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Friday, June 17, 2016

As Pete Rose tries to steal attention, let’s appreciate Ichiro instead - Yahoo Sports

Even if he’s correct? Yes, Pete Rose is correct. Ichiro isn’t near his record. Nevertheless, what Ichiro has done is well worth mentioning and celebrating.

This will not fall down that wormhole of ignorance. This will be a rejoinder to it. Because even if Pete Rose is correct that the 4,257th hit of Ichiro Suzuki’s professional baseball career, laced down the right-field line on Wednesday afternoon, doesn’t place Suzuki in Rose’s all-time company because the first 1,278 came in Japan – and he is – making this about Rose is exactly what he wants.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 17, 2016 at 06:55 AM | 56 comment(s)
  Beats: ichiro suzuki, pete rose

Monday, February 15, 2016

OTP - 2016 February 15: Politics and Baseball

I think what is most interesting about this development is that it comes on the heels of two terms with a particularly modest center-oriented president. Historically, this kind of revolutionary rancor is a response to executive radicalism, or ineptitude and malfeasance. Barack Obama may be many things, but only his most ridiculous critics would call him radical and inept. Of course, the same cannot be said for Washington as a whole. So maybe that is where this transformational ardor is coming from. We may blame the president, but that’s really only because he is the face of the entire system.

So yeah, politics is like baseball, and politicians are like baseball players.

Bitter Mouse, Space Tyrant Posted: February 15, 2016 at 08:30 AM | 2507 comment(s)
  Beats: pete rose, politics

Monday, February 08, 2016

OTP - 2016 February 8: There’s baseball, politics … and real problems

Instead of wasting the time and effort thinking about baseball, wouldn’t it be more productive for our elected representatives to concern them with one of this state’s biggest problems? Water quality.

How many cities and towns have problems like the lead levels found in Sebring, Ohio? And how many draw their water supplies from lakes containing massive amounts of toxic algae, like Toledo and Celina?

Conservation groups around the Great Lakes region are calling for states to become more active in cleaning up lakes, especially those used for drinking water. As one group told the governor of Michigan, they’re tired of reading about plans; they want to see some action.

Bitter Mouse, Space Tyrant Posted: February 08, 2016 at 01:16 PM | 2507 comment(s)
  Beats: pete rose, politics, water quality

 

 

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