1-16-2011 January 16 Update




People magazine broke the story this past week:

“She recently retired from professional softball to focus on family – and Jennie Finch has decided to expand hers. The Olympian and husband Casey Daigle are expecting their second child in late June, the softball star tells PEOPLE exclusively. The new baby will join big brother Ace Shane, 4½.

“Casey and I are beyond excited to be expecting our second child,” Finch, 30, says. “We love being parents to Ace and feel extremely blessed to grow our family. Ace can’t wait to be a big brother!”

After winning gold in Athens and silver in Beijing, Finch is now “a mommy, first and foremost!” She also works with kids at the Jennie Finch Softball Academy and Jennie Finch Softball Camps, and is co-chair of ‘nPLAY, a coalition of pro athletes dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.

Finch and Daigle, a Major League Baseball pitcher who has played for the Diamondbacks, Twins, Rangers and Astros, wed in 2005.”

Other news outlets like Spy held the story for two weeks in deference to the exclusive given to People by Jennie.  At her farewell performance for the USA National Team last year in Oklahoma City, Jennie told Spy that a move was possible; given their schedules, the Daigles had spent only one month in the previous twelve in their lovely home in western Tucson, a city that has been a fixed base for Jennie since her freshman days at Arizona.  The Daigles are building a home on family property in Sulphur, LA, which is Casey’s home.  Makes sense on many planes; the Daigle in-laws are very involved in planning and managing Jennie’s camps and clinics.


Jersey Inferno Gold verbals:

Kristen Brown – 2012 SS – UNC Chapel Hill

Elyssa LeBaron – 2012 OF – Syracuse

Corinne Ozanne – 2012 SS/1B/3B – Syracuse

Cailin Winokur – 2012 2B/P – Georgetown

Samantha Laird – 2012 C – Fordham


Although SPY asked all readers to submit tournament dates by January 9, our target date for publishing the 2011 calendar, some managers/coaches continue to send their announcements.

The 2011 JUCO Kickoff Classic & Showcase will be played  in Clearwater Florida on January 28-30. 
All games will be played at Eddie C Moore Park.

The 2011 Carolina Cardinals tournaments are as follows:

Carolina Cardinals Early Bird June 10-12, Rock Hill, SC

Carolina Cardinals East Coast Fireworks July 8-10, Rock Hill, SC

Carolina Cardinals Classic July 22-24, Raleigh, NC

Carolina Cardinals Late Summer Aug. 12-14, Rock Hill, SC

Carolina Cardinals Ray Chandler Memorial Sept. 23 – 25, Rock Hill, SC 


LONDON — British actress Susannah York, one of the leading stars of British and Hollywood films in the late 1960s and early 1970s, has died in London. She was 72.

York received an Oscar nomination in 1970 for her role in “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” and also appeared in the classic “A Man For All Seasons” before going on to play Christopher Reeve’s biological mother in the Superman series of movies.

She died of cancer Saturday at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. Her son, the actor Orlando Wells, said York was an incredibly brave woman who did not complain about her illness and a “truly wonderful mother.” He said she went into the hospital on Jan. 6 after experiencing shoulder pain.

York had a long, distinguished career on film, television and on stage, but she is best remembered for her early roles, when she had an immediate impact that started with her 1963 role as Albert Finney’s love interest in the memorable period piece romp “Tom Jones.”

However, my favorite of all her roles was in “Battle of Britain.”  While everyone who was anybody in British cinema had some part in that near-documentary film, Susannah stood out portraying an WRAF officer who  was in flight control during the Blitz.  When she received news that her husband, Colin, had been shot down, but survived with horrifying burns, Susannah’s stoic reaction seemed to personify the steely, indominable British spirit.

Paraprosdokian Sentences 
Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising
or unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation.

  Ø   I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a
bike and asked for forgiveness. 
 Ø   Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you
with experience. 
 Ø   I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather. Not screaming
and yelling like the passengers in his car. 
 Ø   Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a
garage makes you a car. 
 Ø   The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on the list. 
 Ø   Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright
until you hear them speak. 
Ø   If I agreed with you we’d both be wrong. 

 Ø   We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. 
 Ø   War does not determine who is right – only who is left. 
 Ø   Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a
fruit salad. 
Ø   The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. 
Ø   Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening’, and then proceed to
tell you why it isn’t. 

 Ø   To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is
 Ø   A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops.
On my desk, I have a work station. 
 Ø   How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole
box to start a campfire? 
 Ø   Some people are like Slinkies … not really good for anything, but you
can’t help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs. 
Ø   Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train
people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish. 
Ø   I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted pay checks. 
Ø   A bank is a place that will lend you money, if you can prove that you don’t
need it. 

Ø   Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says “If an emergency,
notify:” I put “DOCTOR”. 
Ø   I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you. 
 Ø   I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with “Guess” on it…so I said
 Ø   Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but
check when you say the paint is wet? 
 Ø   Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a
bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy. 
 Ø   Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50
for Miss America ? 
Ø   A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. 
Ø   You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to
skydive twice. 
 Ø   The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas! 
 Ø   Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back. 
 Ø   A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you
will look forward to the trip. 
 Ø   Hospitality:  making your guests feel like they’re at home, even if you
wish they were. 
 Ø   Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with. 
 Ø   I discovered I scream the same way whether I’m about to be devoured by a
great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot. 
Ø   Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go. 

Ø   I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not sure. 
Ø   I always take life with a grain of salt, plus a slice of lemon, and a shot
of tequila. 
 Ø   When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department
usually uses water. 
Ø   You’re never too old to learn something stupid. 

 Ø   To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the
 Ø   Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. 
 Ø   Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no
imagination whatsoever. 
 Ø   A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when
you are in it. 
Ø   If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have
more than one child? 

Ø   Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.


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