Some 1971 All-Star game videos

If you’re like me, you’re a sucker for the 1971 All-Star game, the one Reggie Jackson hit the monster home run and many other future Hall of Famers participated. While looking for something else, a video of all of the home runs in that game popped up. The video is great! But beware the sound quality stinks.

I went looking for a better sounding video and found this one. The beginning is Curt Gowdy talking about HR hitters but the end shows the ’71 footage.

And now for something completely different

Just got back from vacation and I’ve got nothing. After driving home from the beach, immediately turned around and took my son out to an Open Jam. On the drive home, he decided he wanted to do a new song, so he got the lyrics down to “Basket Case” and when we got home, he practiced for a little bit to get the guitar part down. And then this kid we’ve been trying to make contact with about joining the boys as a drummer finally showed up, so we have first time playing the song with the first time playing with this drummer. I thought it worked out pretty well.

Introducing Set TV, a great streaming service for sports and movie fans

Let’s cut to the chase – I’ve got something great to share with everyone.

I finally cut the cord because Sling TV offered ESPN channels that would allow me to watch some of the sports that I crave. And I saved a bunch of money by switching from cable. It was a win-win situation.

But I recently switched from Sling to Set TV and what I get from Set TV is miles and miles better than what I got from Sling. And if that wasn’t enough, it was less than half of what I was paying for Sling.

So, what do you get with Set TV?

You get over 500 channels. And unlike Sling, you get generic network channels. That may not sound like much but it allowed me to watch the Sunday Night Football game that is on NBC. Do you like football? Well, you get every single football game. I watched my Vikings in the early game, a little bit of the Panthers-Saints for the late game before switching to NFL Red Zone.

Not a big fan of football? Well, you get every NBA and NHL game, too. Friday night I was flipping around six different basketball games. There are over 100 channels devoted to sports, including college (SEC and PAC 12), motor sports and even WWE. It has all of the ESPN channels and the Fox ones, too. And if you’re interested, there are also channels for international sports.

And of course, it has the MLB Network and channels designated for all of the MLB games, too. Frustrated like me with blackouts with the package? Don’t have to worry about those anymore. I can’t wait.

It has all of the channels you expect to get with cable and has a bunch of movie channels, too.

This is a streaming service, like Netflix, so you can watch on your laptop or your TV. If you want to watch on your TV, you’ll also need a streaming device that will allow you to receive the product. Unfortunately, it’s not available with the Roku. I connect with Amazon’s Fire Stick, which plugs into the TV. It took me about 15 seconds to get the Fire Stick running and then a two-minute video to get Set TV to communicate with the Fire Stick. Once communication is established, you finalize things with a code that they email you. Waiting for the code was the longest part of the process. From opening up the Fire Stick that I ordered to watching TV took about 30 minutes, none of it hard.

You have several different payment options. You can pay $20 for a month of service, $55 for three months, $110 for six months or $200 for 12 months.

Click on this link to find out more. If you order, I’ll get a small referral bonus.

More sports, more movies, all of the cable channels you’re already used to – all for significantly fewer dollars than you’re already paying. If you’ve thought at all about cutting the cord and streaming things – this is what you’ve been waiting for! And if you haven’t thought about it, you should. Here’s the link again.

Brief Dilson Herrera offseason workout videos

Came across Dilson Herrera‘s Facebook page today and he posted the following two videos. Neither one of them are earth-shattering but it’s nice to see a young guy working out in the offseason.


Mets 2015 regular season highlight video

From Opening Day on, there was always a story surrounding the Mets: the surprising hot start, the 11-game winning streak, the worst offense in baseball, the Wilmer Flores almost trade, the Yoenis Cespedes trade, the best offense in baseball, the Matt Harvey innings limit, the list goes on and on! But through it all, the Mets never lost their sights on a first place finish, and that is exactly what they did. They beat the Nationals, the team that was thought to win it all this season, and took all of baseball by storm. Bryce Harper, Todd Frazier, and many others have given nothing but praise to the Mets’ rotation, and the talent goes much further than that. Great defensive plays were made, such as the Bartolo Colon behind the back toss and the Carlos TorresDaniel Murphy kick save, and there were two players with three homerun games this season. Sadly, I could not fit every moment into this personally made 3:13 minute video, but I think it demonstrates just how “amazin’” this season has been. The Mets will face the Dodgers in Los Angeles on October 9. Good luck to both teams, and Let’s Go Mets!