Friday, April 11, 2008

Man of Steal Requests - Fred MacMurray


Rickey likes that Rickey's fans have shown an interest in Rickey's blog. Rickey gonna make sure Man of Steal likes what Rickey does.

Rickey himself played some ball on June 4, 1999 with the Mets at Yankee Stadium and slapped one over Derek Jeter's glove for a single to center.

Derek Jeter hosted a show in New York that was live on a Saturday night and had a guy named Will Ferrell as an actor on the show.

Will Ferrell "stars" in a movie based on the TV show Bewitched with ├╝beractor Michael Cain. Rickey dares a Rickey fan to find a 5 foot section in the video store without a Michael Cain movie. It may exist but Rickey is too fast to spot one.

Michael Cain has a role in "The Swarm" with Fred MacMurray. Some movie about fast swarming killer bees. Rickey laughs at anyone who thinks something is faster than Rickey on the base paths.

Fred MacMurray has a Rickey Rating of 4

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Twins Cards requests - Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney is the inventor of the cotton gin and credited with bringing interchangeable parts manufacturing to the States and making it popular.

Rickey Henderson appears in the music video "Too Legit To quit" with M.C. Hammer


M.C. Hammer appears on the 19th Annual American Music Choice Awards with Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul is a host of The Show That Must Not Be Named
American Idol and judges J.D. Adams in season 2.

J.D. Adams is the great-great-great-great-great grandson of John Adams, our nations second President John Adams.

John Adams was Vice-President under George Washington.

George Washington appointed Oliver Walcott, Jr. Secretary of the Treasury for the United States in 1795.

Oliver Walcott, Jr. awards Eli Whitney with a contract for making muskets for the United States Army in 1781.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Twins Cards requests - C. Everett Coop

Good one! C. Everett Coop was the Surgeon General during the Ronald Reagan presidency. The man had a brilliant medical career and pioneered many procedures for both techniques and medicating for children during surgeries. He is credited with saving numerous children who were given up on by almost all doctors at the time. I am happy to do this one.

Rickey Henderson played baseball with Dave Kingman in Oakland.

Dave Kingman is managed by Herman Franks in 1978 with the Chicago Cubs.

Herman Franks plays with Johnny Mize on the Cardinals in 1939.

On April 14, 1936 Johnny Mize plays against the Cubs in a game were the radio announcer is Ronald Reagan.

Ronald Reagan nominated C. Everett Coop to be Surgeon General in 1981.

C. Everett Coop has a Rickey Rating of 4

Brads55 requests - Chewbacca

Seriously.

More work work and less puff puff Brad.

Rickey Henderson played on the Boston Red Sox in 2002 with Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez was in the lineup on September 9, 2005 against the Blue Jays when Chewbacca threw out the first pitch.


Chewbacca has a Rickey Rating of 1

Stats on the Back requests - Mother Teresa


Rickey Henderson visits the White House in 1990 after winning the World Series to visit President George H.W. Bush.

President Bush meets with Pope John Paul II during his trip to Vatican City in 1989.

Pope John Paul II holds a meeting with Mother Teresa in Vatican City in 1983.

Mother Teresa has a Rickey Rating of 2

Twins Cards requests - Aaron Burr


Let us ponder that somehow I can do this. Aaron Burr passed from this Earthly plane 100 + years before Rickey was born.

How to begin....

Rickey Henderson appears in the music video "Too Legit To quit" with M.C. Hammer

M.C. Hammer appears on the 19th Annual American Music Choice Awards with Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul is a host of The Show That Must Not Be Named
American Idol and judges J.D. Adams in season 2.

J.D. Adams is the great-great-great-great-great grandson of John Adams, our nations second President John Adams.

John Adams and Aaron Burr where members of the First Continental Congress.

Aaron Burr has a Rickey Rating of 4

Steve at White Sox Cards requests - Fatty Arbuckle

This one should have been a doozy.

Rickey Henderson plays in the 1987 All-Star Game against Keith Hernandez of the Mets.

Keith Hernandez is a guest star on Sienfeld.

Sienfeld has Jill St. John on the Yada Yada episode.

Jill St. John guest stars on an episode of The Love Boat in 1982 with Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello is in How To Stuff a Wild Bikini with Buster Keaton.

After Fatty Arbuckle's career was ruined, Buster Keaton personally supported him as repayment for giving him his break into film.

Fatty Arbuckle has a Ricky Rating of 5

Stats on the Back requests - Pokey

Now this one had me scratching my newly professionally shortened hair on my head.

Let's see.......

Rickey Henderson played in the 1981 All-Star Game with Reggie Jakson.

Reggie Jackson had a role in Naked Gun in 1988 with Ricardo Monteblan.

Ricardo Monteblan granted Dick Smothers his fantasy on an episode of Fantasy Island in 1982.

The Smothers Brothers appeared on Captain Kangaroo.

Captain Kangaroo, Bob Keeshan, started his career on Howdy Doody.

Gumby and Pokey made their television debut on Howdy Doody.

Ho my goodness. How I did it I do not know. This was a good one.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Dan from OMGreds requests - Florence Henderson

Yeah. I could have taken the Brady Bunch route but I had to find something else. Joe Nameth would have been too easy.

Rickey Henderson played against Reggie Jackson of the Angels on April 12, 1984.

Reggie Jackson fails to assasinate Queen Elizabeth II on orders from Ricardo Monteblan in Naked Gun in 1988.

Ricardo Monteblan grants Robert Goulet his wish on Fantasy island. Four times. Some people never learn.

Robert Goulet co-stars with Florence Henderson in said episode.

Florence Henderson has a Rickey Rating of 4 but it is really 3

I had to get in the Robert Goulet reference even though it added an unnecessary step. He's just too hep a cat not to mention.

Samantha requests - Matt Kennedy Gould

First question I have for her is - Who?

She tells me he is on the Joe Schmo Show. I have never heard of it since I do not have a television.

Rickey Henderson was struck out by Roger Clemens on May, 2 1998.

Roger Clemens appeared in Anger Management with Adam Sandler

Tyra Banks voiced a character with Adam Sandler in Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights.

Tyra Banks has Angela Dodson as guest on the Tyra Banks Show

Angela Dodson plays Molly The Virgin on the Joe Schmo Show

Matt Kennedy Gould has a Rickey Rating of 4

JT at Writter's Journey request - Jared from Subway

Let's see......

In 1982 Rickey Henderson plays in the All-Star Game on July 13 against the N.L. squad with Pete Rose at 1st base.

Pete Rose is an announcer during Wrestlemania 2000 with Triple H appearing in a match.

Triple H lost his heavyweight belt to John Cena.

John Ceena appears in a Subway commercial with Jared in 2007.

Jared Fogel has a Rickey Rating of 3

Brads55 or Reds Cards requests - Charlie Manson

This one seemed easy.

Until I started trying to figure this out.

Rickey Henderson hits a pop out to center off of Carl Pavano of the Expos on July 6, 1999.

Carl Pavano dated Alyssa Millano.

Alyssa Millano stars in an episode of Charmed with guest star David Caradine in 1999.

David Caradine star in "Shane" with Charles Grodin in 1966

Charles Grodin co-stars with Sharon Tate in "Rosemary's Baby" in 1968.

Sharron Tate is murdered by a member of the Manson Family.

Charlie Manson has a Rickey Rating of 5


Mario at Wax Heaven requests - Topenga

Yeah. How he even remembers this tells me he was a lonely child growing up.

Rickey Henderson was struck out by Roger Clemens on May, 2 1998.

Roger Clemens appeared in Anger Management with Adam Sandler

Tyra Banks voiced a character with Adam Sandler in Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights.

Danielle Fishell, A.K.A. Topenga, has been on 4 episodes of the Tyra Banks Show

Topenga has a Rickey Rating of 3

Samantha requests - The Little Mermaid

How the heck do I do this?

Let's see.

Rickey Henderson played baseball for the New York Yankees in 1985 and was managed by Yogi Berra.

Yogi Berra was on "Toast of the Town" Episode No. 18.2 with Sid Ceasar in 1964.

Sid Ceasar was in Cannonball Run II with Sammy Davis Jr. in 1984.

Sammy Davis Jr. was on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In" Episode No. 3.8 with Buddy Hackett in 1969.

Buddy Hackett was the voice of Scuttle the Seagull in The Little Mermaid.

The Little Mermaid has a Rickey Rating of 4

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

DayF requests President Chester Alan Authur

Holy Frejoles!

This is a challenge.

Rickey Henderson Played baseball for the New York Yankees in 1987.

The Yankees played against the Braves on Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY. And won 3 - 0.

Abner Doubleday invented baseball it is claimed.

Abner Doubleday served under Ulysses S. Grant during the War Between the States.

Ulysses S. Grant appointed Chester A. Arthur Collector of Customs for the Port of New York.

Chester A. Arthur has a Rickey Rating of 4.

Bring it people!
BRING IT!

DayF requests - Casey Stengal

I like a challenge. This might be one.

Na. Just kidding.

Rickey Henderson played for the New York Yankees in 1985 and was managed by Yogi Berra.

Yogi Berra played for the New York Mets managed by Casey Stengel in 1965.

Casey Stengel has a Rickey Rating of 1

DayF requests - Tiger Woods

I like a challenge. This is not one.

Rickey Henderson played for the Oakland A's in 1994 with Steve Sax.

Steve Sax was on the 1994 Birmingham Barons team with Micheal Jordan.

Micheal Jordan was Tiger Woods partner in the 2007 Wachovia Championship Pro Am

Tiger Woods has a Rickey Rating of 2