Sunday, May 1, 2022

Battle of the Bands: Swingtime in Springtime

 It seems like a long time since the last Battle of the Bands. A good time to switch gears.  So first the original Django Reinhardt....

                                            


Below are the two competitors....

                                             Paul Mehling/Nate Ketner Quintet 


Reve Boheme


Next you let me know which ones you like best in the comments, I count them up and announce a winner usually in about a week or so. Okay at least before June.














Saturday, April 30, 2022

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2022: Z is for Ryan Zimmerman

 Ryan Zimmerman recently from baseball and the Washington Nationals. Fitting to end the A to Z challenge with him. He was a World Series Champion, a two-time all-star,  who enjoyed a 16 year career.

A tribute to him:


I hope you enjoyed this years challenge, stay tuned for normal blogging returning tomorrow!


Friday, April 29, 2022

Blogging from A to Z April Challange 2022: Y is for Cy Young

 They award the best pitchers in the American League and National League the Cy Young Award. However, how great was Cy Young? Cy Young holds the records for 511 wins and 749 complete games which are both records which will probably never be broken.

                                                Opening of Baseball's Hall of Fame


More on Cy Young


Cy Young a legend from baseball's early days and much more than an award.




Thursday, April 28, 2022

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2022: X is for Xavi

 Xavi is perhaps the greatest midfielder to kick a soccer ball. He was on the 2010 World Cup winning team representing Spain. 


Xavi scored 82 goals and enjoyed a long playing career. 


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2022: W is for Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky is considered one of the greatest hockey players of all time. During this A to Z Challenge I have highlighted a few potential GOATs in their respective sport. You might be pretty good if you are nicked named "the great one." Winning four Stanley Cups (NHL Championships) and nine Hart Trophies (MVP Awards) might back that up. Of course he is in the Hall of Fame.



Is there anyone currently who could challenge Gretzky as the great one?

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2022: Lindsey Vonn

 Last week of the challenge and I am bringing up a different sport Woman's Alpine Skiing. Of course that means a new athlete in Lindsey Vonn. She won four overall Woman's World Cup Champion. The first USA woman's skier to win a Gold Medal in the Olympics. Winning 82 World Cup races she is the greatest female ski racer from the USA and one of the greatest in the world.

Her Olympic Medal runs...


A tribute to her...


4 more days left in the challenge!




Monday, April 25, 2022

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2022: U is Jose Uribe

 Jose Uribe played in the Major Leagues for 10 seasons, mostly for the San Fransisco Giants. The shortstop. His life ended in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic when he was 47. Not the biggest stat, but he had a long career. Who are some of your favorite players who might not have been stars?

I will be back tomorrow with a new post.