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Isolation Day 55 - We're Talkin' Baseball

Little Richard Penniman passed away today at the age of 87. He was an architect of rock 'n roll music and influenced The Beatles and many other singers and bands. RIP Little Richard.



Shelly and I are going to start watching Tiger King on Netflix. We've been off and on about watching this, but have decided we'll give it a whirl.


Trump is tested daily for Covid-19 now, and they are doing contact tracing on the two staffers who tested positive. So why is Trump not pushing for testing and tracing for the general population? Because he just wants the country to reopen without conditions to try to save his political life. He doesn't care about the welfare of the American people. He just wants the economy restarted.


I watched the movie 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington as Robert Trench and Mark Wahlberg as Michael Stigman. Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The inter-service debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. The fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. I had seen part of this movie before but never the whole thing. It doesn't have a plausible story, and it tries too hard to be funny, like a Hope and Crosby buddy movie. It's not good, only 5.5 stars out of 10.


My favorite baseball player of all-time has always been Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees. I remember watching the games on WPIX when I was 5 or 6 years old. I had his baseball cards tacked up on my bulletin board and his poster on my wall. Unfortunately, injuries forced him to retire in 1968, but what a great career he had. He had power, speed, and was a great fielder. He lived as hard as he played, and died at the young age of 64. I wear his number 7 jersey when I attend ball games.



On May 6th, Willie Mays celebrated his 89 birthday. Here's a nice article about him from ESPN's Tim Kurkjian. And below is a video of "The Catch," the greatest catch in baseball history.



I listened to American Top 40 for this week in May 1972. Here's the top 10.



Here's a throwback photo from our 2018 to Cooperstown, NY. We visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and below is a picture of Mickey Mantle's jersey, cap, and glove.



And in closing, staying with the baseball theme, here's "Talkin' Baseball."



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