Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama today:
JEH - Tomorrow the Birmingham Barons make their annual pilgrimage to
America's oldest in-use ballpark, Rickwood Field, for the 18th Rickwood
Classic presented by State Farm Insurance and YP. This year's classic
will celebrate the legendary 1948 Birmingham Black Barons which featured
a young Willie Mays, Piper Davis, Artie Wilson, William Greason, Jimm
Zapp, Johosie Heard and other well-known Negro League stars. Former Cy
Young award winner and baseball Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins will be in
attendance as the Guest of Honor and will be available for autographs
during the game. The 2013 Barons season at Regions Field is in full
swing. For ticket information, game schedule, promotions calendar or for
additional information about Regions Field, call (205) 988-3200 or
MONEY TUESDAY - Stewart Welch joined us this morning for Money Tuesday to talk about The Roth-Child Strategy. The Roth-Child Strategy harnesses the combined power of the Roth IRA along with the power compounding of investment returns over long periods of time. It helps future generations learn how to save for the future. He showed us how a 16 year old who babysits for six summers with his plan can make up to $3million by the time she retires. For more information, visit www.welchgroup.com.
VULCAN BASH - Vulcan may be the world's largest cast iron statue, but he still needs help blowing out his birthday candles! On Sunday from 12 - 4 p.m. Vulcan Park and Museum will host a festive outdoor community celebration for Vulcan's 109th birthday. Enjoy an afternoon of fun festivities for the whole family including music, games, clowns and ice cream. Join the celebration and biggest birthday bash of the year! For more information or to purchase tickets online visit www.visitvulcan.com/eventInfo/BirthdayBash.html
ASK THE ANGLER - Reed Montgomery answered viewer questions about fishing. You can contact him with your questions at (205) 663-1504 or on his website fishingalabama.com - there you can find lake reports, fishing tips, upcoming events, and more.
GARDENING - Jimmy Rockett taught us about the coleus flower. Jimmy says there are lots of different types of coleus plants - some stay low and hang over, others are of medium height. Some get over 2 feet tall. Jimmy says to read the label and ask for help if you are not sure. While the coleus does not flower like a petunia, it's their leaves that give you the striking color all summer long. Jimmy says these flowers are just annuals, so when frost comes , that is it. He also pointed out that there is not much maintenance to the flowers other than watering and occasional feeding. For more information, call Jimmy at (205) 981-1151, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit his web site at www.rockettsbugjuicegardens.com.
COOKING - Van Sykes joined us this morning in the kitchen. He showed us how to make ribs while giving us the scoop on the 4th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival. It is this weekend from 1-9pm at DeBardeleben Park in Historic Downtown Bessemer. For complete details, visit http://bobsykesblues.com/.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we talk sports injuries! Are your kids playing summer league sports or training for this fall? The doctor joins us with advice on how to protect them from those sports injuries! The president of the Make-a-Wish America comes to Birmingham. He joins us with the latest on the world's largest wish-granting organization. Mickey takes us out to the Birmingham Zoo to check in with his buddies there! And we check out the latest entertainment news! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!