Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hammerin' Hank

It must be warming up as I'm officially out of CocoWheats. I only eat them during the cold winter months and I just finished the last box. Time to get some fruit I guess and melt the very last snow pile.

Congrats to UConn on winning the NCAA national championship. Tough decisions ahead for many players on both teams. Do they try and become millionaires in the NBA this year? Or, wait for another year? Tough decisions indeed.

Nao Victoria, the Magellan replica ship made an unscheduled stop in Key West this week. Due to a rudder problem, it stopped at the Truman Waterfront for repairs.

Usher has been announced as the headliner for the final day of Summerfest. It will be his only U.S. appearance this year. Still two more headliners to be announced. Stay tuned.

Congrats to Congress as I've noticed their approval rating has crept up to 13%. Apparently the pollsters were finally able to reach some of their relatives!

On this day 40 years ago, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record. Not bad, considering the initial scouting report on Hank described him as slender with only "fair" power. He was only 18 at the time and never played high school baseball, just sand lot ball.

Hank played for the Milwaukee Braves at County Stadium before the Braves relocated to Atlanta. I remember watching him play many games at Wrigley Field back in the 70's. He could do it all. He finished his career with the Milwaukee Brewers at the same County Stadium. Despite hitting 755 career home runs and amassing over 3000 hits, I think he should be more remembered for his effortless class, dignity, and respect he  showed on the field, everyday for every game. Not bad for a kid from Mobile, Alabama who hid under his bed when the Klan burned a cross in his yard!


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