Thursday, May 11, 2006

Extra bases

Well slap me with a splintered ruler and color me dumbfounded.

Chris is gone.

And still Taylor remains. And I have nothing against the man, but I agree with Simon, he's just a big wedding singer/karaoke lounge denizen. He's not give a recording contract the next big pop star man. Seriously. And omigah, Seacrest... how he gave the news, it was like ripping off a Band-Aid. WTF was up with that? Hubby figured it was because they wasted that time letting Taylor have his encore they couldn't pull the usual drama.

So I'm seething, but moving on. Besides, there's more than a good chance Chris will be fronting a major band in the near future. Now I have a clear focus on channeling positive vibes to Elliot, who really is a much better singer than Chris, it's just rock boy had so much sex appeal. So we are amassing a "Vote for Elliot" campaign. Everyone must dial in for him next week.

Now, in the how cool is this department, MLB has teamed up with the Komen foundation as well for a promotion called The Strikeout Challenge.

During the "Strikeout Challenge," fans and players can log onto, the official Web site of Major League Baseball, and make a monetary pledge for each strikeout thrown during Major League Baseball games played between Sunday, May 7 and Sunday, May 14. Funds collected through the pledge drive will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and Major League Baseball Charities will donate an additional $50,000 on top of all fan and player donations. During last year's "Strikeout Challenge," 1,362 strikeouts were recorded during the seven day period.
On Mother's Day, Major League Baseball players will wear pink wristbands and the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness will be displayed on player uniforms, as well as on all on-field personnel. Additionally, Louisville Slugger, the Official Bat Supplier of Major League Baseball, has produced pink bats stamped with the Major League Baseball breast cancer logo and will be available to all players to use Mother's Day weekend. The pink ribbon logo also will appear on the bases and on commemorative home plates. In addition, dugout lineup cards will be pink. Team-autographed commemorative home plates, pink bats and lineup cards from each ballpark will be auctioned off at a later date to raise additional funds for the Komen Foundation.
You know Big Papi Ortiz is going to use one. :) How funny that I have written about both these topics this week, and today I find them intertwined.
I was on the radio this morning. I bet no one heard, LOL. It's a long story, but I don't know how many Boston area people remember Charles Laquidara and the Big Mattress on WBCN 104.1 He retired but is now back recording an hour show on WBOS called "Back Spin" where he focuses on one year of music. Anyway, at the end he plays some funky "acid flashback," and one day it was the Doors "The Soft Parade," a song near and dear to me from my childhood. So I emailed him through the station to tell him how excited I was to hear it, etc blah blah. He writes back and asks for my phone number! So I give it to him, and then wonder when is he going to call and why?
So he calls Tuesday (in the middle of ice cream making) and tries to pretend he is from Master Card asking about fraudulent charges to hose me. LOL But, I had caller ID and knew it was him. I played along a bit, but he eventually said, "You know who this is, don't you?" Hee. So he basically chit chatted for a few about if I had kids and Mother's Day, then asked me to introduce a song, and it aired this morning! It was so cool. I thought I was going to sound like a doofus, but it actually didn't sound that bad.
Another 15 minutes of fame. Gosh, it's hard out here for a domestic goddess.


Bee said...

Since I can remember the Oakland A's have one Saturday game a year dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. They have special booths set up for donations and information. The crowd is always the BEST on this day.

My mom just told me last night that a famous latin singer, Soraya, who was a spokesperson for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation lost her battle with Breast Cancer this week. She was only 37.

Brain Diva said...

That's fun, Gina. You are clearly born to be a star! ;)

Lisa said...

That is frigggggin awesome!!! (the radio thing...not the daughtry thing. well, not the first daughtry thing, but the Fuel daughtry thing is AWESOME. Where's my thesaurus...?)

ok, that covers it. somewhat parenthetically, but whatev. :)

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