Friday, December 28, 2007

My UALR blog

UALR link. Please feel free to put my UALR Trojans blog as a link on yours. We are happy to have any new fans.

Presidential politics

I have been asked my views on politics several times recently by people from other states, mainly because we have two candidates with Arkansas connections running this year.

I do not follow politics closely any more, but the only candidate from the two major parties for which I would consider voting is Dr. Ron Paul. I hope he considers running as a third party candidate if he does not get the nomination, since the nomination probably will be long since determined before we get to vote in Arkansas.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Eddie Feigner's greatest feat

Unbelievable, but I saw it.

I saw it live on TV when he struck out all the major leaguers. It was a Hollywood vs. Major Leagues charity event. They brought him on as a relief pitcher They introduced Eddie as a star of a new show, and he warmed up very mildly. Willie Mays was the first batter he faced. Eddie came around behind his back with a curve ball that broke about five feet. Willie's mouth flew open and he stepped back in unbelief. None of those Hall of Famers so much as touched the ball while he was pitching.

"Feigner not only pitched from the standard mound, 46 feet from home plate, but also from second base, behind his back, on his knees, between his legs, from center field and blindfolded. In a nationally televised exhibition against major leaguers at Dodger Stadium in 1964, he struck out Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Maury Wills, Harmon Killebrew, Roberto Clemente and Brooks Robinson in order.
Feigner began "The King and His Court" in 1946 on a dare in his hometown of Walla Walla, Wash. He had just thrown a shutout in his nine-man team's rout of a team from Pendleton, Ore., and the Oregon team challenged him to another game. Backed by just a catcher, first baseman and shortstop, Feigner pitched a perfect game, winning 7-0.
At the height of Feigner's popularity, the team played at major league ballparks, including Yankee Stadium, and Feigner appeared on numerous national television shows, including "The Today Show," "I've Got a Secret," "What's My Line?" and the "CBS Sports Spectacular." On the "Tonight Show," he pitched blindfolded to Johnny Carson, who loosely held a bat over a home plate. Feigner hit Carson's bat on his first pitch. "

Monday, December 24, 2007

Oscar Peterson plays Caravan - Wow!

If you don't believe me about Oscar Peterson, watch this performance of the old standard, Caravan, with his trio. He really kicks in about the 1:10 mark.

Here is the LINK.

Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson just died. Jazz piano great. If you never heard him, he was unbelievable. Just an amazing talent.

Friday, December 21, 2007

In an effort to get the blogging going, I am posting. In an effort to help, you can respond.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Yankee Buccaneer

Got in a new movie last night. Yankee Buccaneer. Stars Jeff Chandler (Mr. Boynton in the old Our Miss Brooks radio show) and Scott Brady (Shotgun Slade). Not too bad as a swashbuckler, but not as good as the Errol Flynn movies.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Are you all checking my UALR blog?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

UALR ballgame

Except for Elaina, Rebekah and Pam, I think all had a good time at the annual UALR trip. Elaina wasn't feeling good at all, and finally fell asleep. UALR won in a pretty exciting game, by the way.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Here is a feel-good story about a basketball player at Northwestern.