Music – Special – Carlos Montoya – The Master And His Music

DOG COMMENTARY: Carlos García Montoya (13 December 1903 – 3 March 1993) was from Madrid, Spain….who was a prominent flamenco guitarist and a founder of the modern-day popular flamenco style of music.  Montoya was the nephew of renowned flamenco guitarist Ramón Montoya….as he first learned from his mother, “la Tula”, and then from a neighboring barber, Pepe el Barbero,…

MLB – Special – ESPN Salutes 1983 All Star Game – Hosts George Grande and Chris Berman

DOG COMMENTARY: The American League followed one of their worst All-Star performances with one of the greatest efforts ever by either side. It was the 50th Anniversary of the All-Star Game and the American League decided to make it a real celebration. After three decades of disappointment and eleven consecutive losses, the American League took…

Music – Joe Cocker – Whiter Shade Of Pale & Sweet Lil Woman & Just Like Always

DOG COMMENTARY: John Robert “Joe” Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician….who was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs….as he had a professional stage career from 1960 to 2013….and just months before his death in 2014. Joe…

MLB – Highlights – 1981 & 1983 All Star Game With Mel Allen & Mr Baseball Bob Uecker

DOG COMMENTARY: This is a wonderful video not just because it has great highlights of MLB’ 1981 and 1983 All Star Games….but also because those highlights are brought to you by two Major League Baseball legends…..in Mel Allen and Mr. Baseball Bob Uecker….as Mel Allen, the voice of Bone Daddy’s beloved New York Yankees during…

Music – Bette Midler – Walking Piece Of Art & Take Me To Paradise & Shiver Me Timbers

DOG COMMENTARY: There are certain singer / comedian / entertainers that are far more entertainers than they are singers and comedians….and The Divine Miss M is one of those artists……for her was a woman who had “great pipes”….who could sing like an angel while telling a story like when she sings “Shiver Me Timbers”….while making…

MLB – 1986 All Star Game – Astrodome – AL Roger Clemens & NL Dwight Gooden – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY: The Houston Astrodome was the world’s first multi-purpose domed sports stadium….which is located in Houston, Texas….as construction on the stadium began in 1962…..and it officially opened in 1965. It served as home to the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB) from its opening in 1965 until 1999….along with the home to the Houston Oilers…

Comedy – Rich Little – President Richard Nixon & Famous Voice Actor Frank Welker

DOG COMMENTARY: Probably the most famous of Rich Little’s voice impersonations was his redition of President Richard M. Nixon….and in this video clip…he “really puts on the shine”….as he gives a wonderful portrayal of Tricky Dick in this skit in the video herewith…..with the skit being overlayed by the music from Mission Impossible….for this “man of a thousand…

MLB – 1980 All Star Game – J R Richards & Rod Carew & Pete Rose et al imasportsphile com

DOG COMMENTARY: The starting pitcher for the National League in the 1980 MLB All Star Game was Houston Astros J. R. Richards…..a “flame throwing” righthander who was one of the first pitchers in Major League Baseball to throw consistantly over 100 mph….and by the time that he teamed-up with MLB’s all time strikeout leader, Nolan…

MLB – 1986 All Star Game – Astrodome – Al Michaels & Jim Palmer & Tim McCarver

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 57th playing of the mid-summer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL)….as the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 15, 1986, at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas….which is the home of the Houston…