Monthly Archives: April 2017

Movie Flashback: Missing in Action

Sometimes reliving 1984 just makes me angry and here’s why…

Chuck Norris had the #1 film at the U.S. Box Office for the weekends of November 18th and December 2nd, starring in Missing in Action.

Per Wikipedia:

Colonel James Braddock is a US military officer who spent seven years in a North Vietnamese POW camp, which he escaped 10 years ago. After the war, Braddock accompanies a government investigation team that travels to Ho Chi Minh City to investigate reports of US soldiers still held prisoner. Braddock obtains the evidence then travels to Thailand, where he meets Tuck, an old Army friend turned black market kingpin. Together, they launch a mission deep into the jungle to free the US POW’s from General Trau.

So it’s basically Rambo: First Blood Part II with a different lead.

See the “Red Dawn” review. Then, go and see “Universal Soldier” instead.
– The Blogger’s Wife

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Royals Win World Series

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CHC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
KCR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 6 1

The Kansas City Royals have been crowned World Series Championships!

Bret Saberhagen went the distance, overcoming a shoddy early effort in which he allowed 7 base runners across 3 innings, but didn’t allow a run.

He’d go on to allow just 2 hits and no walks in the final 6 innings of work, finishing the game with 7 strikeouts.

George Brett’s solo home run to start the bottom of the 7th inning stood up as the only run of the game.

The Cubs scored just 13 runs in the six-game series, completely shut down by Kansas City pitching.

They left runners on the corners in the 1st and 7th innings, the bases loaded in the 2nd, and a man in scoring position in the 8th.

While Royals closer Dan Quisenberry was warming up and available out of the bullpen, Saberhagen was allowed every chance to find his way out of precarious situations and he came through every time.

Kansas City took the World Series 4 games to 2, with their only losses coming when NL Cy Young hopeful Rick Sutcliffe took the mound.

It wasn’t the expected outcome, as the Detroit Tigers were considered to be the real powerhouse team from this season, but the Royals showed enough when the games mattered most, jumping out to a quick 2-0 series lead in a best-of-5 American League Championship Series against Detroit and then finding enough to keep Chicago base runners stranded.

Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals!

World Series Game 6: Cubs Held Scoreless in 8th

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CHC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
KCR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1

The Chicago Cubs got their leadoff man on base in the top of the 8th but failed to score and are now three outs away from losing the World Series to the Kansas City Royals.

Ryne Sandberg led off the inning with a base hit off of Bret Saberhagen, who is still pitching despite the availability of usually lock-down closer Dan Quisenberry.

Gary Matthews grounded into a 5-4 fielder’s choice and was then lifted for pinch-runner Davey Lopes, who stole second base.

But Saberhagen settled down, striking out Leon Durham and Thad Bosley to end the threat.

World Series Game 6: Brett Puts KC Up In 7th

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CHC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
KCR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1

George Brett greeted Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Scott Sanderson with a solo homer right out of the 7th inning stretch, giving the Kansas City Royals a 1-0 lead.

Sanderson was relieved by Warren Brusstar, who retired three straight batters.

Bret Saberhagen worked out of a 1st and 3rd situation with one out in the top of the 7th, retiring Larry Bowa on a liner to second and Bob Dernier on a pop out to third.

Kansas City is now six outs away from winning the World Series, but they’ll face Chicago’s 2-3-4 hitters in the 8th.

World Series Game 6: Still No Runs After 6

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CHC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
KCR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Through six innings of play, the Royals and Cubs are still locked in a 0-0 stalemate.

Scott Sanderson of the Cubs has allowed just three hits and no walks.

The Royals’ Bret Saberhagen has thrown 3 perfect innings since early-inning woes.

Pitching is definitely the name of the game here in Game 6 of the World Series.

The Royals lead 3 games to 2.

World Series Game 6: Cubs, Royals Scoreless After 3

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CHC 0 0 0 0 4 0
KCR 0 0 0 0 2 0

Through three innings of play, the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals are still in a scoreless tie.

Chicago starting pitcher Scott Sanderson has allowed 2 hits and has 1 strikeout.

Kansas City starter Bret Saberhagen has allowed 4 hits and walked 3, but has been aided by a double play and runner caught stealing.

The Royals can win the World Series with a victory.

World Series Game 6: Cubs Leave ‘Em Loaded in 2nd

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CHC 0 0 0 3 0
KCR 0 0 0 0

In what has become a running theme throughout the World Series, the Chicago Cubs left the bases loaded in the top of the 2nd, coming away with nothing to show for two singles and a walk.

The Cubs and Kansas City Royals are scoreless mid-way through the 2nd.

The Royals hold a 3 games to 2 lead in the Series.