Red Sox fan, weekend web developer, needs sleep badly
I actually played on an Astroturf field in college; in short, they were AWFUL. It was more or less a thin carpet on a cement pad. You fell or slide on that and it was unforgiving. I’m sure that it also led to some of the knee problems I have now. The newer turf fields are actually a huge improvement from those. Do they cause more injuries than grass? That, I don’t know.
I’m 100% in favor of the designated hitter rule. The overwhelming majority of pitchers hit no better than .150 in a given season; the best barely approach the .200 mark.
I agree; all the major US pro sports should switch to a “skills weekend” versus playing a meaningless game. The ratings for the MLB All-Star game pale to those for the home run contest. Additionally, there is less chance of a key player getting hurt.
Actually, they woke up to snow on February 3rd…
I agree completely. A lot of the goods and services we enjoy came from “rich people” investing a lot of money towards an idea and doing so with some common sense practice. Think personal computers and cell phones, for example, which all started out being expensive but have now come down in price to levels that are affordable to most of the population.
I may never have the opportunity, but perhaps my kids or grandkids will be able to travel to space, or fly from New York to Tokyo in a half hour, and we’ll have people like Bezos and Musk to thank.
My son just got his license a couple weeks ago, and the first time he went out on his own, I followed his progress on my phone (we have GPS trackers on all our phones). Turns out that my wife was also watching while she was at work! LOL
I appreciate seeing this series of comics again as my son just passed his driver’s road test today!
I am opposed to any measure that would make it more difficult for citizens to vote. That said…
97% of eligible Georgie voters have either a driver’s license or a valid state-issued ID to use as a voter ID, according the state’s attorney general. The remaining three percent are able to show proof of eligibility in several ways, including the use of the last four digits of their SSN.
Eliminating the signature requirement for mail-in ballots will result in fewer votes being rejected because of poor matches to those on file (this happened to over 1,000 ballots cast in the November 2020 election), not to mentioned ballots that were missing a signature. In the latter cases, this caused further churn by forcing voters to resubmit their votes. Again, voters will only need to enter their driver’s license number, their state-issued ID number, or the last four digits of their SSN.
Furthermore, the law expanded the number of days for early voting, including the option for Sunday voting, which gives more opportunity for its citizens to vote. Contrary to Biden’s claim, which he has repeated ad nauseum, it does not end voting hours early either on early voting days or an official election day (this claim has been disproved by the Washington Post).
So all this being said, there is nothing being done by this law that takes away voting rights, and claims otherwise have prove false again and again. To liken it to “Jim Crow” laws is a stretch and a desperate attempt by its opponents to discrete common sense voting laws.
Hate to say it, but concussions happen in soccer, too, though probably less frequently. As a coach, I have to take mandatory concussion safety training every tear.