That was a HABOOB yesterday in Phoenix, Arizona. Watch a You Tube clip from a resident. How does it feel to be in that one? Click on that link.
Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth....So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for.
Gherig won the triple crown in 1934, played in 2130 straight games (a record broken by Cal Ripken, Jr. in 1995), but learned in 1939 that he had contracted Amotrophic lateral sclerosis, when on July 4th he gave that farewell speech. He passed away less than two years later at the age of 38, after which this ailment became known as Lou Gherig's Disease.
Expectedly, Joey Chestnut won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest today in a driving rain on the Boardwalk of Coney Island.
- PURPLE: rubidium
- BLUE: copper
- GREEN: barium
- YELLOW: sodium
- ORANGE: strontium
- RED: strontium