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Happy Jackie Robinson Day

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball.

Jackie played in six World Series with the Dodgers. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Baseball was his fourth-best sport.

Jackie Robinson: American hero, civil rights icon and one of the greatest athletes who ever lived.

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

My top 5 favorite female singers

1. Wynonna Judd

2. Taylor Swift

3. Martina McBride

4. LeeAnn Womack

5. Hillary Scott (of Lady Antebellum)

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Iowa weather

Two days ago it was 85 degrees in Ankeny.

Today it’s this…

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Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Greinke is money in the bank

Dodgers pitcher Zach Greinke is baseball’s highest-paid player this season.

Is he worth all that money? Of course not. But when he pitches, the Dodgers almost always win.

Some stats from mlb.com…

Greinke is 10-1 in his last 14 starts dating to last year, while the Dodgers have gone 25-6 in his starts since he signed.

He is now one of only two pitchers since 1914 with 15 consecutive starts of at least five innings allowing two runs or fewer.

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Vote for your favorite “Field of Dreams” quote

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2014/04/11/poll-what-is-your-favorite-field-of-dreams-quote/article

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
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Easter egg hunt day

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Posted by on April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Jerry Reuss

Vin Scully talked about former Dodgers pitcher Jerry Reuss during tonight’s broadcast. Reuss was the Iowa Cubs pitching coach the first few years I lived in Des Moines. I used to run into him at the gym. He would spend about 45 minutes stretching before he did any other exercises.

I also had brief conversations with Reuss when a friend of  mine would get me tickets in the front row at ICubs games. Those seats were right next to the Cubs dugout, so we would  chat up Jerry a little bit between innings.

He was a very good pitcher for the Dodgers and a nice guy to talk to.

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

 
 
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