Junior Achievement Blog

8/23 - Bernie's Uncanny Sense Of Timing

Posted 8/23/2012 8:07:00 AM



If you follow the Brewers at all, you probably know by now that the team released pitcher Randy Wolf Wednesday. He wasn't having a stellar season, he was in the last year of his three-year contract, and the team wasn't going to re-sign him-- they're going with younger pitchers next year, who are currently coming up through the Brewers' farm system.  And, by releasing him (and still paying him the remaining $2 million on his contract for this season, plus another $1.5 million for not taking the 2013 option year in addition to the $20 million plus he's already earned) now, he will most likely be signed by another team still in the pennant race. So, even though he's technically out of a job, it's not like when one of us people in the real world lose our jobs-- even if they did release him on his 36th ...

7/25 - He Moved On Up, Alright...

Posted 7/25/2012 6:28:00 AM


As an homage to the late actor Sherman Hemsley, who played George Jefferson for 10 years on 'The Jeffersons,' here's a look at the famous opening and theme song. (You can read about his life HERE)





6/27 - I'll Bet His Bank Account Doesn't Look Like Kenny's Though

Posted 6/27/2012 7:30:00 AM


We were talking this morning about how there's a guy in Nashville who apparently looks like Kenny Chesney-- and got kicked out of the Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw concert because of it. (Read the whole story HERE)


Well, now we've the photographic proof:  Take a look a the photo to the right. That's the REAL Kenny on the left, and Nathan Blankenship-- the imposter-- on the right.  They DO look kind of similar, don't they?



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