today is George Brett’s birthday, he’s 60

George Brett pinetar

even though he was one of the greatest hitters of all time,

he will probably be best known for the Pine Tar Incident

where after he hit a home run in the 9th against the Yankees

the greatest manager of all time, Billy Martin, challenged his generous use of pine tar on his bat

and after a short but diligent investigation at home plate,

the umpire agreed with Billy, pointed at the KC bench and reversed the homer

and threw Brett out of the game for being a dirty cheater!

the Royals, naturally challenged the ruling and the American League commissioner

in his wisdom

overruled the decision SOMETHING COMMISSIONERS ARE TOO COWARDLY TO DO THESE DAYS IN PRO SPORTS

and said sure he used way more pine tar than the rules say

but pine tar on a bat does not enhance the trajectory of a ball being struck by the bat

and the Royals ended up winning the game, as they should have.

Saturday the Omaha Storm Chasers are celebrating today’s birthday boy’s biggest night

by having a Bobble Head day of #5.

but instead of making his head wobble around, they’re having his arms shake like mad.

too bad i’m seeing the Black Keys on Saturday or else i’d hitchhike to Omaha

35 bands that deserve to headline a Sunset Strip music fest more than Linkin Park

abe bro ham lincolnMötörhead
Spinal Tap
The Pixies
Journey
Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Guns N Roses”
Huey Lewis & The News
Ke$ha
Hologram Tupac
Suicidal Tendencies
Lana Del Rey
Snoop Lion
Weezer doing all metal covers
Joan Jett
The Stooges
Iron Maiden
The Dixie Chicks
Los Lobos
The Sex Pistols
ZZ Top
Dinosaur Jr.
Ugly Kid Joe
Daft Punk
X
The Flaming Lips
Bob Dylan
Odd Future
Soundgarden
David Lee Roth
Andrew W.K.
The Muppets
Yo-Yo Ma & Emanuel Ax
Cypress Hill
Randy Newman
Cat Power
The Replacements
Thai Elvis
Big Audio Dynamite
Avril Lavigne
Tsar
Psy