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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Brisbee: Figuring out the Inside the Park Home Run Derby

There are all sorts of ways the Derby could be improved, of course. Just ask someone, they’ll tell you. Suggestions range from “Not having it” to “Not televising it,” though I’m partial to something like a Double Dare obstacle course. Hide the baseball in a gigantic nose with fake boogers, and make David Wright have to find it before he can hit it over the fence.

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But what about an Inside the Park Home Run Derby? I’m not the first person with the idea, nor I will be the last. But I can’t get it out of my head. The inside-the-park homer is much rarer than the outside-the-park homer, and it’s far less galooty. In theory, everyone would rather see an inside-the-park homer, given the chance.

Would be better than the Celebrity Softball Game, at least.


Monday, June 02, 2014

OTP - June 2014: Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.

The war has killed at least 134,000 Iraqi civilians and may have contributed to the deaths of as many as four times that number, according to the Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.

When security forces, insurgents, journalists and humanitarian workers were included, the war’s death toll rose to an estimated 176,000 to 189,000, the study said.

Bitter Mouse Posted: June 02, 2014 at 07:48 AM | 4613 comment(s)
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