Monthly Archives: June 2008

Joe Blanton’s Terrible Fourth Inning

I was listening to the second hour of Ben Fong-Torres’ Classic Hits Backstage radio program when I made my way to the Coliseum yesterday morning.  One of the last songs played was Carl Douglas’ “Kung Fu Fighting,” a record I … Continue reading

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Jack Cust’s Strikeouts

At Trader Joe’s yesterday, I bought a jar of wasabi mayonnaise, and the cashier commented to me that it was great stuff.  The guy seemed like one of the weirder employees there, so I wasn’t quick to take his word … Continue reading

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Dana Eveland’s Winning Night

I returned home from work yesterday to have a late lunch before I left for the stadium.  There weren’t too many people ahead of me in line outside the gate.  I listened to the John Wesley Harding album “Here Comes … Continue reading

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I’m Not There

I listened to the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” album yesterday.  The edition I have has the album first in mono and then in stereo.  It has many great songs, like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “You Still Believe in Me,” “God … Continue reading

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Greg Smith’s Sixth Loss

After work yesterday, I stuck around the staff room to have something to eat before I left for the baseball game.  I used the microwave oven to heat a burrito, while I turned on the TV to the College World … Continue reading

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Emil Brown’s Three-Run Home Run

I listened to the X anthology album “Beyond and Back” as I made my way to the Coliseum yesterday.  I would say that the track I like best is “White Girl.”  They once did their take on “Wild Thing,” which … Continue reading

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The Polar Express

Yesterday morning I heard the news that George Carlin had died.  The DJ on the radio said that he was best known for his routine about the seven words that you could never say on television, and that he was … Continue reading

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