Tuesday Tid-bits

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Good Tuesday....
SO, someone "in the know" says some of the testosterone found in the sample taken from Floyd Landis is synthetic and not naturally produced by his body. Still waiting on the results of the second sample taken. Should find out next week.
New rule--you want to be quoted, you identify yourself and stop all this "unnamed source" bullshit - step up and be a man/woman.

SO, Fidel is sick and in the hospital and brother Raul is now in charge. Why do I keep thinking Billy Carter??? "Hey..wanna split a beer and talk about world peace?"

Found something interesting on ESPN.COM in an article by Jim Caple. US Interstate 90 runs from Safeco Field in Seattle to Fenway Pawk (yes Pawk) in Bahstin (yes Bahstin). Now that is a pretty interesting fact in itself. Now, add to that fact that you can visit 11 different Hall Of Fames along the same route and it is even more amazing.

(Image by Eliot Krohn)
In case you can't read it (since it would not post larger):
(numbers after the name is miles off Rt. 90)

1> Chicago - Michael Jordon Statue (OK not a Hall.. but..) - 3 miles
2> South Bend - College Hall Of Fame - 1 mile
3> Cleveland - Rock & Roll Hall Of fame (not leaving that one out!) - 1 mile

4> Canton - Pro Football Hall Of Fame - 57 miles

5> Toronto - Hockey Hall Of Fame - 100 miles

6> Canastota - Boxing Hall Of Fame - 0.3 miles

7> Cooperstown - Baseball Hall Of Fame - 27 miles

8> Oneonta - Soccer Hall Of Fame - 54 miles

9> Saratoga - Horse Racing Hall Of Fame - 30 miles

10> Holyoke - Volleyball Hall Of Fame - 6 miles

11> Springfield - Basketball hall Of Fame - 6 miles

Here is a link if you are interested in finding other "Halls Of Fame" go to THIS PAGE on espn.com

I have always thought it would be cool to do a 2-3 week road trip and visit different baseball parks during the summer- both Major and Minor league parks...There are actually travel companies that will arrange them for you... too cool.

Thanks for visiting....see you all tomorrow.

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Keep that spark of insanity kids...It helps keep you an individual.

11 Of Your Sparks

  1. damm Says:
  2. "road trip and visit different baseball parks during the summer-"

    unnamed source is quoted as saying

    I'M IN!!!!!!

  3. damm Says:
  4. P.S. and 90 runs by the Mud Hen's Stadium in Toledo Ohio!

    WOOOOOO Toledo

  5. robsg1rl Says:
  6. They ought to nickname I-90 as the Hall of Fame Highway! LOL

    I think I read somewhere (ICYDN blog or Bricks and Stones blog....be a woman, Wendy, be a woman) that Tom Hanks is doing a tour of 11 different ballparks for his birthday. He is accompanied by Dennis Miller and Ron Howard in the pics that I saw. That would be a cool B-Day present!

    Like your new digs, Bond! Or are they not-so-new....I've been on vacation. I've missed your blogs, tho!!! :)

  7. Bond Says:
  8. Damm - jump in dude - we are on the road!

    Robs- hope vacation was fun.. missed your comments....and YES it would be a so cool b-day present...

  9. Turnberry Says:

    Cannot believe no one beat me to it-----


    I am so there for a roadtrip.

    And that Damm duck is gonna have to ride in the back


  11. Anndi Says:
  12. Can we tie the duck to the hood? He'd make a swell ornament..

  13. Bond Says:
  14. Sorry damm... you wanted in, but never called shotgun... into the back with you...

  15. Bond Says:
  16. Robs... digs are about a week old now.. just got tired of the darkness of the other theme...

    The COUCH is a light, happy place!

  17. damm Says:
  18. "Sorry damm... you wanted in, but never called shotgun... into the back with you... "

    that just confirms Turn's suckup status :)

  19. Dixiechick Says:
  20. *plops down on the beautiful couch with Diet Dew in hand* LOVE THE NEW COUCH!!!!

  21. Chuck Says:
  22. Hello Mr. Bond,
    Just read your great blog for the first time as I was looking around for info on Sarah Holcomb. What a sad condition for her to end up in. Anyway I hope you don't mind but as Caddyshack is one of my alltime favorite movies I have seen it countless times. I think the line you quoted Bill Murray said about the baby ruth, "Nothing wrong with it", actually is, "Found it!" It's no big deal". Then he takes a bite and judge Smails wife passes out. Anyway I hope you don't think I am nitpicking it's just that I am a trivia nut and love reading about all that kind of stuff. Thanks for your Blog and Take care.....Chuck G.


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