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  • Fred shared from Five Seasons: A Baseball Companion by Roger Angell
    IT WEIGHS JUST OVER five ounces and measures between 2.86 and 2.94 inches in diameter. It is made of a composition-cork nucleus encased in two thin layers of rubber, one black and one red, surrounded by 121 yards of tightly wrapped blue-gray wool yarn, 45 yards of white wool yarn, 53 more yards of blue-gray wool yarn, 150 yards of fine cotton yarn, a coat of rubber cement, and a cowhide (formerly horsehide) exterior, which is held together with 216 slightly raised red cotton stitches.
    Note: February 18, 2016. Pitchers and catchers report. 12 days to Spring Training.
  • Fred shared from Johnson's Life of London: The People Who Made the City that Made the World by Boris Johnson
    Note: An informative & entertaining read about a truly great city.
  • Fred shared from Johnson's Life of London: The People Who Made the City that Made the World by Boris Johnson
    He was the one who supplied the riffs that made the hordes of teenage girls begin to moan like maenads,
    Note: Talking about Keith Richards.
  • Fred shared from Johnson's Life of London: The People Who Made the City that Made the World by Boris Johnson
    A revisionist account of Churchill’s leadership might (and probably does) therefore go as follows: that his ceaseless 1930s warmongering was intended not so much for the good of the country but to put Churchill at the head of the nation’s affairs. Having got Britain into an avoidable war with Germany, he presided over one military debacle after another while London’s citizens, especially the poor, were mercilessly bombed. After six years of fighting, Britain found herself so weakened and impoverished that she had no choice but to run down the flag, relinquish the empire and accept a much...
    Note: "Avoidable war with Germany"?! I don't think so.Sometimes revisionist history leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Fred shared from Johnson's Life of London: The People Who Made the City that Made the World by Boris Johnson
    By 1834 people started to appreciate the full horror of waterborne pollution. In the words of Sydney Smith, canon of St. Paul’s, “he who drinks a tumbler of London water has literally in his stomach more animated beings than there are men, women and children on the face of the globe.”
    Note: The case for drinking beer and whisky.
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Fred Lugar