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#105719 CJ Cummings from Beaufort sets world youth record

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

http://www.islandpac...le86302547.html


#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

 




#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

 

ESPN

 

Baseball-Reference.com

 

Beyond The Box Score

 

Mike Trout At Any Age

 

The Best of Mike Trout, 2012 & 2013

 

Compromise

 

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.




#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.




#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




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

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

https://deadspin.com...oint-1820330610


#125210 Surprise From Amazon

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

http://nypost.com/20...r-amazon-order/


#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.




#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.

 

http://bestclassicba...on-tour-7-9-17/




#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.


#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.




#127374 Greenland shark caught in North Atlantic likely the oldest living vertebrate...

Posted by SouthernGamecock on 14 December 2017 - 03:54 PM

This fella would've been born shortly after Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World!

 

 

https://www.msn.com/...ocid=spartanntp




#124431 RIP Tom Petty

Posted by Spinal Tap on 02 October 2017 - 08:18 PM

This news will go unnoticed for now considering events in LV.  Not my favorite musical artist, but he was a substantial musical presence.  RIP Tom.

 

Rocker Tom Petty was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital late Sunday after being found unconscious and in cardiac arrest at his Malibu home, according to TMZ and CBS News.

 

Petty, 66, who came to fame in the rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, was taken to UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica after emergency medical personnel worked to revive him and he later died.

 

Petty, now a grandfather, just finished a 40th-anniversary tour on Sept. 25, playing arenas, festivals and an occasional stadium.

 

"I'm thinking it may be the last trip around the country," Petty told Rolling Stone in December before the tour kicked off in April.

 

"It's very likely we'll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don't think so. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was thinking this might be the last big one. We're all on the backside of our 60s. I have a granddaughter now I'd like to see as much as I can. I don't want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that's a lot of time."

   




#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.




#128025 Stanford band neatly gets booed off of Alamo Bowl field after PC performance

Posted by Doug Jolley on 02 January 2018 - 08:46 PM

Members of the Stanford University marching band were booed roundly Thursday night by the crowd at the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio after a halftime show that mocked both President Trump and Texas.

According to KSAT-TV, the band decided to take swipes at the border wall, queso dip, and a Texas fast food institution, Whataburger.

Dallas - Morning - News - Reports - Show

The Dallas Morning News reports that the show, “Texas: Too Big To Fail?”, aimed to present “alternative facts” about the state during halftime as the Stanford Cardinal played Texas Christian University.

“Texas has nothing unique about it. Everything is super normal here!” one announcer from the band said over the speaker system in the Alamo Dome.

Yep - Announcer - Instance - Fast-food - Chain

“Yep,” another announcer said. “For instance, we all know and love waterburger — a fast-food chain that apparently only serves water.”

“And of course, there’s queso, the popular sports drink that Texans use as a refreshing alternative to Gatorade, yum.”

Digs - Trump - Wall - Whataburger - Remarks

While the digs at Trump’s wall and Whataburger remarks may have drawn the biggest boos, there were also digs at the horned frog (the mascot...
(Excerpt) Read more at: Conservative Tribune

https://longroom.com...-to-trash-trump


#127575 Christmas Tree: GOOD or BAD?

Posted by fanalways on 21 December 2017 - 04:37 PM

The information below is found in the Bible (King James Version):

 

Jeremiah 10:2

Thus saith the Lord, learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. (WINTER SOLSTICE/DECEMBER)

Jeremiah 10:3

For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

Jeremiah 10:4

They deck it with silver and with gold: they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.

Jeremiah 10:5

They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

 

 

Learn not the way of the HEATHEN for the customs of the people are vain!!! (EVERYTIME YOU PUT A GIFT UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE BOWING DOWN TO A FALSE GOD).

 

Jeremiah 10:10

But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.




#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. 




#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.


#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.  




#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.

 

https://greenbookofsc.com/