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    I could stand to learn a little more Japanese. I’ve going there recently. I only know a handful of words, but I use all of them with every local I meet:

    Hai - uh-huh
    Eeie - uh-uh
    Konichiwa - howdy
    Sayonara - adios
    Kudasai - please
    Arigato - thanks
    Domo arigato - sank you betty mush
    Arigato guzaimasu - Is that what I ordered? (It’s actually for when somebody gives you something)
    Moshi-moshi - for answering the phone if you want the person on the other end of line to fire off a bunch of words at you that you don’t understand
    Uhhhh...

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    every so often something will show up on my feed/menus that point out cultural differences between japan and the usa. its interesting.

    meanwhile, Mathieu van der poel just won paris-Roubaix in mind boggling fashion. he just rode away from everyone else with about 60km to go, won by almost 3 minutes, and with an average speed of 29.6 mph for close to 5 1/2 hours of racing.

    I can say it again, he's an absolute beast.

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    Agreed. I caught a little of the Paris - Roubaix this morning.
    Uhhhh...

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    attached a couple of fun screen shots from the viewing, and one bonus photo...
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    a bad throw, but none the less beautiful

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1777784096778768575

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    Bitter sweet...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Wakefield

    Almost forgot a doggerel poem I wrote some time ago (20+ years???) where Tim Wakefield was one of the center pieces:

    The Curse, revisited... 2003

    The Rocket against Pedro... Game 7... ALCS!
    The New York Yankees at home against Boston's Bosox...
    Another classic... what else would you guess ?

    But The Rocket was chased, and by the 4th he was gone
    Hindered by home runs, one by Millar and two by Trot Nixon
    Clemens head down, through the tunnel... a walk too long

    Though Jason Giambi was demoted, rightly so, to 7th in order at bat
    With two mighty launches of the ball in the 5th and 7th inning
    the comeback was alive ! In their seats Bosox fans just sat

    Score 5 to 2, bottom of the 8th... Boston leading the Yanks
    Jeter doubles to start the rally, then Williams and Matsui get hits
    Jorge Posada doubles to clean up, score now 5 to 5, and Torre gives thanks

    While the Bronx Bombers chip away, their bullpen, in the past, a disgrace
    send a parade of pitchers their way to the mound... biding time
    ... setting up for Mariano Rivera... their prolific reliever ace

    The Bosox boys are now baffled, their swings most untoward
    Mariano goes three long masterful innings of relief blanking Boston
    His series heroics to soon win him the coveted ALCS MVP award

    It's now the 11th, Wakefield's pitching mastery of the Yanks has been most hot
    but New York's Aaron Boone swings at Wakefield's first offering...
    Jim Bouton might have said: A knuckle-ball's fickle... a walk-off home run is not !!!

    There's no joy tonight in Beantown... yes, that's a given
    "The ghosts will show up eventually" Jeter confided to Boone
    Again... the Mighty Bambino, curse invoked, has arisen

    10/16/2003

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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

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    tailor, you are a regular ernest Lawrence Thayer!

    poor tim wakefield!

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    The poet Thayer's poem ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_at_the_Bat ) is of course my inspiration as I watched the game on the telly ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ-Z_X3QBYY )and wrote... funny, I'd have to pay to see a game on the telly nowadays. The most egregious "steal" is my line "There's no joy tonight in Beantown... yes, that's a given" as opposed to "but there is no joy in Mudville—mighty Casey has struck out." Ironic in my poem that arguably one of the greatest home run hitters in history was the subject of the "curse".

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    have you read any of the sequels to "casey" tailor?

    here---see if something here might work for you:

    https://sportsurge.club/

    I was able to make "hqlive" work.

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    Maybe; I think so... I'll have to research.

    I'll have to check it out... if my bandwidth will allow.

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    would you see me origami

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    I found this from The Atlantic. It’s concerning the physiological limitations of the human body and the demands for ever more speed in major league baseball:

    Arms Are Flying Off Their Hinges
    Baseball is stuck in a velocity trap.

    By Devin Gordon

    The ulnar collateral ligament, or UCL, is a triangular set of bundles in the human elbow that looks like three crisscrossing strips of bacon—a marvel of physiology that functions as the crucial hinge between the humerus, in the upper arm, and the ulna, in the forearm. But as Jeff Passan memorably describes it in his 2016 book, The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports, the UCL is also “a finicky little bastard, ill-equipped to stand up long-term to the single fastest movement the body can generate: the throwing motion.” A pitcher’s arm whips through the air “30 times faster than an eyeblink,” he writes, and all of that power and torque gathers in the elbow, leaving the UCL “screaming for mercy.”
    Sandy Koufax, the great pitcher for the Dodgers, famously quit baseball at a time when he seemed to be at the peak of career (1966). He said:

    I've got a lot of years to live after baseball and I would like to live them with the complete use of my body. I don't regret one minute of the last twelve years, but I think I would regret one year that was too many.
    Smart man.

    Speaking of the Dodgers, did anyone catch their game yesterday with the Padres? I gotta say the highlight of the game was fan moment. Padres third baseman Manny Machado hits a solo homer in the 4th, which is caught by a Dodgers fan in the stands. It’s considered poor taste to keep a home-run ball hit by the opposing team for a Dodgers fan. But, you know, hmm, the guy really wanted that ball, so he pulls a decoy ball out of his jacket pocket and tosses it back out on to the field while concealing the real ball in his glove. Bah-hahahah! Tricked the fans, not the replay camera:

    https://www.mlb.com/news/dodgers-fan..._article-share
    Uhhhh...

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    Also, bounty, bah-hahahaha,
    I gotta get one of those bed covers!
    Uhhhh...

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    Speaking of the Dodgers, Sandy Koufax retired because of arthritis in his arm. Same condition that ended my amateur pitching career. Am now in my 70s and may have to use a wheelchair in another year or so because arthritis is destroying my aching back.

    And speaking of Dodgers again, the last of the Boys of Summer has just passed on: Carl Erskine. He was always considered one of baseball really nice guys.
    When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent

    ~ Isaac Asimov

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    Dem bums! I got on an elevator the other day with guy who was wearing a Brooklyn Dodgers ball cap. Another guy takes a look at the ‘B’ on his cap and says, “Go Red Sox.” 1st guy looks at me with a perfect WTF expression. I tried my best to wordlessly express the idea of — kids these days, eh?

    Man! That stinks, Poppin. My mom had a horrible time with rheumatoid arthritis, but so far all of us kids have avoided that fate. About this time last year I broke my wrist — cracked the radius head while inelegantly leaping (falling) from the back of my pickup with a heavy load. Anyway the x-rays showed bone loss due to osteoarthritis, but I haven’t really felt anything yet. The doctor said — ya know you got some arthritis in your hands. I said — shut yo mouf, doc!
    Uhhhh...

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    poppin, if you are not already doing so, by way of helping preserve your mobility, lemme encourage you towards swimming/water exercise and some cycling.

    on the topic of cycling, I just finished watching fleche-wallone---snow, sleet, pouring rain and the monster climb 4x up the mur de huy. I took a snapshot near the end. check out the gradient in the bottom right corner.

    on the topic of the dodger---I grew up watching M*A*S*H and then watching the re-runs over and over again too. many memory episodes and scenes from episodes. one of my favorites is one where they follow the unit over the course of a year, with a partial denouement for the "shot heard round the world."

    major Winchester, based on klingers confidence for the dodgers, is on the hook for thousands of dollars worth of bets.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI8NOPaS5I0
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