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A couple of things – Fats, MLB, JFK

Fats Domino was unique talent. It was only after I read his obituary that I really figured out how big Fats Domino truly was (no pun intended). This guy ruled the 50s like no one else. He was second only to Elvis Presley in record sales. That’s incredible. Yet, by the time that I came of age and started listening to music and buying music on my own, Fats Domino was not even in the picture. Yes, I knew all the words to Blueberry Hill and I knew the melody to Ain’t that a Shame and I’m Walkin’ but that’s it.

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200,000th Major League Baseball Game

A few days ago I attended what turned out to be the 200,000th Major League Baseball Game seince the founding of the National League in 1876. I did not know this was the case when I entered the stadioum in Houston. Who knew? Well….it seems these nice folks below knew. Sometimes you just show up someplace and there is a blog post already waiting for you. The 200,000th game involved the Colorado Rockies defeating the Houston Astros by a score of 4-2 in 13 innings. Here is a list of the all the major leagues and a number of other historical statistics from

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Spahn & Sain & And Common Wisdom Will Rot Your Brain

Baseball fans may be aware of the saying “Spahn and Sain and pray for rain.” (Above–Spahn on the left and Sain on the right.) These words are about the 1948 Boston Braves. Warren Spahn and Johnny Sain were two starting pitchers on the ’48 Braves team that won the American League pennant and then lost the World Series to the Cleveland Indians. The Boston Braves, after a stop in Milwaukee for a few years, are the current Atlanta Braves. The words are, as I have learned in researching  this post, from a poem written by a Boston sportswriter named Gerald Hern. Here is

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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