Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Remembering: Babe Ruth

Born February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland George Herman Ruth was a problem child and at the age of seven his parents sent him to an orphanage.

At nineteen George escaped the orphanage when the Baltimore Orioles signed him as a pitcher.

In the summer of 1914 he was sold to the Boston Red Sox, and on July 11, 1914 he made his major league debut.

His teammates considered him naive, and gave him the nickname of Babe, it would last forever.

The Babe would lead the Red Sox to two world series, but then in 1920 he was sold to the New York Yankees.

With the Yankees he was switched from pitching to the outfield, and he became the biggest star in baseball until he retired in 1935.

During his time with New York they won seven American League Championships and four World Series.

Free Slurpee Day and Other Giveaways This Week

Today is free slurpee day at 7-11s. From 11 am til 7 pm, everyone that deals with the lines gets a free 7.11 ounce slurpee. The chain is does it every year on July 11.

Other companies are having giveaways this week as well.

Chick-fil-A will give anyone who dresses up like a cow, free food, on Friday. People who come in a full cow costume will get a free entree, side, and a beverage. If they wear a cow accessory, such as a cow tie or scarf, they'll get a free entree.

On Saturday, Dunkin Donuts is giving away free samples of their new Dippin' Dot Clusterz. From 7-9pm you can get a small cup of the chocolate covered ice cream bits.

All week long Starbucks are giving away free samples of their new Refreshers. The caffeinated, fruit flavored, canned drink is the company's attempt to break into the energy drink market. On Friday, they'll be giving away whole cans from 12-3pm.