Wednesday, June 25, 2014

EXCUSE ME! - Ode to Vickie Guerrero

After shimmering her way out to the back its possibly last time fans saw Vickie Guerrero on WWE TV. Vickie Guerrero is one of my favorite characters and personality come out of wrestling. She played her roles well when given a platform overpowering bitch while running Smackdown or Raw to her screaming and screeching voice when she's mighty pissed to being love interest of Edge, Big Show, Eric Escobar, or Dolph Ziggler. Her catchphrase "EXCUSE ME!" drew insane amount of heat quickly outclassing every diva that was on the roster at the time and tried to find on a game show-like format. Took her shares of bumps in the ring along Wrestlemania match which she ended up pinning her opponent after splash from top rope. In truth in all she was that damn entertaining and made the best of it. She's a Guerrero by marriage and like them its natural of them to entertain the crowd. I will miss Vickie Guerrero and her "EXCUSE ME!" on TV. Thank you Vickie Guerrero for the moments, times, and memories! Viva la raza!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Parade of NBA Champions

On Wednesday I was down on the Riverwalk watching 2014 NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs parading around the river in barges celebrating their championships. Photos of heavily attended event

This fan showed what's up and how much a crying baby LeBron is

 Cinnabon got in the act

Matt Bonner waving to the crowd

Marco Belinelli capturing it all

 Holding that trophy

 Raising that trophy high and above

 Spurs coyote mascot out with one of the titles

Legendary group of Spurs fans Baseline Bums. Their stories are legendary.

Five-time, five-time, five-time, five-time, five-time NBA champions with Kawhi Leonard

Parade not complete without the cheerleaders

Boris Diaw gives a big thumbs up to the crowd of hundreds thousands

Pops always being non-emotional

Tony Parker and Tim Duncan
This fan's truck decked out in full Spurs support

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

RIP Tony Gwynn - My Memories of Him

It was day of sadness yesterday for baseball fans. One of greatest hitters to play Mr. Padre Tony Gwynn died. He spent his entire career with San Diego Padres with long list of credentials of multi-time All-Star, gold glove winner, leading the league in hits and batting average, and a Hall of Fame selection. Never got a chance to watch him play live, but I got a chance to watch get honored.

The date was August 31, 2002. MLB and players were on verge of striking til they able struck a deal at last minute to avert the strike. I was in San Diego for a wedding. Relief they didn't strike I decide catch a game when they playing at Qualcomm Stadium. It was free hat night and starting pitchers was Clay Condrey, making his first career ML start, and Aaron Cook. Little did I know before the game the team honored Tony Gwynn into team Hall of Fame. It was great night to watch him get honored by the team.

Took few photos of it with early Sony Cybershot digital camera in digital zoom form. This was way before I knew difference between optical and digital zoom.

 RIP Tony Gwynn. You will be missed.