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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 3/5/17

3 Up 

1. Mets Prospect Bat Catch - This was just flat out absolutely awesome. Give it a look

2. Snap Chat Investment - With Snap Chat going public this week, it was announced that one High School who invested $15,000 in the social media company, now owns stock in the company that is worth millions. Not a bad investment. And of course, not bad innovation from Snap Chat. 

3. MLS Soccer - So happy to have the league back. Soccer Sundays have returned, and week one has been so much fun. 


3 Down


1. Jeff Sessions - I'm so tired of politics dominating the "down" section thus far this year. The whole entire Sessions ordeal has been a disaster. 

2. North Korea Missile Launch - Anytime North Korea does anything of this kind, it's cause for concern. Four ballistic missiles landing in Japanese waters - yes, cause for concern. 

3. VOICE - This program outlined by the President during this past Tuesday night's address in my opinion is shocking. A clear attempt to highlight something to sway and keep the narrative on immigration reform as something overly negative. 

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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 4/23/17

3 Up
1. Serena Williams - Just when Serena Williams' legend couldn't grown any larger, we find out this week that not only is she pregnant, but yes, she won her last major while pregnant. I've said it for awhile, but Williams is one of the best athletes of all-time. Certainly one of mine. 
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My 14th MLB stadium (not counting the ones that are no longer - RIP old Yankee Stadium) was in fact Marlins Park in wonderful Miami, Florida. I had the opportunity to check off two bucket list items in my visit by seeing the park, AND being present for the World Baseball Classic opening round. Of course, I'll have more on the latter in another post.
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Pondering Picture #77

I'm not sure how far we'll go, but this catch to help get us to this point is unforgettable.

USA! USA! USA!