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@BillKristol Dewey Defeats Truman
Rep. Matt Gaetz has hired an ex-White House speechwriter who was forced out last year amid scrutiny over his ties to white nationalists
Rep. Matt Gaetz hires ex-White House aide ousted for white nationalist ties
The Republican is one of Trump’s most vocal supporters on Capitol Hill.
The Media Column: How a lifelong Red Sox fan found himself in a stupid and petty feud with World Series hero Curt Schilling via @WEEI
The Media Column: How a lifelong Red Sox fan found himself in a
When I was 10 years old, I spent my Thanksgiving Day refreshing the AOL Red Sox message board for the latest news on Theo Epstein’s meal with th...
Pet peeve for PGA Tour players and club pros: they insist that golf, like baseball, is a noun, not a verb. You play golf. You don’t golf a lot, you don’t love to golf, you didn’t golf twice last week. No one baseballed twice week. You play baseball. You play golf. #bestofalltim
George Brett was on crutches on 18 green when KC teammates purposely hit from 150 yds into the green. Brett dropped his crutches, then using his putter, he hit the ball out of mid-air, 150 yds back down the fairway. How? “It was 1980,” he said. The year he hit .390. #bestofalltim
@Yankees CF Aaron Hicks plays golf better than probably any active major leaguer. He has been playing since he was 5. He rarely if ever plays during the season. He said the golf swing helps his baseball swing, but he doesn’t want anything to interfere with his job. #bestofalltim
The @Astros’ Justin Verlander played in the group behind us in a charity scramble eight years ago. Twice, while we were putting on a par 4, he rolled his tee shot onto the front of the green. He won the long drive contest that day. His team won the tournament: -22. #bestofalltim
Jim Kaat, age 80, won 283 games and 16 Gold Gloves. Two years ago, he shot his age twice in one week: once playing left-handed, the next time playing right-handed. #bestofalltim
Many years ago, Tiger batted against Smoltz in a sim game in spring training. 1st AB, Smoltz, full effort, struck him out on three pitches, Tiger never got the bat started. Each of the next 3 ABs, Smoltz lowered his intensity. Fourth AB, Tiger grounded weakly to 2B. #bestofalltim
2/2 They played low ball-low total. “I played poorly, I could barely take it back,” Buck said. “Tiger had a look in his eye that I hadn’t seen all day, he looked at me on 18 tee and said, ‘Can you make a f——— five!?” Showalter made a par four, and they broke even. #bestofalltim
1/2 Ten years ago, Buck Showalter and John Hart were playing golf when Tiger, big baseball fan, asked them if they wanted to play the next day. “I called home and said, ‘I’m going to stay an extra day,” Showalter said. Buck and Tiger needed to win the last hole to halve the match
In his prime, Tiger beat John Smoltz, Jeff Francoeur and Adam LaRoche, 2 h-caps or better, 3 vs. 1. “Tiger was laughing and joking,” Francoeur said, “until he looked down at his ball, then he went into a trance, hit some incredible shot, then came out it. Amazing.” #bestofalltim
Tiger Woods’ remarkable performance at The Masters inspired this week’s theme for #bestofalltim. Please share any stories, statistics and observations on any connections between two great and exceptionally difficult games, golf and baseball.
Ivy Leaguers rest assured they don't need photoshopped applications when Quin Hoffman(son of Trevor) is SS for Harvard, Jake Boone(Bret) is SS for Princeton, Bennett McCaskill(Kirk) C for Dartmouth and Yale SSSimon Whiteman was nominated for Rhodes Scholarship, sure June draftee
The White House that emerges from more than 400 pages of Mueller’s report is a hotbed of conflict infused by a culture of dishonesty — defined by a president who lies to the public and his own staff, then tries to get his aides to lie for him. @maggieNYT
A Portrait of the White House and Its Culture of Dishonesty
At one juncture after another, the Mueller report describes how Mr. Trump made his troubles worse, giving into anger and grievance and lashing out in ...
As he approaches the @UConnBSB record for victories, it's worth noting that Jim Penders has not simply been a great coach at UConn, writes @ManthonyCourant. He has been a great UConn coach. There is a difference. https://t.co/ScBdiJM39t
@politico What will Barr and McConnell be doing two years from now?
Thanks for the help, Mr. Attorney General, but I think I’ll decide for myself (as will my fellow citizens) what “the bottom line” is after reading the report, rather than taking instruction ahead of time from a political operative.
2/2: Favorite battery ever: the @Giants’ Steve Decker and Bud Black: Black and Decker. On those days, Decker wore the Power Tools of Ignorance, the brilliant Steve Rushin once wrote. #quirkjians
1/2 Saturday, we had a Kelly-Kelly battery for the @Diamondbacks. Recent favorite batteries include Quiroz-Zito in 2013, the first Q-Z or Z-Q since Quisenberry-Zeile 1989. Second-best battery ever was Glenn Abbott and Marty Castillo for the Tigers (1983-84). Abbott and Castillo
Jose Altuve (2019) and Hack Wilson (1928) are the only players, 5-ft-6 or shorter, to hit a home run in five straight games. #quirkjians