Daily Archives: August 21, 2011

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Albums From My High School Days’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Albums From My High School Days’

I’ve been tuned into the music from my high school days over the last few weeks, so I thought I would share with you my ‘Top Ten Albums From My High School Days’.

It’s amazing how much of the stuff I liked back then still resonates with me today – sports teams, music, and movies lead that charge.

For the record, I went to high school from 1991-94.  So, all of the albums that make the cut will be issued during that 4-year span.

And away we go…

Honorable Mention:  REM, Soundgarden, Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, Arrested Development, The Black Crowes, The Beastie Boys, Soul Asylum, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, The Eagles, and Stone Temple Pilots.

10 – Lenny Kravitz – Mama Said – Favorite Song:  What The F*^k Are We Saying?

9 – Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle – Favorite Song:  Gin And Juice

8 – Nirvana – Nevermind – Favorite Song:  Come As You Are

7 – Eric Clapton – Unplugged – Favorite Song:  Before You Acuse Me

6 – Aerosmith – Get A Grip – Favorite Song:  Eat The Rich

5 – U2 – Achtung Baby – Favorite Song:  One

4 – Metallica – Metallica – Favorite Song:  The Unforgiven

3 – Green Day – Dookie – Favorite Song:  When I Come Around

2 – Pearl Jam – Ten – Favorite Song:  Black

1 – Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way – Favorite Song:  Are You Gonna Go My Way

Wow, what a great trip down memory lane!  And amazingly enough, I still listen to a lot of that same music today.

I guess that is what makes that era in music so memorable for me.

What’s your favorite album from that period?  What is the album you most link to your high school days?  Please share.

And thanks for reading!!

Johnny Bench 2010 Tri-Star Obak – My Favorite Obak!!!

Johnny Bench 2010 Tri-Star Obak – My Favorite Obak!!!

Ok, so now I have a nice little stack of these Obak cards issued in 2010.  Some I like, some I don’t…

But I do have a new favorite – the Johnny Bench card from the 2010 Obak set!!!

Started with a perfect image of Bench and his very successful and powerful swing, the card captures the Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP right after making contact with a pitch.

But, what I really like about this card is the background.  While some of the cards from the Obak set feature questionable background art (see Andre Dawson), this one offers up a perfect scene.

Take a look:

I told you, I told you!!!

Wade Boggs 1988 Donruss All-Star

Wade Boggs 1988 Donruss All-Star

Boggs’ sure did have a fantastic season in 1988!!

From 214 hits to scoring 128 runs to compiling an on-base percentage of a whopping .476, Boggs was ‘The Man’ in ’88.

He also made his 4th All-Star Game appearance in 1988.  4th straight to be even more specific…

Atta Boy Boggs!!!

Happy Anniversary Rollie Fingers!!!

Happy Anniversary Rollie Fingers!!!

On this day in 1982, Rollie Fingers captured the 300th save of his major league baseball career.

Coming off of a Cy Young and MVP season in 1981, Fingers and the Brewers were riding high in 1982.  And as the team led their division heading into the last month of the season, several of the Brewers’ top players were performing at their peak – Fingers included.

On this night, in Seattle and in front of 20,000 fans, Fingers added another baseball milestone to his already impressive resume.  Save #300 came as he preserved the 3-2 victory over the Mariners. 

Fingers’ stat line looked like this – 2 innings pitched, 3 hits allowed, 2 runs allowed, and 1 strikeout.  Not the most impressive stuff on this night, but a victory and a save nonetheless.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Rollie Fingers!!!

Happy Birthday Craig Counsell!!!

Happy Birthday Craig Counsell!!!

Amazingly, Craig Counsell celebrates his 41st birthday today.

For all of us Florida Marlins fans, we celebrate Craig today and take a minute to remember and enjoy the memory of the game winning run that he scored in extra innings in Game 7 giving us our first World Series title in 1997.

Happy Birthday Craig!!!