Spanning the Globe

DOMINICAN LEAGUE

Cibao 6, Escogido 3 in Cibao.  Alexi Casilla was 3-for-4 with a walk and scored three times for Cibao.

Licey 4, Este 1 in Licey.  Wilkin Ramirez was 0-for-3 for Este.

PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE

Ponce 2, Mayaguez 0 in Mayaguez.  Angel Morales pinch-hit for Ponce and was 0-for-1.  Eddie Rosario was 0-for-2 with a walk for Mayaguez.

VENEZUELAN LEAGUE

Aragua 7, Magallanes 5 in Magallanes.  Cesar Ciurcina surrendered two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning for Aragua.  Jose Mijares retired both batters he faced, striking out one of them, for Aragua.

AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE

Sydney 5, Brisbane 3 in Sydney (Game 1--Scheduled 7 innings).  Jacob Younis was 3-for-3 for Sydney, scoring twice.  Rory Rhodes was 1-for-3 for Brisbane, scoring once and driving in one.

Sydney 7, Brisbane 0 in Sydney (Game 2--Scheduled 7 innings).  Jacob Younis was 0-for-1 with two walks for Sydney.  Rory Rhodes was 0-for-3 for Brisbane.

All They Do is Win (except when they don’t): Games 20-26

The Wild still aren't scoring much (64 GF - good for 9th out of 15 teams in the conference) but they don't give up much either (57 GA - 5/15 in the conference) and they seem to know exactly when to step up their game. I don't know where I heard the stat (or if it's even accurate) but apparently the Wild have won more games after trailing than any team in the league. In hockey, all that matters is wins and losses...oh, and overtime wins.

The Wild (16-7-3) leads the NHL with 35 points. Since we last talked they are 5-2-0 and are 8-2-0 over their last 10 games. They are currently atop both the Western Conference and the Northwest Division, 2 points ahead of Detroit and Chicago and 6 points ahead of Vancouver.  Here's how they got there:

Continue reading All They Do is Win (except when they don’t): Games 20-26

Happy Birthday–December 3

Billy McLean (1835)
Bennie Tate (1901)
Joe Collins (1922)
Ray Bellino (1932)
Clay Dalrymple (1936)
Chico Salmon (1940)
Jerry Johnson (1943)
Wayne Garrett (1947)
Pat Putnam (1953)
Gene Nelson (1960)
Damon Berryhill (1963)
Darryl Hamilton (1964)
Paul Byrd (1970)
Brian Moehler (1971)
Gary Glover (1976)
Chad Durbin (1977)
Andrew Oliver (1987)

Shortstop Ray Bellino played and managed in the Twins minor league system and also was a scout for them. Andrew Oliver was drafted by Minnesota in the seventeenth round in 2006, but did not sign.

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Butthole Surfers – Pepper

i recognize that the butthole surfers have a wide and distinguished catalog (though i must admit to being largely unfamiliar with it). technically though, they are a one hit wonder.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbtpqP0ulrk
1996

i will also admit to this track being semi-omnipresent during the summer of `96, and that summer being awesome.

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