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Interesting story about Newhouser, himself a HOFer. He was a native Detroiter and spent most of his career there, but per Wiki, could have been an Indian: He was signed by the Detroit Tigers in 1939 at the age of 18. A Tigers scout offered a $500 signing bonus to Newhouser, who found the sum of money to be unimaginable. Ten minutes after he signed, someone arrived from the Cleveland Indians; that employee had been prepared to offer $15,000 to his parents in addition to a $4,000 car. He did end up with the Indians at the end of his career, including the 1954 AL champion season.
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NYC players get overrated, for sure, but so do Chicago players. Leave aside the Harold Baines travesty, Ryne Sandberg was a 1st ballot HOFer, while Lou Whitaker, with very similar career numbers, can't even buy a ticket to get in.
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Happy (Belated) Birthday, maryrose.
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“ The real challenge would be to see if a full ten can make a sufficiently plausible case why they shouldn't have their throats slashed.” Reminds me of Genesis when God challenges Abraham to find ten good men in Sodom and Gomorrah for a reason not to nuke the whole place. We know how that turned out.
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Yes, hrt, their names are Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic. And every year they say this is finally the year that someone from the next generation will break through. Still doesn't look like it will happen this year.
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The Australian Open started early rounds Monday so that is all that will be seen here for two weeks. Nice comeback by Coco Gauff last night. I have to admit I was kind of rooting for Cirstea just because I felt bad for her that the crowd was so obviously behind Coco. But when it came to crunch time she didn't have the weapons to hold of Coco. Next is a rematch with Naomi Osaka. The men's matches are comparatively boring, even though the quality is so much higher. It's just been so predictable the last 10 years.
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That sentence works both with the s on conform and without it. So we're back on the subjunctive? Or was it the pluperfect? I can't remember.
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that dog which got adopted yesterday even though he had wild and crazy eyes. So maybe Schiff was attacked by his mother like that dog? It would be understandable. How can Schiff talk this long? I get kind of hoarse after a long cocktail/dinner party. And of course we know that it's a grave sin (ask Marco Rubio) to have a sip of water during a speech.
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KK, I haven't heard much about that treaty business from Trump or Republican pols, only from pundits. Maybe others here can chime in. But if that's the case, I wonder why not? It seems to blow the case out of the water more directly than anything else.
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I can't believe he actually played the video of Trump joking about Russia having Hillary's 30,000 e-mails.
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I'm not planning to watch much of this debacle, but it does seem to me that Schiff has "opened the door" to demanding Joe and Hunter (not to mention others knowledgeable of their activities) testify (if the Senate is going to bother with witnesses) by describing the allegations against them as "discredited."
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The “icy with falling iguanas” reminds me of that children’s book “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.”
“This woman SO needs to get a life” She doesn’t even realize that she’s probably helping Sanders by going after him. Best wishes for your hub, rse. I must be having a brain cramp: what’s AF?
Interesting review of the new Amity Shlaes book "Great Society": The US is debating a fourth great wave of US government expansion. Theodore Roosevelt to Wilson the original progressive era and WWI; Frankin Roosevelt's new deal; and the Kennedy-Johnson-Nixon "great society" of this book came before us. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, is in many ways the theme of the book. The Great Society offers lots of parallels to our time, and a cautionary tale that it will all end badly once again. https://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/2020/01/great-society-review.html
This should result in another drone strike: https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-lawmaker-3m-cash-bounty-kills-trump
From the NYT: “Vox Media to Cut 200 Freelancers, Citing California Gig-Worker Law” These are my crocodile tears.
“ Lomborg with climate sanity (as ever).” The one-eyed king in the land of the blind. He still argues for “huge technological and policy changes that are needed to combat it.” Not what I’d call “sanity.”
To each his own, Iggy. Did you like Seinfeld? I think of CYE as Seinfeld for the aging boomer set. Of which I am one.
I briefly had a notion that Larry David and I might be related, as my mother comes from a long line of Davids. But it's not so uncommon a surname, so not that likely.
I caught the new "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode tonight. I think it was someone here who mentioned the use of the MAGA hat on the show, which I won't spoil for anyone else. David also manages to jab the #MeToo movement a bit. I sometimes wonder if he's really the leftist he claims to be.
It was a good catch, Iggy, I hadn't noticed that his name is Epstein. I was too bewitched by the pictures of his deceased wife.
(See my 7:26 on the previous page.)
Iggy must have me killfiled. :)
I had missed this possible Arkancide story: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/google-whistleblower-hillary-clinton-car-crash-killed-wife “Last year, after I briefed a group of state AGs about #Google's power to rig elections, one of them said, "I think you're going to die in an accident in a few months," he tweeted. “A few months later, my beautiful wife #Misti died a violent death. Makes you wonder.” Probably nothing to it. Worth reading about in a tawdry way to imagine how this 66-year-old managed to snag this beautiful 29-year-old, though I know that's wrong of me given her tragic demise.
Marlene, that reminds me of this story from a couple of years ago, which you probably remember since it was in Maine: https://bangordailynews.com/2017/06/14/news/midcoast/maine-woman-attacked-by-raccoon-drowns-rabid-animal-in-puddle/ You New Englanders can be tough when you need to