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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 1/10/16

3 Up

1. El Chapo Capture - When you read and watch documentaries on El Chapo and his rise as a drug kingpin, you understand not only the need for officials to capture him, but to get knowledge on how much our Southern border is being exploited. And yes, where are all those tunnels?!

2. MLB Hall of Fame - As stated this week, it was really good to see Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza get the nod into the Hall. For me, especially Griffey, who I think helped revolutionize and inspire a generation of fans. 

3. Wrestle Kingdom 10 - My goodness! After a a rather blah 2015, pro wrestling got off to an amazing start with the New Japan Pro Wrestling show on January 4th. Absolutely great show, especially the final three matches. 

3 Down

1. North Korea's H-Bomb - These guys are nuts over in North Korea, and of course, now they are experimenting with bombs and stuff. Just great. As if the world doesn't have enough problems in the international affairs scene.  

2. Doctor's Without Borders Bombed in Yemen - It always saddens me to hear of stories in which doctors and other staff working for Doctors without Borders are killed. They are such valuable people to society based on their skills, and they use it to help others without the proper care, and it just ends...like that. Ugh... The World is so wicked. 

3. Attempted Cop Murder - This clown attempted to murder a police officer in Philadelphia in the name of ISIS. So sick of this garbage...

2 Unbelievable

1. $1.3 Billion Jackpot - The idea that I can simply play the lotto and win 1.3 Billion dollars is craaaaazy! I can't even wrap my mind around it. Of course, my ticket didn't even land a number on Saturday night. Not. One. Number. And yes, if I win, I'll still produce the DP. Just in case you're wondering. I'll start giving away stuff like the other fancy blogs. Who wants batting gloves?!

2. Steph Curry's Swag - Steph Curry is now doing the sort of things only MJ did. I can't even imagine having 100% confidence in any shot I take that I turn around to mock the opposing bench before the ball goes through the net. Unbelievable. 

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Unpacking Thoughts on Charlottesville

This weekend has been exhausting. Despite the constant systemic injustice that is the United States of America, it's a moment like this weekend that is delivered and must be unpacked and discussed carefully in the pursuit of social justice - justice that is long deserved. 
There is plenty wrapped up in everything that is Charlottesville, Virigina. This is deep, spans back to the beginning of this nation, and is a result of current times as well. 
I'm still decompressing it all. Here are a few quick thoughts as I too wrap my mind, my emotions, and my intellect and rationale around it:

Sunday Sundown Rundown - 8/13/17

3 Up
1. Los Angeles Dodgers - In a rough week where the real world just crushes us, the dominance of the Dodgers is one that leaves us in awe, and can take us out into something great for a few minutes. 
2. Derek Jeter The Owner - Is there anything that Derek Jeter loses at? The Captain is now part owner of the Miami Marlins, and get this - will be the first owner and CEO of color within MLB. That's HUGE. 
3. Married at 98 - These two are getting married at 98 (He's 94). How about they both workout at the gym twice-a-week, and met there. So cool in so many ways. Good for them! 
3 Down
1. Charlottesville - So many layers to this story. Hate. History. The ridiculous response from our President. And the apparent shock some in this country have that people are out there who still have this ideology. Point blank, this was terrorism. 
2. Trump and North Korea - Just before Charlottesville, Trump talked tough for absolutely no reason in a back-and-forth that unfortunately effects hund…

Pondering Picture #81

An establishment cannot uphold systemic injustice, and attempt to condemn it, simultaneously.

My prayers (and of course my thoughts...so many thoughts) are with Charlottesville, Virgina, and the many people of color who have endured through these scenes and images over the course of history.

Dope Sports Threads - MLB Player's Weekend Gear

I love everything about MLB Player's Weekend. From the moment it was rumored way back over the winter, I have been anticipating the announcements of what I feel is baseball finally - FINALLY - looking to modernize itself. Well, at least just a bit. Baby steps.

While I love MLB Uniforms and the tradition that comes with them, I do get annoyed with the over-abundance and wacky uniforms we see from the NBA. With that said, I like the idea of keeping this to one weekend. Where it becomes sort of a spectacle. And it is thus far.

Ultimately, I like that players are getting more say so in changing the antequated mentality that baseball currently has here in the States. Regardless, I'm sure most have seen the names, the uniforms and the gear. Here are my thoughts on the ones that caught my eye: