Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Birthday Pie

First, some pie.

Forty-one years ago today, the 4 day experience known as Woodstock came to an end. Roughly half a million people saw 32 musical acts perform in what Rolling Stone magazine called one of the “50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll”.

Topps gave Woodstock a little love on this 2001 American Pie card.

Now for some birthdays.

This great Hall of Famer would be celebrating his 76th birthday today.

Unfortunately, he was killed in a plane crash on December 31, 1972, while escorting relief supplies to earthquake stricken Managua, Nicaragua. Clemente got his 3000th hit in his final regular season at-bat and was voted into the Hall of Fame in a special election just 3 months after his death.

This next player is definitely a step (or 10) down from Clemente, but he today is his birthday also.

Bobby Higginson is turning the big 4-0 today. Why is that significant you ask? It just so happens that Bobby and I share the same birth date.

That cartoon is funny. No explanation. No question. Just a "can of corn".

All I really want for my birthday is a World Series Championship for the Rangers. Is that too much to ask? A guy only turns 40 once after all.


  1. Happy Birthday Brian!!! That is crazy that you were born on Clemente's birthdate and I was born the day he passed away. We are linked!

  2. Also in the good company of you and Clemente is Burleigh Grimes... Happy Birthday my friend!!!

  3. Happy birthday!

    Higginson was a regular on my fantasy team back in the day. Ugh.

  4. Happy Birthday Brian!!, wish you could have your wish @ 40.. Happy Birthday again cheers!!!

  5. Thanks everyone! I had a great day. No sleep, but a great day.