Way Back When

first_imgWhile watching part of a playoff baseball game last week, I noticed the game was already in its third hour and only 6 innings had been completed.  What happened to the commissioner’s directive to speed up baseball games?Back in 1956 (while a high school student) I was able to listen to the entire no-hitter game pitched by Don Larson.  The amazing thing about this was the game was completed in 1 hour and 56 minutes.  I believe there were 2 pitchers involved–one for each team.  The 2017 game I mentioned that was in the 6th inning had already gone through 8 pitchers.  Two more pitchers were used to complete the game.  No wonder it takes 4 hours to play a baseball game today!It is time to forget about pitch count and start training pitchers in the minor leagues to pitch beyond 5 innings.  You can’t expect a major league pitcher to go 9 innings any more if he is only trained to go 5.  What is so hard about that?last_img read more


Warren reacts to Obama’s remarks about female leadership

first_imgOTTUMWA — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says a female candidate will not be sidelined in 2020 merely because voters cannot imagine a women in the Oval Office.“I remember when people said, particularly the pundits, Barack Obama couldn’t be elected president,” Warren said in Ottumwa. “…You know, it’s like a lot of things. It doesn’t happen until it happens.”Warren just wrapped up three days of campaigning in southeast Iowa. At an event in Ottumwa, a woman in the crowd from Centerville noted women leaders have been elected in Finland, Great Britain, Germany and India, but not the United States.“I’m wondering why so many Americans — because I hear it from people that are my friends and others that have different viewpoints than me — would rather see a man with a tie,” the woman told Warren.Warren responded: “So, I’ll tell you the best way to fix this problem is to elect a woman president.”Warren has been telling crowds that women’s voices were activated by Donald Trump’s 2016 victory and she says elections in 2017 and 2018 show women can win all around the country. Speaking to a crowd in Fort Madison last night, Warren acknowledged many Democrats were “rocked” by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 defeat and Warren said she “felt the world change” when Trump took office in January of 2017.“I got up the next morning and I went to the largest protest rally in the history of the world, the Women’s Marhc,” Warren said. “…When women and friends of women came to that march and said: ‘We will raise our voices. We will be heard.’ And you felt the world move again.”A man in the Fort Madison crowd read recent comments former President Barack Obama, suggesting women are better leaders.“(Obama) said: ‘Now, women, I just want you to know you’re not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you’re better than us men,” a man named Joe said.Warren laughed and replied: “Just quit there.”Warren went on to say she’s sure Obama did not intend to take a dig at any specific men, including those in the presidential race.This morning, Warren has released proposals she says will root out what she calls the “global flow of dark money.” She’s proposing new disclosure requirements for real estate purchases. Warren is also calling for making it a higher priority to prosecute bankers, lawyers and accountants caught in money laundering or creating shell companies to avoid taxation.last_img read more



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