See that? That is what Vance Albitz’s living room is looking like lately. If we have our way, it is gonna look a lot more packed than that in the next few days! I don’t know if you had a chance to hear him with Stu, Tiffany, and Jimbo this morning, but that is a young man with a great plan. After reading an article asking some of our troops what they would most like to get in a box from home where the answer was “A couple of gloves and a ball so we could play catch”, Vance started up the Gloves4Troops web site with his father, and set a goal of collecting 1000 gloves and balls to send out to our troops overseas. Such a pure and simple joy, playing catch, and all of us here at KCAL were moved to find some way to help out. Now Vance plays minor league ball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, and he’s got to report to spring training on February 18th, so it’s up to us to help him get closer to his goal before then.
If you’ve got an old glove taking up space in the garage, or a few baseballs that are in good shape that you could manage to live without, or if you’ve got 20 bucks that you could kick down to help sponsor sending a box to our troops overseas, please help out. Check out his web site to see how to get your things to him, or bring your gloves or balls down to the station and we’ll get them to him for you. To make it even easier for you to join the effort, we’ll be sending the KCAL Crew out to the various corners of the I.E. over the next few days. Listen in to find out when we’ll be in your neighborhood! Here’s a really cool article that was written about Vance on ESPN too…
IN LIEU OF MANTI TEO’S (former Linebacker for Notre Dame) NEWLY PUBLICIZED MISFORTUNE OF BEING HOAXEDâ€¦
Happy Birthday to the NFL’s most career wins coach Don Shula. If you are a Dolphins fan (I still see their logo here in the I.E.) it is probably because of this stud coach! His perfect NFL season remains unmatched. And he has been the head coach in a record number of Superbowls. How many times? Click for more on Mr. Don Shula as we say “Happy Birthday!” to him.
Happy Birthday to the greatest sportscaster ever! Vin Scully turns 85 today. He will make his return as the Dodgers play-by-play announcer in Spring 2013 for his 63rd season. You don’t have to be a Dodgers fan to appreciate Vin but boy it sure helps the love when you are True Blue like me! Read more for the background on our Southern California treasure, Vin Scully…
How did we ever survive without cell phone video? Here’s a lovely young lady taking a shot at the portable stripper pole at a tailgate party before the Bears game in Chicago on Sunday. She may want to rethink that career as a “dancer”…
It’s not often you get to hang out with your favorite ball player. Tomorrow night is a great exception, especially if you are an Angels fan. And the event is taking place here in the Inland Empire. Read more for the details.
Michael Phelps is now the most decorated Olympian in history. Will his record be broken? Will athletes ever stop breaking records? Read on…
Ever wonder what it takes – food-wise – to compete in the Olympics? Let’s take a normal day of calories for someone like Michael Phelps. Read more but be beware if you are hungry!
The Summer Olympics kick off Friday evening from London, England. They will be broadcast on the NBC family of networks and be 8 hours ahead of us from the UK. Read ahead for a bunch of fun facts about the Olympics and its history.
Yeah L.A. Kings! And congratulations to all of our K-CAL Rockers who have been faithful fans for all these years. Awesome! Got more on where the cup went when you read more.