2014 Regular Season Home Games of the IBL's London Majors Baseball Club
Intercounty Baseball League
All home games of the London Majors are played at historic Labatt Park:
* Sat. Apr. 26, Michigan Jet Box at London, 1pm (exhibition game #1) Loss: 10-4
* Sun. Apr. 27, Michigan Jet Box at London, 1pm (exhibition game #2) Win: 9-2
* Fri. May 16, Kitchener at London, 7:35pm (2014 IBL Homeopener) Win: 6-1
* Fri. May 23, Brantford at London, 7:35pm Win: 12-5
* Sun. May 25, Barrie at London, 1:05pm Loss: 9-5
* Fri. May 30, Burlington at London, 7:35pm Win: 6-5
* Sat. June 7, Hamilton at London, 7:35pm Win: 10-2
* Fri. June 13, Toronto at London, 7:45pm Loss: 8-7
* Sun. June 15, Brantford at London, 1:05pm (Sifton's Pack the Park) Win: 12-5
* Fri. June 20, Kitchener at London, 7:35pm Win: 10-2
* Sat. June 21, Brantford at London, 7:35pm Win: 10-7
* Sun. June 22, Guelph at London, 1:05pm Win: 16-6
* Fri. June 27, Burlington at London, 7:35pm Win: 5-2
* Tues. July 1, Toronto at London, 6:05pm (Fireworks) Win: 9-3
* Fri. July 4, Guelph at London, 7:35pm Win: 8-7
* Sun. July 6, Barrie at London, 1:05pm (DH) Losses: 13-7 and 4-2
* Fri. July 11, Kitchener at London, 7:35pm
* Fri. July 18, Toronto at London, 7:45pm
* Sat. July 26, Hamilton at London, 7:35pm
Labatt Park in August 2008 during Game 7 of the IBL Championship Series against the Brantford Red Sox
Guy Lombardo's multiple-award-winning Tempo VII hydroplane, built in 1955 and powered by an Allison aircraft engine, has been owned by the City of London since 1983 when it was donated to the City by the late Colonel Tom Lawson.
It is currently on display at London's Jet Aircraft Museum along with the Miss Supertest III hydroplane, immediately northwest of the London International Airport. It is open Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.
Contact London's heritage planner Don Menard (dmenardATlondon.ca) if you or your organization are interested in displaying the Tempo VII in a public setting for a special short-term event.
LOMBARDO TRIVIA: London-born-and-raised bandleader Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902- Nov. 5, 1977) never travelled across the bridge named in his honour in London, Ontario, since the bridge never officially opened until Nov. 16, 1978, more than a year after his death.
Guy Lombardo (1902-1977) with his younger sister, Rosemarie Lombardo (1925-2011) in the 1940s. Guy and his brothers in the orchestra actually named their sister Rosemarie, who was born 23 years after Guy.
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||Sunday, May 06 2012 @ 04:30 AM EDT
|When the moon hits your eye like a bigga pizza pie ...
Earthquake Time? Tonight, our moon will be 26,000 km closer to the Earth than usual. As such, it will appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter.
NASA says the best time to see the spectacle is 11:35 pm ET tonight (May 5). It’s called a "supermoon" and they occur once every 14 months.
Supermoons are associated with heightened earthquake activity due to the significant gravitational pull of the moon which creates our tides.
Ward 4's full-time buffoon takes heat, LFP, May 3
Ward 4 Coun. Steve Orser apologizes for being a bonehead, LCN, May 3
ABOVE RIGHT: The Nazi-fluoride flyer distributed by Steve Orser during the city council meeting of May 1
Susan McElroy & Associates score $38,490.61 from mayor's office in 2011
BREAKING NEWS: 1290-CJBK's early morning man Steve (Dr. Love) Garrison to be awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his outstanding community work, CJBK, May 2
FONTANA-RAMA: London's jurassic city council votes to continue mass-medicating Londoners via fluoridation of our public drinking water and also jam a 12-storey, 165-unit apartment building into the treed slope of Reservoir Hill
To continue mass-medicating Londoners via water fluoridation without their express consent: YES ~ Mayor Joe Fontana, Ward 1 Coun. Spud Polhill, Ward 2 Coun. Bill Armstrong, Ward 3 Coun. Joe Swantana®, Ward 7 Coun. Matt Brown, Ward 8 Coun. Paul Hubert, Ward 10 Coun. Paul Van Meerbergen, Ward 12 Harold Usher, Ward 13 Coun. Judy Bryant and Ward 14 Coun. Sandbox Sandy White (10).
NO ~ Ward 4 Coun. Steve Orser, Ward 5 Coun. Joni Baechler, Ward 6 Coun. Nancy Branscombe, Ward 9 Coun. Dale Henderson and Ward 11 Coun. Denise Brown (5).
To jam a giant apartment building into the treed slope of Reservoir Hill in west London: YES ~ Mayor Joe Fontana, Ward 1 Coun. Spud Polhill, Ward 2 Coun. Bill Armstrong, Ward 3 Coun. Joe Swantana®, Ward 4 Coun. Steve Orser, Ward 9 Coun. Dale Henderson, Ward 10 Coun. Paul Van Meerbergen, Ward 11 Coun. Denise Brown, Ward 12 Coun. Harold Usher and Ward 14 Coun. Sandbox Sandy White (11)
NO ~ Ward 5 Coun. Joni Baechler, Ward 6 Coun. Nancy Branscombe, Ward 7 Coun. Matt Brown and Ward 7 Coun. Paul Hubert (4).
Nesting Birds of Prey and Canada Geese at historic Labatt Park
World-renowned dental expert opposes water fluoridation
FACT: Dr. Hardy Limeback, BSc PhD DDS, the head of preventive dentistry at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry and Canada's leading authority on preventive dentistry and water fluoridation, is vigorously opposed to water fluoridation.
FACT: Dr. Graham Pollett, the Middlesex-London Medical Officer of Health, supports water fluoridation but is not an expert in the field of water fluoridation nor preventive dentistry.
* 50 Reasons to Oppose Fluoridation (with many scientific references cited at the bottom of the article)
If the majority of London city council can't see the light on this issue, at the very least Londoners deserve a ballot question pursuant to the Fluoridation Act since it's been 46 years since the last one in 1966 ~ when the majority of Londoners alive today were either not of voting age or not born yet.
More information on water fluoridation can be found HERE, HERE and HERE.
Canada's national anthem not played at London Majors' exhibition doubleheader, LCN, May 1
"The reason for the email, [Park Supervisor] Preece explained, is because of complaints from residents in the neighbourhood and 'people aren’t really ready for baseball yet.' "
People aren't ready for baseball yet? Only in Melonville, I guess
A new breed of politician
What do you get when you cross a Joe Fontana with a Joe Swan?
Civic Meetings in London, ON, from Mon. Apr. 30 to Fri. May 4
WILDLIFE AT HISTORIC LABATT MEMORIAL PARK
Several hawks, two Canada Geese and one gosling have made Labatt Park their home
While attending a pre-season exhibition doubleheader of the London Majors Baseball Club yesterday afternoon (Apr. 29) against the Hamilton Cardinals, I noticed there's several hawks ~ believed to be Ospreys ~ building nests atop light standards at Labatt Park, as well as two Canada Geese with a gosling nesting in a flower bed near the first-baseline concession stand.
UPDATE, MAY 1: After hatching one gosling, the mother and father goose appear to have abandoned the original nest with five remaining goose eggs in it.
According to park staff, the goose family of three have moved to the other side of Labatt Park, in the parking lot behind the third-baseline. But the small yellow gosling was nowhere to be found on the afternoon of May 1.
PROTECTIVE FATHER GOOSE: One of the City workers at the park was attacked by the male goose and sprained his ankle during the incident, leading to the installation of temporary metal fencing near their office-tool shed. Workplace health and safety, indeed.
The two species of birds seem well-aware of each other's presence, with the hawks often swirling overhead in search of prey.
Visitors to the park are well-advised to keep a safe distance from the geese as the male is extremely protective of the nesting female and yellow gosling.
He'll attack with incredible fury if anyone ventures too close.
This is the first time during all my years of attending ball games at the park that I've seen these two species of birds nesting there.
An added attraction to the game on the field.
NEXT PRE-SEASON EXHIBITION GAME: London Majors vs. Michigan Jet Box at Labatt Park on Sunday, May 6 (doubleheader) at 1 pm.
$3 admission at the front gates.
The concession stand behind the third-baseline will be open.