Bob Uecker hit by ball during B.P.

 

Legendary 620WTMJ Milwaukee Brewers radio voice will miss tonight’s Brewers-Royals game after being hospitalized Monday night.

A pop-up struck Bob during batting practice prior to Monday night’s Milwaukee Brewers-Kansas City Royals game.  After working through the first six innings of the game, he started feeling a little dizzy.

He saw the Brewers’ team doctors, and he was brought to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee for further evaluation.

Doctors diagnosed him with a mild concussion and kept him at the hospital overnight.

The decision was made that Bob would not work Tuesday’s game in an abundance of caution so he can get a little extra rest.  He was not initially scheduled to take the following road trip which would include two games between the same teams in Kansas City on Wednesday and Thursday.

620WTMJ’s Joe Block and the Brewers’ Jeff Levering will broadcast the next three games in the two-city series, along with three games in Colorado over the weekend.

I truly hope he does well, I have always enjoyed Bob Uecker. He has a great wit and can tell a story and I think he is one of the good guys and good for the sport of baseball…………..

RetroTV of the day: Mork and Mindy

Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom broadcast from 1978 to 1982 on ABC. It stars Robin Williams as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man egg-shaped spaceship. Pam Dawber co-stars as Mindy McConnell, his human friend and roommate.

The series is a spin-off from the sitcom Happy Days. The character of Mork is played by a then-unknown Robin Williams, who impressed producer Garry Marshall with his quirky comedic ability as soon as they met. When Williams was asked to take a seat at the audition, Williams immediately sat on his head on the chair and Marshall cast him on the spot, and later wryly commented that Williams was the only alien who auditioned for the role.[1]

Mork appears in the Happy Days Season 5 episode, “My Favorite Orkan“, which first aired in February 1978 and is a take on the 1960s sitcom My Favorite Martian. Williams’s character, Mork, attempts to take Richie Cunningham back to his planet of Ork as a human specimen, but his plan is foiled by Fonzie. In the initial broadcast of this episode, it all turned out to be a dream that Richie had, but when Mork proved so popular, the ending was re-edited to show Mork erasing the experience from everyone’s minds, thus meaning the event had actually happened and wasn’t a dream.[citation needed]

In Mork & Mindy, Mork resides in a BoulderColorado setting of the late 1970s and early 1980s (as compared to the Happy Days setting of Milwaukee in the late-1950s).

Mork arrives on Earth in an egg-shaped spacecraft. He has been assigned to observe human behavior, by Orson, his mostly unseen and long-suffering superior (voiced by Ralph James). Orson has sent Mork, in order to get him off Ork, where humor is not permitted. Attempting to fit in, Mork dresses in an Earth suit, but wears it backward. He encounters 21-year-old Mindy (Pam Dawber) who is upset after an argument with her boyfriend, and offers assistance. Because of his odd garb, she mistakes him for a priest and is taken in by his willingness to listen (in fact, simply observing her behavior). When Mindy notices his backward suit and unconventional behavior, she asks who he really is, and he innocently tells her the truth. She promises to keep his identity a secret and allows him to move into her attic. Mindy’s father Fred (Conrad Janis) objects to his daughter living with a man (particularly one as bizarre as Mork), but Fred’s mother-in-law Cora (Elizabeth Kerr) approves of Mork and the living arrangement. Mindy and Cora work at Fred’s music store, where Cora gives lessons to Eugene Jeffrey Jacquet, a child who becomes Mork’s friend. Also seen occasionally are Mindy’s snooty old high school friend Susan (Morgan Fairchild) and the possibly insane Exidor (Robert Donner)

Not a great show but was a lot of fun to watch to see what Robin Williams was going to do next

Dipshit of the day: Off duty cop kills ex-wife in front of daughter

 A recently divorced off-duty police officer chased down and fatally shot his ex-wife on Tuesday, then put the gun to his head and held police at bay before he surrendered, authorities said.

Authorities say Neptune Township police Sgt. Phil Seidle had his 7-year-old daughter in the front seat of his vehicle while he chased after a car driven by his ex-wife, Tamara, shortly before 11:30 a.m. Authorities say moments after the chase ended, he got out and fired his .40-caliber Glock service weapon several times into her vehicle.

Police officers who happened to be in the neighborhood for an unrelated traffic accident saw the shooting unfold and took the child from her father’s car. The girl apparently was not injured.

Tamara Seidle, 51, was taken to a hospital, where she died a short time later. No other injuries were reported in the shooting.

After the shooting, prosecutors say, Phil Seidle pointed the gun at his head and held police at bay for about 30 minutes until they were able to persuade him to surrender. He was then taken into custody.

The couple had nine children, ranging in age from 7 to 24, and their divorce was finalized late last month. Authorities say the shooting apparently was spurred by an ongoing child custody dispute.

Monmouth County prosecutors say Phil Seidle is charged with first-degree murder.

Michael Terrell, who witnessed the shooting, told the Asbury Park Press that Seidle was yelling at his ex-wife about their child custody fights.

“The guy was in the middle of the street,” Terrell told the newspaper. “He was saying, ‘I’m tired of going to court.'”

Seidle then raised his gun, firing multiple shots at the woman.

“It was shocking,” Terrell said.

Seidle, 51, is a sergeant with the Neptune Township Police Department. He has served on the force for 22 years.

Township resident Dianna Harris told the newspaper that Seidle was a popular officer who cared about the community. Harris, who is president of the Neptune-based Midtown Urban Renaissance Corporation, said Seidle would often visit the nonprofit group’s community garden.

“He was a well-respected cop in the area,” Harris said. “Nobody knows what triggered this, and that’s what makes it so sad.”

What a fucking asshole he needs to be put in general population at the jail and let the inmates deal with him.

Order Fast Food by Simply Smiling at the Cashier

How fast can one pay for their fast food? Google is helping McDonald’s and Papa John’s find out.

Google revealed a payments app called Hands Free that allows users to make in-store payments without lifting a finger, on Thursday at the company’s annual developers’ conference.

Instead of relying on the swiping of a credit card or scanning of a smartphone, when using the app customers simply give their name to the cashier and say they want to pay with Google. A sensor detects the Hands Free app, showing the cashier the customer’s photo and name in the point-of-sale system. The cashier okays the purchase and the customer is automatically charged through the app.

The technology will be tested later this year at McDonald’s and Papa John’s locations in the San Francisco Bay area.

While the ordering process looks seamless in the company video, the logistics aren’t yet entirely clear. According to Time, Google has emphasized that the new payments system is still an experiment. Prior attempts at hands free payment include Square Order, which was retired in March, and Paypal’s Beacon, introduced in 2013.

Mobile payments are a hot topic across industries, but new platforms have sparked particular interest at fast-food companies eager to cut crucial seconds off of customers’ wait time. A wide array of chains accept Apple Pay, including Subway, McDonald’s and Panera. Both Domino’s and Chipotle have smartwatch apps for ordering and payment. Pizza Hut even has a Venmo-powered digital platform that allows customers to immediately split their bills.

No word on how people with no teeth can pay……..

Retro of the day: Brian Adams


(Everything I Do) I Do It for You” is a power ballad performed by Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams and co-written with Michael Kamen and Robert John “Mutt” Lange, featured on two albums simultaneously on its release, the soundtrack album from the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and on Adams’ sixth studio solo album Waking Up the Neighbours (1992).

 

The song was an enormous chart success internationally, particularly in the United Kingdom, where it spent sixteen consecutive weeks at number one on theUK Singles Chart (the longest in British chart history), seven weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and nine weeks atop theCanadian Singles Chart in Adams’s native Canada.[1][2] Billboard ranked it as the No. 1 song for 1991.[3] It was a number one hit on many charts and went on to sell more than 15 million copies worldwide, making it Adams’ most successful song and one of the best-selling singles of all time.[4]

Adams, Kamen and Lange won a Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television at the Grammy Awards of 1992,[5]and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song but lost to “Beauty & the Beast”.[6] Subsequently, the song has been covered by hundreds of singers and artists around the world.

Weekly charts[edit]
Chart (1991)

Peak
position

Australia (ARIA)[8]

1

Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[9]

1

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10]

1

Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[11]

1

Canada Top Singles (RPM)[12]

1

Denmark (IFPI)

1

Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)

1

Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[13]

1

France (SNEP)[14]

1

Germany (Official German Charts)[15]

1

Ireland (IRMA)[16]

1

Italy (FIMI)[17]

1

Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[18]

1

New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[19]

1

Norway (VG-lista)[20]

1

Spain (AFYVE)[21]

1

Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[22]

1

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[23]

1

UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[24]

1

US Billboard Hot 100[25]

1

US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[25]

1

US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[25]

1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1991)

Position

UK Singles Chart

1

U.S. Billboard Hot 100[26]

1

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999)

Position

UK Singles Chart

7

U.S. Billboard Hot 100[27]

37

All-time charts[edit]

Chart

Position

UK Singles Chart[28]

17

US Billboard Hot 100[29]

18

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region

Certification

Sales/shipments

Australia (ARIA)[30] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPIAustria)[31] Platinum 50,000x
Canada (Music Canada)[32] 2× Platinum 200,000^
France (SNEP)[33] Gold 508,000[34]
Germany (BVMI)[35] Platinum 500,000^
Sweden (GLF)[36] Platinum 50,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[37] 2× Platinum 1,750,000[38]
United States (RIAA)[39] 3× Platinum 4,100,000[40]
*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone