Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rookie Of The Year Awards Bestowed...Beatles Soon (NOW!) Are Available On ITUNES..FINALLY!

Yes, it that time of the off season. Yesterday, the National League and American League unveiled its two rookie of the year winners. In the NL, playing for the world champion San Francisco Giants, is catcher Buster Posey. Posey, who we all saw play in the 2010 World Series, hit a robust .305 with 18 taters and 67 RBIs. He homered eight (!!) times after September 1st to help his team go all the way. Congratulations, Buster. You have a great name for a catcher. Here's the SF general manager, Bill Neukom...

"How rare and amazing it is to have a rookie catcher lead a team to a World Series championship."

Over in the junior circuit, Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz took home the bacon. He set a rookie record last year with 40 saves. He has a rocket arm and a very bright future. Here he is with a few syllables...

"I hope it's not a fluke. I hope I have a better season next year."

Great job, Neftali. You have a long future ahead of you.

The Beatles might be releasing their entire catalog to sell on ITUNES. I'm a CD type of guy so this doesn't affect me but to millions of others, it's a different story. Here's the morning news blub...

"After years of speculation about when The Beatles music catalog would finally be offered on iTunes, that day may soon arrive.
London's Telegraph reported on Saturday that former Beatle Paul McCartney has agreed to release the band's music catalog to Apple for as much as $600 million.
Is this finally the end of the on-again, off-again courtship between Apple and Apple Corps? The latter is the media corporation that oversees The Beatles' music and other copyright materials. Rumors that The Beatles' music would be available for download on iTunes have circulated for years, but this time they carry some weight. Besides the Telegraph the British publication the Daily Mail also reported a similar story.
No release date has been set, according to the papers."

I'll keep you posted on this one. Well, I can do that RIGHT now at 2:25pm EST. Here you go, from Apple ITUNES, the afternoon bombshell...

"Tomorrow is just another day. That you'll never forget," promises a dramatic note posted on Apple's website yesterday. "Check back here tomorrow for an exciting announcement from iTunes." The note is accompanied by clocks indicating specific times for the big news: in New York's time zone, it's 10 a.m.
Well, at 9:15 a.m. Eastern this morning, the Amplifier noticed something: typing "Beatles" into the iTunes store kind of gives away the big surprise. Apple (accidentally?) pre-loaded the long-awaited Fab Four catalog into the iTunes store early, confirming what must be the most overdue news in digital music history: The Beatles, their record label Apple Corps and its parent company EMI have finally decided to embrace the MP3 era by allowing the Fab Four's remastered catalog to be sold as downloads on iTunes. Questions about whether the band's music would be sold as individual tracks or only as full albums seem to have been answered, too: We see all the Beatles tracks available for $1.29 apiece. Full albums are $12.99; double disc are priced at $19.99. All of the band's studio albums are available, along with the Red and Blue Greatest Hits sets. The full catalog is up for sale for a reasonable $149. You can watch the band's first-ever U.S. show, the 1964 Washington Coliseum concert, on iTunes, and it comes as a free download with purchase of the $149 set."

And so, it's official. I have the entire Beatles catalogue, audio and video, so ITUNES isn't for me. But enjoy! From me to you. Click on this post's title for more on baseball, have a great Tuesday and as always, BE WELL.


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