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  1. He definitely looks like he’s part of the everybody’s special/participation trophy generation.
  2. Right as you are, remember also that Adames was traded by a guy who simply doesn’t believe in the concept of prospects, no matter how much they rake or shove in the minors, beyond their usefulness as spendable currency.
  3. For GOP leaders to act on saving their electorate from the virus, they would have to accept that the virus is deadly, and they don’t. They desperately want to believe that everyone who’s dying is dying of something, anything, else. They simply don’t believe COVID is a any kind of serious threat, and it’s probably moved beyond cynical politicking into self-inflicted delusional true belief by now. After all, keep telling yourself the same lie over and over, you’ll come around to believing it.
  4. When vaccine penetration reaches critical mass this winter and the virus recedes into flu level status next spring, the Republicans will claim it is due to natural herd immunity from practically everybody already having had COVID whether diagnosed or not, and that vaccines and masking didn't factor into it at all. Book it.
  5. No big loss for Bush—red hats had already disavowed him long ago.
  6. Nashville might be the last of the old pop music studio systems, in which all the artists gather in one central place (like Motown, Stax, Brill Building, etc.) to meet and greet, to audition, and to record and polish the product. It’s the type of environment that can attract both working musicians who can make a living at it, and young hopefuls with varying levels of talent and stars in their eyes. I don’t know this for sure, but I’m guessing that doesn’t really happen in today’s hip-hop- and techno-infused pop music so much, which doesn’t require actual musicians and instruments because those artists can do it on their computers at home (e.g., Billie Eilish). I couldn’t tell you, for instance, what the similarly-physical epicenter of today’s hip-hop music is. Atlanta, maybe? Nashville seems kind of a throwback to, and last gasp of, a romantic pre-Internet era of popular music.
  7. Stat du jour: A 9/11 every two days Dr. Delkhah Shahin checks on a 34-year-old, unvaccinated COVID patient at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, Calif., on Sep. 2. Photo: Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images Tomorrow, we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, which killed nearly 3,000 people. At least that many are now dying of COVID in the U.S. every two days, Axios' Tina Reed points out.
  8. Seems pretty simple to me: by capitalizing certain words, the Trump org is flagging their importance to their largely subliterate base, who have trouble determining the importance of words just by their mere arrangement. It’s the same principle police procedurals on network TV use: when they get to certain scenes, they use swelling music to signal to their viewers who are having trouble keeping up to hey, pay attention, something important is about to happen here.
  9. I was watching the game and saw Tork get the hit. It looked like he just stuck his bat out there and the ball just rocketed off of it. The I-Cubs announcers waxed rhapsodic about how the ball just sounds different off his bat. Tork’s not going to be a secret around baseball for much longer.
  10. Perhaps it depends on what the new VP/Computer Geeks determine are the chances we make the playoffs. If they figure we should slide in easily (probably not likely), or we are still not a serious contender to make them (considerably more likely), the org could go fairly cheap on a placeholder catcher, preferably crap bat/good receiver rather than Wilson Ramos 2.0. If they determine that we are on the bubble, an outcome which has moved into the realm of possible, then maybe they go for a Tucker Barnhart.
  11. This guy always brings up the worst case scenario! 😏 1 big thing — Fauci to Axios: COVID infections are 10x too high Anthony Fauci testifies to the Senate on July 20. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Pool via Reuters Americans are getting infected with COVID at 10 times the rate needed to end the pandemic, Anthony Fauci tells Axios' Eileen Drage O'Reilly. Why it matters: The longer it takes to end this pandemic phase, the bigger the chance we'll end up with a "monster variant" that is both dangerously transmissible and eludes vaccines. "[W]e're still in pandemic mode, because we have 160,000 new infections a day," Fauci said. "That's not even modestly good control." "In a country of our size, you can't be hanging around and having 100,000 infections a day," he continued. "You've got to get well below 10,000 before you start feeling comfortable." Keep reading.
  12. Who knew that in the early 60s, one of the treatments for a mysterious, previously-unknown condition known as "autism" was to have the kid trippin' balls? (Warning: possible triggering language.)
  13. If you have DirecTV and subscribe to the sports package, you probably have Marquee Network. Because the Cubs have an off-day, they are broadcasting tonight's Iowa Cubs game. Tonight's opponent: the Toledo Mud Hens. https://www.marqueesportsnetwork.com/schedule/
  14. Paging Austin Romine … your flight is boarding …
  15. Nobody, really.Although it is rather sad that even if Willi washes out this year, it would still be one of Avila's better trades.
  16. I'm not so certain the guy isn't Muslim.
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