Wednesday, January 26, 2022

My Comment on the Baseball of Hall of Fame Election

 


Congratulations to David Ortiz for being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  The election rules are detailed at https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/rules/bbwaa-rules-for-election .  There is also a character clause that states Hall of Famers, “shall be chosen on the basis of playing ability, sportsmanship, character, their contribution to the teams on which they played and to baseball in general.”

Thus, players including Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark Mcgwire, and Alex Rodriguez were not elected because of their involvement with performance-enhancing drugs.  They have never received 75% of the votes by the baseball writers that are required for election.  I am not crying over the exclusion of Roger Clemens as I remember his throwing at Mike Piazza's head during the 2000 season.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Bob Dylan's Never-Ending Tour Comes to the Southern United States in March and April

 


The big announcement came very early this morning.  Will Dylan use the same setlist as he did in late 2021?  He is coming to Tulsa on April 13.  I must assume he will be given a private tour of the Bob Dylan Center while he is in Tulsa.  It is scheduled to open to the public on May 10.  Will he meet with the people at the University of Tulsa?  I am sure that Scott Warmuth is thrilled since Dylan will play in his hometown of Albuquerque on March 6.

March 2022:
3 Phoenix, Arizona – Arizona Federal Theatre
4 Tucson, Arizona – Tucson Music Hall
6 Albuquerque, New Mexico – Kiva Auditorium
8 Lubbock, Texas – Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts & Sciences
10 Irving, Texas – Toyota Music Factory
11 Sugar Land, Texas – Smart Financial Centre
13 San Antonio, Texas – Majestic Theatre
14 San Antonio, Texas – Majestic Theatre
16 Austin, Texas – Bass Hall
18 Shreveport, Louisiana – Municipal Auditorium
19 New Orleans, Louisiana – Saenger Theatre
21 Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery PAC
23 Nashville, Tennessee – Ryman Auditorium
24 Atlanta, Georgia – Fox Theatre
26 Savannah, Georgia – Johnny Mercer Theatre
27 North Charleston, South Carolina – North Charleston PAC
29 Columbia, South Carolina – Township Auditorium
30 Charlotte, North Carolina – Ovens Auditorium

April 2022:
1 Greensboro, North Carolina – Steven Tanger Center
2 Asheville, North Carolina – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
4 Chattanooga, Tennessee – Tivoli Theatre
5 Birmingham, Alabama – BJCC Concert Hall
7 Mobile, Alabama – Saenger Theatre
9 Memphis, Tennessee – Orpheum Theatre
11 Little Rock, Arkansas – Robinson Center
13 Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa Theatre
14 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre



Sunday, January 23, 2022

Game Shows that I Watch


 Since the 1960s I have been a big fan of Game Shows which fall into one of two categories:

  • Word Games
  • Quiz Shows
Below is a list of game shows that I watch with some degree of regularity:
  • 25 Words or Less Hosted by Meredith Viera
  • The Chase - The Game Show Network version airs reruns with Brooke Burns as the host.  New shows are on ABC on Wednesday nights hosted by Sarah Haines
  • Common Knowledge hosted by Joey Fatone
  • Tug of Words hosted by Ahmed Rashad
  • Chain Reaction hosted by Dylan Lane
  • Jeopardy (my favorite since the 1960s when it was hosted by Art Fleming)
  • Wheel of Fortune

Friday, January 21, 2022

The Meatloaf- Phil Rizzuto Connection - Paradise by the Dashboard Light

 


Sadly, the rock star and actor Meatloaf whose birth name is Michael Lee Aday passed away last night.  There is a connection between him and Yankee Hall of Famer and announcer Phil Rizzuto.  If you watch this video of Paradise by the Dashboard Light there is a clip of a Yankee game when Phil is giving a play-by-play description.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Congratulations to Jim Kerr for 20 Years on Q-104.3

Yours Truly with Jim Kerr at one of the
Oldies Meet and Greets

Many radio personalities come and go, but Jim Kerr just celebrated his 20th anniversary as morning DJ on Q-104.3 in New York City.  He also worked at WPLJ, and WYNY among other radio stations.  He is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jim at two of the Oldies Meet and Greets that we held at Ben's Deli in Manhattan. I do not recall the year when I had the above photo taken with him.  In 2019 Jim cam unexpectedly to our gathering. 

I certainly wish Jim many more years at Q-104.3.

 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

How Many Games Will Amy Schneider Win on Jeopardy?

 


As of this writing, Amy Schneider has won 34 games and trails only Matt Amodio (38) and Ken Jennings (74) as winning the most games on Jeopardy.  She uses the traditional approach by starting at the top of the board and working her way down.  Her betting on Daily Doubles is conservative.  In recent games,  she has missed a few Final Jeopardy questions, but that does not matter since most of her victories were runaways.

Her next milestone is to exceed Matt Amodio's streak of 38 victories.  How far will she go?  It would be ironic if Ken Jennings hosted the shows if she ties or breaks his record.

Monday, January 17, 2022

I am Hesitant about Upgrading to Windows 11

 


For a few months, I have had an icon at the bottom of the screen inviting me to upgrade to Windows 11.  My laptop is running well on Windows 10 since I bought it about two years ago.  How greatly will Windows 11 enhance my computing experience?  I guess I am thinking that if it is not broken, don't fix it.  I'll have Windows 11 on my next computer.


 
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