Posted: June 14, 2017 Filed under: Breaking News, Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere | Tags: Associated Press, Barack Obama, Baseball, Donald Trump, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Party leaders of the United States House of Representatives, Republican Party (United States), White House
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) on Wednesday told reporters at a press conference that the United States loses “93 million Americans a day to gun violence.”
The Alexandria Police Department held a joint press conference on Wednesday morning with the United States Capitol Police to address the shooting that occurred hours earlier at a baseball field in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood. A gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, wounding several people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.).
McAuliffe attended the press conference and was asked whether more needs to be done to protect politicians.
“Let me say this, I think we need to do more to protect all of our citizens,” McAuliffe said. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 10, 2015 Filed under: Mediasphere | Tags: Alaska Baseball League, Amateur sports, Anchorage Bucs, Baseball, Boxing, CBS, Head coach, Kevin Griffin, KTUU-TV, Louisiana, Peninsula Oilers
Ross Kelly reports: Every summer there are numerous collegiate baseball leagues that sprout up to showcase the talent of the amateur players. These kids are willing to travel all across the country to get some extra work in not only for their upcoming season, but also for local scouts. The Alaska Baseball League is one of these leagues but it wasn’t any of the players who made names for themselves, but rather opposing managers after they got into a fistfight.
The larger man in the black is the Anchorage Bucs manager, Mike Grahovac, while the shorter man is the Peninsula Oilers manager, Kevin Griffin. Grahovac had been ejected and apparently had some parting shots (no pun intended) for Griffin who was coaching third base. As you can see, some naughty words and a chest bump led to an all-out brawl, between adults, that had to be separated by college kids.
Some notes from the fight:
Hats off to Griffin for not backing down. According to Grahovac’s baseball reference page, he is 6’5″ and his playing weight is listed at 230 lbs. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 23, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Asia, Entertainment, Humor, Japan | Tags: Advertising, Automotive, Baseball, Film, media, Sports, Sports car, Television, Tokyo, Toyota, TV, video
TOYOTA PRESENTS: Baseball Party!
Posted: August 14, 2014 Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Japan, Mediasphere | Tags: Baseball, Foul Ball, Ichiro, Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners, MLB, Sports, YouTube
“Getting smacked in the face by Ichiro is the best thing that ever happened to me!”
Posted: October 21, 2013 Filed under: History, Mediasphere, Politics, U.S. News, White House | Tags: Barack Obama, Baseball, Bill Ayers, Confederate States of America, Left-wing politics, Republican, Republicans, Rhode Island, Tea Party, Ted Cruz, Union, United States
The battle between Obama and the Republicans is a sad and pitiful contest for the same reason that a baseball game in which one side plays by the rules and the other one races the bases in motorcycles and shoots the balls over the fence with an RPG.
Ted Cruz has come the closest to understanding that the other side just doesn’t play by any rules, but lacks the leverage to make much of that. Cruz is still a product of a system in which there are rules. And that system is as unfit for challenging the left-wing radicals running things as trying to play a game of chess against an opponent who feels like moving the pieces any which way he feels like and always claims to have won.
Law is a consensus. If you stop keeping the law, the police arrest you. If a gang of left-wing radicals in a basement somewhere stopped following the law, they might be locked up. It’s not a certain thing considering that mad bomber Bill Ayers is a university professor. But once those same left-wing radicals control much of the system and the media that reports on the system, they have no reason to follow the law. Read the rest of this entry »