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Clayton Kershaw Is Gunning For Sandy Koufax Mythology

Clayton Kershaw Is Gunning For Sandy Koufax Mythology

Clayton Kershaw is determined to show he is a modern day Sandy Koufax – by pitching on 3-days rest. This decade, that is rare for a franchise pitcher. In the ’50s, not so much. The Braves of that decade pretty much lived on a motto of ‘Spain and Sain and pray for rain’ after the Braves’ 1948 mythological pennant drive, when those two went 8-0, including two...

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Latkes And Turkey This Thanksgiving

Latkes And Turkey This Thanksgiving

Jews must be sick of Christmas getting all of the attention in the west – so this year they are beating the Black Friday rush and starting Hannukah before Thanksgiving. Lest you think this is some vast ‘Latkes instead of turkey’ conspiracy, lighten up Al Jazeera America viewer, it is just a quirk of the calendar and won’t happen again for 77,789 years. But if you are...

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Rocky The Squirrel Actress Gets An Emmy Award After 80 Plus Years Working

Rocky The Squirrel Actress Gets An Emmy Award After 80 Plus Years Working

June Foray, the voice of Rocky The Squirrel, Tweety’s Granny, Witch Hazel (my favorite), Cindy Lou Who and too many others to count, is finally getting an Emmy – after an 80+ year career. And she still works – at age 95! She was Natasha on the Rocky & Bullwinkle show, along with Rocky. Did she not look exactly how Natasha on that show should look? Images: left...

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Vero Beach Is Dodgertown Again

From 1946 until 2008, my old home town of Vero Beach was Dodgertown, and the Dodgers held spring training there, even though they were in California for most of that time. But in 2008, dirtbag/genius Frank McCourt took the giant suitcases of money being offered to him and moved their spring training to Arizona, where the fanbase in the Southwest, much nearer to Los Angeles, was far more...

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Flatlanders Discover Nature, Re-Introduce Serfdom

Flatlanders Discover Nature, Re-Introduce Serfdom

What do you get when a manager in the securities division of JP Morgan and a consultant decide to go “Green Acres” and help out the rural community they move into? Feudal serfdom. Sure, they have a business idea to grow varietal garlic – people from New York City can afford to think about varietal garlic, and afford to buy it  – and that may work on its own. But what is...

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