Tuesday, August 24, 2010

8/25 - Cal Ripkin, Jr, Rod Silva, Joey and Melissa Maggiore

Cal Ripken Jr - Baseball  Legend
Calvin Edwin "Cal" Ripken, Jr. (born August 24, 1960) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and third baseman who played his entire career (1981–2001) for the Baltimore Orioles.  During his baseball career, he earned the nickname "Iron Man" for doggedly remaining in the lineup despite numerous minor injuries and for his reliability to "show up" to work every day. He is perhaps best known for breaking New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played, a record many deemed unbreakable. Ripken surpassed the 56-year-old record when he played in his 2,131st consecutive game on September 6, 1995 between the Orioles and the California Angels in front of a sold-out crowd at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. To make the feat even more memorable, Ripken hit a home run in the previous night's game that tied Gehrig's record and another home run in his 2,131st game, which fans later voted as Major League Baseball's "Most Memorable Moment" in MLB history. Ripken played in an additional 502 straight games over the next three years, and his streak ended at 2,632 games when he voluntarily removed his name from the lineup for the final Orioles home game of the 1998 season.[4] His record 2,632 straight games spanned over seventeen seasons, from May 30, 1982 to September 20, 1998. The "Iron Man" of baseball and one of the most famous All Stars of the game -  Cal Ripken, Jr. -just turned 50 yesterday! Yes, even "Iron Man" Cal Ripken, Jr. can't stop the hands of time. And, though Cal still takes care of himself and  stays in top shape, he recently had a cholesterol test come back slightly high  so heart health is an issue he feels strongly about. Now Cal wants to spread the word and inspire his peers to become caretakers of  their hearts. And, through his partnership with Cheerios®, Cal is ready to show Americans how taking care of their hearts will help keep them energized, whether on the go with family, on the field or doing whatever it is they love to do.

Rod Silva - "Muscle Maker Grill"
According to Rod, fad diets are a quick, temporary fix to a problem. Rather than depriving people of the tastes they love, Rod created a menu of traditional dishes with a healthy twist. Muscle Maker Grill began with one location in Colonia, NJ and had spread to 27 locations across the country! Rod can discuss the history behind Muscle Maker Grill and its unique concept, popular menu items, tips and tricks for healthy meal preparation and upcoming Muscle Maker Grill location openings Muscle Maker Grill's system includes methods and procedures for the preparation and serving of healthy food and beverage items including, but not limited to, confidential recipes for great tasting food products and distinctive service accessories. Muscle Maker Grill Restaurants feature distinct standardized premises and a characteristic exterior style, color and design, interior and exterior features, furnishings, equipment and signage, which when coupled with a uniform operational method provide for a wonderful, healthy dining experience.

Joey and Melissa Maggiore - " Food Network's Family Style"
Meet Joey and Melissa Maggiore: the odd couple of the restaurant world. Despite approaching life in completely opposite ways, these siblings share the same goal: to make their brand-new Italian restaurant, Tommy V’s, in Carlsbad, Calif. a success. Melissa, a hard-working traditionalist, finds it difficult seeing eye to eye with Joey, a wild card without a filter. While trying to pull off everything from speed-dating events to extravagant wedding rehearsal dinners, Joey can drive Melissa crazy with his pranks and antics, but at the end of the day, these talented restaurateurs love each other in true Family Style.

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