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Happy Birthday–July 20

Heinie Manush (1901)
Bob Short (1917)
Mike Ilitch (1929)
Dick Stello (1934)
Tony Oliva (1938)
Mickey Stanley (1942)
Mike Witt (1960)
Charles Johnson (1971)
Bengie Molina (1974)
Jason Miller (1982)
Alexi Casilla (1984)
Stephen Strasburg (1988)

Bob Short owned the second Washington Senators franchise and moved them to Texas.  He also owned the Minneapolis Lakers and moved them to Los Angeles.

Mike Ilitch purchased the Detroit Tigers in 1992.

Dick Stello was a National League umpire from 1968-1987, when he died in a car accident.

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Wet mile.

I'd been doing 1/3-1/2 mile swims at the club for a long time, and decided about 2 months ago to ratchet it up.

I started adding an additional lap each time and got up to 31 laps, then decided to screw it and go for the mile.  No problemo.

Last 6 times I've done the full 37 laps (1 mile) and it really hasn't been a problem.  Not sure why I had that mental barrier all that time...

Want to do an Olympic triathlon but need to be cool/confident with the distances (1 mile swim, 26 mile bike, 10K run).

Re:  endurance reading:  at pg. 297 of Ulysses.

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Happy Birthday–July 19

Jim Donnelly (1865)
Harry Davis (1873)
Earl Hamilton (1891)
Bob Meusel (1896)
Mark Koenig (1904)
Jackie Hayes (1906)
Phil Cavarretta (1916)
Billy Gardner (1927)
Jayson Stark (1951)
Dan Graham (1954)
Mark Carreon (1963)
David Segui (1966)
Gus Gandarillas (1971)
Preston Wilson (1974)
Yorvit Torrealba (1978)
Rick Ankiel (1979)

Jayson Stark is a long-time baseball writer and ESPN commentator.

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The Haxan Cloak – Excavation

So, you guys aren't huge into squeaky voiced dudes singing about stepping on trumpets? That's cool.

We're going to cheat a little today. This is definitely a live video, but it's essentially a DJ set. Plus, the video has a very prepared vibe, but that fits with the song, so it works. This was one of my favorites from last year. I like the cold, blue lighting of this video, and the haze that wafts over the whole thing.

Shout out to Brooks' dark techno playlist on Spotify, which I've been going through over the past couple days, and will continue to plumb the depths of in the near future.

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Danielson – Did I Step on Your Trumpet?

Danielson (or, rather, the act of listening to music by the Danielson Famile) can occasionally feel like a "weird for its own sake" thing. The dude sings in this weird, awkward, squeaky falsetto, and the lyrics often seem childish on the surface. He often wears a nine foot tall tree costume on stage. There's a lot of depth here, though.

Daniel sings Christian music, but his style is so... different that the mainstream Christian music market has pretty much entirely forsaken him (I recall back in the day, a Christian radio station I listened to called one of his songs the worst song they had ever heard). Then again, Sufjan Stevens has been an on again, off again member of the collective for a long time now, so I guess he must be doing something right.

He was the subject of an occasionally interesting documentary a few years ago, appropriately called Danielson: A Family Movie.

I am expecting divisive opinions regarding this song.

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Happy Birthday–July 17

Hugh “One Arm” Daily (1847)
Ernest Barnard (1874)
Judge Emil Fuchs (1878)
Lou Boudreau (1917)
Roy McMillan (1929)
Jerry Lynch (1930)
Toni Stone (1931)
Deron Johnson (1938)
Don Kessinger (1942)
Charley Steiner (1949)
Pete Ladd (1956)
Bobby Thigpen (1963)
Jason Jennings (1978)

Ernest Barnard was the general manager of the Cleveland Indians from 1003-1926.  He was also the second president of the American League.

Judge Emil Fuchs was the owner of the Boston Braves from 1923-1935.  He was a magistrate judge in New York City from 1915-1918.

Toni Stone was the first woman to play in the Negro Leagues.  She played from 1949-1954.

Charley Steiner has been broadcasting Los Angeles Dodger games since 2005.

No players with connections to the Minnesota Twins appear to have been born on this day.  However, the original WGOM was born on this day.

We would also like to wish a very happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Beau.

Remodeled basement. Same half-baked taste.