Happy Birthday–May 19

Goose Curry (1905)
Gil McDougald (1928)
Curt Simmons (1929)
Larry McCoy (1941)
Dan Ford (1952)
Rick Cerone (1954)
Ed Whitson (1955)
Luis Salazar (1956)
Eric Show (1956)
Turk Wendell (1967)
Brandon Inge (1977)
Brian Anderson (1993)

Outfielder Goose Curry was a star in the Negro Leagues, batting over .300 several times.

This author's first baseball glove was a Gil McDougald model.  I had no idea who he was.  But then, he probably had no idea who I was, either.

Larry McCoy was an American League umpire from 1971-1999.

Eric Show was drafted by Minnesota in the 36th round in 1974, but did not sign.

Brian Anderson was drafted by Minnesota in the 20th round in 2011, but did not sign.

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Gloria – Beam Me Up

Picking one song from my favorite show of the past ten years proved an incredibly difficult task. Lodge 49 is as packed with incredible music as any show I have ever seen, to say nothing of the content of the show itself.

If you haven't seen Lodge, I can't recommend enough.  Has a real old basement feel.

From KEXP in France, 2017

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Happy Birthday–May 18

Babe Adams (1882)
Arndt Jorgens (1905)
Gil Coan (1922)
Jack Sanford (1929)
Carroll Hardy (1933)
Brooks Robinson (1937)
Reggie Jackson (1946)
Osamu Higashio (1950)
Eric Gregg (1951)
Dennis Leonard (1951)
Jim Sundberg (1951)
Andre David (1958)
Jim Bowden (1961)
Erik Hanson (1965)
Eric Young (1967)
Rich Garces (1971)
Joakim Soria (1984)
Randy Rosario (1994)

Pitcher Osamu Higashio is a member of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.

Eric Gregg was a National League umpire from 1975-1999.

Jim Bowden was the general manager of Cincinnati and of Washington and is currently a broadcaster for MLB Network Radio.

Two players who share a name with Minnesota Twins players, Scott Baker (1970) and Roy Smith (1976), were also born on this day.

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Minor Details: Players of the Week: May 10-15

ST. PAUL SAINTS

Batter:  Caleb Hamilton was 9-for-18 with a home run and five walks.

Pitcher:  Chi Chi Gonzalez gave up no runs and no hits in six innings.  He walked four and struck out seven.

WICHITA WIND SURGE

Batter:  Edouard Julien was only 3-for-14, but he drew ten walks.

Pitcher:  Matt Canterino pitched four shutout innings, giving up two hits and no walks and striking out six.

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS

Batter:  Alerick Soularie was 6-for-19 with two home runs, two triples, and three walks.

Pitcher:  Sawyer Gipson-Long pitched five shutout innings, giving up two hits and no walks and striking out seven.

FORT MYERS MIGHTY MUSSELS

Batter:  Mikey Perez was 8-for-18 with two home runs, three doubles, and two walks.

Pitcher:  David Festa gave up no runs and no hits in six innings.  He walked two and struck out eleven.

Sir Douglas Quintet – At The Crossroads

Maybe it's getting older, maybe it is I can only listen to the same songs so many times but I have spent a lot of time the past few years seeking out new to me stuff.  Here is one I stumbled across last year that has been covered by a few folks. Doug Sahm and his crew, 1975 at Austin City Limits

 

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Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.