Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Melanie you got it but you did admit that Keith helped you get the right answe
ANSWER:What is shaped like a box, has no feet but runs up and down?
A elevator

Why do the hippies study the stars?

I think this referee is cute.


The computer here at the house crashed yesterday and I lost my entire music media files and some other programs as well. Mom had to work on the computer to get back allot of other files as well, certain programs don't seem to be affected by what happened but others appear to bne to be gone. Needless to say I am not happy to lose all my music files. The UVA baseball team beat VMI yesterday 5-3, with the win the Cavs have 9 straight games, they will play Delaware in a 3 game series this weekend. I injured another finger yesterday at work, I was using the pallet jack when it got pinched in the handle, needless to say I have a pretty good blood blister on my finger. I was unable to throw at practice yesterday because my left shoulder and neck hurting, hopefully I will be able to throw today. MICKEY

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.
Audre Lorde

Actor Charles Durning is 84
Actor Gavin MacLeod is 76
Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 68
Auto racer Mario Andretti is 67
Football player Bubba Smith is 62
Actress Mercedes Ruehl is 59
Actress Bernadette Peters is 59
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is 52
Actor John Turturro is 50
Actress Maxine Bahns is 36
Country singer Jason Aldean is 30

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Keith got the riddle yesterday. Glad to see him guessing again
ANSWER:What did the dirt say to the rain?
If you keep this up, my name will be mud!!!


What is shaped like a box, has no feet but runs up and down?


After having three days rest from throwing I thought I was feeling better but after throwing Monday I don't think the days off helped me that much. I think I have some type of nerve problem on the left side of my neck and shoulder, it hurts worst than my right arm. I did put the heat pad on my left shoulder last night and it did feel better for a while but it was pretty short lived, it just feels like something needs to pop back into place. Maybe I need to go to massage therapist to see if they can work out my problems. I am very questionable to pitch today at practice, maybe if I take some Advil before practice I will be able to throw. Also going to the dentist yesterday didn't help the situation in my neck at all, the good news from the dentists office was that she didn't think my crown was lose which means I won't have to go back for another 6 months because everything else looked ok. I really think I am falling apart. The UVA baseball team returns to the field today at 4pm when the Cavaliers play in state rival VMI, the Cavs are 10-1 on the season. MICKEY

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
Hank Aaron

1867 - Dr. William G. Bonwill of Philadelphia, PA got a wonderful idea. He invented the dental mallet (OUCH!) while watching a telegraph key sounder operate in a Philadelphia hotel.
1908 - Star #46 was added to the U.S. flag -- for Oklahoma, which had entered the union on November 16, 1907.
1942 - This was the day Notre Dame football coach Frank Leahy announced his intention to concentrate on the T formation instead of the famous Knute Rockne ‘Notre Dame shift’ in South Bend, Indiana. Go, Fighting Irish! Rah!
1955 - Billboard announced that seven-inch, 45-rpm singles were outselling 78-rpm singles for the first time in the U.S.
1967 - Pink Floyd recorded Arnold Layne, their first single (released Mar 11, 1967).

Actress Joanne Woodward is 77
Actress Elizabeth Taylor is 75
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is 73
Actor Howard Hesseman is 67
Country singer Johnny Van Zant (Van Zant) is 47
Basketball Hall-of-Famer James Worthy is 46
Actor Grant Show is 45
Chelsea Clinton is 27
Singer Josh Groban is 26
Actress Kate Mara is 24

Monday, February 26, 2007


Tammy got the riddle right on Friday.
ANSWER:What happens to a hamburger that misses a lot of school?
He needs a lot of ketchup.


What did the dirt say to the rain?


The Maryland Terrapins upset the UNC Tar Heels 89-87 last night in College Park, Md, and with the UNC loss there is a three way tie for 1st place in the ACC with UVA, Virginia Tech and UNC. Virginia will play Virginia Tech Thursday night at the JPJ Arena in a huge game with the winner getting the inside track for an ACC title. For the 2nd straight weekend in Nascar the winner of the Busch race also won the Nextel Cup race, last week it was Kevin Harvick and this week it was Matt Kenseth. There was one very hard crash in the race and I have posted a photo from the AP of David Reutimann walking to the ambulance after a violent crash. The Nextel Cup Series is off this week before the go to Las Vegas the following week. Also yesterday I went over and saw VSU play Post University again, the Trojans on the game 8-7 after being down 6-2, it was very cold day for baseball. I am going to be a little late for work this morning because I have to go to one of my least favorite places at 8:15am, the dentist office. I am only going for a checkup today but may have to go back soon because I think the crown I have may be coming lose. Hopefully we will be able to get on the field at the stadium today for practice, we did get some pretty steady rain yesterday but I don't think we got as much as they were expecting. MICKEY

Complaining is good for you as long as you're not complaining to the person you're complaining about.
Lynn Johnston

1919, Congress established Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
1929, President Coolidge signed a measure establishing Grand Teton National Park. Fellow blogger Mark knows all about this park.
1940, the United States Air Defense Command was created.
1979, a total solar eclipse cast a moving shadow 175 miles wide from Oregon to North Dakota before moving into Canada.
1993, a bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of New York's World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others.

Actress Betty Hutton is 86
Singer Fats Domino is 79
Political columnist Robert Novak is 76
Country-rock musician Paul Cotton (Poco) is 64
Singer Michael Bolton is 54
Actor Greg Germann is 49
Actress Jennifer Grant is 41
Football player Marshall Faulk is 34
Rhythm-and-blues singer Corinne Bailey Rae is 28
Country singer Rodney Hayden is 27

Sunday, February 25, 2007

garage progress as of 2-24-07

the garage is starting to take shape!!


Well Saturday was a good day for the Virginia Cavaliers on the hardwood and on the diamond. First the UVA basketball team beat Georgia Tech 75-69 and by doing so remained tied for 2nd place in the ACC with Virginia Tech who beat Miami yesterday, both teams are 1 game behind UNC who will play at Maryland tonight. Next up for the Cavaliers basketball team is a Thursday night showdown with Virginia Tech. The UVA baseball team swept a double header yesterday over the Bucknell Bison 3-0 and 13-2, next up for the Cavalier baseball team is game with VMI on Tuesday. Speaking of baseball I went over and saw the 1st game of a DH yesterday between the Virginia State Trojans and the Post University Eagles, the Trojans had two former Colonials playing for them Jeff Shelton and Andrew Holt. The Eagles won the game 4-3 in the top of the 7th and Jeff pitched all 7 innings for the Trojans and Andrew did have two hits in the game and 1 RBI, I didn't stay for the second game, I have posted the box score below for the game. They said it was going to rain all day here in CH but so far this morning it hasn't rained at all, the radar is showing some rain to the west of us though, hopefully it won't be to heavy when it comes threw. Matt Kenseth won the Busch Series race last night and Jeff Gordon will lead the field in the Nextel Cup Series race later today. I am feeling better but I am nowhere near 100%. MICKEY


1924 - Ty Cobb, one of the legends of baseball, issued an edict to his team, the Detroit Tigers, that forbid players to play the game of golf during training camp. A report in the Detroit Free Press said that Cobb went so far as to confiscate players’ golf clubs! Wow! Talk about being a little ‘teed off’, huh?
1940 - The first televised hockey game was broadcast. The New York Rangers whipped the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on W2XBS-TV in New York City. The Rangers won, 6-2.
1964 - Twenty-two-year old Cassius Clay won the world heavyweight boxing title by defeating Sonny Liston in the seventh round in Miami, FL. Clay had been an 8-1 underdog. In fact, only 8,297 fans showed up for the bout.
1993 - The Florida Marlins baseball team introduced their mascot, Billy the Marlin. According to Billy’s Web page (, Billy’s favorite movie is A Fish Called Wanda and his favorite TV show is Flipper.

Baseball hall-of-famer Monte Irvin is 88
Country singer Ralph Stanley is 80
Musician Tommy Newsom is 78
CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 70
Actress Diane Baker is 69
Actress Karen Grassle is 63
Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher is 49
Actress Veronica Webb is 42
Actress Tea Leoni is 41
Comedian Carrot Top is 40
Actress Lesley Boone is 39
Singer Daniel Powter is 36
Actor Justin Berfield is 21
Actors James and Oliver Phelps ("Harry Potter" movies) are 21

Saturday, February 24, 2007


Last nights game at the Richmond Coliseum may have been won of the worst games I have seen the Gades play all year, it just looked like they were going threw the motions. They weren't playing with any heart and it looked like Knoxville was at least two steps ahead of them all night. The Gades did score the first goal of the game but after that Knoxville controlled the game en route to a 5-2 victory. I think the Gades have run out of steam, hopefully they can get some momentum back before the playoffs start. There was also a very special guest in attendance last night, fellow blogger Al made an appearance at the game last night. The UVA baseball team continued to roll along yesterday knocking off Bucknell 2-0, the Cavs will play a DH with Bucknell today. The UVA basketball will be back in action today when Georgia Tech pays a visit to the JPJ Arena, the Cavs need a win to keep pace with Virginia Tech for 2nd place in the ACC, the Hokies are at home against Miami today. Jeff Gordon captured the pole for this weeks Nextel Cup event at the California Speedway, the Busch cars will race there tonight. We will have our first baseball scrimmage of the year next Saturday at 11am against Trinity, hopefully we won't get to much rain Sunday so we can get a few more practices in before next weeks scrimmage. I am feeling a bit better this morning, I may be back to at least 85% by Mondays practice. MICKEY

Winning isn't everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.
Paul Bryant

1857 - The first shipment of perforated postage stamps was received by the U.S. Government. Only imperforated ones had been used previously.
1938 - The first nylon bristle toothbrush was made in Arlington, NJ. It was the first time that nylon yarn had been used commercially. Two years later, nylon hosiery was introduced.
1969 - Johnny Cash recorded his second live prison performance. It followed a concert the previous year at Folsom Prison. The LP Johnny Cash at San Quentin, with the hit single A Boy Named Sue, was recorded live as part of a British TV.
1980 - The U.S. Hockey Team won its “Do you believe in miracles?” gold medal. Final score: U.S. 4, Finland 2. The drama had begun with the U.S. team’s upset win over the powerful Soviet team on February 22. When the U.S. polished off Finland for the gold medal, folks all over the U.S. decided to start believing, indeed!
1989 - United Airlines Flight 811, out of Honolulu on its way to Sidney, was 100 miles southwest of Hawaii when its cargo door blew out. The explosion in the Boeing 747 created a 10x40-ft. hole in the fuselage, knocked out the two engines on the right side and caused damage to the flaps and hydraulics. Nine passengers were sucked out of the jetliner to their deaths 20,000 ft over the Pacific.
1991 - Country music star Webb Pierce died in Nashville at age 65. The official cause of death was heart failure, but he also suffered from pancreatic cancer. Pierce racked up 13 #1 singles on the Billboard country chart, with 97 singles on the chart between 1952 and 1982.

Actor (''Fish,'' ''Barney Miller'') Abe Vigoda is 86
Actor (''Law and Order'') Steven Hill is 85
Former Georgia governor and senator Zell Miller is 75
Actor James Farentino is 69
Edward James Olmos is 60
Actress Debra Jo Rupp is 56
Actress Helen Shaver is 56
Baseball hall-of-famer Eddie Murray is 51
News anchor Paula Zahn is 51
Country singer Sammy Kershaw is 49
Movie director Todd Field is 43
Actress Bonnie Somerville is 33

Friday, February 23, 2007


This is just one of my favorite graphics. I thought it would give you a laugh. Have a good weekend.

No one got the riddle yesterday. I think we enjoyed the umpire picture.

ANSWER:What do you call a group of convicts who go to the beach?
A crime Wave

What happens to a hamburger
that misses a lot of school?