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Thursday, June 30, 2016

MLB News July 4, 2016

To celebrate America's birthday, Major League Baseball announced that it would introduce a camouflage ball-design to be used by all 30 teams over the holiday. "Nothing is more important to our country than the support for the men and women of the armed forces serving America, " Commissioner Manfred said during the unveiling of the new ball. The introduction of the "tribute ball" follows recent uniform design variations of team jersey's celebrating various causes. Camouflage hat and jersey designs have been used during memorial day and other holidays. Pink and Blue design elements have also been used to create awareness for cancer. These special uniform days have become a tradition overwhelmingly supported by players and coaches alike. The new ball, however, has raised a few concerns. Speaking anonymously, one star told the associated press, that the ball design is "ridiculous", or more specifically--"quite dangerous". "How are we supposed to hit a camouflaged ball traveling at 90+ miles per hour", he stated. "I'm a supporter of our troops, without a doubt. I have many friends back home who are serving or have served, but I don't think I will be playing. I haven't made up my mind. This isn't about me not wanting to honor America, but I think you put players at risk by putting them out on field where they can't easily see the ball." Other players are less concerned. "I'm ready" stated star right fielder Brock Ballsack. In response to the anonymous complaint Ballsack said, "Wimpy, plain and simple. Listen, we ask our army and navy to serve everyday. And they do, they go out into the unsafe battlefield all the time. It's time that baseball take a page from their book. Maybe then some of these anti-America players will begin to respect the troops and the sacrifice they and their families make while we're out here playing a game making millions of dollars, man up!" 

The ball will also be given out to the first 10,000 fans at each ballpark as well as made available on

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Artist James Harvey

James Harvey, Abstract, 1953
James Harvey, Brillo Box Design, 1961
"The Graham Gallery, which represented Harvey’s abstract expressionist art issued a press release on behalf of Stuart and Gunn (and Harvey) that stated: “It is galling enough for Jim Harvey, an abstract expressionist, to see that a pop artist is running away with the ball, but when the ball happens to be a box designed by Jim Harvey, and Andy Warhol gets the credit for it, well, this makes Jim scream: ‘Andy is running away with my box.’” But the final line practically admitted defeat: “What’s one man’s box, may be another man’s art.” --wikipedia

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Where is my retainer?

Good Old Portland Oregon

In Portland Oregon young folks get together for communal ravioli parties/dinners. They share composting tips and drink cheap red wine and flirt. No computers, Grisman and Garcia. You cannot buy wine with food stamps though so everyone must pitch in! Basment rock and kitty cats stalk birds amongst the rhodies. It's cold and wet! 

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WED 5:22 pm

"Hi Pat, It’s me, I wrote you an email but decided it would better to just call you. If you get this before 7pm….wait, 6pm--- give me a call back, ok? I’ve got to pick Terry up from the airport at 6pm and then we are going to have a late dinner someplace. I will check my messages while I wait at the airport but can’t be sure if I will have time to talk. In any case, I’m sorry about the other day. I’d like to chalk it up to simple miscommunication but I think that we can both agree that there has been a rift between us lately, which really bums me out! Ok, I hope you had a good day and that you aren’t stuck in too much traffic or something. Let’s talk later ok? Bye."