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  1. May 2022
    1. I’m evenwilling to bet that you’re doing them already in some form, whetheryou realize it or not.

      Are self-help books with sentences that highlight the fact that one is already practicing the described/prescribed method really necessary?

      Perhaps speaking about the process and making the steps discrete to assist people in actually "touching all the bases" will help them score their homeruns.

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  2. Apr 2022
    1. baseball

      For a long time, Austen's use of the word baseball in Northanger Abbey was cited as its first appearance in the English language. But as this episode from the podcast The Thing About Austen explains, this was a mistake. Co-hosts Zan Cammack (she/her) and Diane Neu (she/her) address past speculation regarding Austen's role in the invention of this word, while providing illuminating historical context about Regency sports (Did Austen's contemporaries play baseball?), gender (Was it socially acceptable for women to play cricket and baseball?), and the supposed "all-American" game (If it was common in Britain, when did baseball makes its way into American national identity?).!

  3. Nov 2021
    1. I created a social justice metaphor library to help explain concepts like why you can't just create a "level playing field" without acknowledging the economic impacts of history (see, even saying it like that is complicated).

      I love that Dave has started a list of these useful social justice metaphors.

      I got side tracked by the idea this morning and submitted a handful I could think of off the top of my head.

      • Baseball fence
      • Parable of the Polygons
      • Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

      I'm curious if there are any useful ones in the neurodiversity space? I feel like I need more of these myself.

  4. Jul 2020
    1. One of DiAngelo’s favorite examples is instructive. She uses the famous story of Jackie Robinson.

      This is now the third article I've seen about DiAngelo's story of Jackie Robinson. People are definitely taking her to task on the subject, but I do notice all of them are men, so I wonder is it possible within the context of what she's writing about if she is possibly not a baseball person and therefore doesn't know what the rest of us baseball people do know? Perhaps her points are as bad as they're being made out, but I have to wonder if there's some underlying misogyny here.

    1. Football Champs

      ~ I want the anchor text to show up in the sidebar, so the comment starts with a "^"

  5. Sep 2018
  6. Jul 2017
    1. I liked how his six word memoir is totally unlaced with his bio. I hope he can make his dream come true.

  7. Jul 2016
    1. In closing, try this experiment: Think of the kid who was the best player on your first rec-league soccer team, or in Little League baseball, or Pop Warner football. Now think of that one kid you knew in grade school or high school who went on to play in the pros, or at least Division I. Doesn’t matter which sport.

      In this paragraph they are talking about how a kid in your first rec-league soccer or in little league baseball. Now come to think of that kids as a professional or atleast premier league. This paragraph relates to me because I have friend that started playing soccer with but they are now In a camp which I hopefully will be going to.

    2. “You rarely see someone who played only baseball all the way through go on to have a successful career in the big leagues,” he says, noting that you have to be a good athlete before you can be a good baseball player.

      In this paragraph they are talking about that you that have to be that skillful to play baseball. So this relates to me because I was playing junior league, I was not that athletic so I quit it even though I didn't know you don't have to be athletic so much.

  8. May 2016
    1. The Mets and Nationals are the two most recent winners of the National League East, and in MLB.com's preseason poll of writers, they combined to collect 100 percent of the votes to win it again in 2016. So as the first-place Nationals head to Queens for the first head-to-head matchup between the two clubs this year, all eyes are on what's become one of the sport's most highly regarded rivalries. (All due respect, Phillies. Keep up the good work.) That alone would make for an interesting evening no matter what, but through luck, design, or both, each team is going to kick off this series with 2016's best fastball on the mound. That's not a typo or a mistake, even though it sounds impossible, by definition. Noah Syndergaard has baseball's most elite heater. So does Max Scherzer. You get to see them both on the same mound on Tuesday night. Baseball is great.

      As a longtime Mets fan, I am really worried. I know last year they took dive in May and came back in the end, but this year the Phillies--and maybe even the Marlins--will be in the mix, too. Time to get serious in Queens.

  9. Dec 2015
    1. More venery. More love; more closeness; more sex and romance. Bring it back, no matter what, no matter how old we are. This fervent cry of ours has been certified by Simone de Beauvoir and Alice Munro and Laurence Olivier and any number of remarried or recoupled ancient classmates of ours. Laurence Olivier? I’m thinking of what he says somewhere in an interview: “Inside, we’re all seventeen, with red lips.”
  10. May 2015
    1. Whether you find the WSJ report convincing and conclusive—and there are good reasons to be skeptical of it—it should raise in your mind an overwhelmingly important point: Little League and other youth sports leagues are terrible, and we should not be sad to see them go.

      This story is bullshit!!! ICallBS Baseball Sucks!