Thursday, March 31, 2011


Well today is Opening Day in Major League Baseball with 6 games scheduled today with the rest of the league opening up there seasons over the next 2 days.  My favorite 2 teams will be in action today, the Reds will be at home against the Brewers while Braves will be on the road in Washington a game which could be rained out.  Speaking of rain outs it looks like the Colonials baseball team will have two more the next 2 days, we are scheduled to play Prince George tonight at home and we are scheduled to travel to Hopewell  tomorrow.  The extended forecast is calling for several days next week as well which doesn't fair to well for our baseball schedule.  I just wish some Spring like temps will come in here and stay for a while.  MICKEY

When working on the computer, make a conscious effort to blink more often. It produces a tear-film, which moistens and refreshes your eyes.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Peggy Rea is 90. Actor William Daniels is 84. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Gordie Howe is 83. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 77. Actress Shirley Jones is 77. Country singer-songwriter John D. Loudermilk is 77. Musician Herb Alpert is 76. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is 71. U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., is 71. Actor Christopher Walken is 68. Comedian Gabe Kaplan is 66. Former Vice President Al Gore is 63. Author David Eisenhower is 63. Actress Rhea Perlman is 63. Actor Ed Marinaro is 61. Rock musician Angus Young (AC/DC) is 56. Actor Marc McClure is 54. Actor William McNamara is 46. Alt-country musician Bob Crawford (The Avett (AY'-veht) Brothers) is 40. Actor Ewan (YOO'-en) McGregor is 40. Rapper Tony Yayo is 33. Jazz musician Christian Scott is 28.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team lost on the road last night at Dinwiddie 7-3.  The Colonials fell behind early in the game and just could never recover in the loss.  The Colonials are scheduled to play 2 more games this week but with all the rain that is expected things aren't looking to good for that.  The Virginia baseball team pick up another win yesterday knocking off George Washington 2-0, Virginia pitcher Will Roberts pitched perfect game which was the 1st in the history of the baseball program.  Also in the CD yesterday Matoaca beat Prince George and Meadowbrook beat Hopewell.  Looking at the weather forecast it looks like it is going to rain for the next 3 days.  MICKEY

To get a good amount of vitamin C add guavas, papayas, oranges, and melon to your diet.

Today's Birthdays: Game show host Peter Marshall is 85. Actor Richard Dysart is 82. Actor John Astin is 81. Entertainer Rolf Harris (song: "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport") is 81. Actor-director Warren Beatty is 74. Rock musician Graeme Edge (The Moody Blues) is 70. Rock musician Eric Clapton is 66. Actor Justin Deas (TV: "Guiding Light") is 63. Actor Robbie Coltrane is 61. Actor Paul Reiser is 54. Rap artist MC Hammer is 48. Singer Tracy Chapman is 47. Actor Ian Ziering is 47. Singer Celine Dion is 43. Actor Mark Consuelos is 40. Actress Bahar Soomekh is 36. Actress Jessica Cauffiel is 35. Singer Norah Jones is 32. Country singer Justin Moore is 27.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


After getting postponed for the 3rd straight time yesterday it appears the Colonials will finally return to the baseball field tonight at Dinwiddie before the rains return tomorrow and pretty much the rest of the week.  We are suppose to play home against Prince George on Thursday and on the road at Hopewell on Friday but those games are not looking to good right now.  Also with 4 games already on the schedule for next week it appears that some non district games may have to be dropped if the rain doesn't stop soon.  The Virginia baseball team return to the filed today against George Washington, this weekend the Cavs will travel over to Virginia Tech for a 3 game series.  The Cavs are either #1 or #2 in most polls now.  I sure wish Spring would return soon, I am tired of all this rain and cold temps.  MICKEY

If you want to do your best on any given day, you must ensure plenty of sleep the night before.

Today's Birthdays: Political commentator John McLaughlin is 84. Author Judith Guest is 75. Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major is 68. Comedian Eric Idle is 68. Composer Vangelis is 68. Basketball Hall of Famer Walt Frazier is 66. Singer Bobby Kimball (Toto) is 64. Actor Brendan Gleeson is 56. Actor Christopher Lawford is 56. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell is 56. International Gymnastics Hall of Famer Kurt Thomas is 55. Actor Christopher Lambert is 54. Rock singer Perry Farrell (Porno for Pyros; Jane's Addiction) is 52. Comedian-actress Amy Sedaris is 50. Model Elle Macpherson is 48. Rock singer-musician John Popper (Blues Traveler) is 44. Actress Lucy Lawless is 43. Country singer Regina Leigh (Regina Regina) is 43. Country singer Brady Seals is 42. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is 40. Tennis player Jennifer Capriati is 35. Pop singer Kelly Sweet is 23.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Well this years Final Four is now set with VCU & Kentucky joining Butler & UCONN in Houston next weekend.  The VCU Rams jumped on Kansas in the 1st half yesterday building an 18 point lead before Kansas made a run back at the Rams but were never able to coma all the way back and the Rams pulled away at the end and came away with 71-61 win.  There sure were allot of people who doubted how the Rams even got into the field but they sure are proven that they belong, the Rams will face Butler next Saturday.  The Kentucky Wildcats knocked off the North Carolina Tar Heels 71-69 in the other game yesterday and will face UCONN next Saturday.  It is going to be a very busy week for the Colonials baseball team with 3 games in 4 days starting tonight at L.C. Bird, then Tuesday night at Dinwiddie before returning home Thursday night to face Prince George.  There are several chances of rain this week as well which could throw another wrench into this years schedule plus it is going to be pretty cold as well.  Kevin Harvick picked up his 1st win of the season yesterday at California passing Jimmie Johnson on the final lap to pick of the win, next week they will head to the Martinsville Speedway.  Kurt Busch lead Carl Edwards by 1 point in the standings with teammates Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman 12 points pack.  Also yesterday was another record day on Mickey's Place with 355 visitors.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Former White House national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski (ZBIG'-nyef breh-ZHIN'-skee) is 83. Country musician Charlie McCoy is 70. Movie director Mike Newell is 69. Actress Conchata Ferrell is 68. Actor Ken Howard is 67. Actress Dianne Wiest (weest) is 63. Country singer Reba McEntire is 56. Olympic gold medal gymnast Bart Conner is 53. Rapper Salt (Salt-N-Pepa) is 45. Actress Tracey Needham is 44. Actor Max Perlich is 43. Movie director Brett Ratner is 42. Country singer Rodney Atkins is 42. Actor Vince Vaughn is 41. Rapper Mr. Cheeks (Lost Boyz) is 40. Actor Ken L. is 38. Rock musician Dave Keuning is 35. Actress Annie Wersching is 34. Actress Julia Stiles is 30. Singer Lady Gaga is 25.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


The VCU Rams stunned the Kansas Jayhawks 71-61 and are heading to the Final Four next weekend in Houston where the will face the Butler Bulldogs next Saturday. After Fridays game with Richmond several players on the Kansas team said they din't know where Richmond was, well I guess they know where it is now. MICKEY


The VCU Rams will be looking to upset the Kansas Jayhawks this afternoon at 2:20pm in San Antonio and head to Final Four.  The Rams will need to play much better than they did on Friday night to upset the 35-2 Jayhawks, the Rams cannot afford to fall to far behind early or it will be a long afternoon.  In the other game today North Carolina will face Kentucky.  In the tournament yesterday Butler upset Florida in OT 74-71 and UCONN beat Arizona 65-63.  The winner of today VCU vs Kansas game will face Butler & the winner of the UNC vs Kentucky game will face UCONN.  The Virginia Cavaliers baseball team completed there sweep of the Maryland Terrapins yesterday knocking off the Terps twice yesterday by the score of 4-2 in both games, with the win the Cavs are now 24-2 overall and 8-1 in the ACC.  Kyle Busch continued his Nascar domination yesterday winning the Nationwide race at the California Speedway, if I was a betting man I take him again today.  Who would have thought the VCU Rams great run in the NCAA Tournament would give me my greatest number of hits in the history of Mickey's Place, yesterday there were 207 different visitors from 5 different countries and 106 different cities.  I usually only have about 20-35 visitors a day so 207 is like a shock to Mickey's Place.  MICKEY

We know we're going to be the underdogs and we probably like that role a little more.  Ben Roethlisberger

Today's Birthdays: Former newspaper columnist Anthony Lewis is 84. Dance company director Arthur Mitchell is 77. Actor Julian Glover is 76. Actor Jerry Lacy is 75. Actor Austin Pendleton is 71. Actor Michael York is 69. Rock musician Tony Banks (Genesis) is 61. Rock musician Andrew Farriss (INXS) is 52. Jazz musician Dave Koz (kahz) is 48. Movie director Quentin Tarantino is 48. Rock musician Derrick McKenzie (Jamiroquai) is 47. Rock musician Johnny April (Staind) is 46. Actress Talisa Soto is 44. Actress Pauley Perrette is 42. Singer Mariah Carey is 41. Rock musician Brendan Hill (Blues Traveler) is 41. Actress Elizabeth Mitchell is 41. Actor Nathan Fillion is 40. Hip-hop singer Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) is 36. Actress Megan Hilty is 30. Actress Emily Ann Lloyd is 27. Actress Brenda Song (TV: "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody") is 23. Actress Taylor Atelian is 16.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


The VCU Rams beat the Florida State Seminoles last night 72-71 in OT last night to advance to the Elite 8 in the NCAA Basketball Tournament where the will face the Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday.  In a game that VCU lead at the half by 5 at the half the Seminoles where able to tie it in and send it to OT before the Rams where able to pull out a 1point victory.  The Rams will now play Kansas who dominated the other team from the City of Richmond the Richmond Spiders 77-57, the Spiders simply where never in this game with the Jayhawks.  Kansas just came to play and didn't take any names.  For the Rams to beat Kansas they are going to have to play better than they did last night thats for sure, the Rams bench is much deeper than the Spiders but it is going to be a very tough task for the Rams pull out a win over Kansas.  In the other two games last night North Carolina pounded Marquette and Kentucky knocked of allot peoples pick to win it all Ohio State.  Today Butler will face Florida and Arizona will face UCONN with both winners advancing to Final Four.  In college baseball action yesterday the Virginia Cavaliers beat Maryland 14-1, the Cavs will face Maryland twice today trying to beat the impending inclement weather predicted for Sunday.  Well we were scheduled to make up our game with Hopewell yesterday however there field was still unplayable and we were going to move the game to Shepherd Stadium but there were some more problems with use of the field we were unable to play again there yesterday, that seems to an ongoing theme up there right now.  We are scheduled to play Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week and with tomorrows impending rain it looks like we are going to have a scheduling nightmare in the next few weeks which could leave some non district games in limbo.  Juan Pablo Montoya captured the pole for this weekends race at Fontana edging Denny Hamlin for the top spot, the Nationwide Series will run there today.  MICKEY

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. W. Clement Stone

Today's Birthdays: Conductor-composer Pierre Boulez is 86. Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is 81. Actor-director Leonard Nimoy is 80. Actor Alan Arkin is 77. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see) is 71. Actor James Caan is 71. Author Erica Jong is 69. Journalist Bob Woodward is 68. Singer Diana Ross is 67. Actor Johnny Crawford is 65. Rock singer Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) is 63. Singer and TV personality Vicki Lawrence is 62. Actor Ernest Thomas is 62. Comedian Martin Short is 61. Country singer Ronnie McDowell is 61. Movie composer Alan Silvestri is 61. Rock musician Monte Yoho is 59. Radio talk show host Curtis Sliwa is 57. Country singer Dean Dillon is 56. Country singer Charly McClain is 55. TV personality Leeza Gibbons is 54. Actress Ellia English is 52. Actress Jennifer Grey is 51. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Marcus Allen is 51. Actor Eric Allan Kramer is 49. Basketball Hall of Famer John Stockton is 49. Actor Michael Imperioli is 45. Rock musician James Iha (EE'-hah) is 43. Country singer Kenny Chesney is 43. Actor T.R. Knight is 38. Rapper Juvenile is 36. Actress Amy Smart is 35. Actress Bianca Kajlich (KY'-lihk) is 34. Actress Keira Knightley is 26. Rapper J-Kwon is 25.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Well our baseball game with Hopewell was rained out last night and will be played at Hopewell tonight at 6pm and I have to say if you are coming to the game it is going to be a bit on the cool side.  The Virginia baseball team opens up a 3 game series with Maryland at home today and with the chance of rain this weekend the schedule could be altered a bit to where a doubleheader my be played 1 day.  The Richmond Spiders and the VCU Rams will be looking to move on to the Elite 8 with a win tonight, the Spiders will face the Kansas Jayhawks while the Rams will face the Florida State Seminoles.  Last might in the NCAA Tournament the Duke Blue Devils where knocked off by the Arizona Wildcats 93-77 sending all the Dukies home upset.  Also moving on last night was Florida, Butler and UCONN.  The Nascar Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will be racing at the California Speedway this weekend in Fontana.  MICKEY

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. Guillaume Apollinaire

Today's Birthdays: Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford is 89. Movie reviewer Gene Shalit is 85. Former astronaut James Lovell is 83. Feminist activist and author Gloria Steinem is 77. Singer Anita Bryant is 71. Singer Aretha Franklin is 69. Actor Paul Michael Glaser is 68. Singer Elton John is 64. Actress Bonnie Bedelia is 63. Actress-comedian Mary Gross is 58. Actor James McDaniel is 53. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., is 53. Rock musician Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet) is 51. Actress Brenda Strong is 51. Actor Fred Goss is 50. Actor-writer-director John Stockwell is 50. Actress Marcia Cross is 49. Author Kate DiCamillo (Book: "Because of Winn-Dixie") is 47. Actress Lisa Gay Hamilton is 47. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is 46. Former MLB All-Star pitcher Tom Glavine is 45. Olympic bronze medal figure skater Dr. Debi Thomas is 44. Singer Melanie Blatt (All Saints) is 36. Actor Lee Pace is 32. Actor Sean Faris is 29. Auto racer Danica Patrick is 29. Singer Katharine McPhee ("American Idol") is 27. Singer Jason Castro ("American Idol") is 24. Actress-singer Aly (AKA Alyson) Michalka (mish-AL'-kah) is 22.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Well today is fellow blogger Al Goulder's birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY AL. The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team opens up Central District play tonight at 6pm at Hopewell weather permitting.  With all the rain we got with those t-storms last night after 8pm it just might be to we today at Hopewell. hopefully not but I guess we just have to wait and see.  The Virginia baseball team shutout Towson again yesterday this time 5-0 and with the win outscored Towson 11-0 in there 2 midweek games, the Cavs will now get ready for there weekend series with Maryland.  Also after todays mild temps the temps are going to struggle to get out of the 40's several of the next 5 days, where is Spring.  Also the NCAA basketball tournament resumes tonight however both VCU & Richmond don't play until tomorrow night.  I am feeling quite a bit better this morning but I am only at about 63%.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti is 92. Fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie is 72. Actor R. Lee Ermey is 67. Movie director Curtis Hanson is 66. Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire is 64. Rock musician Lee Oskar is 63. Singer Nick Lowe is 62. Rock musician Dougie Thomson (Supertramp) is 60. Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is 60. Comedian Louie Anderson is 58. Actress Donna Pescow is 57. Actor Robert Carradine is 57. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is 55. Actress Kelly LeBrock is 51. Rhythm-and-blues DJ Rodney "Kool Kollie" Terry (Ghostown DJs) is 50. TV personality Star Jones is 49. Country-rock musician Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) is 47. Actor Peter Jacobson is 46. Rock singer-musician Sharon Corr (The Corrs) is 41. Actress Lara Flynn Boyle is 41. Rapper Maceo (AKA P.A. Pasemaster Mase) is 41. Actor Jim Parsons is 38. Actress Alyson Hannigan is 37. NFL quarterb

ack Peyton Manning is 35. Actress Lake Bell is 32. Rock musician Benj Gershman (O.A.R.) is 31. Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes is 21.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team picked up 3-2 win over Trinity yesterday at Shepherd Stadium.  The Colonials jumped out to quick 1-0 lead in the 1st inning yesterday and that score held up until the top of the 6th inning when Trinity was able to push 2 unearned runs across the plate but the Colonials answered with 2 runs of there own in the bottom of the 6th and held on for the win.  The only downside I saw in the win was that we committed 5 errors in the game.  The Colonials will start a 3 game road trip tomorrow night at Hopewell at 6pm.  The Virginia baseball team picked up another win yesterday beating the Towson Tigers 6-0, the Cavs will face Towson again today before playing a 3 game series with Maryland at home this weekend.  Well my kidney stones are bothering me this morning so I am not going to work today and I am going to try to get another appointment this morning with my Urologist, the pain has been quite severe since last night and I am sure glad that I had some pain pills but they only last for about 4 hours.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Comedian Marty Allen is 89. Sir Roger Bannister, who broke the 4-minute mile in 1954, is 82. Movie director Mark Rydell is 77. Motorsports Hall of Famer Craig Breedlove is 74. Singer-producer Ric Ocasek is 62. Singer Chaka Khan is 58. Actress Amanda Plummer is 54. Actress Catherine Keener is 52. Actress Hope Davis is 47. Comedian John Pinette is 47. Actor Richard Grieco is 46. Country musician Kevin Griffin (Yankee Grey) is 46. Actress Marin Hinkle is 45. Rock singer-musician Damon Albarn (Blur) is 43. Actress-singer Melissa Errico is 41. Rock musician John Humphrey (The Nixons) is 41. Actress Michelle Monaghan is 35. Actress Keri Russell is 35. Gossip columnist-blogger Perez Hilton is 33. Actress Nicholle Tom is 33. Country singer Paul Martin (Marshall Dyllon) is 33.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team will be back in action at home tonight at 5pm against Trinity Episcopal weather permitting, with last night t-storm after 8pm and the chance of more rain today there is chance that the filed could be to wet.  The Virginia baseball team will be back in action today and tomorrow against Towson at home, the Cavs will be looking to rebound from Sundays loss to Florida State.  Well yesterday was the busiest day in the history of Mickey's Place with 109 visitors which cam from 4 different countries and 57 different cities.  The reason for the spike in visitors to Mickey's Place appears to be name recognition with the VCU Rams and the Richmond Spiders who are doing very well in the NCAA basketball tournament.  I just heard the weatherman give the forecast on tv this morning and it appears that he has no clue of what it is going to do for the next 7 days because there is front that may stall in the area which is very hard to predict, he says it may rain this weekend but it may not.  If thats all you have to say to predict the weather I think I can do it.  MICKEY

~ Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. ~Norman Cousins

Today's Birthdays: USA Today founder Allen H. Neuharth is 87. Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim is 81. Evangelist broadcaster Pat Robertson is 81. Actor William Shatner is 80. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is 77. Actor M. Emmet Walsh is 76. Actor-singer Jeremy Clyde is 70. Singer-guitarist George Benson is 68. Writer James Patterson is 64. CNN newscaster Wolf Blitzer is 63. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is 63. Actress Fanny Ardant is 62. Sportscaster Bob Costas is 59. Country singer James House is 56. Actress Lena Olin is 56. Singer-actress Stephanie Mills is 54. Actor Matthew Modine is 52. Country musician Tim Beeler (Flynnville Train) is 43. Actress Anne Dudek is 36. Actor Cole Hauser is 36. Actress Kellie Williams is 35. Actress Reese Witherspoon is 35. Rock musician John Otto (Limp Bizkit) is 34. Rapper Mims is 30.

Monday, March 21, 2011


The VCU Rams dismantled the Purdue Boilermakers defense last in a 94-76 win over Purdue in Chicago last night.  The Rams lead by 10 at the half and pulled away in the 2nd when the Boilermakers had n answer for the Rams offense.  With the win the Rams move on the Sweet 16 where they will face Florida State who upset Notre Dame last night.  The other team from the CAA George Mason got pounded by Ohio State 98-66 and the Richmond Spiders found out that they will face Kansas in the next round.  If both VCU and Richmond both when there next game they will face each other with the winner moving on to Final Four, again I thin of the teams from the City of Richmond will win but nor both on Friday night.  The Virginia baseball team rallied to tie the game in the 9th against Florida State but lost in the 10th to the Seminoles 12-11, evidently both pitching staffs were tire yesterday.  Well Mr. Bristol Kyle Busch won yesterdays race at Bristol holding off Carl Edwards for the win and with the win has won 5 straight Nascar events at the track, Tony Stewart & Kurt Busch are tied for the points lead.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Actor Al Freeman Jr. is 80. Violinist-conductor Joseph Silverstein is 79. Actress Kathleen Widdoes is 72. Actress Marie-Christine Barrault is 67. Singer-musician Rose Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) is 66. Actor Timothy Dalton is 65. Singer Eddie Money is 62. Rock singer-musician Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) is 61. Rock musician Conrad Lozano (Los Lobos) is 60. Rhythm-and-blues singer Russell Thompkins Jr. (The Stylistics) is 60. Comedy writer-performer Brad Hall is 53. Actress Sabrina LeBeauf is 53. Actor Gary Oldman is 53. Actor Matthew Broderick is 49. Comedian-talk show host Rosie O'Donnell is 49. Rock musician Jonas "Joker" Berggren (Ace of Base) is 44. Rock MC Maxim (Prodigy) is 44. Rock musician Andrew Copeland (Sister Hazel) is 43. Hip-hop DJ Premier (Gang Starr) is 42. Actress Laura Allen is 37. Rapper-TV personality Kevin Federline is 33.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


The Virginia Baseball team picked up another win yesterday over Florida State in extra innings this time by the core 5-4.  Trailing for 4-3 going into the bottom of the 9th the Cavs were able to push across 1 run to to tie the game and went on to win it on walk of HR by pinch hitter Jared King.  The Cavs will go for the sweep this afternoon at 1pm.  The Richmond Spiders beat Morehead State yesterday 65-48 to move on to the sweet 16 where they will face the winner of tonight Kansas vs Illinois game.  Well today 2 more teams from Virginia will be looking to move on to the sweet 16, VCU will play Purdue and George Mason will face Ohio State.  I think one team from the CAA will move on to the sweet 16 but I don't which team it will be, I hope both do but I think that might be asking to much.  Kyle Busch won yesterdays Nationwide race at Bristol again, the win was Kyle's 4th win in a row in 3 different series at the track and I have to say I wouldn't bet against him again today either.  MICKEY

Winning is the science of being totally prepared. by George Allen

Keep a toothbrush in your back pocket. Instead of trying to work the corner of a rag into the slats of louvered doors or other teeny tiny crevices, it's much faster to use a toothbrush for all those hard-to-reach areas.

Today's Birthdays: British songstress Dame Vera Lynn is 94. Producer-director-comedian Carl Reiner is 89. Actor Hal Linden is 80. Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney (muhl-ROO'-nee) is 72. Country singer Don Edwards is 72. TV producer Paul Junger Witt is 68. Country singer-musician Ranger Doug (Riders in the Sky) is 65. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Bobby Orr is 63. Blues singer-musician Marcia Ball is 62. Actor William Hurt is 61. Rock musician Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 61. Rock musician Jimmie Vaughan is 60. Country musician Jimmy Seales (Shenandoah) is 57. Actress Amy Aquino (ah-KEE'-noh) is 54. Movie director Spike Lee is 54. Actress Theresa Russell is 54. Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway is 54. Actress Holly Hunter is 53. Rock musician Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) is 50. Actress-model-designer Kathy Ireland is 48. Actor David Thewlis is 48. Rock musician Adrian Oxaal (James) is 46. Actress Liza Snyder is 43. Actor Michael Rapaport is 41. Actor Alexander Chaplin is 40. Rock singer Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) is 35. Actor Michael Genadry is 33. Actress Bianca Lawson is 32. Rock musician Nick Wheeler (The All-American Rejects) is 29. Actress-singer Christy Carlson Romano is 27.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


The Virginia Cavaliers took game 1 of there 3 game series with the Florida Sate Seminoles last night 4-3 in 11 innings, the Cavs trailed 3-1 going into the bottom of the 7th inning before scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th and winning it in the 11th.  The Cavs and Seminoles will play game 2 today at 1pm at Davenport Field.  Last night in the NCAA Basketball Tournament the VCU Rams blew out the Georgetown Hoyas 74-56, the Rams played the best game they played all year in routing Georgetown, the Rams will have another tough task tomorrow when they play Purdue.  Also yesterday the George Mason Patriots also from the CAA knocked off Villanova 61-57, the Patriots will face the Ohio State tomorrow.  The Richmond Spiders will face the Morehead St. Eagles today with the winner moving on to the sweet 16, this will be a battle of the #12 & #13 seeds in there bracket.  Carl Edwards captured the pole for this weekends race at Bristol edging out is Roush Racing teammate Greg Biffle for the top spot.  Well I have to say to say we had a pretty good practice at the stadium yesterday and ball was sure flying out the yard thats for sure and my arm felt as good as it has all year.  MICKEY

Pasta is the ultimate pre-workout meal
For endurance athletes, there may be some benefit to the idea of carb loading. With that recognition, carb loading has been misinterpreted as requiring the need for large amounts of carbohyrates in the meal eaten before exercise. Pasta is the most frequent culprit. Most men have fully depleted their body's carbohydrate stores through the foods they eat throughout the rest of the day. Overeating pasta does little in the way of providing energy and likely leads to fat storage. Carbohydrates can also cause people to feel tired. A better meal option would be a balance of lean protein (like turkey, ham, fish, chicken, and lean beef), whole-grain products (such as quinoa) and vegetables. This provides a wider range of nutrients and gives your body the fuel it needs to perform optimally.

Today's Birthdays: Former White House national security adviser Brent Scowcroft is 86. Theologian Hans Kung is 83. Jazz musician Ornette Coleman is 81. Author Philip Roth is 78. Actress Renee Taylor is 78. Actress-singer Phyllis Newman is 78. Actress Ursula Andress is 75. Singer Clarence "Frogman" Henry is 74. Singer Ruth Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) is 65. Actress Glenn Close is 64. Film producer Harvey Weinstein is 59. Actor Bruce Willis is 56. Playwright Neil LaBute is 48. Rock musician Gert Bettens (K's Choice) is 41. Rappper Bun B is 38. Rock musician Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World) is 35. Actress Abby Brammell is 32. Actor Craig Lamar Traylor is 22. Actor Philip Bolden is 16.

Friday, March 18, 2011


The VCU Rams will be back in action tonight against the Georgetown Hoyas tonight in the NCAA basketball tournament, the Rams will need to play a bit better than they did against USC but I think they will have a shot to win tonight.  The Richmond Sipders advanced to the 2nd round of the Tournament after beating Vanderbilt 69-66, meanwhile the ODU Monarchs lost at the buzzer to Butler 60-58.  Also in the NCAA tournament today George Mason will face Villanova and Hampton will face the North Carolina Tar Heels.  The Virginia baseball team will begin a big ACC series tonight against the Florida State Seminoles at home.  The Nascar Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will be at Bristol this weekend for some white knuckle racing.  Well we weren't able to get on the filed again yesterday at the stadium, if they would just try to get the filed ready it sure would help.  The  field hasn't been touched since we played on it Tuesday.  MICKEY

Here is a link to all the photos AL took at Tuesdays baseball game

Today's Birthdays: Composer John Kander ("Chicago") is 84. Nobel peace laureate and former South African president F.W. de Klerk is 75. Country singer Charley Pride is 73. Actor Kevin Dobson is 68. Actor Brad Dourif is 61. Jazz musician Bill Frisell is 60. Singer Irene Cara is 52. Movie writer-director Luc Besson is 52. Actor Thomas Ian Griffith is 49. Singer-songwriter James McMurtry is 49. Singer-actress Vanessa L. Williams is 48. Olympic gold medal speedskater Bonnie Blair is 47. Country musician Scott Saunders (Sons of the Desert) is 47. Rock musician Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) is 45. Rock singer-musician Miki Berenyi is 44. Rapper-actress-talk show host Queen Latifah is 41. Actor-comedian Dane Cook is 39. Rock musician Stuart Zender is 37. Singers Evan and Jaron Lowenstein are 37. Singer Devin Lima (LFO) is 34. Rock singer Adam Levine (Maroon 5) is 32. Actor Adam Pally is 29.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Well I hope everybody has a very nice St. Patrick's Day.  The VCU Rams are moving on to the field of 64 in the NCAA basketball tournament knocking of the USC Trojans last night 59-46, after playing a very close first half the Rams pulled away in the 2nd half and will face Georgetown next.  The Old Dominion Monarchs will face the Butler Bulldogs today and the Richmond Spiders will face Vanderbilt today as well.  The Virginia Cavaliers baseball team improved to 17-1 on the season yesterday beating James Madison 7-3, next up for the Cavs is a weekend series with the Florida State Seminoles.  Well hopefully we will able to get back on the field today at the stadium, while everybody who had games yesterday played because of the rain we had after Tuesdays game the stadium was off limits again.  We might have to move all our practices to the high school field soon if not I don't think we will be able to practice anymore, by the way the AAU tournament I talked about a few weeks ago is this weekend and they are going to play about 12 game on the field in about 2 days.  I guess its ok for out of towner's to tear the field up but it's not ok for the citizens of the city to use the field, there is something wrong with that picture.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Jazz/New Age musician Paul Horn is 81. The former national chairwoman of the NAACP, Myrlie Evers-Williams, is 78. Rock musician Paul Kantner is 70. Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 68. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian (The Lovin' Spoonful) is 67. Rock musician Harold Brown (War; Lowrider Band) is 65. Actor Patrick Duffy is 62. Actor Kurt Russell is 60. Country singer Susie Allanson is 59. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 57. Country singer Paul Overstreet is 56. Actor Gary Sinise is 56. Actor Christian Clemenson is 53. Former basketball and baseball player Danny Ainge is 52. Actress Vicki Lewis is 51. Actor Casey Siemaszko (sheh-MA'-zshko) is 50. Writer-director Rob Sitch is 49. Actor Rob Lowe is 47. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 44. Rock musician Van Conner (Screaming Trees) is 44. Actor Mathew St. Patrick is 43. Actor Yanic (YAH'-neek) Truesdale is 42. Rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur is 39. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 39. Rock musician Caroline Corr (The Corrs) is 38. Actress Amelia Heinle is 38. Actress Marisa Coughlan is 37. Rapper Swifty (D12) is 36. Actress Natalie Zea (zee) is 36. Actress Brittany Daniel is 35. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett is 19.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team opened the season up yesterday with a 18-4 win over Fredricksburg Christian on a very cool evening a Shepherd Stadium.  I thought we pitched very well yesterday, hit the ball ok but played very sloppy on defense on numerous occasions.  Hopefully we will be able to correct those problems before our next game next Tuesday against Trinity.  The Virginia baseball team will be back in action today against James Madison.  Tonight in the NCAA basketball tournament the VCU Rams will play USC in Dayton, Ohio in play in game with the winner moving on to face Georgetown.  After some more rain today it looks like some very nice weather will be heading into this weekend with temps heading into 70's for a few days.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Comedian-director Jerry Lewis is 85. Country singer Ray Walker (The Jordanaires) is 77. Movie director Bernardo Bertolucci is 70. Game show host Chuck Woolery is 70. Singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker is 69. Country singer Robin Williams is 64. Actor Erik Estrada is 62. Actor Victor Garber is 62. Actress Kate Nelligan is 60. Country singer Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) is 60. Rock singer-musician Nancy Wilson (Heart) is 57. Golfer Hollis Stacy is 57. Actress Isabelle Huppert is 56. Actor Clifton Powell is 55. Rapper-actor Flavor Flav (Public Enemy) is 52. Rock musician Jimmy DeGrasso is 48. Folk singer Patty Griffin is 47. Country singer Tracy Bonham is 44. Actress Lauren Graham is 44. Actor Judah Friedlander (FREED'-lan-duhr) is 42. Actor Alan Tudyk (TOO'-dihk) is 40. Actor Tim Kang (TV: "The Mentalist") is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Blu Cantrell is 35. Actress Brooke Burns is 33. Rock musician Wolfgang Van Halen is 20.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team will open up season today at home at 5pm against Fredricksburg Christian.  Hopefully the rain will hold off until after the game, its going to be a bit on the cool side but if you don't have anything why not come out to the game.  Well after today cool temps in the 50's the rest of the week is going to be in the 60's & 70's and it might even make it to 80 on Friday which sounds good to me.  The Thomas Dale baseball team opened up it season yesterday with a 9-7 win over L.C. Bird.  Today's Virginia college baseball game with James Madison has been moved until tomorrow.  Well I am off to work.  MICKEY

Feeling appreciated is one of the most important needs that people have. When you share with someone your appreciation and gratitude, they will not forget you. Appreciation will return to you many times. -Steve Brunkhorst

Today's Birthdays: Musician DJ Fontana is 80. Former astronaut Alan L. Bean is 79. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 78. Actor Judd Hirsch is 76. Rock musician Phil Lesh is 71. Singer Mike Love (The Beach Boys) is 70. Rock singer-musician Sly Stone is 68. Rock singer-musician Howard Scott (War; Lowrider Band) is 65. Rock singer Ry Cooder is 64. Actor Craig Wasson is 57. Rock singer Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) is 56. Actress Park Overall is 54. Movie director Renny Harlin is 52. Model Fabio is 50. Singer Terence Trent D'Arby (AKA Sananda Maitreya) is 49. Rock singer Bret Michaels (Poison) is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rockwell is 47. Rock singer Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) is 43. Actress Kim Raver is 42. Rock musician Mark Hoppus is 39. Actress Eva Longoria is 36. Rapper-musician (Black Eyed Peas) is 36. Rock DJ Joseph Hahn (Linkin Park) is 34. Rapper Young Buck is 30. Actor Sean Biggerstaff is 28. Rock musician Ethan Mentzer is 28. Actress Caitlin Wachs is 22.

Monday, March 14, 2011


The Virginia Cavaliers baseball team completed the sweep of the Clemson Tigers yesterday in Clemson, South Carolina yesterday knocking off the Tigers 7-6.  After getting a great pitching performance Friday the Cavs offense had to carry the team the past 2 days, next up for the Cavs is a mid week game with James Madison.  Well 5 teams from the state of Virginia made the NCAA basketball tournament and they are Richmond, VCU, George Mason, Old Dominion & Hampton.  I have to say I was quite surprised that VCU got in and Virginia Tech did not get in, that is a bit of a head scratcher for sure. Well I tried all day yesterday to renew my vehicle registration yesterday online to no eval, apparently they were having some type of technical problem all day which seems to be happening on a regular basis lately.  MICKEY

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. ~Author Unknown

Today's Birthdays: Former astronaut Frank Borman is 83. Singer Phil Phillips is 80. Actor Michael Caine is 78. Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 78. Former astronaut Eugene Cernan is 77. Actor Raymond J. Barry is 72. Movie director Wolfgang Petersen is 70. Country singer Michael Martin Murphey is 66. Rock musician Walt Parazaider (Chicago) is 66. Actor Steve Kanaly is 65. Comedian Billy Crystal is 63. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is 63. Country singer Jann Browne is 57. Actor Adrian Zmed is 57. Prince Albert II, the ruler of Monaco, is 53. Actress Laila Robins is 52. Actress Tamara Tunie is 52. Actress Penny Johnson Jerald is 50. Producer-director-writer Kevin Williamson is 46. Actor Gary Anthony Williams is 45. Actress Megan Follows is 43. Rock musician Michael Bland is 42. Country singer Kristian Bush is 41. Rock musician Derrick (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) is 39. Actress Grace Park is 37. Actor Jake Fogelnest is 32. Actor Chris Klein is 32. Actress Kate Maberly is 29. Singer-musician Taylor Hanson (Hanson) is 28. Actor Jamie Bell is 25.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Well I hope everybody set there clocks ahead an hour before they went to sleep last night if not you are going to be hour behind all day.  I sure am glad that daylight savings time has started because I really like the daylight each day.  The Virginia baseball team had to rally from 3 runs down in the top of the 8th inning yesterday to pull out a 8-7 win over the Tigers yesterday, the Cavs will go for the sweep of the Tigers this afternoon.  Well the will set the field for this years NCAA basketball Tournament tonight and it looks like Virginia will be well represented in this years tournament, with Old Dominion and Hampton already in it looks like George Mason and Richmond will also get in and I have to say Virginia Tech has a pretty good shot to get in as well.  Well the weather forecast is not looking to good for Tuesdays opening day for our baseball season, there is now a 50% chance of rain both Tuesday & Wednesday and with the already wet field conditions thing aren't looking good.  On the bright weather today looks like it is going to be a very nice day with a temp of around 70 expected, I am probably going to run outside today.  MICKEY

The Difference Between Winning and Losing
by Catherine Pulsifer
Some of the significant differences between winning and losing are:
Hanging on, persevering,
Letting go, giving up easily,

Accepting responsibility for your actions,
Always having an excuse for your actions,

Taking the initiative,
Waiting to be told what to do,

Knowing what you want and setting goals to achieve it,
Wishing for things, but taking no action,

Seeing the big picture, and setting your goals accordingly,
Seeing only where you are today,
Adopt a WINNING attitude!

Today's Birthdays: Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 86. Country singer Jan Howard is 81. Songwriter Mike Stoller is 78. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 72. Actor William H. Macy is 61. Actress Deborah Raffin is 58. Comedian Robin Duke is 57. Actress Glenne Headly is 56. Actress Dana Delany is 55. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 51. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 49. Actor Christopher Collet is 43. Rock musician Matt McDonough (Mudvayne) is 42. Actress Annabeth Gish is 40. Actress Tracy Wells is 40. Rapper-actor Common is 39. Rapper Khujo (Goodie Mob, The Lumberjacks) is 39. Singer Glenn Lewis is 36. Actor Danny Masterson is 35. Actor Emile Hirsch is 26. Singers Natalie and Nicole Albino (Nina Sky) are 25

Saturday, March 12, 2011


The Virginia baseball team picked up a 5-0 win over the Clemson Tigers in game 1 of there 3 game weekend series yesterday.  Virginia ace Danny Hultzen picked up the win and is now 4-0 on the young season and his 50 strikeouts in just 27 inning with an ERA of just 0.66.  The Cavs and Tigers will play game 2 of there series this afternoon.  Well the Colonials baseball team had to practice in there home away from home again last night at the Vo. Tech Center, its a good thing we have that cage to go to this year because we have been in there more than we have been on the filed at the stadium.  There are no Nascar races this weekend, I guess the team needed a week of to regroup.  Well it looks like we our going to have a Chamber of Commerce weather weekend here in the Heights with highs in the upper 60's the next 2 days before dropping back into the low 50's Monday and Tuesday.  Don't forget to set your clocks forward 1 hour before you go to bed tonight because daylight savings time begins tonight.  MICKEY

To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.

Today's Birthdays: Playwright Edward Albee is 83. Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young is 79. Actress Barbara Feldon is 78. Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns is 75. Singer Al Jarreau is 71. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 65. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is 64. Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 63. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is 63. Rock singer-musician Bill Payne (Little Feat) is 62. Actor Jon Provost ("Lassie") is 61. Author Carl Hiaasen (HY'-ah-sihn) is 58. Rock musician Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) is 55. Actor Jerry Levine is 54. Singer Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) is 54. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 51. Actor Titus Welliver is 50. Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry is 49. Actress Julia Campbell is 48. Actor Aaron Eckhart is 43. ABC News reporter Jake Tapper is 42. Rock musician Graham Coxon is 42. Country musician Tommy Bales (Flynnville Train) is 38. Country singer Holly Williams is 30. Actor Samm (cq) Levine is 29. Actor Tyler Patrick Jones is 17. Actress Kendall Applegate (TV: "Desperate Housewives") is 12.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Well today is Moms birthday and she is ?? years old today, you didn't actually think I was going to tell you old she was did you, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM.  The Virginia Cavaliers blew a 10 point lead in the final 10 seconds of the game against Miami and fell to the Hurricanes 69-62 in OT in the 1st round of the ACC basketball tournament.  The Cavs simply just fell apart just like they did in the regular season against Miami, free throws are like walks, there tough to overcome.  The Virginia baseball team opens up ACC play today on the road at #8 Clemson in a battle of 2 teams in the top 10 in the country, this weekend series will be a big test for the Cavaliers.  Well after yesterdays rian I don't think we will be back on the baseball field until at least Monday if then, hopefully the win and the sun will dry it it out over the next 3 days.  MICKEY


Today's Birthdays: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 80. ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 77. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is 75. Musician Flaco Jimenez (FLAH'-koh hee-MEH'-nez) is 72. Actress Tricia O'Neil is 66. Actor Mark Metcalf is 65. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 64. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 61. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 61. Actress Susan Richardson is 59. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine is 58. Singer Nina Hagen is 56. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 56. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 54. Actor-director Peter Berg is 49. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 49. Actress Alex Kingston is 48. Country musician David Talbot is 48. Actor Wallace Langham is 46. Actor John Barrowman is 44. Singer Lisa Loeb is 43. Singer Pete Droge is 42. Actor Terrence Howard is 42. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 42. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 40. Rock singer-musicians Joel and Benji Madden (Good Charlotte) are 32. Actor David Anders is 30. Singer LeToya is 30. Actress Thora Birch is 29. Actor Rob Brown is 27. Actor Anton Yelchin is 22.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


The Virginia basketball team will face Miami today at Noon in the 1st day of the ACC basketball Tournament in Greensboro, NC.  The Cavs will be looking to move on to the 2nd round where they will face the #1 seed North Carolina.  It looks like it is going to be a rainy day for the most part today with a chance of some severe weather later today when a cold front come thru.  Well our baseball team had its final scrimmage last night and after pretty close start we were able to break things open late in the scrimmage, our pitchers did improve on there 1st effort but still walked to many people for my liking.  Offensively we continued to hit the ball pretty well for the most part but I would like to see us cut down on the number of strikeouts we had.  Well we will start playing for real next Tuesday at 5pm against Fredricksburg Christian.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Talk show host Ralph Emery is 78. Bluegrass/country singer-musician Norman Blake is 73. Actor Chuck Norris is 71. Playwright David Rabe is 71. Singer Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean) is 71. Actress Katharine Houghton is 66. Rock musician Tom Scholz (Boston) is 64. Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell is 64. Actress Aloma Wright is 61. Producer-director-writer Paul Haggis is 58. Alt-country/rock musician Gary Louris is 56. Actress Shannon Tweed is 54. Pop/jazz singer Jeanie Bryson is 53. Actress Sharon Stone is 53. Rock musician Gail Greenwood is 51. Magician Lance Burton is 51. Actress Jasmine Guy is 49. Rock musician Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) is 48. Music producer Rick Rubin is 48. Britain's Prince Edward is 47. Actor Stephen Mailer is 45. Actress Paget Brewster is 42. Actor Jon Hamm (TV: "Mad Men") is 40. Country singer Daryle Singletary is 40. Rapper-producer Timbaland is 39. Actor Cristian (kris-tee-AHN') de la Fuente is 37. Rock musician Jerry Horton (Papa Roach) is 36. Actor Jeff Branson is 34. Singer Robin Thicke is 34. Actress Bree Turner is 34. Olympic gold-medal gymnast Shannon Miller is 34. Contemporary Christian singer Michael Barnes (Red) is 32. Country singer Carrie Underwood is 28. Actress Olivia Wilde is 27. Actress Emily Osment is 19.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011


Well today is fellow bloggers Scott Woodfin's 44th birthday, Happy Birthday Scott are you going to be working on your birthday?   The Virginia baseball team won a pitchers dual yesterday in Charlottesville beating the Marshall Thundering Hurd 1-0, the only run the Cavs scored was on a sacrifice fly.  This weekend the Cavs will travel down to South Carolina to face Clemson in a 3 game series, by the way the Cavs have not hit a HR all year.  Well we are scheduled to have our 2nd baseball scrimmage of the year today at 5pm against Park View South Hill weather permitting and I have to say it's not looking to good right now, hopefully the rain will hold off because I doubt we will be able to get on the field the rest of the week.  Speaking of the weather they are calling for over 2 inches of rain from this storm before it ends late tomorrow night.  MICKEY

One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve. ~
Paul Nitze

Today's Birthdays: Former Sen. James L. Buckley, Conservative-N.Y., is 88. Singer-actress Keely Smith is 79. Singer Lloyd Price is 78. Actress Joyce Van Patten is 77. Actor-comedian Marty Ingels is 75. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 75. Actress Trish Van Devere is 70. Singer Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) is 69. Former ABC anchorman Charles Gibson is 68. Rock musician Robin Trower is 66. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 63. Country musician Jimmie Fadden (The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 63. Actress Jaime Lyn Bauer is 62. Magazine editor Michael Kinsley is 60. TV newscaster Faith Daniels is 54. Actor Tom Amandes is 52. Actor-director Lonny Price is 52. Actress Linda Fiorentino is 51. Country musician Rusty Hendrix (Confederate Railroad) is 51. Actress Juliette Binoche is 47. Rock musician Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five) is 43. Rapper C-Murder is 40. Actor Emmanuel Lewis is 40. Actress Jean Louisa Kelly is 39. Actor Kerr Smith is 39. Rapper Chingy is 31. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler is 31. Actress Brittany Snow is 25. Rapper Bow Wow is 24. Actor Luis Armand Garcia is 19.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


The Old Dominion Monarchs knocked off the VCU Rams in the CAA Championship game at the Richmond Coliseum last night 70-65.  The  Rams made a big comeback in the 2nd half but just were not able to get over the hump in there comeback.  The Rams are likely headed to the NIT while ODU is heading to the NCAA Tournament.  The Virginia baseball team will be back in action this afternoon at home against Marshall.  Well we have moved our final baseball scrimmage from Thursday till tomorrow but they still may not be enough to avoid the upcoming rain that appears is going to start tomorrow night now which isn't good for our scrimmage, opening day for the Colonials is 1 week from today against Fredricksburg Christian.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Actress Sue Ane (correct) Langdon is 75. Baseball player-turned-author Jim Bouton is 72. Actor-director Micky Dolenz is 66. Singer-musician Randy Meisner is 65. Pop singer Peggy March is 63. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jim Rice is 58. Singer Gary Numan is 53. NBC News anchor Lester Holt is 52. Actor Aidan Quinn is 52. Country musician Jimmy Dormire is 51. Actress Camryn Manheim is 50. Actor Leon (no last name) is 48. Rock singer Shawn Mullins (The Thorns) is 43. Actress Andrea Parker is 41. Actor Boris Kodjoe is 38. Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. is 35. Actor James Van Der Beek is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kameelah Williams (702) is 33. Rock singer Tom Chaplin (Keane) is 32. Rock musician Andy Ross (OK Go) is 32. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kristinia (kris-teh-NEE'-ah) DeBarge is 21.

Monday, March 07, 2011


The VCU Rams will face the ODU Monarchs tonight at the Richmond Coliseum in the CAA Championship game with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA basketball tournament.  The Rams beat George Mason yesterday 79-63, the Rams just manhandled the Patriots yesterday while ODU beat Hofstra.  Carl Edwards won yesterdays Nascar race at Las Vegas holding off Tony Stewart for the win, Stewart now leads the point standings  though.  Our baseball scrimmage originally scheduled for this Thursday against Park View now will be held on Wednesday due to the impending rain on Thursday, hopefully the field will be dry enough to play on by then.  What a difference a day makes, yesterday at this time it was in the mid 50's at 6am and today it is low 30's.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Comedian Alan Sues is 85. Photographer Lord Snowdon is 81. TV personality Willard Scott is 77. Auto racer Janet Guthrie is 73. Actor Daniel J. Travanti is 71. Former Walt Disney Co. chief executive officer Michael Eisner is 69. Rock musician Chris White (The Zombies) is 68. Actor John Heard is 65. Rock singer Peter Wolf is 65. Rock musician Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) is 65. Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris is 61. Pro and College Football Hall-of-Famer Lynn Swann is 59. Rhythm-and-blues singer-musician Ernie Isley (The Isley Brothers) is 59. Actor Bryan Cranston is 55. Actress Donna Murphy is 52. Actor Nick Searcy is 52. Golfer Tom Lehman is 52. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Ivan Lendl is 51. Actress Mary Beth Evans is 50. Actor Bill Brochtrup is 48. Opera singer Denyce Graves is 47. Comedian Wanda Sykes is 47. Singer-actress Taylor Dayne is 46. Rock musician Randy Guss (Toad the Wet Sprocket) is 44. Actor Peter Sarsgaard is 40. Actress Rachel Weisz (wys) is 40. Classical singer Sebastien Izambard (Il Divo) is 38. Rock singer Hugo Ferreira (Tantric) is 37. Actress Jenna Fischer is 37. Actress Audrey Marie Anderson is 36. Actor TJ Thyne (TV: "Bones") is 36. Actress Laura Prepon is 31.

Sunday, March 06, 2011


Well yesterday was another good day to be a Virginia Cavaliers fan as the baseball team picked up 2 more wins and the basketball team won on the road at Maryland as well.  The baseball team improved to 12-1 on the season beating Cornell 14-2 and Rider 4-1, the Cavs will play Marshall on Tuesday before heading down to Clemson next weekend for a 3 game series with the Tigers.  The Virginia basketball team picked up another win on the road in the ACC yesterday at Maryland knocking off the Terrapins 74-60, with the win the Cavs finish the regular season with 16-14 overall record and a 7-9 ACC record.  We had a pretty good baseball scrimmage against Henrico yesterday, at times it was a bit sloppy but overall it wasn't to bad and there were also 2 fellow bloggers in stands as well.  We are scheduled to scrimmage Park View on Thursday but that is weather permitting, with all the rain we are suppose to get today and for-casted rain for Thursday it's looking a bit doubtful.  Mark Martin won yesterdays Nationwide race at Las Vegas and Danica Patrick had her best career Nascar finish coming home 4th.  It looks like it is going to be a rainy day so I think i will just stay inside and relax.  MICKEY

You can learn a line from a win and a book from a defeat. Paul Brown

Today's Birthdays: Orchestra conductor Julius Rudel is 90. Former FBI and CIA director William Webster is 87. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is 85. Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez is 84. Orchestra conductor Lorin Maazel is 81. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is 74. Country singer Doug Dillard is 74. Former Sen. Christopher Bond, R-Mo., is 72. Actress-writer Joanna Miles is 71. Actor Ben Murphy is 69. Opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is 67. Singer Mary Wilson (The Supremes) is 67. Rock musician Hugh Grundy (The Zombies) is 66. Rock singer-musician David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) is 65. Actress Anna Maria Horsford is 64. Actor-director Rob Reiner is 64. Singer Kiki Dee is 64. Rock singer-musician Phil Alvin (The Blasters) is 58. Actor Tom Arnold is 52. Former child actress Suzanne Crough (kroh) is 48. Actor D.L. Hughley is 47. Country songwriter Skip Ewing is 47. Actress Yvette Wilson is 47. Actor Shuler Hensley is 44. Actress Connie Britton is 43. Actress Moira Kelly is 43. Actress Amy Pietz is 42. Rock musician Chris Broderick (Megadeth) is 41. NBA player Shaquille O'Neal is 39. Country singer Trent Willmon is 38. Country musician Shan Farmer (Ricochet) is 37. Rapper Beanie Sigel is 37. Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is 34. Rock musician Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend) is 27. Actor Eli Marienthal is 25. Actor Jimmy Galeota is 25. Actor Dillon Freasier (Film: "There Will Be Blood") is 15. Actress Savannah Stehlin is 15.

Saturday, March 05, 2011


Well we will have our 1st baseball scrimmage of the year this morning at 11am at Shepherd Stadium against Henrico, the weather looks like it is going to be pretty nice so if you don't have have anything come on up and watch some of the scrimmage.  The Virginia baseball team picked up two more win yesterday beating Cornell 12-1 and Rider 12-0, the Cavs will them again today as well.  The VCU Rams will play the Drexel Dragons today in the CAA Tournament, the Rams need to come out of there slump soon or they may not make any post season tournament this year.  The Virginia basketball team will be on the road at Maryland today.  Matt Kenseth won the pole for this weeks Nascar race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway edging out Marcos Ambrose for the top spot, the Nationwide Series will race there today.  Well I have to run so I can get some exercise in before todays scrimmage.  MICKEY

I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.  H. Jackson Brown Jr

Today's Birthdays: Actor James Noble is 89. Actor James B. Sikking is 77. Actor Dean Stockwell is 75. Actor Fred Williamson is 73. Actress Samantha Eggar is 72. Actor Michael Warren is 65. Actor Eddie Hodges is 64. Singer Eddy Grant is 63. Violinist Eugene Fodor is 61. Rock musician Alan Clark (Dire Straits) is 59. Actress-comedian Marsha Warfield is 57. Magician Penn Jillette is 56. Actress Adriana Barraza is 55. Rock singers Charlie and Craig Reid (The Proclaimers) are 49. Rock musician John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 41. Singer Rome is 41. Actor Kevin Connolly is 37. Actress Jill Ritchie is 37. Actress Jolene Blalock is 36. Actress Eva Mendes is 36. Model Niki Taylor is 36. Actor Sterling Knight is 22. Actor Jake Lloyd is 22.

Friday, March 04, 2011


I sure am glad that it is Friday because it sure has been a long week for some reason.  The Virginia baseball team will play Rider & Cornell today at Davenport Field and will also play them again tomorrow as well.  The Colonial Heights baseball team will have its first scrimmage tomorrow at 11am at Shepherd Stadium against Henrico.  My injuries continue to grow at an alarming  rate, I now have a blister on right finger, a sore arm, a sore hip and a sore left foot as well.  I injured my foot while playing in a inter-squad game while hitting when I fouled a ball of my left foot, I was 1-2 in the game but didn't hit anymore after fouling the ball of my foot.  The Nascar Sprint Cup Series will be racing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday.  Well I heading to work.  MICKEY

Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience. Harold Ruopp

Today's Birthdays: Actress Paula Prentiss is 73. Movie director Adrian Lyne is 70. Singer Bobby Womack is 67. Rock musician Chris Squire (Yes) is 63. Singer Shakin' Stevens is 63. Author James Ellroy is 63. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is 61. Singer Chris Rea is 60. Actor Ronn Moss is 59. Actress Kay Lenz is 58. Musician Emilio Estefan is 58. Movie director Scott Hicks is 58. Actress Catherine O'Hara is 57. Actor Mykelti (MY'-kul-tee) Williamson is 54. Actress Patricia Heaton is 53. Actor Steven Weber is 50. Rock musician Jason Newsted is 48. Actress Stacy Edwards is 46. Rapper Grand Puba is 45. Rock musician Patrick Hannan (The Sundays) is 45. Rock singer Evan Dando (Lemonheads) is 44. Actress Patsy Kensit is 43. Gay rights activist Chaz Bono is 42. Actor Nick Stabile (stah-BEEL') is 41. Rock musician Fergal Lawler (The Cranberries) is 40. Country singer Jason Sellers is 40. Jazz musician Jason Marsalis is 34. TV personality Whitney Port is 26. Actress Andrea Bowen ("Desperate Housewives") is 21. Actress Jenna Boyd is 18.

Thursday, March 03, 2011


The Virginia baseball team improves to 8-1 on the season with 7-0 win over Niagara yesterday, this was the 2 game in a row that the Cavs shut out there opponent.  Next up for the Cavs are a pair of games against Cornell and Rider this weekend.  Well I have to say my arm is as sore as it has been in about a year this morning and I don't know yet whether or not I am going to be able to throw or not today yet, if I had to throw this morning I wouldn't be able to.  It looks we had better get the most of the next 2 days of practice and Saturdays scrimmage because it looks like it is going to get allot of rain on Sunday which isn't good for practice next week, the field yesterday was still a bit soft in several places.  Well I am off to work.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Bluegrass singer-musician Doc Watson is 88. Socialite Lee Radziwill is 78. Movie producer-director George Miller is 66. Actress Hattie Winston is 66. Singer Jennifer Warnes is 64. Actor-director Tim Kazurinsky is 61. Singer-musician Robyn Hitchcock is 58. Actor Robert Gossett is 57. Rock musician John Lilley is 57. Actress Miranda Richardson is 53. Radio personality Ira Glass is 52. Actress Mary Page Keller is 50. Olympic track and field gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee is 49. College Football Hall of Famer Herschel Walker is 49. Rapper-actor Tone-Loc (lohk) is 45. Rock musician John Bigham is 42. Actress Julie Bowen is 41. Country singer Brett Warren (The Warren Brothers) is 40. Actor David Faustino is 37. Singer Ronan Keating (Boyzone) is 34. Rapper Lil' Flip is 30. Actress Jessica Biel is 29. Rock musician Blower (aka Joe Garvey) (Hinder) is 27.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


It was a very good day to be a Virginia Cavaliers fan yesterday as both the Virginia basketball & baseball teams picked up victories.  The Virginia basketball team N.C. State last night 69-58 in there final home regular season game of the year, the Cavs lead at the half and maintained there lead the entire 2nd half.  The Virginia baseball team picked up a 9-0 win over William & Mary, the Cavs will play host to Niagara today.  Well we weren't able to get out on field again at the stadium again yesterday, I don't even think they even try to do anything to help us out up there.  If we aren't able to get on there today I think something should be done about, the weather looks like it is going to be very nice today with a high 63 expected but tomorrow it is going to be back in the 40's.  By the way for those interested our 1st scrimmage will be held at the stadium Saturday morning a 11am.  My arm is a bit sore this morning after throwing about 800 pitches the last 2 days in the cage.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Actor John Cullum is 81. Author Tom Wolfe is 81. Former Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is 80. Actress Barbara Luna is 72. Actor Jon Finch is 70. Author John Irving is 69. Singer Lou Reed is 69. Actress Cassie Yates is 60. Actress Laraine Newman is 59. Former Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wis., is 58. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is 56. Singer Jay Osmond is 56. Pop musician John Cowsill (The Cowsills) is 55. Tennis player Kevin Curren is 53. Country singer Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) is 52. Rock singer Jon Bon Jovi is 49. Blues singer-musician Alvin Youngblood Hart is 48. Actor Daniel Craig is 43. Rock musician Casey (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) is 35. Rock singer Chris Martin (Coldplay) is 34. Actress Heather McComb is 34. Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is 30. NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 29. Actor Robert Iler ("The Sopranos") is 26.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011


Well today is the 1st day of March and I am hoping that March will be much dryer than February so we can actually get out on the baseball field and practice.  It was looking pretty good for an outdoor practice until t-storm came threw at about 4:20 so had to go hit in the cage again.  The weather roller coaster will continue today after temps in the 70's yesterday it is going to be back in the 50's today before heading back into the 60's tomorrow then back into the 40's for Thursday.  It is suppose to be in the 60's for our scrimmage on Saturday.  The Virginia basketball team will be looking to pick up another ACC win tonight when the play host to the N.C. State Wolfpack.  The Virginia baseball team will play host to William & Mary this afternoon.  I have pulled something in the left side of my body yesterday and I don't know what I did, I guess I picked up something wrong at work.  MICKEY

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. ~Phyllis Theroux

Today's Birthdays: Actor Robert Clary is 85. Singer Harry Belafonte is 84. Former U.S. Solicitor General Robert H. Bork is 84. Actor Robert Conrad is 76. Rock singer Mike D'Abo (Manfred Mann) is 67. Former Sen. John Breaux, D-La., is 67. Rock singer Roger Daltrey is 67. Actor Dirk Benedict is 66. Actor Alan Thicke is 64. Actor-director Ron Howard is 57. Actress Catherine Bach is 57. Country singer Janis Gill (aka Janis Oliver Cummins) (Sweethearts of the Rodeo) is 57. Actor Tim Daly is 55. Singer-musician Jon Carroll is 54. Rock musician Bill Leen is 49. Actor Maurice Bernard is 48. Actor Russell Wong is 48. Actor John David Cullum is 45. Actor George Eads is 44. Actor Javier Bardem (HAH'-vee-ayr bahr-DEHM') is 42. Actor Jack Davenport is 38. Rock musician Ryan Peake (Nickelback) is 38. Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar is 37. Actor Jensen Ackles is 33. TV host Donovan Patton is 33. Rock musician Sean Woolstenhulme is 30. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sammie is 24. Pop singer Justin Bieber is 17.