Daily Archives: October 23, 2011

’30-YOC Top Ten’ – Top 10 Denzel Washington Movies

’30-YOC Top Ten’ – Top 10 Denzel Washington Movies

While flipping through the channels just the other night, I ran across two different Denzel Washington movies being aired at the same time.

I took that as inspiration for tonight’s ‘Top Ten List.’

So, here are my Top 10 Denzel Washington Movies:

Honorable Mention – Unstoppable, Taking of Pelham 123, Out Of Time, Antoine Fisher, Bone Collector, Courage Under Fire, Malcolm X, Philadelphia, and The Pelican Brief.

10 – He Got Game.

9 – Training Day.

8 – Deja Vu.

7 – Inside Man.

6 – Book Of Eli.

5 – The Hurricane.

4 – Remember The Titans.

3 – Glory.

2 – Man On Fire.

1 – John Q.

And there you have it.  And if you have not seen ‘John Q’ please rent it – Trust Me!!  As for the movies that occupy 2-5, these could easily be mixed and changed as depending on my mood, my taste in movies changes.  But ‘John Q’ is without a doubt the best acting performance I have seen out of Denzel.

Did I miss anything?  When you think of Denzel Washington and his brilliant career, what is the first movie that you think of?

Thanks for reading!

Reggie Jackson 2004 Fleer Greats – Base & Blue

Reggie Jackson 2004 Fleer Greats – Base & Blue

I love cards that are issued in multiple variations.  And it can get a little annoying when it comes to the inability to complete a multi-colored set featuring several parallel versions, I like the hunt!

So far, I have yet to complete a rainbow – but I do like the thought of being able to do so.

I picked up both of these cards of Reggie Jackson from the Fleer 2004 Greats set.

Here they are:

Known as the Base and Blue versions, I love the look of these cards.  The frame that holds the picture of Reggie is very classic looking – and Fleer’s photo choice is superb!!!

Great cards!!!

Oh, and the Blue one is serial numbered to 500.  Mine is #154 – YIPPEE!!!

Happy Anniversary Joe Carter!!!

Happy Anniversary Joe Carter!!!

On this day in 1993 Joe Carter hit one of the most recognizable home runs in World Series history.  On baseball’s biggest stage, he rose to the occasion and secured his spot as one of the game’s biggest heroes.

I remember watching this game and seeing the joy in Joe’s eyes, smile, and body language as he rounded the bases after blasting this huge World Series winning home run.  As kids, we all dream of this exact spot that Joe Carter was in on that night in October.  His boyhood dream became reality right in front of our eyes and it was an amazing sight to witness.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Carter!!

Billy Williams Has Been Traded?? – You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me!!!

Billy Williams Has Been Traded?? – You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me!!!

Sad but true.  On this day back in 1974 Billy Williams was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Oakland Athletics for Darold Knowles, Bob Locker, and Manny Trillo.

It was a sad day in Chicago as one of the Cub’s all-time greatest players was shipped away during a rebuilding process.  The man that had occupied left field for the Cubs for the last 16 seasons was gone.  Billy Williams’ 16 year career as a Chicago Cubs player was over!!!

Williams played the final 2 years of his career with Oakland and still put up respectable numbers for the A’s.  He batted just .230 but was able to hit 34 home runs and drive in 122 runs.  It wasn’t until this trade to the A’s that Williams was able to make the post-season.  In 1975 the A’s lost to the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS while Billy Williams went 0-for-7 in the series.

Personally for me, it is very hard to see Williams wear anything other than ‘Cubbie Blue’.  Although I never got to see him play live, I have seen plenty of highlights and have read books and articles about his amazing career and it always feels strange to me that his career ended in Oakland and not in Chicago.

But, as we all know, baseball is a business and players are treated as assets and not humans.  So, although I am saddened by how his career ended I am happy that Billy Williams was able to finally make it to the playoffs.

But this does look a little strange to me still…