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  1. Yes, Doc Ellis did pitch a no-hitter on LSD We are closing in on the 50th anniversary — June 12 — of the hallowed event of Doc Ellis pitching an eight walk 2–0 no-hitter on LSD. I haven’t been to the Hall of Fame since 1966. Do they now have a small room set aside to commemorate his no-hitter? Perhaps a black light room with day-glow paint, Hendrix music, and strobe lights or anything? Or even a plaque?
  2. Given that baseball can be seen as fairly slow to the untrained eye, I think it is operating at a deficit compared to more “active“ sports if you don’t understand it, and the way you understand it is to play it. I have tried to explain baseball to my kids and they just glaze over and I give up. It’s like trying to explain “sweet“ to people without taste buds.
  3. After seeing these people up close last night with their guns and their confederate flags and their faux bravado, for the very first time I saw them as an enemy that could be beaten. I saw them for the empty shells they really are and for the fragile substance they represent.
  4. This morning at the exact spot across the street from the Idaho State Capitol by the Lincoln statue where my son saw the MAGA guy fire off the AR-15 last night he found this anonymous note:
  5. The idiot who fired off the AR-15 at the Idaho State Capitol last night is an 18-year-old that my son went to school with at Boise High. To quote my son: “He only got a misdemeanor, also the name made me realize he was one of the maga a-holes at Boise High.”
  6. And all the while we are posting these comments they are framed solidly by ads for that smirking spoiled brat rich boy fascist assuring us that he is being treated unfairly when it is rationally pointed out how unhinged and malignant he is.
  7. They are always trying to make us think that there are “adults in the room“ that will stop this guy from acting out. But instead they’re all enabling it. Truly gutless.
  8. https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/article243180241.html That all local police agencies have been forced to refute this hilarious paranoia on social media denyIng their awareness about “busloads“ and “planeloads” of “antifa agitators” dressed head to toe in black with tattoos saying “ANTIFA AMERICA“ swarming into Boise, Idaho indicates the Stranglovean nature as to why the simple people were showing up with AR-15‘s, Confederate flags and sidearms to protect our city’s “precious bodily fluids” last night. It underlines the dangerously childish simplicity of the people Donald Trump is trying to stir up to go on killing spree’s to defend him from from any rational consequences for his actions. I am completely floored by how unhinged and easy to manipulate these people are. Logically, why would anybody arrive in buses anyway when billionaire George Soros could afford plane tickets or limousines to bring them to town? This is truly malignant and stupefying.
  9. My son just saw some hillbilly with an AR-15 accidentally shoot it at the black lives matters rally at the Idaho State Capitol, although this initial news story does not yet have all the facts. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.idahostatesman.com/news/local/crime/article243190136.html He clearly saw the guy, some Cosplay wannabe faux patriot with an AR-15 strapped around his chest walking down the sidewalk apparently with the safety off with his finger on the trigger and the gun went off. What could go wrong? Totally freaking amateur hour. Elementary gun safety should keep anyone from doing that with any firearm let alone a really dangerous firearm like an AR-15. Of course only a lunatic would parade around with such a weapon anyway. The silver lining in this dark cloud is that we shouldn’t be afraid of these cretins. They’re not nearly as fierce as they want us to think. Let’s not give them any more credit than they deserve because they’re demonstrating how much they are in over their heads. There’s more of us than there are of them. There were all sorts of “Real Americans” with sidearms and confederate flags pompously parading around the fringes of the crowd. They should’ve been waving white flags of surrender because to me that’s their real flag. In the end they’ll be waving the white flag again.
  10. This is the longest off-season ever. It feels like it’s been nearly eight months.
  11. How did this become a systemic norm? Also, I found this link interesting which a lot of you may already be familiar with but I’m only just now getting around to reading it. https://blogs.fangraphs.com/the-cause-of-lengthening-mlb-games/
  12. Has anyone tested positive for performance enhancing drugs? Has anybody been arrested with a hooker in a car like Dave Stewart? If not I am beginning to doubt the reliability of this universe.
  13. With the Jennifers and the Gingers of this world what you see is what you get, and they just have to show up, which is fine. But the MaryAnnes and the Baileys are the Avis’s that have to “try harder” and there’s something about that element of surprise that shouldn’t be underestimated.
  14. Even in an alternate reality that doesn’t exist the Minnesota Twins still play the game the right way.
  15. Found this in a box today and thought I had lost it. The 1968 team. I think I bought it at the 5th game of the ‘68 World Series.
  16. I am going to take a wild guess and assume that since the cancellation of spring training and this long stretch of the regular season Miguel Cabrera is no longer in “the best shape of his career.”
  17. Buck Laughlin : Tell me, do you know the difference between a rectal thermometer and a tongue depressor? Nurse : Uh, no. Buck Laughlin : Remind me never to come to you for a physical
  18. There wasn’t really any “fake news” until we had a fake President who didn’t like his actions being covered by a free press. Then the concept of “alternative facts“ entered our political lexicon.
  19. My absolute favorite anti-drug ad ever. When me and my friend from Ann Arbor known as “John The Hippie“ saw this something like 35 years ago — and given the state of our lives at the time — we saw the point.
  20. Reminds me of when I watched the film “Trainspotting“ and it took me a half an hour to finally get into the accent.
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