15 February 2009

Spring Training is Underway! We'll Miss you Skip!

Today's Yogurt Flavors
Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Toffee Nut,Caramel, Marshmallow, and Vanilla Malt

America's Pastime is here, Spring Training! It is hard to believe, my husband will soon be sitting in front of that TV cheering on the Braves when they're hot and screaming at the top of his lungs with mute button pushed to off when they do something incredulously stupid. It warms the cockles of my heart. Those carefree days of the dog hiding under the bed when they're losing because he's scared of his father yelling at the sports announcers. AHHH... I wait for this serene time of year to commence.

There is a serious sad note. This year we will all miss the humor and great sports commentary from one of baseball's most beloved announcers. My husband and I both had a fond attachment to Skip Carey. From time to time, I know we both perk up our ears when we hear memorable moments of Skip Carey's voice. Skip, you were and will remain one of the best, the wittiest, and the most colorful voices in baseball history. His son Chip, will carry on the Carey dynasty. The picture below shows three generations of Careys announcing baseball. I will mention Skip a lot this summer. Some people aren't meant to fade away.

Today in History
February 16, 2009
1878 Silver dollar became US legal tender
1914 1st airplane flight (LA to SF)
1917 1st synagogue in 425 years opens in Madrid
1923 Howard Carter finds Pharoah Tutankhamen
1933 Catholic newspaper Germania warns against nazis/communists
1945 Venezuela declares war on nazi-Germany
1959 Fidel Castro named himself Cuba's premier after overthrowing Batista

1866 Johann Strauss, Austria, composer (Waltz King)
1932 A Appelfeld, writer
1934 Sonny Bono, Detroit, vocalist (Sonny & Cher)/(Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98)
1956 James Ingram, vocalist (On the Wings of Love)
1957 LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
2335 Geordi La Forge, character on Star Trek Next Generation

No comments: