Scott has already had some phone issues with his new provider, just one week after reieving his new phone #'s he has had to change all the #'s again because when he called Macon it was a long distance call. I do understand there was a bit of a problem correcting this issue that Scott had to go down there and set these people straight on. MICKEY

You're born with two strikes against you, so don't take a third one on your own.
Connie Mack

n 1957, more than 500 people were killed when Hurricane Audrey slammed through coastal Louisiana and Texas.

Actress Julia Duffy is 55
Country singer Lorrie Morgan is 47
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds is 33
Actor Tobey Maguire is 31

Maureen and Andrew at the Yard

Here's a shot of Maureen and Andrew at the game. The shot is taking 1 row down from our actual seats in the Club level.

Monday, June 26, 2006


A Funambulist is the proper term for a circus tight rope walker.

Phrenology is the study of bumps on the head.

A U.S. Quarter has 119 grooves on its circumference. A dime has 118 grooves.

The original London Bridge, built in 1831, now stands in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

donna in action at ods

i think this is probably a better angle! but when things start happening i really can't control the angle any pic is taken i just document things that are happening when its happening!! now isn't a picture much better than me just saying"donna was rolling tires and doing anything else she could to help" doesn't rolling race tires in a dirt pit at a redneck race track break some kinda "girlie girl" code?

Orioles 3 Nats 2


The CH Appomattox baseball team will be back in action tonight at 6pm against Hopewell weather permitting. There is a pretty good chance of rain today here in CH but there was a better chance yesterday and all we got was some drizzle. The UNC Tar Heels were unable to hold on to 5-0 lead last night and fell to Oregon St 11-7, the deciding game in CWS is tonight at 7pm and will be winner take all. Jeff Gordon picked up is first win of the season yesterday at Sonoma, I didn't see the race live but after watching the highlights it looked like a demolition derby out there yesterday. Keith did yall take any photos on your trip to Baltimore, if so post a few. Well after running outside and throwing batting practice in warehouse yes my legs are pretty sore this morning, I did put a little heat on my left leg so I am hoping it will be feeling better here soon. MICKEY

The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.
Bobby Knight

In 1870, the first section of the boardwalk at Atlantic City, N.J., was opened to the public. AND YES I HAVE BEEN THERE

Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 32
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is 32
Football player Michael Vick is 26

Sunday, June 25, 2006

our day at old dominion speedway

we went to see jason sponsler run his 3rd race ever yesterday at old dominion speedway. we got there at 4:30 and jason and crew were thrashing on the car trying to get it ready for the 7:00 start they got it finished with about 2 mintues to spare!! i'm sure they got it done in time because of the help that the drivers mother contributed to the team as documented in the thrashing picture!!! i happy to report that there are no new broken finger nails!!!


Well I have to say I didn't do much of anything yesterday, I did go over to MeMa Ruth's at lunch time but besides that I just watched sports on TV most of the day. Keith, Maureen, and Andrew went up and saw O's play the Nationals in Baltimore, maybe Keith will post a photo or two from the trip when he gets back into town later today. Paul Menard won his 1st race on the Busch Series last night in Milwaukee, he could be DEI next big driver to make it on the Nextel Cup Series. I have to say I did watch part of the IRL race from Richmond and it was a pretty boring race, sure the cars are flying around RIR but I am glad I didn't pay money to see that race. The Nextel Cup Series will race this afternoon on the road course in Sonoma, California, there probably won't be to much action in this race either. The UNC Tar Heels are just 1 win away from winning the CWS after beating Oregon St last night 4-3, game 2 of the series is tonight 7pm on ESPN2. Well I think I am going to run outside this morning so I will probably be complaining about my legs being sore on monday. MICKEY

Japanese Proverb

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
Japanese Proverb

In 1788, the state of Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution.

Basketball Hall of Famer Willis Reed is 64
Singer Carly Simon is 61
Actor-comedian Jimmie Walker is 59
TV personality Phyllis George is 57
New York Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado is 34

Saturday, June 24, 2006


It looks like it is going to be another cloudy if notrainy day here in CH and from the looks of the forecast the next several days are going to be wet also. We got a pretty good steady rain here in CH for about 5 hours and we couple of t-storms as well. The CWS championship series starts tonight with UNC playing Oregon St in a best of 3 series, I think that i will have to root for the Tar Heels in this one. Qualifying for the IRL race in Richmond was washed out so the field was set by there practice speeds from earlier in the day. Kurt Busch is on the pole for this weeks NASCAR race in California, there are several road racing aces in the field this weekend. Well that's about all that's happening around here. MICKEY

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
Gordon B. Hinckley

In 1987, comedian-actor Jackie Gleason died at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at age 71.

New York Governor George Pataki is 61
Golfer Juli Inkster is 46

Friday, June 23, 2006


I saw a clock on somebody else's blog and I thought it might look good on Mickey's Place, what does everybody think of the clock. The World Cup is over for the US soccer team after yesterday's 2-1 loss to Ghana, if the would have one yesterday the would have advanced to the 2nd round because of Itlay's upset of Czech Republic. At the CWS it will be Oregon St against UNC in a best of three series starting saturday night at 7pm, Oregon St beat Rice 2-0 last night. The Nascar Nextel Cup Series visits the road course at Sears Point this weekend, I don't really car for road racing myself. The IRL is in Richmond this weekend, I went to the IRL race a few years ago but I didn't like it that much, they do fly around RIR though. It looks like the temps will cool off some over the next few days here in CH but the humidity is suppose to remain very high though, by cooling off the temps will be in the mid to upper 80's. MICKEY

No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helps you.
Althea Gibson

In 1868, Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for his "Type-Writer."

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 58
American Idol" judge Randy Jackson is 50


we have recently purchased new cell phones and had to get new numbers due to some unforseen complications. my old phone will still be operational for a short time so if you get a chance, call me on the old one and i will give you the new number. also scottie and dusty will have phones, for those of you who might enjoy making a few prank calls. scott


Queen and worker ants of some species are known to live longer than 15 years.

The practice of toasting bread goes back at least 2000 years ago to the Romans, who parched bread over an open fire to remove the bread's moisture and thereby delay spoilage.

The term Radar is derived from the phrase "Radio Acquired Detection And Ranging."

The platypus and the spiny anteater (aka "echidna") are the only mammals that lay eggs. Together they belong to a group called "Monotremes".

There are 250,000 rivers in the United States.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Start 'em Young!!!

Just to prove they are never too young to root for Dale Jr I give you exhibit A. Here is Lexi and me watching the Dover race a few weeks ago. Notice she cheers whenever a red car goes by. All this and only 11 weeks old. Her first word will probably be Dale not Mom or Dad and Melody isnt thrilled about it either. By the way that is not the move over flag for Jr. I will teach her all about Dale Sr but she will definitely root for Jr. No #38 or 88 here.


The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.

Most lipstick contains fish scales.

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.


The heat is on, well at least for the next two days with temps in the mid 90's and heat index over 100 I hope everybody's AC's are working. It was a tough not on the ball diamond last night as CH fell to Thomas Dale twice 9-5 and 2-1. In the 1st game there just to many errors and just to many runners left on base and in the second game we played great defense and got good pitching but didn't get any offense. Keith you might be leaving at the wrong time because it looks like TD maybe pretty good in baseball the next few years. The next game for CH will be at Hopewell on monday night. At the CWS UNC is the only remaining undefeated team as they sent Cal St Fullerton back to California, in the other game Oregon St defeated Rice. Today Rice will play Oregon ST again with the winner advancing to play UNC in the finals of CWS. The US soccer team will play Ghana this morning at 10am, the US has to in this game in the World Cup if they want to have any chance of advancing to the next round, even if they win they would still need a little help to advance. MICKEY

There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.
Tommy Lasorda

On June 22, 1945, the World War II battle for Okinawa officially ended; 12,520 Americans and 110,000 Japanese were killed in the nearly three-month campaign.

Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson is 70
CBS News correspondent Ed Bradley is 65
Fox News correspondent Brit Hume is 63
Actress Meryl Streep is 57
Pop singer Cyndi Lauper is 53
TV personality Carson Daly is 33

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

Rats and horses can't vomit.

The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.


CH will return to the ball diamond tonight in Appomattox League baseball action against Thomas Dale at 6pm. CH record is now 2-0 as the league commisioner ruled the 2nd game with Prince Geoge did go far enough before the rains came, TD played Petersburg monday so the will probably come in out 2-0 also and if the rumors are true should bring in a very good team to CH tonight. At the CWS Cal St Fullerton beat Clemson 7-6 and Oregon St beat Miami 8-1, today UNC will play Cal St Fullerton and Rice will play Oregon St. The Miami Heat are the NBA champions after beating Dallas 95-92 last night, they won 4 straight games after Dallas won the first 2 games. Since all the graduations have been going on I would post a photo of me at graduation and no I didn't have to give a sppech like Keith did. MICKEY

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.
Thomas Dewar

There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins at 8:26 a.m. EDT.

Country singer Kathy Mattea is 47
Country singer Allison Moorer is 34

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


It is impossible (for most people) to lick their elbow.

A shrimp's heart is in their head.

It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

Over 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow.


The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 last night in game 7 to win the Stanley Cup, the Canes never trailed in this one and let 2-0 going into the 3rd period and added a empty net goal late and held on for 3-1 win. I have posted a few photos that I got from the Fox Sports site. CH picked up it's 1st win of the season in Appomattox action last night defeating Prince George 8-7, in the 2nd game we were leading by a couple of runs when the rains came and we will have to finish that game at a later date. CH will play Thomas Dale wednsday night at Shepherd Stadium with the gametime set for 6pm. The weather here in CH is going to be hot the rest of the week with a slight chance of t-storms each day with temps in the mid 90's with some it may feel like 100 or more on several days, if feels like Georgia weather in the Virginia. The Georgia Bulldogs were knocked out of the college baseball world series yesterday by Oregon St 5-3, today Clemson faces Cal St Fullerton and Miami faces Oregon St., Rice and UNC are the only two undefeated teams left in the CWS. Try to stay cool today, MICKEY

I don't have any tricky plays, I'd rather have tricky players.
Abe Lemons

In 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state.

Singer Anne Murray is 61
TV personality Bob Vila is 60
Rhythm-and-blues singer Lionel Richie is 57
Actor John Goodman is 54
Actress Nicole Kidman is 39

Monday, June 19, 2006


To tell the temperature without a thermometer:
Count a cricket's "chirps" for 15 seconds and add 40. This tells you the degrees in Fahrenheit.


If you cut a hailstone in half and count the rings, that information will tell you how many times the hailstone fell and rose within the a thunderstorm's updrafts.


The cool rush of air preceding a thunderstorm is caused by the downward force of rainfall, and this rush of air is approximately 1-2 miles ahead of the oncoming storm!


A typical cloud reflects 75% of the Sun's energy, leaving 25% of sunlight to reach the ground.


The best time to go fishing, according to weather experts, is during a full moon cycle. A full moon causes increased electromagnetic energy, which in turn triggers traveling, feeding, and spawning responses in fish and their prey.


Well tonight is opening night for the Appomattox River League and CH will be playing at home against Prince George, gametime is 6pm and we will play 2 5 inning games against them. We also play wednesday night at home against Thomas Dale at the same time. Tonight somebody will win Lord Stanley's Cup, the series is tied at 3 games a piece, the game is in Raleigh so I am hoping the Hurricanes can bring the Stanley Cup to the Tar Heel state. In the NBA, Miami now has a 3-2 to lead in the NBA finals heading back to Dallas. Kasey Kahne was yesterday's rain shortened Nextel Cup race at Michigan, next week the series visits the Infineon Raceway at Sears Point. I have posted another old photo and it's from Keith's high school graduation and I think you will recognize of few of the other people in the photo also. MICKEY

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
Donald H. Rumsfeld

In 1586, English colonists sailed from Roanoke Island, N.C., after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in America. PS I HAVE BEEN THERE

Actress Phylicia Rashad is 58
Country singer Doug Stone is 50
Singer-dancer-"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul is 44

Sunday, June 18, 2006

high flying vms action 6-17-06

things like this don't normally happen right in front of me, but when it does i don't normally miss them! vms is not as much fun as southside nobody got kicked out for the week or for life last night!!


I just thought I would wish all you fathers out there on Mickey's Place a Happy Father's Day and since it is your day to take it easy today. Well the Edmonton Oilers have forced a game 7 with a 4-0 win over the Hurricanes last night in Edmonton, I think the Canes maybe in trouble now because BIG MO has changed now. The US soccer tied Italy yesterday 1-1, with the tie the US team stays alive in pool play and will play Ghana later in the week. David Gilliland won last nights Busch race in Kentucky in a huge upset, his previous best finish was 29th. At the College Baesball World Series Miami and Rice picked up victories yesterday, today Clemson will face in UNC in the winners bracket and Ga. Tech will face Cal ST Fullerton in a loser goes home game. Speaking of baseball, the CH Appomatox League team will open it's season monday night at Shepherd Stadium against Prince George at 6pm, fellow blogger Lee is the 2nd baseman on the team. I understand that Keith and Andrew have now been fitted for there tux and Andrew got new hat out of that deal. MICKEY

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
Max Frisch

In 1812, the United States declared war against Britain.

Baseball hall-of-famer Lou Brock is 67
Rock musician Paul McCartney is 64
Movie critic Roger Ebert is 64
Country singer Blake Shelton is 30

Saturday, June 17, 2006


Do to the high price of gas I have decided to stay in CH this weekend instead of going down to the beach. It was a pretty tough decision since the weather on the OBX this weekend looks very nice this weekend but in the end economics won out. The United States soccer team will be back in action at 3pm this afternoon in the World Cup against Italy in a must win game for the US if they want to advance to the 2nd round of the World Cup. In the NHL tonight the Stanley Cup playoffs resume with game 6 in Edmonton, the Hurricanes can win the cup with a victory and the Oilers can force a game in Raleigh with a victory. Kasey Kahne is on the pole for this weeks Nextel Cup race at Michigan, he edged Jeff Gordon for the pole. The college baseball world series started yesterday with Clemson and UNC picking up victories and today Georgia plays Rice and Oregon St will play Miami. I gave Wal-Mart one more shot at getting the donuts right this morning and I am happy to say that they were pretty good this morning. I have posted an old photo taken at Kings Dominion of Me, Al, Keith and David Staples the quality of the photo isn't very good but I think you can tell who everybody is. Also note the quality of that Lennie Pond shirt Al is wearing. MICKEY

The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

In 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.

Singer Barry Manilow is 60
Comedian Joe Piscopo is 55
Olympic gold-medal speed skater Dan Jansen is 41
Tennis player Venus Williams is 26

Friday, June 16, 2006


The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.

The world's youngest mother is Lina Medina who gave birth at 5 years old.

No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Super bowl, until the St. Louis Rams in 2000.

The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

The game of GOLF was invented in Scotland, and for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden.


PS: I hope Scott made it home, the last I heard from him his was lost in the fog in Dublin, GA at a Home Depot.

Well the the official end of the school year will be tonight when CH will hold it's commencement ceremony. Most of the other schools in the area who haven't had the graduation ceremonies will have the today and tonight also. It looks like the weather will be good for all the graduations today but it might be little warm. In case anybody cares the NBA finals are now at 2 games a piece, I just can't watch the NBA. The Nextel Cup Series will be at Michigan this weekend. That's about all I know here in CH, it has been pretty quite around here. I have posted an old photo from the time we all went to Atlanta to see the Braves play, I don't know why we are all dressed a like, Johnny Oates is standing in the background. MICKEY

It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad.
Jimmy Buffett

In 1903, Ford Motor Company was incorporated.

Country singer Billy "Crash" Craddock is 67
Boxer Roberto Duran is 55

Thursday, June 15, 2006


I found this old photo and I thought I woul post it, it was taken in 2001. MICKEY Posted by Picasa


Minnesota, the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", actually has 11,842 lakes.

Half way around the world is much farther away than all the way around the world.

Blue Laws, which regulate personal and public conduct on Sunday, got their name because they were originally printed on blue paper.

The month of July is named in honor of Julius Caesar.

Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.

A Fortnight is a period of 14 days.


Perdue makes movie acting debut
By Kate Brumback
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue made his acting debut Wednesday playing a college football coach in the upcoming film "We Are Marshall."

The film chronicles the worst disaster in U.S. sports history - the 1970 plane crash that killed nearly the entire Marshall University football team - and a small town's recovery from that tragedy.

"I fit the role perfectly as an old jock," said Perdue, who was a freshman walk-on on the University of Georgia's football team. "It was exciting. I always wanted to be a football coach, and I'm playing a head coach of East Carolina University."


After receiving rain all day wednesday in CH from what was left of Alberto it looks like the weather is going to be very nice for the weekend. It is going to warm up though with temps in the mid 80's to low 90's over the next 5 days with very little chance of precip. I am thinking about heading down to the beach this weekend but decide until friday for sure. The Carolina Hurricanes blew a chance to win the Stanley Cup in Raleigh last night losing to the Oilers 4-3 in OT on a shorthanded goal by Edmonton. The Cincinnati Reds are now 2 games out of first place in the NL Central after yesterday's win, the Reds haven't played well since I mentioned how good they were doing on Mickey's Place. Meanwhile the Braves streak of championships appears to be over as the Braves are 12 games out of 1st place and there pitching woes continue to lead there problems. My arm is very sore this morning from throwing batting practice yesterday, I just haven't been throwing enough the last few weeks so I every time when throw my arm is usually sore the next day. MICKEY

Beginning is easy - Continuing is hard.
Japanese Proverb

There are 199 days left in the year.

In 1844, Charles Goodyear received a patent for his process to strengthen rubber.

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo is 74
Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren is 58
Baseball hall-of-famer Billy Williams is 68
Comedian-actor Jim Belushi is 52
Baseball hall-of-famer Wade Boggs is 48
Actress Courteney Cox is 42
Actor-rapper Ice Cube is 37
Actress Leah Remini is 36

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least 6 feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as substitute for blood plasma.

Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the mosquito's sensors so they don't know you're there.

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than 7 times.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty years of age or older.

The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.


Well today is the last day of school in CH for students and I know that there are a few fellow bloggers who happy about that even though they will will have to work a few more days without students. I always like the lst day of school. What's left of TS Alberto will be bringing us rain today here in CH and from the looks of it on the radar this morning it looks like that we could receive several inches before the system moves back out over the Atlantic Ocean later today. The Carolina Hurricanes can win the Stanley Cup tonight with a win tonight in Raleigh, I think the will win tonight. I know that it will be hard to beat yesterday's old photo so I though I would post and old baseball photo from back when I played for Post 284, it was taken back in 1985. MICKEY

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Bagehot

In 1775, the United States Army was founded.

Real estate developer Donald Trump is 60
Olympic gold-medal speed skater Eric Heiden is 48
Actress Yasmine Bleeth is 38
Tennis player Steffi Graf is 37

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.


Well today is tuesday the 13th and my day didn't get off to the best start because my atomic clocks alarm went off about 5 minutes early causing me to miss 5 important minutes of sleep. I hope that is not an indication of how the rest of the day is going to go. The US soccer team got off to a pretty rough start yesterday in the World Cup falling to the Czech Republic 3-0, there next game will be against Italy on June 17. The Carolina Hurricanes are just 1 in away from winning the Stanley Cup after last night 2-1 victory over Edmonton, the Canes can win the Cup in Raleigh wednesday night. Speaking of Hurricanes well almost TS Alberto hit Florida last night bringing heavy rain to west coast of Florida just north of Tampa, it is suppose to track up the east coast to NC and the back out over the Atlantic Ocean, I have posted the stormtrack that I got from the Weather Underground. I have also posted a photo which came to me in US Mail with no return address of a fellow blog member from back in his high school days. MICKEY

Baseball has been good to me since I quit trying to play it.
Whitey Herzog

In 1927, aviation hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

Actor Richard Thomas is 55
Comedian Tim Allen is 53
"The Early Show" co-host Hannah Storm is 44
Actress Ashley Olsen is 20
Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is 20

Monday, June 12, 2006


Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

All US Presidents have worn glasses. Some just didn't like being seen wearing them in public.

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first US president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." The second? William Jefferson Clinton.

Turtles can breathe through their butts.


Well as you can see by the headlines in the Goulder Press is that the veterans committee has made a decision at this time not to allow Mark into the HOF at this time. It has also decided that at this time that there will be no vote either to allow any other members, the veterans committee will address this issue at again a later date which means there is still only one member of the Wiffle Ball Hall of Fame at this time. We are getting some much needed rain here in CH this morning and it looks like we will be getting some rains showers on and off all day. The first tropical system of the year is heading towards Florida this morning, Tropical Storm Alberto looks like it will dump some very heavy rain on Florida's west coast later today into tuesday. Keith has gone back to the garden state for the week and won't be back until friday, he is at Fort Dix this week. It looks like After Hours has found everybody tuxedo measurements that have been fitted, there were 2 individuals as of saturday morning who have not been fitted. Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals is tonight in Edmonton with Carolina leading the series 2-1. Denny Hamlin of Chersterfield won yesterdays Nextel Cup race at Pocono for his 1st win of the season, and with the win he has moved to 9th in the point standings. Also today the USA soccer team will be in action in the World Cup. MICKEY

If we do what is necessary, all the odds are in our favour.
Charles Buxton

On June 12, 1939, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, N.Y

Banker/philanthropist David Rockefeller is 91
Former President George H.W. Bush is 82
Actor-singer Jim Nabors is 76
Sportscaster Marv Albert is 65
Country singer-musician Junior Brown is 54

Sunday, June 11, 2006


Well it's a pretty cloudy morning here in CH but there is only a 30% chance of rain today but the temps are not suppose to get out of the 70's. I went to the Legion game last night at Shepherd Stadium in which Post 284 lost to Lakside Post 125 3-1, there wasn't much offense in this game and Post 125 used 3 different pitchers to slow Post 284 down. We have Appomatox League practice this afternoon, our season does not began until June 19 at home against Prince George. The Monacan Chiefs won the AAA sate baseball championship yesterday 9-8 over Oakton, this is the same Monacan team that lost to Matoaca 3 times this year. The Thomas Dale boys soccer team won there 2nd straight AAA championship 2-1 over Gar-Field, the TD soccer team has won 47 straight games. The Carolina Hurricanes lost 2-1 to Edmonton last night, the Hurricanes still lead the series 2-1. I have posted an article from the Goulder Press, I made this with a program that we have on the computer just to see how it would turn out. John I gave my donuts up this morning for some Reese Cups since you said that I shouldn't eat them. MICKEY

Some kids dream of joining the circus, others of becoming a major league baseball player. I have been doubly blessed. As a member of the New York Yankees, I have gotten to do both.
Graig Nettles

On June 11, 1776, the Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence calling for freedom from Britain.

Former auto racer Jackie Stewart is 67
Rock singer Donnie Van Zant is 54
Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana is 50

Saturday, June 10, 2006


I have say the the donuts this morning that I got Wal-Mart were not very good at all, I couldn't even eat both of them they were so bad. I think I am going to have to stop buying them, the last few times just haven't been that good. I was even going to get the glazed ones this morning but they really looked bad so I stayed with chocalate ones and I probably just stayed away from the donuts all together. Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is tonight in Edmonton, with a win tonight the Hurricanes can take a 3-3 lead in the series. Denny Hamlin is on the pole for this weeks Nextel Cup race in Pocono, most of the Virginia drivers had a pretty good qualifying runs. The Monacan Chiefs the only baseball team left from the Central Region will play for AAA State Championship today against Oakton, Monacan beat Menchville yesterday 6-5 in the 7th inning. I have posted my Blogmaster Trading Card for anybody who might want one, I will be happy to sign it for anyone also for nominal fee. I have been informed by the veterans committee of the wiffle ball hall that a decision on whether Mark will be granted direct entry into the HOF for his years of service in wiffle ball will be made on monday. Just a reminder all decisions of the veterans committee are final. MICKEY

The good Lord was good to me. He gave me a strong body, a good right arm, and a weak mind.
Dizzy Dean

On June 10, 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio.

Attorney F. Lee Bailey is 73
Actress Gina Gershon is 44
Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley is 41
Olympic gold medal figure skater Tara Lipinski is 24

Friday, June 09, 2006


Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn't wear any pants.

China has more English speakers than the United States.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay so long as both parties are registered blood donors.

If you pass gas consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

The average human eats eight bugs or spiders in their lifetime while sleeping.

The Pentagon in Arlington, VA, has twice as many bathrooms as necessary. When it was built in the 1940's, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.


I know there have been a few problems over the last few days posting a comment on the blog, the company that the server on has been down a few times for maintenance this week and hopefully they are now finished with it but I am not sure of that. Has anybody seen or heard anything from Keith, he went to NJ earlier in the week and it apears he has dropped completely of the blog this week, no comments on anything. The biggest sporting event in the world starts today and that would be the World Cup, the US team doesn't appear to play until monday though and most people aren't giving them much of a chance. Don't forget to vote on the wiffle ball question posted on yesterday, as of now the veterans committee doesn't think there is enough interest to have another hall of fame vote but will make a ruling on it by monday. I found this old family photo and I thought I would post it. Have a nice day, MICKEY

Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor.
Abe Lemons

In 1953, about 100 people died when a tornado struck Worcester, Mass.

Sports commentator Dick Vitale is 67
Mystery author Patricia Cornwell is 50
Actor Michael J. Fox is 45
Football player Tedy Bruschi is 33