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Team effort

July 2, 2021

There is a reason the 2021 Diamondbacks are approaching 1962 Mets numbers. They just pitched to Thairo Estrada , making his SF Giants debut, with a runner on 2nd, 2 outs and pitcher Alex Wood on deck. Wood was 0-20 with 17 strikeouts. And yes, Estrada got the RBI.

But to anyone who thinks Thairo Estrada, 25, might be nervous in his first SF Giants start: In Jan 2018 Estrada, was shot in the hip during a robbery attempt in Venezuela. Bullet wasn’t removed until 6 months later in Tampa. Yeah, that might make you redefine pressure.

Josh Gordon still on indefinite suspension from NFL since Dec. 2019 for violating substance abuse & PED policies- the wide receiver’s 6th suspension since 2013.. But Gordon has asked Roger Goodell for reinstatement for 2021 season. Part of league’s 10 strikes & you’re out policy?

Will ANYONE explain to me how marijuana does anything for your performance in a race except slow you down? If Sha’Carri Richardson had only done something less serious, like vandalized a gas station and lied about it. #RyanLochte

The Former Guy isn’t President anymore. But if he simply made an announcement – or gave an interview — saying that he has been vaccinated and all his supporters should follow suit he would save many lives. Just saying – “Failure to render aid” is a crime.

New search request update tonight from USPS

“Your package has not yet been recovered, but every effort being made to locate your item(s). Search Request Details: Request Date: 01/04/2021 -(This was a Christmas gift mailed to Chicago)

Did Biden fire DeJoy by mail & Louis doesn’t know it yet?

Stanford Football announced they are planning to allow fans at full capacity this fall. Uh, I’m an alum and a fan. But to be honest, how often lately pre-pandemic was the stadium filled to full capacity?

Some conservatives angry w/ Kavanaugh & Barrett for siding w/ SCOTUS liberals in declining case of Southern Baptist florist who refused to sell flowers for a gay wedding. Wonder why none of these florists ever refuse to sell to a straight couple living together before marriage?

New Kaiser Family Foundation poll found 67% of Democrats say their entire household is vaccinated compared to only 39% of Republicans. Dying to own the libs.

Another poll found two-thirds of Americans believe democracy in the United States is under threat. Wonder how many of that other one-third are doing the threatening?

Claire McCaskill being attacked for her comments comparing the attack on the US Capitol to Benghazi.

But Claire was right. January 6 WAS worse than Benghazi. More deaths – and a death toll that but for the Capitol Police would have been far worse. And at least with Benghazi we didn’t worry afterwards that terrorists were working with accomplices in the US government.

Heading towards the weak end

July 2, 2021

So glad the SF Giants are one of those teams who are at 85% vaccinated with COVID. Because otherwise these days I’d hear “Johnny Cueto has a bad cold” and feel a lot more nervous.

American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, who won the US 100 meter sprint trials, reportedly tested positive for cannabis & might thus be kept off Olympic team. Uh, shouldn’t if anything using pot have made Richardson SLOWER?

Hey I’m a Stanford alum who saw him play in Maples Pavilion but even I didn’t have “Brook Lopez leads Bucks to game 5 win against Hawks” in my top ten (or 1000) possible headlines tonight.

Wonder how Dodgers players, most of them married, many with daughters, feel about Dave Roberts treating Trevor Bauer right now as if everything is normal.

Dave Roberts says “it’s out of our hands,” as far as Trevor Bauer’s scheduled start on Sunday. Uh, give me a bleeping break. In MAY 2021, Dodgers pushed back Bauer’s start just so he could pitch against the SF Giants. No joke.

It’s been a week of unspeakable horror for those with friends and family members unaccounted in the Surfside condo collapse. Can you imagine if they had had to meet with the Former Guy on top of it?

It’s so good to have a Comforter-in-chief again.

If you’re paying sky-high rental car rates this holiday week… AvisBudget Group owns Avis, Budget & Payless. Enterprise Holdings owns Alamo, Enterprise & National. Hertz Global Holdings owns Dollar, Hertz & Thrifty. Competition policy & antitrust is NOT just about Big Tech.

As Rachel Maddow covers today’s indictment of Trump Organization & CFO for tax crimes, your reminder that in a 2016 debate with Hillary Clinton, Velveeta Voldemort BRAGGED about not paying taxes and said “That makes me smart.”-

Maybe Royal Caribbean didn’t cave as much to Florida Governor De Santis as we thought. They’ve posted a list of places you can’t go if you’re not vaccinated on their ships. One of them is the Casino. So much for feeling lucky.

Never watch the View, but to those who say liberals don’t want to hear different views – uh, my issue with Meghan McCain has not been that she says things that are conservative, but that she says things that are stupid.

I understand loyalty. Susan McDougal went to jail rather than testify against Bill Clinton. Velveeta Voldemort is NOT Bill Clinton.

Kevin McCarthy insisted he’s “not threatening” GOP members of Congress who agree to serve on Jan 6 select committee, but said it was “unprecedented” for Cheney to accept a spot on the panel. Uh, is McCarthy stupid, or does he think we are?

Stephen Colbert tonight, after House GOP, most of who cowered in terror on Jan 6, mostly now cowered in terror at thought of joining Pelosi’s commission – “So we’ll now have 7 Democrats to grill seditionists. And if that doesn’t work we have 1 Cheney to shoot them in the face.