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  •  Sweet ... thanks for this! (7+ / 0-)

    I actually @ mentioned him in my Tweet, not knowing he'd had a similar reaction. Pretty cool.

    "If the Jew who struggles for justice for Palestine is considered anti-Semitic, & if Palestinians seeking self-determination are so accused...then no oppositional move can take place w/o risking the accusation." - Judith Butler

    by David Harris Gershon on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 02:50:10 PM PST

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    •  He's a good follow (8+ / 0-)

      especially for sports fans of a progressive political bent. Yes, I know that a lot of people criticize pro sports as "bread and circuses" (sports has long been called "The Toy Department of Life"), but being a sports fan and being a progressive are not mutually exclusive categories. It's a matter of perspective.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 02:56:55 PM PST

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      •  Major leagues, perhaps... (0+ / 0-)

        ...but I've become quite the fan of minor league ball.  I do quite a bit of business travel, and "checking for games" is now a standard part of my planning.  I've seen baseball at every level (from Rookie League to triple-A), ECHL/AHL/IHL hockey (the latter before it folded), semi-pro/UIF/NIFL football, ABA basketball...

        Quite frankly, I think the minor leagues provide a much better experience. There are very few prima donnas, because none of them have "made the big time". They leave everything they have on the court/rink/field, because they're trying to "make the big time." It's ridiculously affordable; I've paid as little as $2 (left-field bleachers) for a ticket.

        Plus, it's pretty cool to see major league players and realize that you watched them play single-A ball on a hot Georgia night where time out was called because a skunk was meandering across the outfield.  **laugh**

        The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

        by wesmorgan1 on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 05:13:23 PM PST

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