Friday, July 24, 2009

HEY!... Consider this a reminder


Saturday, July 25th

4:00 pm

The Third Annual Dave Fay Memorial

A titanic struggle of wills, an historic contest of grit and determination, a desperate struggle to figure out who buys first round after the game...

The Commonwealth of Virginia
The Free State of Maryland

The Battle for Lord Brown's Boot

With a silent auction of one-of-a-kind items, the dulcet tones of Caps in-game announcer Wes Johnson, the flappery of Slapshot, an appearance by Capitals defenseman Brian Pothier, Miss Virginia -- Tara Wheeler -- tending goal at one end, Caps radio play-by-play announcer Steve Kolbe manning the pipes at the other end, Caps alumni, a good cause to be supported... good heavens, you can't miss this!

It's all downhill from here...

Yesterday was July 23, 2009.

It might not mean much to you, unless you are a fan of fish and chips (the birthday of Arthur Treacher), or a fan of odd sidekicks (the birthday of Calvin DeForest, aka "Larry "Bud" Melman"), or a fan of obnoxious radio hosts (the birthday of Don Imus).

It might not mean that much to you, unless you are a baseball fan (the anniversary of the establishment of the Cincinnati Reds baseball club), a lover of ice cream (the anniversary of the creation of the ice cream cone), or a Beatles fan (the anniversary of "Help" being released in the UK).

But there is meaning in yesterday's passing. With it, we have crossed the half-way point from the Game 7 loss to the Penguins to close the 2008-2009 season and Opening Night in Boston to open the 2009-2010 campaign.

Chins up, campers... it won't be long now.