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68.01/ Week sixty-eight, Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 67 below
68.02/ This is right in my wheelhouse: scholarship laden pop-culture analysis. This is of #Dune

68.03/ #Dune is an incredibly flawed book that's nonetheless fascinating. Also, as a kid I thought the (pseudo) Arabic was Hebrew. e.g. "Kwisatz Haderach" which I eventually recognized from Midrash (from last week's parsha! God "shortened Eliezer's way"):…
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A star athlete facing an assault charge.

A local judge scared to hurt the team.

A fan's Go Fund Me for the athlete's debts.

Sounds modern? It's not. This is the true story of Cubs shortstop Joe Tinker, and his legal jam the week of the 1908 World Series.

A thread.
“These are the saddest of possible words: Tinker to Evers to Chance.”

So began Franklin P. Adams’ 1910 poem about the legendary Cubs double-play combo, started by shortstop Joe Tinker. The team dominated the first decade of the 20th century — with help from a Chicago judge.
In 2008 while researching the 1908 Cubs at Harold Washington Library, I stumbled upon the story of Joe Tinker’s assault charge against a saloon keeper’s son, and the judge who postponed his trial so that he could play in the World Series. I was floored.
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This is such a joke. “Native Americans in the Atlanta region approve the tomahawk chop? Hello—the Whites removed all the Natives from the Atlanta region to Oklahoma on something called the Trail of Tears! Ask Natives in Oklahoma. We all hate it and know it is racist. #WorldSeries
Here’s a graphic to prove my point about the Trail of Tears. There are zero Native American nations in Georgia because the Whites forcibly removed the state’s 2 Indigenous nations—the Cherokee Nation and the Creek Nation. Where’d they go? Oklahoma. Where are they today? Oklahoma
“Maybe some Cherokees live in Georgia today” you may ask. They dont. There’s a quarter million in Oklahoma where the Whites put them. There’s 1,220 who live in Georgia today. Do not whitewash history and atrocities like the Trail of Tears just to protect something racist you like
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Good news @Astros fans: @MattressMack is bringing the Rally Nuns back for Game 1 of the #WorldSeries 🙏

McIngvale had to purchase a hefty amount of WS tickets. Read more here:
The Astros are 2-0 in the playoffs when Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale brings nuns from the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province to the game.

That's the type of streak with which you don't tinker.…
McIngvale put the nuns up in the Coca-Cola suite above center field for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Red Sox and the Astros rallied late for the win.
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This is Julio Urías with his dad. The now 24-year-old Mexican pitcher finished the job and brought L.A. a World Series Dodgers win after nearly 32 years. Image
As a kid, Julio has a bad left eye but a thunderbolt left arm. He stepped into his first baseball league in Culiacan, Mexico, when he was five years old.…
Urías’s bad left eye was caused by a benign tumor that has been with him since birth.

He underwent three surgeries by the time he was two. As he grew, the swelling sort of molded to his bone structure around the eye. People were not sure if Urías could see out of it. Image
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The #Dodgers will look to capture their first championship in 32 years in Game 6 of the #WorldSeries against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Follow along for live updates and analysis as the Dodgers look to end their title drought.…
The energy from #Dodgers fans at Globe Life Field for Game 6 of the #WorldSeries is palpable. Video journalist @mrmarkpotts spoke with the Dodgers faithful at the ballpark about what they will do if the team wins.

For live updates:…

The #Dodgers are up 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning. For live updates:…
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I promise to stop when the battle is won. Until then, here’s another attempt to improve understanding and shift our broken thinking about government “deficits.”

First, the word deficit. 🤦🏼‍♀️
It’s a terrible word because it suggests a shortfall.
A deficiency.
A problem.

It’s none of those things.
But that’s how we usually think of the word. Like when the announcer says, “If the Rays are going to come back and win this game, they’re going to need to overcome a three-run deficit against the Dodgers.”

The team with the deficit loses the game.
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The #Dodgers will look to wash away the bad aftertaste of their stunning loss yesterday with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of the #WorldSeries

Follow along for live updates and analysis:…
The #Dodgers take a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. A huge part of that offensive success can be attributed to Corey Seager, who has become progressively more productive throughout the postseason.

Follow along for more #WorldSeries live updates:…
JOC BOMB! The #Dodgers take a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning.

Follow along for more #WorldSeries live updates: live updates:…
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15.01/ From last night, about the newest COVID outbreak from within the White House. As I've said before, the core value of Pence/GOP is anti-expertise, which leads to their self-destruction
15.02/ #Steelers @ Titans is the game of the week and as the picture below shows, nearly everyone in the 50 states will get to see it except... me in Jersey. But I'll get to listen to the game on my laptop, 10-70 seconds behind (why?!) #HereWeGo CBS broadcast map for 1pm g...
15.03/ @Dameshek is (basically) my age and we were both kids in Pittsburgh at the same time so we have the same abject fear of Mr. Yuk.

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Dem Bums reign... #dodgers #WorldSeries
Wait, wouldn’t the ball be declared dead if it hit the umpire? #dodgers #WorldSeries
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We've got live coverage of #WorldSeries Game 2!

Get live updates and analysis from our team at @latimessports…
Brandon Lowe started the night in a six for 56 postseason slump
In his first at-bat, he hit a solo home run.…
Video journalist @mrmarkpotts is a ballpark food connoisseur, so it was only right that we gave him the #WorldSeries assignment of eating the Boomstick, a 2-feet long hot dog. Follow this thread for the full review.…
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Probably no one except me would this have as walk-up music. But it's appropriate right now. Tonight or never. @RaysBaseball #RaysUp
Joseph Schmidt sang us in. He can sing us to the #WorldSeries. @RaysBaseball #RaysUp
Thanks to my friend of longest standing @SusanPruskin for helping to see us through and, of course, to my mother of even longer standing. @RaysBaseball #WorldSeries #RaysUp
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Today is the start of a new month so all month long I thought I would share a video every day of some of my favorite sports moments in my lifetime. These are in no particular order because that would be impossible to do! Hope you guys enjoy!
Day 1: Howie Kendrick’s go-ahead home run off the right-field foul pole in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series.
#MLB #Nationals
Day 2: Paul Pierce banks in the game winning buzzer beater in game 3 of the 2015 Eastern Conference semifinals.
#Wizards #NBA
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I had way too much fun during the #WorldSeries so I'm self-punishing by watching the Trump rally tonight
It's already lit, folks -- Trump fans are doing the YMCA dance before his speech
Trump's rally in Tupelo, Mississippi begins with him desecrating one of the greatest songs in the history of rock n' roll
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OK. The local news in DC is Very Fun tonight. All four local stations are preempting or running right over other programming currently. #WorldSeries #GoNats
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Incredible scenes at Nats Park. #WorldSeries #STAYINTHEFIGHT
#STAYINTHEFIGHT is the most apt team motto of all time. What a season. #WorldSeries
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I hate that the @astros just took out Greinke. One hitter in 6.1 innings? I get it, but hate hate hate it.

Vindicated with that HR.
Greinke's in the game of his life, Game 7 of the World Series. Has a one hitter going, and you go with the statistics??? Have we forgotten that these are human beings playing baseball? It's like we forgot about human motivation and we've reduced baseball to metrics.
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When Anthony Rendon goes yard and redeems everything after the @MLB conspires to take us down 🙏🙏🙏 #STAYINTHEFIGHT #WorldSeries
When you pull off a hard-fought victory on the road in Game 6 of the #WorldSeries, overcoming @MLB umpiring shenanigans, and have Max Scherzer starting in Game 7. #STAYINTHEFIGHT
This song is my Game 7 mood. The @Nationals are winning the #WorldSeries. #STAYINTHEFIGHT.
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The President & First Lady have left the Stadium. Thank you #WashingtonNationals for proving you're DC dirt. #WorldSeries Go Astros ⚾️🇺🇸 America's Team
This is the caliber of ball club the Washington Nationals are with matching fan base. 👇 #GoAstros ⚾️
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The crowd chants “LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!” at Nats Park after Trump was announced and shown on screen. 🙌
This is the money shot. Watch Trump and Melania's face when the crowd starts to boo. 🤣
“Veterans for Impeachment” 😂👏👏👏
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Through 20 innings of their #WorldSeries homestand the Nationals have been our scored 14-2 and have never led in a game. Incredibly demoralizing and a shocking turn of events from 96 hours ago, when this team was up 2-0 after wins in Houston. #STAYINTHEFIGHT
The Nationals have been so sad that I’m thinking about buying one of these
Wow! Overwhelming boos for Trump when he’s shown on the scoreboard at the Nats game. #WorldSeries
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First #WorldSeries game I’ve attended in 28 years, since Game 2 in 1991 — the Hrbek/Gant game. Let’s hope the good guys prevail again. #STAYINTHEFIGHT
42-year-old Fernando Rodney should not be counted on to get key World Series outs in 2019 and it’s a @Nationals organizational failure that he was and failed to do so. #STAYINTHEFIGHT
Welp, at least Nats fans can look forward to Trump attending the game tomorrow ☠️
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I like pitchers duals where they both give up 2-run homers in the first inning #WorldSeries
Sorry typo, both give up 2 runs, one a 2 run homer
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Oh *this* is fucking rich.…
Ernst & Young, huh? Where have I heard that name recently. OH YEAH.…
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