This week I saw a thing on the Smithsonian Channel about Lead Belly which included a clip of Eric Burdon and the Animals performing The House Of The Rising Sun which I found stunningly powerful. It started this old boomer a remembering so you guys will just have to suffer through.
I was so much older then when I was young.
The Brewers have the best record in the National League
Cubs 3 Pirates 1 | Giants 9 Nationals 5 | Brewers 12 Phillies 4
Like I said the Brewers have the best record in the NL
And they’re doing it with speed, defense and a rough tough bullpen instead of we make ball go far
Here’s the breakdown over at Fivethirtyeight
As of the article date (June 5) the Brewers are 27 – 0 this year when going into the 6th inning with a lead. They’re doing well on the bases and on the field but not so much with the dingers. The article points out striking statistical similarity between them and the 2014 – 2015 Royals.
Since the best the Twins could do against the supposedly woeful White Sox was a split their win against Boston actually makes me feel better (a little). They shut out the highest scoring team in baseball and beat Chris Sale. Lordy
Blue Jays 5 Orioles 1 | White Sox 1 Red Sox 0 | Indians 4 Tigers 1
Adolescent Angst or Adolescent Arrogance?
Cardinals 7 Reds 6 | Yankees 4 Mets 1 | Marlins 4 Padres 0
They can make gasoline out of thin air.
This is just so Jee Weez. Seriously, there’s a startup which is building a facility which will suck our carbon polluted air into a processing facility which will extract the carbon from the air. The carbon can then be combined with hydrogen to produce gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. They’re projecting that they will eventually be able to extract the amount of carbon released by the burning of one gallon of gasoline for a cost of between $1 and $2.50. They’re shooting to begin production by 2021.
I don’t have the educational background to personally assess its viability, but if it was Pollyannaish science fiction I wouldn’t expect a favorable review of it to appear in The Atlantic.
This isn’t like trying to achieve cold fusion. The article provides a detailed explanation of how they plan to combine already developed technologies used by paper mills and the petrol-chemical industries along with already known chemical properties to suck carbon out of the air and essentially recycle it. Since it is physically impossible to achieve 100% efficiency in any process, it wouldn’t by itself halt the rise in atmospheric carbon levels, but it could eventually slow it while simultaneously making oil exploration drilling much less necessary. Combine this with continued expansion of wind, solar, nuclear and other carbon free energy sources and maybe our grandkids aren’t doomed after all.
The angel meat wasn’t as tasty as I hoped.
Mariners 4 Rays 3 | Astros 7 Rangers 3 | Angels 4 Twins 2
Life begins as an adventure and ends as a surreal stream of memories.
I hope you guys appreciate how much effort it must take scouts and prof to provide detailed, informed and usually funny commentary on all of the approximately 65 individual games that are played between Sunday and Thursday night. I know that if I tried to do it for the 15 games played on Friday by the time I got this up the Saturday scores would be starting to come in.
Diamondbacks 9 Rockies 4 | Dodgers 7 Braves 3