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#43248 Miscellaneous, Odditys, Potpourri, Whatever

Posted by Spinal Tap on 17 March 2014 - 11:23 PM

Anything you'd like to toss out. 


I re-watched That Thing You Do recently.  Terrific film IMO. Made me think back to one hit wonders.  Plenty of choices (music, literature, actors, etc.), but I'm going to post this one.


New Radicals.  Had one great tune...and then..


https://www.google.c...t what you give


#105719 CJ Cummings from Beaufort sets world youth record

Posted by williewonk on 05 July 2016 - 07:03 AM


#44486 Los Angeles Angels Sign Mike Trout To Long-Term Contract

Posted by ludwick on 29 March 2014 - 03:30 PM

Several years ago, I became a fan of the Los Angeles Angels.  It didn't hurt, at the time, that the team was owned by Gene Autry.  (What?  You mean you didn't love Gene Autry when you were a kid?)  I realize most of you guys pull for the Braves, if you pull for anyone other than the Gamecocks, but, hey,.......You can only imagine how happy I was when they picked Michael Roth.


Yesterday, news leaked out that today (Saturday) it will formally be announced that the Angels have signed a six-year extension with Mike Trout through the 2020 season, a contract worth approximately $145MM, at which time Trout will be 29 years old.


When I was a kid, like some of you, I was lucky enough to have watched Mickey Mantle on TV as he was concluding his career.  I used to listen to the games on the AM radio every night as Bobby Richardson played with Mickey and the rest of the Yankees.  I learned a lot about baseball listening to Phil Rizzuto and Red Barber, Joe Garagiola, and occasionally Mel Allen, broadcast the Yankees games.  I've soaked up everything I could read and view about Mickey Mantle ever since.  Of course, I got to see just a bit of Willie Mays and others of that era, too, on the Falstaff Baseball Game of the Week with Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese.


Three years ago, little more than a year after Mike Trout had been chosen as the #25 pick of the 2009 major league draft, I began reading articles which blew my mind:  Mike Trout was being compared to none other than Mickey Mantle.  At first, the sacrilegious suggestions were usually placed at the end of articles where the writer could hide if readers started throwing eggs his way.  Similar articles eventually became easier to find.  Even after his American League Rookie of the Year season in 2012, baseball fans and executives weren't sure that the "sophomore jinx" wouldn't rear its head.  Well, it didn't!  As a matter of fact, Trout's second season was deemed by some to be equal to, if not better than, his first.


I write this so that baseball fans who love the game and have a sense of history will TAKE NOTE.  If you missed Mickey Mantle and his early career the first time around. you MAY be being given a second chance to watch the HISTORY OF GREATNESS as it's being made.


LA Times


Angels Baseball






Beyond The Box Score


Mike Trout At Any Age


The Best of Mike Trout, 2012 & 2013




By the way, Michael Roth is scheduled to start the 2014 season with the Angels' AAA team in Salt Lake City.


So far, Mike Trout is the clean-as-snow model child.  Doesn't drink.  Lives with his parents in New Jersey during the off season.  Of course, I suspect he'll buy a home in Newport Beach now.  Or better yet, for tax purposes, Florida; he can rent in Newport Beach for six months a year.

#122137 More niece bragging

Posted by IvaRoosterBooster on 21 July 2017 - 03:49 PM

My niece, Abby, has also won a Police Officer's Association Scholarship from the Pasadena POA to go along with her tennis deal at Methodist University.  Uncle Tony is beaming again. :D :D

#120555 Guardians VOL 2

Posted by Spinal Tap on 13 May 2017 - 09:53 PM

Went this AM.  Enjoyed the movie.  I go to the theater 3 or 4 times a year.  Stick with what I consider "Big screen" offerings.


This qualified.  But, I'll see it later at home too.  Mrs. Tap will be buying the DVD.  It qualified.

#123536 In News From Aynor

Posted by Spinal Tap on 14 September 2017 - 01:36 AM

Somehow, this is just being reported.  Has video.  http://www.wmbfnews....cam-video-shows


Badcock needs to dish on this and give us the local perspective.

#115860 Star Wars Rogue 1

Posted by Spinal Tap on 22 December 2016 - 02:24 AM

Well worth the time.  Big screen film fo sho.  Waited until the theaters wouldn't be packed.


In essence, it's a prequel to the first of the Lucas creations centering around the development of the Death Star. 


They throw in some humor, cameos, and neatly fill in gaps from earlier (later in time sequence) story lines.  

#118808 Chuck Barris Passes at Age 87

Posted by williewonk on 23 March 2017 - 04:23 AM

The Gong Show may have been the funniest show ever. Gene, Gene the Dancing Machine, the Unknown Comic, etc. I would laugh for the entire show. RIP Chuck.

#122023 Dixie Dregs Reunion

Posted by Spinal Tap on 15 July 2017 - 06:46 PM

I don't know how much gas they have left in the tank, but you know these guys are still solid musicians.  Maybe they can have the mini-tour and then land is some other towns.



#125818 HS Team Scores 19 Points in One Minute to Win

Posted by williewonk on 10 November 2017 - 05:28 PM


#120288 Project Green Book

Posted by Spinal Tap on 30 April 2017 - 03:07 PM

Newly introduced mobile travel guide geared toward sites of the African-American experience in our state. 


You'll probably know something about some of these places and you might find something near you that you aren't aware of.



#115492 Smart Baseball

Posted by williewonk on 09 December 2016 - 12:34 AM

When I saw this I knew that I had to post it for GA....


#122173 Congrats to Jordon Spieth!

Posted by Spinal Tap on 23 July 2017 - 07:16 PM

Pulled it together when the wheels could've easily come off.


And a tip of the cap to Matt Kuchar. 


Two good golfers.

#121652 Thunder Shirts

Posted by williewonk on 26 June 2017 - 10:58 PM

Anybody had any experience with Thunder Shirts for dogs afraid of thunder ? It is currently storming every single day in Central Florida and I have a little mixed breed dog that is just petrified...I have heard good and not so good things about these shirts but about ready to try anything.

#127319 DJ thought for the day

Posted by Doug Jolley on 13 December 2017 - 03:02 PM

DJ’s thought for the day:
From a biological perspective, human beings can be made by accident. From an eternal perspective, God knew and loved each one of us as a unique individual even before the foundation of the universe. From His perspective, we are not a mistake. He has a plan for our life. The catch is, He gave us free will. So we make the choice - His plan or our plan for us. Choose this day whom you will serve.

#124521 Las Vegas Shooting (NO NEW GUN LAWS)

Posted by fanalways on 05 October 2017 - 10:40 PM

The shooting event that happened in Las Vegas is tragic and strange. More gun laws are not the answers.

#101098 RIP Keith Emerson

Posted by Spinal Tap on 12 March 2016 - 02:34 PM

Fortunate enough to see ELP 3 times.  Those shows were a blast.  Still have some vinyl in my album rack.



#125210 Surprise From Amazon

Posted by williewonk on 23 October 2017 - 08:56 PM


#116200 Gamecock History

Posted by williewonk on 01 January 2017 - 03:37 AM

I was recently reminded of former Gamecock basketball Coach Chuck Noe and his "mongoose offense" so decided to Google it to see what was there. Google directed me to the following link where I spent the next hour reading a very interesting history of Gamecock sports. Decided to post the link and it looks like the whole book may be there. But it brought back lots of memories....so if you are interested :


#125711 Selling Wofford ticket (Lower level)

Posted by CharlotteGamecock on 07 November 2017 - 07:04 PM

For $30.  Lower East section 21, row 34, seat 11.  47 yard line view.  I can mail it to you if you buy this week. Just DM me if interested.