Thursday, December 31, 2009

Blue Moonshots

Not only is tonight New Year's Eve, it's also a full moon. Not only is it a full moon, it's also the second full moon of the month and 13th of the year, which makes it a blue moon as well. Typically, there is on average (just like Upper Deck), one full moon a month, but every once in a while, roughly every 2-3 years, that wacky lunar calendar decides to throw a curve ball, and give us an extra full moon. I figured since my favorite player's nickname is "Moonshots", that this would be an ideal time to showcase a couple of "Blue Moonshots"

Markakis earned his moniker by hitting towering home run after towering home run in the minor leagues. If you've ever had the pleasure of watching him launch one in person, there's no doubt you'll agree that he is well on his way to earning that very same nickname in the majors.

Happy New Years Eve everyone!

Be safe out there, and most importantly, have fun! It's hard to believe that not only is a New Year upon us, but a new decade as well. It's been a crazy year for me, from being laid off, and starting my blog, to finding a decent job and getting engaged. I can honestly say that 2009 has been full of it's ups and downs, and I am curious to see what 2010 has in store.


  1. I thought this was gonna be a post about a mixed drink. "Hey barkeep, give me a Blue Moonshot".

  2. Keep up the good work man. Also, somehow Moonshots had never crossed by me. I call him a lot of Kakes Jr., the Greek, or Nick the Stick.

  3. Blue Moonshot:

    1 Part Sweet Markakis Swing Mix
    1 Part Beckett Hanging Curve
    Topped off with Jack Daniels in a rocks glass.

    To be consumed during a full moon, of course.

    Happy New Years to everyone.

  4. According to Stardate this is also "the Long Night Moon -- a name that indicates that the Moon is in view longer than any other full Moon of the year."

    So, it is the Long Night Blue Moon.

    That's what she said.

  5. Us old-timers equate the Blue Moon with Blue Moon Odom.

    Happy New Year!