Monday, October 25, 2010

Today in Baseball History

October 25th 1986, Game 6 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets.

I can remember sitting in the floor and sometimes on my knees begging the Mets to start getting some hits and I couldn't believe what I was watching, I was not and still not a Red Sox fan.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New #1 on the NYTimes Bestseller List - Fiction for October 23rd 2010

This week on the NYTimes Bestseller Fiction list there are 2 debuts in the top 10.

Here is the Top Ten novels for the week ending October 22nd 2010

10 - The Help - Kathyrn Stockett (81 weeks on the chart)
9 - Don't Blink - James Patterson (3 weeks)
8 - Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk - David Sedaris (3 weeks)
7 - Our Kind of Traitor - John Le Carre (Debut)
An upwardly mobile British couple are caught up in Russian intrigue.

6 - Freedom - Jonathan Franzen (7 weeks)
5 - Safe Haven- Nicholas Sparks (5 weeks)
4 - The Reversal - Michael Connelly (2 weeks)
3 - The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Steig Larsson (21 weeks)
2 - Fall of Giants - Ken Follett (3 weeks)
1 - American Assassin - Vince Flynn (Debut)

In the wake of the Lockerbie bombing, Mitch Rapp takes on his first antiterrorist assignment.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thirty Two Great Calls in Sports

This is one of those times when you let the tremendous professionals take over and give you something to share.
Joe Posnanski of Sports Illustrated give us his 32 great calls in sports.

Take a listen and look at those calls and get ready for goose bumps, smiles and aggravation if its against your team. Click on the link below.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Top of The Pops

Thought I would change things up a little and post a Top of the Pops segment over here for you all to enjoy.

This Top of the Pops goes back to this week in 1968 for an eclectic top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

5 - I'm A Girl Watcher - The O'Kaysions
Peaking at #5 this week

4 - Little Green Apples - O.C. Smith
On his way to peaking at #2 is the former vocalist for Count Basie's band

3 - Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Also headed to a peak position of #2 with this psychedelic classic.

2 - Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C Riley
After one week at #1 this country/pop crossover classic written by Tom T. Hall, gives way to one of most successful songs in Billboard chart history

1 - Hey Jude - The Beatles
In the second of 9 consecutive weeks at #1, this is the most successful of all Beatles Top 40 charting songs. After debuting at #10 it was at that time the highest debut in the history of the Top 40 singles chart.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

New #1 on the NYTimes Bestseller List - Non Fiction October 9th 2010

We have 6 debut books on the NY Times Bestseller List for Hardback Non Fiction.

Here are the Top 10 NonFiction Bestsellers

10 - Crimes Against Liberty - David Limbaugh (6 weeks on list)
9 - Even Silence Has an End - Ingrid Betancourt (2 weeks)
Betancourt, a Colombian presidential candidate at the time, was kidnapped by leftist guerrillas in 2002 and held for six years.

8 - S**t My Dad Says - Justin Halpern (22 weeks)
7 - Operation Dark Heart - Anthony Shaffer (debut)
An intelligence officer discusses the role of spycraft and special operations in Afghanistan.

6 - Pinhead and Patriots - Bill O'Reilly (3 weeks)
5 - The Grand Design - Stephen Hawking (4 weeks)
4 - The Roots of Obama's Rage - Dinesh D'Souza (debut)
D’Souza argues that Obama’s policies are defined by the anti-colonialist sentiments of his father.

3 - A**H*** Finish First - Tucker Mas (debut)
Stories of bad decisions, debauchery and sexual recklessness.

2 - Earth (The Book) - John Stewart & others (2 weeks)

1 - Obama's Wars - Bob Woodward (debut)
How decisions were made on the war in Afghanistan, the campaign in Pakistan and the fight against terrorism.

New #1 on the NYTimes Bestseller List - Fiction for October 9th 2010

This weeks Top 10 has 5 books making there debut on the List.

Here are the Top 10 Bestselling Fiction Hardbacks on the NYTimes Bestseller list.

10 - The Help - Kathryn Sockett (79 weeks on the List)
9 - Bad Blood - John Sanford (2nd week)
Virgil Flowers is summoned to investigate a monstrous multigenerational conspiracy.
8 - Legacy - Danielle Steel (debut)
A writer’s stunning family discovery leads to Paris, the French aristocracy and a mysterious Sioux ancestor.
7 - Naked Heat - Richard Castle (debut)
Nikki Heat’s latest murder investigation is complicated by a reunion with the journalist Jameson Rook.
6 - The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest - Steig Larsson (19 weeks)
5 - Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk - David Sedaris (debut)
The humorist looks at human nature through stories with animals as characters.

4 - Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks (3 weeks)
3 - Freedom - Jonathan Franzen (5 Weeks)
2 - Don't Blink - James Patterson (debut)
After a gruesome murder in a New York steak house, a reporter finds himself involved in a war between the Italian mob and the Russian mafia.

1 - Fall of Giants - Ken Follett (debut)
Five interrelated families from five countries are caught in the upheavals of World War I and the Russian Revolution. Book 1 of the Century trilogy.

Friday, October 8, 2010


This past week the thoroughbred filly Zenyatta set a new record for most consecutive wins with her 19th straight victory, The Lady's Secret Stakes.

Watch what is now the greatest filly racehorse ever

Monday, October 4, 2010

CBS Season Preview for 1961

I stumbled on these over the weekend. Its the preview of the 1961 television season for CBS, with host Andy Griffith, Garry Moore, Sebastian Cabot, Bob Cummings,Rod Serling,Raymond Burr and Ed Sullivan.
One of the highlights for me was the preview of a new comedy on CBS, "The Dick Van Dyke Show".
Amazing how far television has come that none of the networks program anything remotely new for Saturday nights now.