The baseball trade deadline is often interesting, but I just saw something I’ve never seen before.
The deadline is today at 4:00pm EDT. I’m currently watching the White Sox playing against the Tigers on WGN.
At 3:56pm EDT, the Tigers pulled center fielder Austin Jackson from the game, sending a replacement out to take his place in the middle of an inning. It didn’t take long for everyone to figure out why he was being pulled — he had just been traded, and had to be out of the lineup before the 4:00pm deadline.
So after a short hesitation as Jackson realized why someone was coming out to take his place in the outfield mid-game, he jogged off the field to a standing ovation from fans who also realized that they were saying goodbye to a popular player who was off to play for another team.
When he got to the dugout he got hugs from all the players who were in there. Not sure if he’s hanging out in the tunnel for his chance to say goodbye to those who were on the field with him when he was pulled, but I’d be surprised if he didn’t do that.
Apparently the Tigers traded for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price, but details of the trade haven’t yet been announced, so we don’t know yet if that’s where Jackson is heading (it’s possible that a third or even fourth team was involved in the trade). [EDIT: It was a three-team trade. Austin Jackson goes to the Seattle Mariners, the Mariners send infielder Nick Franklin to the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Rays send pitcher David Price to the Tigers.]
Last minute trades aren’t a rare thing, but to have a player pulled in the middle of a game to be sent to another team is something new for me. Though it was just a week ago that a traded player arrived to join his new team in the middle of a game, and got the game-winning hit.
The sleeping pills are settling in, so I’m going to call it a night. This time with complete sentences that make at least a little bit of sense.
Goodnight, tumblr. Goodnight.
Wasn’t sure how my local NBC news anchor was going to take my caption — I’ll gladly accept a smiley face in response.
Made it through the Mariners game (spoiler alert: they lost — Felix Hernandez pitched a fantastic game, but once again the Mariners offense left him hanging with a 0-2 loss).
Now I’ve taken some sleeping pills. They probably won’t kick in as fast as last week after my 56+ hour day, when I couldn’t even type a coherent sentence, but I’ll be heading to bed soon. Just not sure how soon.
I’m an adult, but not like a real adult
I saw a big spider skitter across the floor about five minutes ago and now every few seconds I feel like there’s a spider crawling up my leg. And there hasn’t been one yet when I look, but the feeling is driving me nuts.
An explanation of what radians measure: the angle in terms of the radius curved around the circle.
I learned πr and 2πr and πr² but I never had it explained to me. Which is sad, because this gif explains two of the three quickly and simply.
They say that “informed consent” laws violate their beliefs about scientific accuracy and bodily autonomy.
great way to start my day
For most of today I’ve thought it was the 31st, and I have spent about the last half hour mad at myself for not sleeping this morning/afternoon, thinking that I had a new Night Vale episode to transcribe in a few hours.
I just now looked at my watch and saw “7-30” in the date window and I breathed a huge sigh of relief. I’ll probably do a much better job of transcribing having not been awake for 27 hours when I begin (and it would have been around 30 hours when I finished if I worked at my normal pace).
At some point tonight (probably in the next few hours) I’ll turn in, and the long time awake + sleeping pills will knock me out for a good 10+ hours, and then I can transcribe the new episode when it comes out tomorrow while still relatively wide awake.
In the The 5000 Year Leap, Skousen tells the “story of slavery” by quoting historian Fred Albert Shannon at length. The quotations claim that white boys envied the freedom of black slave children and describe newly sold slaves as “a cheerful lot.”
The book also claims that abolitionists spread false rumors about the mistreatment of black slaves, and it states that “slave owners were the worst victims of the system.” (x)
What else can be expected from Glenn Beck. What an asshat.
Absolutely. But I think the really egregious shit is the revisionist history in this book “The 5000 Year Leap”. I know they have tried to shade the truth in the past, but this is really bold. Next step will be flat out slavery denial. “Those were paid workers. They were lining up to get on the ship. They wanted to be taken away from the horrors of Africa to an easy life in the free world. Because America that’s why!