Anyone got some good plans? We'll be doing a little bit o' camping.
May 28, 2023: 3 Day
May 27, 2023: Inefficient
I came into the company garage and noticed someone backing into a space when the space behind it was completely open. They reversed and pulled forward to correct about 3-4 times. During that time, I drove up through the back side two spaces over, gathered all my things, and was at the garage exit by the time they finally parked.
Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock – Memory of Enchantment
Two longtime friends & collaborators, live at the North Sea Jazz Festival, playing a track the recorded for their 1997 duet album 1+1. The venue for this performance, the Hague’s Statenhal, was demolished four years after this recording. Only Hancock remains.
Game 51: Cyanocitta cristata torontensis @ Geminos a Terra Decem Milia Lacus
In progress; Louie Varland has given up an uncharacteristic two homers in the early innings.
May 26, 2023: Summerteeth
After this holiday weekend, we'll open up the nominations for this year's Summer Mix, so start thinking about what you want tunes you'd like to add. Even if it's just one song, start picking it out. Who knows, maybe the mix will even come out in summer this year!
(By the way, Summer Mix 2022 is still up on the podcast feed if you need some good tunes this weekend.)
Weather Report – Barbary Coast
Wayne Shorter and Josef Zawinul were bandmates eleven years before they co-founded Weather Report; they played together in the Birdland Dream Band led by Maynard Ferguson. Shorter went on to join Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, while Zawinul moved over to Cannonball Adderley’s sextet & quintet. Zawinul came over to play alongside Shorter in the studio group that supported Miles Davis’ foray into jazz-rock and fusion with In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew.
This excerpt from their 1976 appearance at Montreux features a tune written by the group’s new bassist, Jaco Pastorius, who had been with the group for just a couple months. Pastorius replaced Alphonso Johnson, splitting duties on Black Market, released the same year as this performance. Johnson had replaced original bassist Miroslav Vitouš in late 1973. As time wore on, Weather Report’s creative energies shifted from a Zawinul-Shorter polarity to a fractious Zawinul-Pastorius dynamic, but here the group is in near-peak form and Shorter shows he can blow the doors off a tune written by anyone.
And as a bonus, here’s the Shorter/Zawinul duet from that performance:
Happy Birthday–May 26
Due to personal time constraints, this is a reprint from last year which has not been updated.
Jim Frey (1931)
Joe Altobelli (1932)
Jim McKean (1945)
Darrell Evans (1947)
Kevin Kennedy (1954)
Rob Murphy (1960)
Jason Bere (1971)
Chris Latham (1973)
Travis Lee (1975)
Ben Zobrist (1981)
Kevin Mulvey (1985)
Among other things, Jim Frey was manager of Kansas City from 1980-81, manager of the Cubs from 1984-86, and general manager of the Cubs from 1988-91.
Jim McKean was an American League umpire from 1974-2001. He also played in the CFL for five years.
Kevin Kennedy managed Texas from 1993-94 and Boston from 1995-96. He has also been a broadcaster for FOX.
Travis Lee was drafted by Minnesota with the second pick of the 1996 draft. However, the Twins failed to make a formal contract offer within the time designated under the Basic Agreement, and Lee was declared a free agent.
26 25, 2023: Tween
The boy is entering junior high next year, which means no more after school care. I'm not quite sure I want him spending so much time alone in the afternoon quite yet though.
Minor Details: Games of May 24
SAINTS 6, STORM CHASERS 5 IN ST. PAUL
St. Paul lost a 5-0 lead, but Jose Miranda singled home the winning run in the ninth.
Royce Lewis was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Miranda was 2-for-5 with two RBIs.
Andrew Stevenson was 2-for-5 with two runs.
Brent Headrick pitched four innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks and striking out three.
Josh Winder struck out four in 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and three walks.
Connor Sadzeck struck out three in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit.
WIND SURGE 13, CARDINALS 1 IN SPRINGFIELD
Wichita scored four in the third, led 5-1 after six, then scored five in the seventh and three in the eighth.
Seth Gray was 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs.
Yoyner Fajardo was 3-for-5 with a double, two runs, and three RBIs.
Jake Rucker was 3-for-5.
Brooks Lee was 2-for-4 with a home run (his fourth), a double, a walk, three runs, and three RBIs.
Pat Winkel was 2-for-4 with a walk.
Yunior Severino was 2-for-5 with a double.
DaShawn Keirsey, Jr. was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.
Anthony Prato hit a home run, his second.
Blayne Enlow pitched six innings, giving up one run on six hits and striking out one.
Denny Bentley struck out two in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk.
Alex Scherff struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk.
TIMBER RATTLERS 4, KERNELS 2 IN CEDAR RAPIDS (10 INNINGS)
Joe Gray, Jr. hit a three-run homer in the tenth to break a 1-1 tie.
Misael Urbina hit a home run, his second. Cedar Rapids had just three hits.
Jaylin Nowlin struck out five in five innings, giving up one run on seven hits and two walks.
Regi Grace pitched two shutout innings, giving up one hit and two walks and striking out one.
Miguel Rodriguez pitched two perfect innings, striking out one.
FORT MYERS AT DUNEDIN
Rained out. Will be made up tomorrow.
5:30 Fort Myers (TBD) at Dunedin
6:35 Wisconsin at Cedar Rapids (Kyle Jones, 2-2, 3.62)
7:05 Wichita (TBD) at Springfield
7:07 Omaha at St. Paul (Aaron Sanchez, 2-4, 4.89)
Minor Details will take a few days off, as I will be out of town. If nothing unexpected happens, the feature will reappear Monday.
Happy Birthday–May 25
Al Reach (1840)
Lip Pike (1845)
Joe Judge (1894)
Martin Dihigo (1905)
Chester Williams (1906)
Lindsey Nelson (1919)
Bill Sharman (1926)
Jim Marshall (1931)
W. P. Kinsella (1935)
Glenn Borgmann (1950)
John Montefusco (1950)
Bob Knepper (1954)
Kerwin Danley (1961)
Bill Haselman (1966)
Dave Hollins (1966)
Joey Eischen (1970)
Todd Walker (1973)
Miguel Tejada (1974)
Chris Young (1979)
Scott Hairston (1980)
Jason Kubel (1982)
Eric Young (1985)
Pat Dean (1989)
Neil Ramirez (1989)
Al Reach played major league baseball from 1871-1875. He later founded the A. J. Reach Company, which was the largest sporting goods company in the United States at one time (it eventually merged with Spalding). This company also published the Reach Guide, an influential baseball publication, from 1883-1927.
Martin Dihigo was a star in the Negro Leagues, winning 250 games as a pitcher and also winning two batting titles.
Lindsey Nelson was one of the most famous broadcasters in the country at one time. He broadcast New York Mets games from 1962-1978 and San Francisco Giants games from 1979-1981.
Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Sharman was a minor league outfielder from 1950-1953 and in 1955, reaching AAA with St. Paul.
W. P. Kinsella has written several books on baseball, most notably "Shoeless Joe" the book on which the movie "Field of Dreams" was based.
Kerwin Danley was a major league umpire from 1998-2021.