On a mind tangent from ^^^that^^^ I thought of this. (don't ask...)
I have a copy of Woodstock, WHOLE 3 hours, I got free from youboob. Years ago. I was watching this song especially. This video just has a picture, but in the movie you can see Richie playing... weirdly. He wraps his thumb way up over the top of the neck, playing 2 or 3 strings with it in a straight bridge. So I knew he had some funky tuning on the guitar. There's one point where he breaks a string onstage and fixes it. When he gets done you can see and hear him tuning it. So I tuned my guit like that and this song just fell into my lap! I knew how to play it before I played a note. Just immediately started playing this!
Heard of piece of music in a silly video that reminded me of this.
Years ago I bought a mandolin from a friend of my dad's, to try to learn to play this. Then I found out how a mandolin is tuned... COMPLETELY different from a guitar. Chords, scale are all COMPLETELY different. Would have been like starting from scratch to learn. I didn't have the energy to do it, not for one song anyways...
I remember it now, especially with the video clip that SteveA provided. I remember watching replay after replay and never feeling sure about whether it had hit the pole or not.
There was a play this past season where Santander hit one that barely grazed the right field foul pole at Philadelphia. The first base ump initially called it foul, but with no fans in the stands, you could hear a metallic sound as the ball touched the pole, and Ben McDonald immediately said "What'd that hit?" The play was reviewed and eventually ruled to be a home run. I'm not sure whether the replay officials in New York made their ruling because they had access to audio and could hear the ball hit the pole, or because they were able to detect a deflection in the ball's path.
Too bad there were 50,000 fans yelling at Yankee Stadium in 2012 and nobody could hear whether McLouth's ball hit the pole.
These little tidbits are nice, but Blood has been giving company line on guys so far in most interviews. Take the glowing reports with a grain of salt. Not saying these guys aren't looking good, but let's not get too excited based off these comments.
Saying that, I've heard similar things about Henderson and Westburg. Big, athletic players that bring multiple tools to the field.
Peralta's walk rate finally came down to respectable levels last year and he was throwing more quality strikes, but his performance when promoted to Frederick was disappointing. I don't see him being taken in the Rule 5 draft. He's still way too raw.