Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday Singles

Memorial Day weekend is a time when we American's remember all the men and women who have given their lives in service to our country, and the current members of our US Armed Forces serving overseas in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world...Thank You, and God Bless.

We remember how fortunate we are, and baseball has always been a big part of the American dream...

The American Flag and baseball are synonymous with our National Pastime... The Stars and Stripes, Old Glory... 

...and this memory of Rick Monday from April 1976... 

Every time I see this it takes me back to my teenage years. I was 16 years old, and I saw this  happen live on TV... Rick Monday will forever be remembered for rescuing that American Flag.

Baseball History 1922 the U.S. Supreme Court rules that baseball is a sport, not a business, and therefore, not subject to U.S. Anti-Trust laws.

Memorial Day is traditionally the first mark of a teams chance at winning their division...then July 4th, and then Labor more sign that baseball is truly America's game...backyard family barbecues, trips to the beach...

...for me, it was taking the ole transistor radio...listening to the late Ernie Harwell broadcast games for my Detroit Tigers, while my Dad would cook corn on the cob, hamburgers and hot dogs...and playing a game of catch with my Uncle Bob.

Enjoy the holiday weekend of baseball, and be safe in your travels.

MEMORIAL DAY National TV Schedule...

WGN-TV... 1pm...Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Network... 4pm...Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco Giants
                              7pm...Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Dodgers

You can also watch MLB games on line @, or check your local team TV schedule...Happy Memorial day.

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