Friday, January 31, 2014

G-Shock G-6900KG-3CR Solar Military

I’ve been collecting G-Shocks for a while now, but this is my first time featuring them on my blog.  I never mentioned them before because I never assumed that people collected them.  That was until one day when I wanted to buy a watch and went online to look for information about it.  It was then that I realized that there was a whole community dedicated to not only G-Shocks, but all kinds of watches.  This made me happy because it made me feel like I wasn’t the only one who loved watches.
The watch I am featuring for this post is a G-6900KG-3CR.  It comes in a military green or olive colorway, with orange and black highlights.  The watch is also a tough solar, meaning that it comes with a solar panel that can be charged by the sun.  This is wonderful because you won’t have to change the battery as often compared to a regular 6900 watch.  The inclusion of tough solar is one of the reasons I bought this watch.
Another feature of this watch is that it comes with a negative display.  Although I had read reviews that negative displays were hard to read, I still bought this watch thinking that it probably wouldn’t be a huge issue.  However, I was wrong because the face is difficult to read from different angles.  The addition of the mirrored face (from the solar panel) also adds to this headache.  Despite this watch coming in a wonderful color, and featuring tough solar, this is one watch I would tell people to view in person before they purchase.
Brand: Casio G-Shock
Model: G-6900KG-3CR
Additional: Military Green/Olive color, Tough Solar

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pitchers Protective Caps

Today MLB gave the green light to protective caps for pitchers.  The protective cap would be worn under a cap, giving the pitcher a head shield that is revolutionary in baseball.  Unfortunately this new shield comes at a cost of an awkward appearance, and also the discomfort in overheating after extended periods.  A few years ago I would have been opposed to this protective cap, but after watching J.A. Happ get hit on the head, I am now in favor of this product approval.  My support for this protective cap comes on the belief that any equipment that can secure the safety of an individual on the field, without interfering with their performance is worth investing in.  Just like the goalie mask in hockey, this protective shield will eventually gain acceptance as it becomes better designed, lighter in weight, and saves a few players a visit to the hospital.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Royal Rumble 2014

Congratulations Randy Orton... Again!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Jordan Chicago Bulls and North Carolina Jerseys

Here are two great examples of high quality jerseys with affordable prices (at least when they originally released).  I say this because jerseys today are overpriced and the quality isn’t as good as it used to be.  It also makes me long for the days when Nike still had the NBA license and could produce these amazing basketball jerseys.
The first jersey is a Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls jersey made by Nike.  It is a retro jersey from Jordan’s 1984 rookie year with the Bulls.  This jersey was actually the second retro rookie jersey Nike had made of Jordan.  The first one was true to the original because it had heat pressed printed numbers and names, while my jersey has the numbers and names stitched on.  I actually prefer my jersey because I love the high grade quality of double stitching.  Other great features about this jersey is the bright red mesh that is strong and durable.  My only complaint about this jersey is how long it is, with an extra inch added to the back.
The second jersey is a Michael Jordan North Carolina jersey made by Jordan brand.  What makes this jersey interesting is that it was made by Jordan brand.  I didn’t even know they made jersey’s like this until I saw this one in a store.  Of course I bought it because the quality was top notch with its heavy polyester material and intricate stitching.  So far this has been my go to jersey when I’m doing heavy labour (yard work), and yet it still looks fairy clean.  This is one jersey I hope Jordan Brand will not only reproduce but will be inspired to continue to make other jerseys Jordan played in.
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Blue Jays 2014 Bobblehead Wish List

With the announcement earlier this week of R.A. Dickey and Jose Reyes becoming 2014 Blue Jays bobbleheads, I decide to make a list of the 3rd and possible last bobblehead that could be chosen.  This list is in no particular order, but just a few guys I would love to collect as bobbleheads.

1. Joe Carter
For many Joe Carter was the World Series hero of the 1993 World Series with his game winning home run, which is why I think he deserves that moment to be immortalized as a bobblehead.
2. Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler
For me, these guys are like family.  I mean I get to hear them during the game, talking about their glory days (most of which are exaggerated or made up), or just interview old players.  What I like about them is that they’re always positive and never put down a player when their having a slow period, unlike some other announcer jerks.
3. George Bell
As far as I can remember he was my first Blue Jays hero.  The man could hit, and catch in outfield.  I know that the Jays did release his bobblehead a few years ago, but it was very limited and released during Spring training, so we’re due for a general release version.
4. Rance Mulliniks
I’ve always thought of Rance as being odd looking in a good way.  With his skinny frame and huge glasses this man is a real-life bobblehead.
5. Roy Halladay
One of my favorite Blue Jays of all time is Doc Halladay.  He was just such an inspiring player to look up to.  He was an amazing pitcher, and extremely altruistic off the field with his children’s charities.

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