Friday, May 28, 2010

Beau Torbert Update: New Season, Same Team, New Name

Beau Torbert returns to Sioux Falls in 2010. The team changed their name from the Canaries to the Pheasants. The Pheasants are 11-3 so far this season and have the best record in the American Association. Beau has played in all fourteen games for Sioux Falls.

According to  Torbert is second in the league in hitting, batting .421 for the season. Beau is tied for fourth in the league in homers with four. Two Pheasants are in front of Beau in homers. They are Sing and Sheldon and they both have six dingers a piece. Beau is seventh in the league in runs batted in with 13.

Beau leads the team in hits with 17, doubles with 7, and runs scoring 17 times. In 2008 Beau was the leagues MVP. So far in 2010 Beau is in contention for another MVP award.  Hopefully, Beau won't miss as many games with injuries as he did last season. Last season injuries kept Beau from repeating as MVP.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Questions on the Gulf Oil Spill

It should never take this long to stop an oil leak from an oil rig. The damage will be incredible. Hopefully, we will learn valuable lessons from it. It needs to be stopped! We also need to focus on how to clean up this mess and minimize the ecological damage.

How do we clean up the damaged gulf? How do we stop it from spreading to the Caribbean?  How do we stop it from spreading to the Atlantic Ocean? How do we clean up the damaged wetlands? How to we reverse the damage? When will it be safe for the shrimpers to go back to making a living? When will it be safe to eat gulf shrimp again? When can the commercial fisherman go back to fishing the gulf? When can I take a charter fishing trip in the gulf and catch healthy safe fish? How many animals are going to go extinct over this? How many will go endangered? What is going to happen to the waterman who can't make a living? What is going to happen to the tourist towns on the gulf who will lose visitors? How do we make sure something like this never happens again?

Not everybody at BP is evil and BP does do some good things. The government isn't all bad. It isn't a blame game. We don't have time for that. Yes BP should cover the cost. However we have to work together and answer the questions I asked and I am sure there are more questions to be answer. Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and Florida all deserve better. It is another slap to the regions face, just like Katrina. And this tragedy effects more than the five states mentioned it effects us all.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Yahoo Writing

Anyone who reads my blog knows I write for Associated Content.  I was going to say read my blog regularly, but I know no one does and since I don't even blog regularly I can't blame them. I shamelessly promote some of my articles I write.Relax none of that today. However, I did want to touch on some big news about Associated Content.

Associated Content was sold to Yahoo this week for a large sum of money. So, needless to say somewhere down the road change is going to happen. Some how the move is going to effect me. The changes could be great. It could be bigger pay,  more exposure, and more opportunities. The changes could also be negative, they might not like my writing, the pay could change, or they could change the way business is done. It is like looking at the half empty glass.

However, for the moment business has not changed. The half empty glass does not matter yet because I am not thirsty.  When I am thirsty, I will have to evaluate the cup.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Robert Plant New Album and Tour

Robert Plant will have a new album coming out, with another new band.No, he did not do another album with Alison Krauss however it appears it will be in the same sort of genre. It will be his second release on Rounder Records. Plant will do a 12 city mini-tour before launching into a larger tour later this year.

You can read my entire article here.

I am also going to update the you tube area with some Robert Plant related videos. I have been a slacker updating that side. Really, March and April I was really swamped with writing on top of my regular stuff. This month will be busy but hopefully not as busy. I will return to making more blog appearances and other news...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Which Ones Pink

Well, I write about music as well as sports and business. ou may have head Roger Waters, the bassist and lyricist of Pink Floyd is planning to tour and perform Pink Floyd's  The Wall. There have been rumors of  a Pink Floyd reunion ever since the Live 8 reunion. Funny, how a super group regroups for a one off show and everyone expects a reunion tour. Well, it is fans wishfull thinking I suppose...

Anyway I investigated the rumors and here is what I found out!

Funny, I have seen David Gilmour's version of Pink Floyd and I have seen Roger Waters in concert. Pink Floyd was the stadium sensation, awesome light show. Roger Waters smaller arena, same vein but different. When I saw Waters he surrounded himself with great musicians.