Tuesday, May 31, 2011


The Virginia baseball team will be the #1 seeded team in this years 64 team NCAA baseball tournament which begins on Friday.  The Cavs will open tournament play against Navy and the other 2 teams in there regional are East Carolina and St. Johns.  Being the #1 seed doesn't mean anything if you don't go out and back kit up on the field.  The Virginia mens lacrosse team captured the National Championship yesterday beating the Maryland Terrapins yesterday in Baltimore 9-7, hopefully the Virginia baseball team take will to the same this year.  In high school baseball action yesterday both teams from the Central District were eliminated yesterday, Dinwiddie lost to Deep Run 3-0 while Matoaca lost to Mills Godwin 7-2.  It is going to be another very hot and humid day today with temps approaching the upper 90's with heat indexes over 100 so try to stay cool.  MICKEY

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. ~Andy Dingley

Today's Birthdays: Actress Elaine Stewart is 82. Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 81. Singer Peter Yarrow is 73. Former Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite is 72. Singer-musician Augie Meyers is 71. Actress Sharon Gless is 68. Football Hall-of-Famer Joe Namath is 68. Actor Tom Berenger is 61. Actor Gregory Harrison is 61. Actor Kyle Secor is 54. Actress Roma Maffia (ma-FEE'-uh) is 53. Comedian Chris Elliott is 51. Actress Lea Thompson is 50. Singer Corey Hart is 49. Actor Hugh Dillon is 48. Rapper DMC is 47. Actress Brooke Shields is 46. Country musician Ed Adkins (The Derailers) is 44. Jazz musician Christian McBride is 39. Actress Archie Panjabi is 39. Actor Colin Farrell is 35. Rock musician Scott Klopfenstein (Reel Big Fish) is 34. Actor Eric Christian Olsen is 34. Rock musician Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) is 31. Actor Jonathan Tucker is 29. Rapper Waka Flocka Flame is 25. Actor Curtis Williams Jr. is 24.

Monday, May 30, 2011



The Virginia baseball team will be heading into the NCAA baseball playoffs on a high note after winning the ACC baseball championship 7-2 over Florida State yesterday.  The Cavs won all 4 of there games in the tournament after dropping 3 straight a week ago to North Carolina.  The field for the NCAA baseball tournament will be announced today.  The 2 baseball teams from the Central District will be in action today in the Central Regional playoffs, Dinwiddie will face Deep Run while Matoaca will face Mills Godwin and all the games will be at The Diamond.  Well it appeared rookie J.R. Hildebrand was set to win the Indianapolis 500 yesterday until he tried pass a slower car coming off of turn 4 on the final lap when he got out of the groove an hit the wall allowing Dan Weldon to come away with the win.  Then at Charlotte last night it appeared Dale Earnhardt Jr. was set end his winless streak only to run out of gas on the last lap allowing Kevin Harvick to come away with the win, Jr. ended up finishing 7th.  It think the only person feeling worst than Jr. this morning is J.R. Hildebrand. I think I am the only person in th family working today, I really don't know why we are working because we are not going to be that busy.  Also I am a bit tired this morning because I haven't slept well the last 3 nights, hopefully I will get out of this sleep rut soon.  MICKEY

Seven days without laughter make one weak. ~Joel Goodman

Today's Birthdays: Country musician Johnny Gimble is 85. Actor Clint Walker is 84. Actor Keir Dullea is 75. Actress Ruta Lee is 75. Actor Michael J. Pollard is 72. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Gayle Sayers is 68. Rock musician Lenny Davidson (The Dave Clark Five) is 67. Actor Stephen Tobolowsky is 60. Actor Colm Meaney is 58. Actor Ted McGinley is 53. Actor Ralph Carter is 50. Actress Tonya Pinkins is 49. Country singer Wynonna Judd is 47. Rock musician Tom Morello (Audioslave; Rage Against The Machine) is 47. Movie director Antoine Fuqua is 46. Rock musician Patrick Dahlheimer (Live) is 40. Actress Idina Menzel is 40. Actor Trey Parker is 39. Rapper Cee-Lo is 37. Rapper Remy Ma is 31. Actor Blake Bashoff is 30. Christian rock musician James Smith (Underoath) is 29.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Well today is the biggest race day of the year here in the United States with the running of the Indianapolis 500 and Coca Cola World 600 as well.  The Indianapolis 500 starts at Noon and the Coke 600 starts at 6pm and will likely finish between 10 and 11pm so I probably wont be up for the finish since I have to work tomorrow.  Matt Kenseth won yesterdays Nationwide Race at Charlotte holding off Carl Edwards for the win, is was his 1st start of the season in the series.  The Virginia baseball team beat North Carolina in ACC baseball tournament last night 3-2 and will face the Florida State Seminoles this afternoon in championship game at 1pm.  The will announce the field for this years NCAA baseball tournament tomorrow afternoon.  It looks like it is going to be in the 90's most of the week here in Heights with hottest day of the week being Tuesday when the temp is suppose to be 97 and just think summer doesn't officially start until late June.  Well I have to go cut my hair.  MICKEY

“Your purpose may not always be obvious, but always remember that you do have a purpose.” - Rodney Williams

Today's Birthdays: Actor Clifton James is 90. Former Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent is 73. Race car driver Al Unser is 72. CBS News Correspondent Bob Simon is 70. Actor Kevin Conway is 69. Actor Helmut Berger is 67. Rock singer Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) is 66. Actor Anthony Geary is 64. Singer Rebbie (ree-bee) Jackson is 61. Movie composer Danny Elfman is 58. Rock musician Michael Porcaro (Toto) is 56. Singer LaToya Jackson is 55. Actor Ted Levine is 54. Actress Annette Bening is 53. Actor Rupert Everett is 52. Actor Adrian Paul is 52. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 50. Actress Lisa Whelchel is 48. Actress Tracey Bregman is 48. Rock musician Noel Gallagher (Oasis) is 44. Singer Jayski McGowan (Quad City DJ's) is 44. Rock musician Chan Kinchla (Blues Traveler) is 42. Rock musician Mark Lee (Third Day) is 38. Cartoonist Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks") is 37. Singer Melanie Brown (Spice Girls) is 36. Rapper Playa Poncho is 36. Actor Brandon Mychal Smith is 22.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


The Virginia baseball team started its game with Miami yesterday morning at 11am but the game did not end until last night at about 9:30pm because some pretty intense t-storms that delayed the game.  The Cavs trailed the game when it was halted 2-0 in the bottom of the 2nd inning but when the game resumed the Cavs cam away with a 6-4 win over the Hurricanes.  The Cavs will face North Carolina tonight with the winner advancing to the championship game tomorrow in Durham.  The Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning last night 1-0 in game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Bruins got a goal with less the 10 minutes left in the game and held on for the win.  The Bruins will now face the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup Finals.  The Nationwide Series will qualify this morning and race this afternoon at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and then tomorrow they will run the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte and Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis.  I just want to let everybody know Monday is not a holiday for me, I will be working.  MICKEY 

“Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary.” - Uta Hagen

Today's Birthdays: Rockabilly singer-musician Sonny Burgess is 82. Actress Carroll Baker is 80. Producer-director Irwin Winkler is 80. Actor John Karlen is 78. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Jerry West is 73. Actress Beth Howland is 70. Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is 67. Singer Gladys Knight is 67. Actress-director Sondra Locke is 67. Singer Billy Vera is 67. Singer John Fogerty is 66. Country musician Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss and Union Station) is 55. Actor Brandon Cruz (TV: "The Courtship of Eddie's Father") is 49. Country singer Phil Vassar is 49. Actress Christa Miller is 47. Singer-musician Chris Ballew (Presidents of the USA) is 46. Rapper Chubb Rock is 43. Singer Kylie Minogue (KY'-lee mihn-OHG') is 43. Actor Justin Kirk is 42. Television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck ("The View") is 34. Actor Jesse Bradford is 32. Actress Monica Keena is 32. Pop singer Colbie Caillat (kal-LAY') is 26. Actress Carey Mulligan is 26. Actor Joseph Cross is 25.

Friday, May 27, 2011


The Virginia baseball team will look to continue there run in the ACC baseball tournament this morning against the Miami Hurricanes a team which knocked of the North Carolina Tar Heels yesterday.  The Cavs will face the Canes this morning and then will face the Tar Heels tomorrow night in there final game of pool play.  In high school baseball action last night Matoaca beat Prince George 1-04 in championship game of the Central District baseball tournament.  They will play game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight in Boston with the winner advance to the Stanley Cup Finals where the winner will faced the Vancouver Canucks.  Well this is a holiday day weekend for most people but not for me, we will be working on Memorial Day.  I had thought about heading back to the beach this weekend but as it stands right now I am not. Brad Keselowski captured the pole for this weekends Coca Cola 600. MICKEY

“What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows. ” - Alexandra Stoddard

Today's Birthdays: Dolores Hope (widow of Bob Hope) is 102. Novelist Herman Wouk (wohk) is 96. Actor Christopher Lee is 89. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is 88. Author John Barth is 81. Actress Lee Meriwether is 76. Musician Ramsey Lewis is 76. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 75. Rhythm-and-blues singer Raymond Sanders (The Persuasions) is 72. Country singer Don Williams is 72. Actor Bruce Weitz is 68. Singer Cilla Black is 68. Former Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., is 67. Singer Bruce Cockburn (KOH'-burn) is 66. Singer-actress Dee Dee Bridgewater is 61. Actor Richard Schiff is 56. Singer Siouxsie Sioux (The Creatures, Siouxsie and the Banshees) is 54. Rock singer-musician Neil Finn (The Finn Brothers) is 53. Actress Peri Gilpin is 50. Actress Cathy Silvers is 50. Comedian Adam Carolla is 47. Actor Todd Bridges is 46. Rock musician Sean Kinney (Alice In Chains) is 45. Actor Dondre Whitfield is 42. Actor Paul Bettany is 40. Rock singer-musician Brian Desveaux (Nine Days) is 40. Country singer Jace Everett is 39. Actor Jack McBrayer is 38. Rapper Andre 3000 (Outkast) is 36. Rapper Jadakiss is 36. TV chef Jamie Oliver is 36. Alt-country singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson is 35. Actor Michael Steger is 31. Actor-singer Chris Colfer (TV: "Glee") is 21. Actor Ethan Dampf is 17.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


The Virginia baseball teams bats woke up yesterday afternoon in 13-1 win over Wake Forest.  After only scoring 3 runs the last 3 games the Cavalier offense racked up 13 yesterday.  The Cavs are off today before facing Miami tomorrow.  The Tampa Bay Lightning stayed alive in the Eastern Conference Finals last night holding on to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 and forcing a game 7 in Boston on Friday night.  Its going to feel a bit like summer here in Colonial Heights with highs in the mid 90's for-casted before it cools off for a couple of days with highs in the 80's before returning to the 90's on Sunday and just thinks summer has yet to began.  Down in Georgia tonight Scottie will be graduation from Crawford County High School, maybe Scott can post a graduation photo.  MICKEY

~ If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. ~William McFee

Today's Birthdays: Actor James Arness is 88. Actor Alec McCowen is 86. Sportscaster Brent Musberger is 72. Rock singer-musician Levon Helm (The Band) is 71. Country musician Gates Nichols (Confederate Railroad) is 67. Rock musician Garry Peterson (Guess Who) is 66. Singer Stevie Nicks is 63. Actress Pam Grier is 62. Actor Philip Michael Thomas is 62. Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is 62. Former astronaut Sally K. Ride is 60. Actress Margaret Colin is 54. Country singer-songwriter Dave Robbins is 52. Actor Doug Hutchison is 51. Actress Genie Francis is 49. Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait is 49. Singer Lenny Kravitz is 47. Actress Helena Bonham Carter is 45. Rock musician Phillip Rhodes is 43. Actor Joseph Fiennes (FYNZ) is 41. Singer Joey Kibble (Take 6) is 40. Actor-producer-writer Matt Stone is 40. Contemporary Christian musician Nathan Cochran is 33.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


The Virginia baseball team will open up ACC pool play this afternoon against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at 3pm in  Durham, North Carolina.  The Cavs will also face Miami and North Carolina in  pool play.  In high school baseball action last night Prince George upset Dinwiddie 2-1 giving Dinwiddie its 1st loss of the season and Matoaca leads Thomas Dale 10-6 in the top of the 5th inning.  They had to stop that game last night because of lightning and will resume tonight a 5pm.  Both the CH girls and boys soccer teams fell to Matoaca last night in tournament action.  The Vancouver Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks last night 3-2 on double OT and with the win the Canucks are heading to the Stanley Cup Finals.  Tonight Boston will try to punch there ticket to finals as well, the Bruins lead the Lightning 3-2 heading into tonights game.  MICKEY

“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Today's Birthdays: Lyricist Hal David is 90. Former White House news secretary Ron Nessen is 77. Country singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall is 75. Actor Sir Ian McKellen is 72. Country singer Jessi Colter is 68. Actress-singer Leslie Uggams is 68. Movie director and Muppeteer Frank Oz is 67. Actress Karen Valentine is 64. Rock singer Klaus Meine (The Scorpions) is 63. Actress Patti D'Arbanville is 60. Actress Connie Sellecca is 56. Rock singer-musician Paul Weller is 53. Actor-comedian Mike Myers is 48. Actor Matt Borlenghi is 44. Actor Joseph Reitman is 43. Rock musician Glen Drover is 42. Actress Anne Heche (haych) is 42. Actresses Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush (TV: "Little House on the Prairie") are 41. Actor-comedian Jamie Kennedy is 41. Actor Justin Henry is 40. Rapper Daz Dillinger is 38. Actress Molly Sims is 38. Singer Lauryn Hill is 36. Actor Cillian Murphy is 35. Actor Ethan Suplee (soo-PLEE') is 35. Rock musician Todd Whitener is 33. Actor Corbin Allred is 32. Actress-singer Lauren Frost is 26.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


The Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning last night 3-1 to take 3-2 lead Eastern Conference Finals.  The Lightning scored 1st but didn't score anymore as the Bruins reeled of 3 straight goals en route to the win.  The Vancouver Canucks will be looking to close out the Western Conference Finals tonight in Vancouver.  The Central District baseball tournament gets underway tonight without the Colonials in it again, in game 1 tonight Prince George will face Dinwiddie and in the nightcap it will be Thomas Dale against Matoaca.  The Colonial Heights girls & boys soccer teams will be in tournament action tonight at Matoaca.  I think will go out and catch some of the baseball action tonight and I might even go over and catch some of the Colonials in soccer action as well.  Even though I did run outside again yesterday my allergies didn't seem as bad yesterday, my ear is still clogged up though.  MICKEY

Grilling Tip
Don't overcrowd. Space food evenly on the grill—think two to three fingers’ width between each item. Twenty-five to 30 percent of the grill should be left unoccupied, leaving you room to maneuver if there are any flare-ups.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein

Today's Birthdays: Comedian Tommy Chong is 73. Singer Bob Dylan is 70. Actor Gary Burghoff is 68. Singer Patti LaBelle is 67. Actress Priscilla Presley is 66. Country singer Mike Reid is 64. Actor Jim Broadbent is 62. Actor Alfred Molina is 58. Singer Rosanne Cash is 56. Actress Kristin Scott Thomas is 51. Rock musician Jimmy Ashhurst (Buckcherry) is 48. Rock musician Vivian Trimble is 48. Actor John C. Reilly is 46. Actor Eric Close is 44. Rapper-recording executive Heavy D is 44. Rock musician Rich Robinson is 42. Actor Bryan Greenburg is 33. Actor Billy L. Sullivan is 31. Actor-rapper Jerod Mixon (aka Big Tyme) is 30. Rock musician Cody Hanson (Hinder) is 29. Country singer Billy Gilman is 23. Actor Cayden Boyd is 17.

Monday, May 23, 2011


The Vancouver Canucks beat the San Jose Sharks yesterday afternoon 4-2 to take a 3-1 series and are now just 1 win away from playing for Lord Stanley's Cup.  In the Eastern Conference Finals the Tampa Bay Lightning will be in Boston tonight to face the Bruins in game 5 of there series, the series is tied at 2 games a piece.  I have pretty bad sinus headache this morning, my allergies were really bothering me at the beach this weeken and running and riding my bike outside down there probably didn't help my situation out any.  The Virginia baseball team will open ACC Tournament play at 3pm on Wednesday against Wake Forest, the Cavs will be trying to bounce back after getting swept by North Carolina this past weekend.  MICKEY

Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders. ~Tom Peters

Today's Birthdays: Bluegrass singer Mac Wiseman is 86. Actor Nigel Davenport is 83. Actress Barbara Barrie is 80. Actress Joan Collins is 78. Actor Charles Kimbrough is 75. Actress Lauren Chapin is 66. Country singer Misty Morgan is 66. Country singer Judy Rodman is 60. Singer Luka Bloom is 56. Actor-comedian Drew Carey is 53. Country singer Shelly West is 53. Actor Linden Ashby is 51. Actress-model Karen Duffy is 50. Rock musician Phil Selway (Radiohead) is 44. Actress Laurel Holloman is 43. Rock musician Matt Flynn (Maroon 5) is 41. Singer Lorenzo is 39. Country singer Brian McComas is 39. Singer Maxwell is 38. Singer Jewel is 37. Actor Lane Garrison is 31. Actor Adam Wylie is 27.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


The Virginia baseball team isn't going to be heading into next weeks ACC baseball tournament on a good note after being swept by North Carolina this weekend.  The Virginia offense has picked a bad time of the year to go into a slump heading post season action, the Cavs only scored 3 runs all weekend against North Carolina.  Hopefully they will be able to straighten things out before the ACC tournament starts next week.  The Tampa Bay Lightning evened up the Eastern Conference Finals with the Boston Bruins a 2 games a piece after beating the Bruins yesterday 5-3, the Lightning trailed 3-0 after the 1st period.  Carl Edwards won last night All-Star race in Charlotte and I have to say it was a very ho hum race, no fireworks or really even any close racing for that matter.  If they keep having races like last nights the crowds are going to start dwindling more.  Well I went down to the ocean this morning and took a few sunrise photos but it wasn't the best sunrise for photo taking but I have posted a few of the shots I took this morning.  I also went down to Dunkin Donuts this morning and believe or not they don't put enough chocolate on the donuts down here, at to much and down here not enough. MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Movie reviewer Judith Crist is 89. Singer Charles Aznavour is 87. Actor Michael Constantine is 84. Conductor Peter Nero is 77. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 73. Actor Frank Converse is 73. Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw is 71. Actress Barbara Parkins is 69. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 61. Actor-producer Al Corley is 55. Singer Morrissey is 52. Actress Ann Cusack is 50. Country musician Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) is 50. Rock musician Jesse Valenzuela is 49. Actor Mark Christopher Lawrence is 47. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Johnny Gill (New Edition) is 45. Rock musician Dan Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is 44. Actress Brooke Smith is 44. Model Naomi Campbell is 41. Actress Anna Belknap is 39. Actress Alison Eastwood is 39. Singer Donell Jones is 38. Actor Sean Gunn is 37. Actress A.J. Langer is 37. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin is 33. Actress Maggie Q is 32. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is 29.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Well after not being at the beach the last several months I have finally mad it back down here and it looks like it is going to be nice weekend here in Kill Devil Hills.  One reason I came down here was to see if my digital scanner would pick up Dare County's new radio system but so far it hasn't so I guess I will make a trip over to Radio Shack to see if there is anybody there that knows what they are doing with this type of scanner.  The Virginia baseball team has picked a bad time to go into a bit of a slump dropping a 2nd straight game to North Carolina last night 2-1 and today the Tar Heels will go for the sweep of the Cavs something which has not been said to often over the last few years.  In the NHL Playoffs last night San Jose beat Vancouver 4-3 and now trail the series 2-1.  Tonight in Charlotte the they will the Nascar All Star Race and I am quite sure there will be some tempers flaring for sure and I think a punch or two might be thrown as well.  Well I guess I better get ready to go for a run.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Rhythm-and-blues singer Ron Isley (The Isley Brothers) is 70. Rock musician Hilton Valentine (The Animals) is 68. Actor Richard Hatch ("Battlestar Galactica") is 66. Musician Bill Champlin is 64. Singer Leo Sayer is 63. Actress Carol Potter is 63. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is 60. Actor Mr. T is 59. Music producer Stan Lynch is 56. Actor Judge Reinhold is 54. Actor-director Nick Cassavetes is 52. Actor Brent Briscoe is 50. Actress Lisa Edelstein is 45. Actress Fairuza Balk is 37. Rapper Havoc (Mobb Deep) is 37. Actress Ashlie Brillault is 24. Actor Scott Leavenworth is 21. Actress Sarah Ramos is 20.

“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.”

Friday, May 20, 2011


The North Carolina Tar Heels shutout the Virginia Cavaliers last 6-0 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to take game 1 of there best of 3 weekend series.  The Cavs just couldn't get on track offensively last night and got a pretty good pitching performance from there starter before Carolina scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning en route to the win.  The Cavs will try to rebound in game 2 tonight.  The Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning last night 2-0 to take a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals, I am hoping that the Lightning will rebound.  Well I think I am going to head down to the beach tonight for the weekend, I need some much needed rest & relaxation.  MICKEY

~ A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. ~William Shakespeare

Today's Birthdays: Actor-author James McEachin is 81. Actor Anthony Zerbe is 75. Actor David Proval is 69. Singer Joe Cocker is 67. Singer-actress Cher is 65. Actor-comedian Dave Thomas is 62. Rock musician Warren Cann is 59. Former New York Gov. David Paterson is 57. Actor Dean Butler is 55. TV-radio personality Ron Reagan is 53. Rock musician Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's) is 53. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 52. Singer Susan Cowsill is 52. Actor John Billingsley is 51. Actor Tony Goldwyn is 51. Singer Nick Heyward is 50. TV personality Ted Allen is 46. Actress Mindy Cohn is 45. Rock musician Tom Gorman (Belly) is 45. Actress Gina Ravera is 45. Actor Timothy Olyphant is 43. Rapper Busta Rhymes is 39. Rock musician Ryan Martinie is 36. Actor Matt Czuchry is 34. Actress Angela Goethals is 34. Actress-singer Naturi Naughton is 27.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Well our baseball season came to a crashing end yesterday afternoon losing to Thomas Dale 6-0 at Shepherd Stadium.  In the last 3 games we only had a total of 7 hits ans we only scored 3 in those 3 games and you sure are not going win allot of games scoring 1 run per game.  It seemed that our season took a major hit the week we lost to both Prince George & Matoaca the same week in extra innings and we just could never recover.  In the NHL Playoffs last night Vancouver beat San Jose 7-3 to take a 2-0 series leas in the Western Conference Finals, tonight Boston will be at Tampa Bay in game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals with the series tied at 1-1.  MICKEY

~ Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one ~Hans Selye

Today's Birthdays: PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 77. TV personality David Hartman is 76. Actor James Fox is 72. Actress Nancy Kwan is 72. Author-director Nora Ephron is 70. Actor Peter Mayhew is 67. Rock singer-composer Pete Townshend (The Who) is 66. Concert pianist David Helfgott is 64. Rock singer-musician Dusty Hill (ZZ Top) is 62. Singer-actress Grace Jones is 59. Rock musician Phil Rudd (AC-DC) is 57. Actor Steven Ford is 55. Rock musician Iain Harvie (Del Amitri) is 49. Actor Jason Gray-Stanford is 41. Rock singer Jenny Berggren (Ace of Base) is 39. Actor Drew Fuller is 31. Christian rock musician Tim McTague is 28. Actor Eric Lloyd is 25.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


After being rained out the last 2 times we tried to play Thomas Dale at home we will try again tonight at 6pm at Shepherd Stadium.  There is a pretty good chance of rain and the field is already pretty saturated so I think our chance of playing today are about 40%, the filed was under allot of water last night.  If we don't play tonight I really don't when or where we are going to play them because stadium is booked up through Sunday with the Private School State Tournament.  Also Thomas Dales game yesterday with Meadowbrook was rained out and they are going to play that game tomorrow.  The Virginia baseball game with High Point was also rained out and will not be rescheduled, the Cavs will finish out the regular season this weekend at North Carolina.  In the NHL playoffs last night the Bruins evened up there series up with Tampa Bay at 1 game a piece beating the Lightning last night 6-5, the Canucks and Sharks will play game 2 of there series tonight with the Canucks leading the series 1-0.  Well hopefully we will get the game in tonight but I am not to optimistic about it.  MICKEY

Lean Back in Your Office Chair
Parking your torso at a 90-degree angle strains your spine, say Scottish and Canadian researchers. Instead, give your chair the La-Z-Boy treatment and recline the seat back slightly. The ideal angle is 45 degrees off vertical.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Bill Macy is 89. Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Jack Whitaker is 87. Actor Robert Morse is 80. Actor and television executive Dwayne Hickman is 77. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson is 74. Bluegrass singer-musician Rodney Dillard (The Dillards) is 69. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson is 65. Actress Candice Azzara is 64. Country singer Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 63. Rock musician Rick Wakeman (Yes) is 62. Actor James Stephens is 60. Country singer George Strait is 59. Rhythm-and-blues singer Butch Tavares (Tavares) is 58. Actor Chow Yun-Fat is 56. Rock singer-musician Page Hamilton is 51. Contemporary Christian musician Barry Graul (MercyMe) is 50. Singer-actress Martika is 42. Comedian-writer Tina Fey is 41. Rapper Special Ed is 37. Rock singer Jack Johnson is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer Darryl Allen (Mista) is 31. Actor Matt Long is 31. Christian-rock musician Kevin Huguley (Rush of Fools) is 29. Actor Spencer Breslin is 19.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Well yesterdays baseball game was washed out and has tentatively been rescheduled for tomorrow night at 6pm weather permitting.  The weather inst looking to good I have to say for that to happen and because the private school baseball tournament starts Thursday at Shepherd Stadium we don';t have place to play after tomorrow.  Also Thomas Dale has a game today and they don't play today they are going to have to make up 2 games and it looks like there is a pretty good chance of t-storms through Thursday.  The Central District baseball tournament is scheduled to start on Tuesday at Matoaca.  They will  ply game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight in Boston with Tampa Bay leading the series 1-0, in the Western Conference Finals Vancouver leads San Jose 1-0.  Yesterday at work I went up to Fredricksburg for a couple of stops, it wasn't a bad ride but there sure is a whole lot of people up there.  MICKEY

Cabbage. There are two main types of detoxifying enzymes in the liver, and this potent veggie helps activate both of them. It's the largest member of the Brassica veggie family, all of which delivers colon-cancer fighting isothicyanates and vitamin C. Coleslaw, anyone?

Today's Birthdays: Actor Peter Gerety is 71. Singer Taj Mahal is 69. Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester is 67. Rock musician Bill Bruford is 62. Singer-musician George Johnson (The Brothers Johnson) is 58. TV personality Kathleen Sullivan is 58. Actor Bill Paxton is 56. Boxing Hall-of-Famer Sugar Ray Leonard is 55. Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 55. Sports announcer Jim Nantz is 52. Singer Enya is 50. Talk show host-actor Craig Ferguson is 49. Rock singer-musician Page McConnell is 48. Actor David Eigenberg is 47. Singer-musician Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is 46. Actress Paige Turco is 46. Rhythm-and-blues musician O'Dell (Mint Condition) is 46. Actor Hill Harper is 45. TV personality/interior designer Thom Filicia is 42. Singer Jordan Knight is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Darnell Van Rensalier (Shai) is 41. Actress Sasha Alexander is 38. Rock singer-musician Josh Homme (HAHM'-ee) is 38. Rock singer Andrea Corr (The Corrs) is 37. Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy (SEN'-dul rah-mah-MURTH'-ee) is 37. Actress Rochelle Aytes is 35. Singer Kandi Burruss is 35. Actress Kat Foster is 33. Actor Tahj Mowry is 25. Actress Nikki Reed is 23. Actress Leven Rambin is 21. Actress Samantha Browne-Walters is 20. Actor Justin Martin is 17.

Monday, May 16, 2011


If the Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team wants to play another game this season it must win tonight at home against Thomas Dale.  It is pretty simple win and your in a 3 way tie for 3rd and 4th place and if we lose our season comes to an end.  Either way tonight will be our final home game of the season so it will also be Senior Night as well.  Also there is a 50/50 chance of rain as well today and with the previous rain we have had over the weekend the field cannot take an more rain before tonights game.  The Virginia baseball team beat Miami yesterday 5-4 taking 2 out of 3 from the Hurricanes, the Cavs will face High Point tomorrow before heading down to North Carolina for it final 3 regular season games of the year.  At Dover yesterday Matt Kenseth won yesterdays Sprint Cup race, Mark Martin finished 2nd.  GO COLONIALS, MICKEY

Broccoli sprouts. They pack 20 times more cancer-fighting, enzyme-stimulating activity into each bite than the grown-up vegetable. Research suggests that eating the sprouts (they have a radish-like taste) kills off H. Pylori bacteria that causes stomach irritation and ulcers.

Today's Birthdays: Actor George Gaynes is 94. Actor Harry Carey Jr. is 90. Jazz musician Billy Cobham is 67. Actor Bill Smitrovich is 64. Actor Pierce Brosnan is 58. Actress Debra Winger is 56. Olympic gold medal gymnast Olga Korbut is 56. Actress Mare Winningham is 52. Rock musician Boyd Tinsley (The Dave Matthews Band) is 47. Rock musician Krist Novoselic (noh-voh-SEL'-ik) is 46. Singer Janet Jackson is 45. Country singer Scott Reeves (Blue County) is 45. Actor Brian (BREE'-un) F. O'Byrne is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ralph Tresvant (New Edition) is 43. Actor David Boreanaz is 42. Political correspondent Tucker Carlson is 42. Actress Tracey Gold is 42. Tennis player Gabriela Sabatini is 41. Country singer Rick Trevino is 40. Musician Simon Katz is 40. Actress Tori Spelling is 38. Actress Melanie Lynskey is 34. Actress Megan Fox is 25. Actor Jacob Zachar is 25. Actor Marc John Jefferies is 21. Actor Miles Heizer is 17.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


The Virginia baseball team bounced back from Saturday nights loss to Miami by beating the Hurricanes 3-2 yesterday afternoon.  The Cavs got tremendous pitching performance from Tyler Wilson and held on to knock off the Canes 3-2, the Cavs will try to win the series this today and secure 1st place in there division going into the ACC baseball tournament in 2 weeks.  In the Stanley Cup Playoffs last night the Tampa Bay Lightning took game 1 of there series with the Boston Bruins 5-2, the Lightning dominated the game throughout.  The Western Conference Finals will begin today with San Jose traveling to Vancouver.  Rain washed out qualifying at Dover yesterday so under Nascar to procedures for qualifying they will lineup according to Fridays practice speeds which put Jimmie Johnson on the pole and A.J. Allmendinger on the outside pole and Dale Jr. will start 3rd.  In yesterdays Nationwide race Carl Edwards picked up the win.  We got a pretty big t-storm here in the Heights last night about 5:30pm which dropped about an inch of rain and they are calling for some more storms today.  I don't know how much more rain the stadium can take today if we want to play tomorrow, I would say probaly not to much more.  MICKEY

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.”
- Walt Whitman

Lemons. Fresh lemonade made with filtered water will keep you hydrated, and its vitamin C helps convert toxins into a water-soluble form that's easily flushed away.

Today's Birthdays: Playwright Sir Peter Shaffer is 85. Actress-singer Anna Maria Alberghetti is 75. Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 75. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is 74. Singer Trini Lopez is 74. Singer Lenny Welch is 73. Actress-singer Lainie Kazan is 71. Actress Gunilla Hutton is 69. Country singer K.T. Oslin is 69. Singer-songwriter Brian Eno is 63. Actor Nicholas Hammond ("The Sound of Music") is 61. Actor Chazz Palminteri is 59. Baseball Hall-of-Famer George Brett is 58. Musician-composer Mike Oldfield ("Tubular Bells") is 58. Actor Lee Horsley is 56. TV personality Giselle Fernandez is 50. Football Hall-of-Famer Emmitt Smith is 42. Singer-rapper Prince Be (PM Dawn) is 41. Actor Brad Rowe is 41. Actor David Charvet is 39. Rock musician Ahmet Zappa is 37. NFL player Ray Lewis is 36. Olympic gold-medal gymnast Amy Chow is 33. Actor David Krumholtz is 33. Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler is 30. Rock musician Nick Perri is 27.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Well after not being able to post any new material here on Mickey's Place do to maintenance problems with Blogger the company who powers Mickey's Place  I am back up an running.  The last two days haven't been two kind to the Colonial Heights Colonials baseball either dropping a pair of games to Thomas Dale and Matoaca on consecutive days.  On Thursday the Colonials fell to Thomas Dale 5-2 only getting 3 hits and last Matoaca knocked off the Colonials 8-2 and we only had 1 hit in that contest.  With the 2 losses the past 2 days it simply comes down to Mondays makeup game with Thomas Dale at home on whether we make the playoffs or not this year.  If we beat Thomas Dale on Monday there will be a 3 way tie for 3rd place between Colonial Heights, Thomas Dale and Prince George and if we lose the season is simply over.  Hopefully the bats will come back to life on Monday and the Colonials come away with another win forcing a playoff.  The Virginia baseball team fell to Miami last night 6-2, the Cavs gave up 5 runs in the top of the 1st and never were able to recover.  The Cavs will try to even up the series this afternoon.  The Stanley Cup Playoffs resume today with game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals with Tampa Bay traveling to Boston, I think this will be a very good series and I know the Bruins are the favored but I wouldn't count out the Lightning.  The donuts were a little better and Dunkin Donuts this morning but they still had a little to much chocolate on them for my liking.  The will qualify today for tomorrows Sprint Cup race at Dover, Kyle Busch won last nights truck race at Dover.  MICKEY

Get that extra hour of sleep
Every extra hour of sleep middle-aged adults can add to their nightly average reduces their risk of coronary artery calcification, a cause of heart disease, by 33%, according to a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. When you're even a little sleep deprived, your body releases stress hormones that constrict arteries and cause inflammation.

Today's Birthdays: Opera singer Patrice Munsel is 86. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., is 69. Rock singer-musician Jack Bruce (Cream) is 68. Movie producer George Lucas is 67. Actress Meg Foster is 63. Movie director Robert Zemeckis is 60. Rock singer David Byrne is 59. Actor Tim Roth is 50. Rock singer Ian Astbury (The Cult) is 49. Rock musician C.C. (aka Cecil) DeVille is 49. Actor Danny Huston is 49. Rock musician Mike Inez (Alice In Chains) is 45. Fabrice Morvan (ex-Milli Vanilli) is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Raphael Saadiq is 45. Actress Cate Blanchett is 42. Singer Danny Wood (New Kids on the Block) is 42. Movie writer-director Sofia Coppola (KOH'-pah-lah) is 40. Singer Natalie Appleton (All Saints) is 38. Singer Shanice is 38. Rock musician Henry Garza (Los Lonely Boys) is 33. Rock musician Mike Retondo (Plain White T's) is 30. Actress Amber Tamblyn is 28. Actress Miranda Cosgrove is 18.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team picked up a much needed win yesterday beating the Meadowbrook Monarchs 13-3 at Shepherd Stadium.  I have to say we didn't play our best game of the season but we did play well enough to win.  With the win yesterday we improved to 10-7 on the season overall and 5-4 in the Central District with 3 games left in the regular season.  We will need to win at least 1 of the next 3 games to finish no worst than a tie for 4th place and if we could win 2 of the 3 games we would finish 3rd in the district. Also in baseball action yesterday the Prince George Royals beat Thomas Dale 7-3.  In the NHL Playoffs yesterday Detroit beat San Jose 3-1 forcing a game 7 in San Jose, after going down 3-0 in the series the Red Wings have battled back to even up the series at 3-3 and I think the Wings are going to win the series now.  Yesterday was not good day at all for my allergies and I very congested for sure this morning, my cheeks are really hurting.  My visit to my Urologist went well yesterday and I don't have to back until next year at this time unless I have another attack.  MICKEY

"To laugh with others is one of life's great pleasures. To be laughed at by others is one of life's great hurts." Frank Tyger

Today's Birthdays: Comedian Mort Sahl is 84. Rock singer Eric Burdon (The Animals; War) is 70. Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (SHOH'-reh ahg-DAHSH'-loo) is 59. Actress Frances Fisher is 59. Actor Boyd Gaines is 58. Country musician Mark Herndon (Alabama) is 56. Actress Martha Quinn is 52. Country singer-musician Tim Raybon (The Raybon Brothers) is 48. Actor Jeffrey Donovan is 43. Country musician Keith West (Heartland) is 43. Actor Coby Bell is 36. Cellist Perttu Kivilaakso (PER'-tuh KEE'-wee-lahk-soh) is 33. Actor Jonathan Jackson is 29. Actor Cory Monteith (TV: "Glee") is 29.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


If there was a game on our baseball schedule that we pretty much had to win it would be tonight against Meadowbrook.  If we want to make the playoffs this year we need to win tonights game, if we don't win tonight it puts allot of pressure on us in our final 3 games of the season.  Also in the Central District tonight there are a couple of other big baseball as well with Dinwiddie visiting Matoaca ans Thomas Dale traveling to Prince George.  In the NHL playoffs last night Vancouver won there series with Nashville moving on to the Western Conference Finals where they will either face San Jose or Detroit who play game 6 in there series tonight with San Jose leading the series 3-2.  Well I will be heading back to my Urologist later this morning for a check up on my kidney stones, I am hoping that they re in the same spot and haven't grown to much either.  MICKEY

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

Today's Birthdays: Author Bel Kaufman ("Up the Down Staircase") is 100. Sportscaster Pat Summerall is 81. Author Barbara Taylor Bradford is 78. Rhythm-and-blues singer Henry Fambrough (The Spinners) is 73. TV-radio personality Gary Owens is 72. Actor David Clennon is 68. Writer-producer-director Jim Abrahams is 67. Singer Donovan is 65. Singer Dave Mason is 65. Actor Bruce Penhall is 54. Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., is 53. Actress Victoria Rowell is 52. Rock singer Bono (BAH'-noh) (U2) is 51. Rock musician Danny Carey (Tool) is 50. Actor Darryl M. Bell is 48. Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is 48. Model Linda Evangelista is 46. Rapper Young MC is 44. Actor Erik Palladino is 43. Rock singer Richard Patrick (Filter) is 43. Actor-singer Todd Lowe is 39. Country musician David Wallace (Cole Deggs and the Lonesome) is 39. Actress Andrea Anders is 36. Race car driver Helio Castroneves is 36. Rock musician Jesse Vest is 34. Actor Kenan Thompson is 33. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jason Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 31. Rock musician Joey Zehr (The Click Five) is 28. Singer Ashley Poole (Dream) is 26. Actress Odette Yustman is 26. Actress Lauren Potter (TV: "Glee") is 21.

Monday, May 09, 2011


Well it is going to be another very busy week for the Colonials baseball team with 3 games in 4 days starting tomorrow night.  The Colonials will be at home tomorrow night against Meadowbrook before hitting the road Thursday at Thomas Dale and traveling to Matoaca on Friday night.  The games tomorrow and Friday will a 6pm start while Thursdays game will start at 5pm.  In the NHL playoffs last night Detroit stayed alive beating San Jose 4-3 in San Jose, the series now heads back to Detroit with the Sharks leading the series 3-2.  Tonight Vancouver will be in Nashville trying to finish of the Predators, the Canucks lead the series 3-2.  I don't know how many days I am going to be able to run outside with pollen as bad as it is, I ran the past 2 days outside in the morning and really paid for it in the afternoon.  Hopefully pollen will start to drop soon because really has been bad.  MICKEY

After dinner walks are a good way to spend some quality time with your family and get some much needed physical activity.

Today's Birthdays: CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace is 93. Actress Geraldine McEwan is 79. Actor-writer Alan Bennett is 77. Rock musician Nokie Edwards (The Ventures) is 76. Actor Albert Finney is 75. Actress-turned-politician Glenda Jackson is 75. Producer-director James L. Brooks is 74. Musician Sonny Curtis (Buddy Holly and the Crickets) is 74. Singer Tommy Roe is 69. Singer-musician Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield and Poco) is 67. Actress Candice Bergen is 65. Pop singer Clint Holmes is 65. Actor Anthony Higgins is 64. Singer Billy Joel is 62. Blues singer-musician Bob Margolin is 62. Rock singer-musician Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick) is 61. Actress Alley Mills is 60. Actress Amy Hill is 58. Actress Wendy Crewson is 55. Actor John Corbett is 50. Singer Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode) is 49. Actress Sonja Sohn is 47. Rapper Ghostface Killah is 41. Country musician Mike Myerson (Heartland) is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Tamia (tuh-MEE'-ah) is 36. Rock musician Dan Regan (Reel Big Fish) is 34. Rock singer Pierre Bouvier (Simple Plan) is 32. Actress Rosario Dawson is 32. Actress Rachel Boston is 29. TV personality Audrina Patridge is 26.

Sunday, May 08, 2011


I want to wish all the Mothers out there who come by and visit Mickey's Place a very HAPPY MOTHERS DAY, if you are here in the Heights it looks like it could be a bit of a wet day but we do need some rain.  Last night at Darlington Regan Smith picked up his 1st career Sprint Cup win edging out Carl Edwards for the win, Smith team has been qualifying very well all year and have some pretty good runs and finally all the teams hard work paid off last night.  It was a big win for the little guys in the sport since Front Row Motorsports is a 1 car team and they are based in Denver Colorado.  Also last night tempers were flaring again, last week it was Montoya & Newman and this week it was Harvick and Kyle Busch.  This is something that Nascar really needs some bad feelings towards each other, over the last few years there really hasn't been in big rivalry's or big feuds with drivers, back in the hay day of the sport you had some good guys and some bad guys.  The Nashville Predators stayed alive in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last night beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 and forcing a game 6 in Nashville, the San Jose Sharks will try to finish off the Detroit Red Wings tonight.  Yesterday was not a good day for my allergies.  MICKEY

"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." Babe Ruth

Today's Birthdays: Comedian Don Rickles is 85. Naturalist Sir David Attenborough is 85. Singer Toni Tennille is 71. Actor James Mitchum is 70. Country singer Jack Blanchard is 69. Jazz musician Keith Jarrett is 66. Singer Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind and Fire) is 60. Rock musician Chris Frantz (Talking Heads) is 60. Rockabilly singer Billy Burnette is 58. Rock musician Alex Van Halen is 58. Actor David Keith is 57. Actor Stephen Furst is 57. Actress Melissa Gilbert is 47. Rock musician Dave Rowntree (Blur) is 47. Country musician Del Gray is 43. Rock singer Darren Hayes is 39. Singer Enrique Iglesias is 36. Singer Ana Maria Lombo (Eden's Crush) is 33. Actress Julia Whelan (WAY'-lan) is 27.

Saturday, May 07, 2011


Well I made my normal Saturday morning trip over to Dunkin Donuts in Hopewell this morning and I have to say that I almost didn't go but I went anyway and now I wish I didn't go.  They must have had a new donut maker over there this morning because they put to much chocolate on my chocolate donuts, sometimes to much is not good thing and I have say I think this morning was on those times.  Kyle Busch won last nights Nationwide Series race at Darlington, as many races thats he has won on that series they may rename it the Busch Series but thats what it was before it was the Nationwide Series.  Kasey Kahne captured the pole for tonights Sprint Cup race at Darlington edging out Ryan Newman for the top spot.  Well the Eastern Conference Finals are now set after the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers last night 5-1 and with the win seep the series 4-0 where the will face the Tampa Bay Lightning who swept the Caps 4-0 and I think I will have to root for the Lightning in this series.  In the Western Conference the Detroit Red Wings avoided being swept by San Jose knocking off the Sharks 4-3, the Sharks still lead the series 3-1 and in the other series Vancouver leads Nashville 3-1.  Have a nice weekend.  MICKEY

Brushing too hard is the commonest cause of sensitive teeth. Brush in gentle circular motion with a soft bristled toothbrush.

Today's Birthdays: Former Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., is 79. Singer Jimmy Ruffin is 72. Actress Robin Strasser is 66. Singer-songwriter Bill Danoff is 65. Rhythm-and-blues singer Thelma Houston is 65. Rock musician Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead) is 65. Rock musician Prairie Prince is 61. Actor Robert Hegyes is 60. Movie writer-director Amy Heckerling is 59. Actor Michael E. Knight is 52. Rock musician Phil Campbell (Motorhead) is 50. Country musician Rick Schell is 48. Rock singer-musician Chris O'Connor (Primitive Radio Gods) is 46. Actress Traci Lords is 43. Singer Eagle-Eye Cherry is 40. Actor Breckin Meyer is 37. Rock musician Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) is 25. Actor Taylor Abrahamse is 20.

Friday, May 06, 2011


Well I thought Tuesdays loss was a tough one to take, well after last nights game I think I feel even worst.  After falling behind 2-0 in the top of the 1st inning we got 5 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and 1 more run in the bottom of the 2nd inning to take a 6-2 lead over Matoaca only not to score again the rest of the game.  Matoaca kept chipping away at the lead until the ties at 6-6 and we able to win it in the 8th 11-6.  We simply gave this game away, drop fly balls, wild pitches, and only 1 hit after the 2nd inning.  We beat ourselves last night thats for sure and sometimes I just don't think we don't now how to win ans sometimes I think we have accepted losing but I can tell you I haven't.  I could probably say whole lot more but I think I better keep my mouth shut on the rest of my comments.  Today is Joy Woodfin's birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOY, MICKEY

No one can defeat us unless we first defeat ourselves. Dwight Eisenhower

Today's Birthdays: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays is 80. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., is 77. Rock singer Bob Seger is 66. Singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore is 66. Gospel singer-comedian Lulu Roman is 65. Actor Alan Dale is 64. Actor Ben Masters is 64. Actor Gregg Henry is 59. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is 58. TV personality Tom Bergeron is 56. Actress Roma Downey is 51. Rock singer John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants) is 51. Actor George Clooney is 50. Actor Clay O'Brien is 50. Rock singer-musician Tony Scalzo (Fastball) is 47. Actress Leslie Hope is 46. Rock musician Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 44. Rock musician Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) is 40. Actress Adrianne Palicki is 28. Actress Gabourey Sidibe (GA'-bah-ray SIH'-duh-bay) is 28.

Thursday, May 05, 2011


Well I have to say that I didn't see the Tampa Bay Lightning sweeping the Washington Capitals 4-0 before the series started but thats what exactly happened last night when the Lightning beat the Caps 5-3.  The Lightning were pretty much able to keep the high flying Capitals offense pretty much in check the whole series.  It looks like the Lightning will face the Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals because they lead the Flyers 3-0 in there best of 7 series.  The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team will be back at home tonight against Matoaca at 6pm, the Warriors enter the game in 2nd place in the Central District.  It was in correctly reported hear on Mickey's Place yesterday that Virginia played Miami this weekend when they actually play the Hurricanes next weekend, the Cavs are off the weekend because they are taking there final exams.  I don't about everybody else but my allergies are really bothering me this week.  MICKEY

When you sit in your office chair, Rest your feet flat on the floor and keep your thighs parallel to the ground to avoid low back strain.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Pat Carroll is 84. Former AFL-CIO president John J. Sweeney is 77. Saxophonist Ace Cannon is 77. Country singer-musician Roni Stoneman is 73. Actor Michael Murphy is 73. Actor Lance Henriksen is 71. Comedian-actor Michael Palin is 68. Actor John Rhys-Davies is 67. Actor Roger Rees is 67. Rock correspondent Kurt Loder is 66. Rock musician Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) is 63. Actor Richard E. Grant is 54. Broadcast journalist-turned-FBI spokesman John Miller is 53. Rock singer Ian McCulloch (Echo and the Bunnymen) is 52. NBC News anchor Brian Williams is 52. Rock musician Shawn Drover (Megadeth) is 45. TV personality Kyan (KY'-ihn) Douglas is 41. Actress Tina Yothers is 38. Actor Vincent Kartheiser is 32. Singer Craig David is 30. Actress Danielle Fishel is 30. Actor Henry Cavill is 28. Soul singer Adele is 23. Rock singer Skye Sweetnam is 23. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chris Brown is 22.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball team fell in extra innings last night a Prince George 10-8.  In a game were Prince George jumped out to a 3-0 lead after 4 innings the Colonial fought back pushing 7 runs across the plate in the 5th inning to take a 7-3 lead.  However Prince George wouldn't go quietly getting 1 run in the bottom of the 5th inning and getting 4 more in the bottom of the 6th inning to take a 8-7 lead.  The Colonials were able to tie the game in the top of the 7th at 8-8 only to lose the game on 2 run HR in the bottom of the 8th and I have to say that the loss was a pretty tough one take.  The Colonials will be back in action tomorrow night at home against Matoaca.  The Virginia baseball team came to Richmond last night to face the VCU Rams and came away with a 14-3 win over the Rams, next up for the Cavs is a 3 game series with Miami at home this weekend. The Washington Capitals are in big trouble right now after falling last night to Tampa Bay 4-3 and are now down 3-0 in the series and I just don't see the Caps coming back in winning this series.  MICKEY

If you sacrifice early, you'll win late. Charles Haley

Today's Birthdays: The former president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, is 83. Opera singer Roberta Peters is 81. Jazz musician Ron Carter is 74. Rock musician Dick Dale is 74. Singer-songwriter Nick Ashford is 69. Pop singer Peggy Santiglia (The Angels) is 67. Actor Richard Jenkins is 64. Country singer Stella Parton is 62. Actor-turned-clergyman Hilly Hicks is 61. Irish musician Darryl Hunt (The Pogues) is 61. Singer Jackie Jackson (The Jacksons) is 60. Rhythm-and-blues singer Oleta Adams is 58. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sharon Jones is 55. Country singer Randy Travis is 52. Actress Mary McDonough is 50. Comedian Ana Gasteyer is 44. Actor Will Arnett is 41. Rock musician Mike Dirnt (Green Day) is 39. Contemporary Christian singer Chris Tomlin is 39. TV personality and fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons is 36. Rock musician Jose Castellanos is 34. Singer Lance Bass ('N Sync) is 32. Actor Alexander Gould is 17.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


The Colonial Heights Colonials baseball  will be on the road tonight at Prince George at 6pm looking to pick up another win over the Royals.  The Royals lost another tough one last night to Matoaca 12-4 in 9 innings, also in the Central District last night Thomas Dale beat Hopewell 12-2.  Tonight in college baseball action the Virginia Cavaliers will be at the Diamond tonight to face the VCU Rams, the Cavs dropped to #2 or #3 in country after last weekends loss at Boston College.  Hopefully the rains will hold off until we can get our games in tonight.  The Washington Capitals need to win tonight at Tampa Bay or I think they are pretty much done, the Caps trail the Lightning 2-0 going into tonights game and if they go down 3-0 I doubt they will be able to recover to win the series.  Last night in the NHL playoffs the Bruins won in OT to take a 2-0 series lead over the Flyers.  MICKEY

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
Lillian Dickson

Today's Birthdays: Folk singer Pete Seeger is 92. Actress Ann B. Davis is 85. Singer Frankie Valli is 77. Sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 65. Pop singer Mary Hopkin is 61. Singer Christopher Cross is 60. Country musician Cactus Moser (Highway 101) is 54. Rock musician David Ball (Soft Cell) is 52. Country singer Shane Minor is 43. Actor Bobby Cannavale (ka-nuh-VAL'-ee) is 41. Music and film producer-actor Damon Dash is 40. Country musician John Hopkins (Zac Brown Band) is 40. Country-rock musician John Neff (Drive-By Truckers) is 40. Country singer Brad Martin is 38. Actor Dule (doo-LAY') Hill is 36. Country singer Eric Church is 34. Dancer Cheryl Burke (TV: "Dancing with the Stars") is 27. Actress Jill Berard is 21.

Monday, May 02, 2011


The Washington Capitals have dug themselves a big whole in there best of 7 series with the Tampa Bay Lightning after the Lightning beat the Capitals 3-2 in OT to take a 2-0 series lead with the series heading to Tampa for the next 2 games.  I am not saying that the Capitals cant come back and win the series but they are going to have to play better defense if they want to win this series.  The Virginia baseball team shutout Boston College in game 3 of there series in Boston yesterday 4-0, the Cavs will be in Richmond tomorrow night to face VCU weather permitting.  With the win yesterday and Georgia Techs loss the Cavs still have a 2 game lead on the Yellow Jackets and a 3 game lead over Miami a team that they will face at home next weekend.  Well I hope everybody had a good weekend because its time to go back to work.   MICKEY

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

1924 Theodore Bikel, Actor, turns 87
1936 Engelbert Humperdinck, Singer, turns 75
1945 Bianca Jagger, Actress, turns 66
1946 Lesley Gore, Singer, turns 65
1946 David Suchet, Actor, turns 65
1948 Larry Gatlin, Country singer, turns 63
1950 Lou Gramm, Rock singer (Foreigner), turns 61
1952 Christine Baranski, Actress ("The Good Wife") turns 59 years old today.
1972 Dwayne Johnson, Actor, wrestler, turns 39
1975 David Beckham, Soccer player, turns 36
1983 Gaius Charles, Actor ("Friday Night Lights"), turns 28
1985 Lily Allen, Singer, turns 26
1985 Sarah Hughes, Figure skater, turns 26
1990 Kay Panabaker, Actress ("No Ordinary Family") turns 21 years old today.

Sunday, May 01, 2011


The Virginia baseball team lost yesterday to Boston College yesterday 5-4 in 11 innings in Boston.  The Cavs ties the game up in the later innings at 4-4 only to fall 5-4, the Cavs will look to win the series this afternoon and stay ahead of Georgia Tech with a win this afternoon.  The Washington Capitals will be looking to even up there series with Tampa Bay this afternoon a 1 game a piece, a loss today would really put the Caps up against the wall in trying to win this series.  Kyle Busch picked up another win last night at Richmond keeping Denny Hamlin for sweeping the weekend, Hamlin did finish 2nd and did lead his share of laps.  The Colonial Heights baseball team has two games this week, Tuesday we will be at Prince George and on Thursday we will be at home against Matoaca.  There hasn't been much change in my allergies they are continuing to bother me quite a bit.  I almost forgot to mention today is the 1st day of May.  MICKEY

Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.
Martin H. Fischer

Today's Birthdays: Actress Cloris Leachman is 85. Singer Willie Nelson is 78. Actor Gary Collins is 73. Actor Burt Young is 71. Singer Bobby Vee is 68. Movie director Allan Arkush is 63. Actor Perry King is 63. Singer Merrill Osmond is 58. Movie director Jane Campion is 57. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is 52. Actor Paul Gross is 52. Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is 50. Country musician Robert Reynolds (The Mavericks) is 49. Actor Adrian Pasdar is 46. Rapper Turbo B (Snap) is 44. Rock musician Clark Vogeler is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chris "Choc" Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 40. Rock musician Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down) is 40. Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 40. Actress Lisa Dean Ryan is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Akon is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees) is 38. Actor Johnny Galecki is 36. Singer-musician Cole Deggs (Cole Deggs and the Lonesome) is 35. Actor Kunal Nayyar is 30. Rapper Lloyd Banks is 29. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 29. Country singer Tyler Wilkinson (The Wilkinsons) is 27. Actress Dianna Agron is 25.