August Playlist: Mash-Ups

August 27, 2013

Tired of the same old song? Looking to listen to something new? That’s what mash-ups are for.

  1. Ignition (1901 Remix) – R. Kelly & Phoenix
  2. Sloop John Bonham – The Beach Boys & Led Zeppelin
  3. Drake & Diane – Drake & John Mellencamp
  4. Crazy Little Thing Called Rehab – Amy Winehouse & Queen
  5. Hello Brooklyn – Jay Z & Marvin Gaye
  6. Cry Me A Superman – Eminem & Justin Timberlake
  7. Gettin’ Lucky Wit It – Daft Punk & Will Smith
  8. Red Hot Chilipop – Red Hot Chili Peppers & Lil Wayne
  9. 7 Nation Teen Spirit – The White Stripes & Nirvana
  10. Juicy In The USA  – The Notorious B.I.G & Miley Cyrus
  11. Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Jay Z & The Verve
  12. Fat Bottom Girls Come Together – Queen & The Beatles
  13. Troublemaker, You Drive Me Crazy – Olly Murs & Britney Spears
  14. Suit & Treasure – Justin Timberlake & Bruno Mars
  15. I Wanna Blur Some Lines – Whitney Houston & Robin Thicke
  16. Stayin’ Hot – The Bee Gees & Nelly

Alex’s All-Childhood Team

August 10, 2013

For one day in 2013, 90s baseball was alive and well. Ken Griffey Jr was honored in Seattle, while Hideo Nomo, Eric Karros, and Tommy Lasorda shared a laugh pre-game in Los Angeles. All this got me thinking, what would my All-Childhood Team roster look like? Of course, it’d be a bit biased towards Dodgers. But besides that, who would it be? So here we go. This is strictly based on how I will remember baseball during my childhood, who I followed, and players who, to this day, stand out in my memory. 25 man roster.


Catcher – Mike Piazza

1st Base – Eric Karros

2nd Base – Craig Biggio

Shortstop – Derek Jeter

3rd Base – Chipper Jones

Outfield – Ken Griffey Jr, Tim Salmon, Shawn Green

Starting Pitching – Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson, Hideo Nomo, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz

Relief Pitching – Mariano Rivera, Trevor Hoffman, Eric Gagne, Troy Percival

Bench – Cal Ripkin Jr, Tony Gwynn, Todd Helton, Jeff Bagwell, Edgar Martinez, Raul Mondesi, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Nomar Garciaparra

Manager – Tommy Lasorda

These players couldn’t make the 25 man roster, but they deserve a shout-out.

Honorable Mention: Eric Young, Chan Ho Park, Tim Wakefield, David Wells, Mark McGwire, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, Larry Walker, Tom Glavine, Mark Grace

Not mentioned above, but worth mentioning just because 13 year old Alex thought they were awesome…these guys: