2022 Major League Baseball Predictions

NL East NL Central NL West
1 Braves Brewers Dodgers
2 Mets Cardinals Padres
3 Phillies Cubs Giants
4 Marlins Reds Rockies
5 Nationals Pirates Diamondbacks

AL East AL Central AL West
1 Blue Jays White Sox Astros
2 Yankees Twins Angels
3 Rays Tigers Mariners
4 Red Sox Royals Rangers
5 Orioles Guardians A’s

NL Wildcard AL Wildcard
1 Mets Yankees
2 Padres Rays
3 Cardinals Angels
NL Champs Dodgers
AL Champs Yankees
WS Champs Dodgers

April 6, 2022 Sports

Saturday Post 10K Breakfast

Pumpernickel bagel with egg white, turkey, and tomato

April 2, 2022 Photos

Women in Baseball

Source: Ghiroli: As we rightfully laud the next generation of women in baseball, let’s remember those who paved the way

Don’t get me wrong. Those women are talented and deserving. There’s a lot of recent progress in the sport to feel good about, especially in regards to hiring practices. Qualified women can now be hired right into a front office or coaching role and, recently, they have been. There will be a double-digit number of women in on-field roles (across all levels) in 2022, and growing numbers in front offices, broadcast booths, scouting and player development. The league and its 30 teams should be proud of that.

But shouldn’t we also be spotlighting the women who were in the game before it was so accepted? The ones who didn’t get the chance to move up, who maybe stayed in the only position they could get at the time, and who watched countless men pass them over? Maybe the sport wasn’t ready for a female GM before the Marlins hired Kim Ng in November 2020, but that doesn’t mean she was the first woman interested or potentially qualified for the role. It took Derek Jeter, who stepped down in February as the Marlins chief executive, to give Ng a chance after she already had more than 30 years in the game.

Love this piece in The Athletic. It’s very important to understand how hard the road to our current place has been, and how far we still have to go.

March 31, 2022 Sports

My Fantasy Baseball Team

Drafting in a 20 team league for the first time was much harder than the 10 or 12 teams i am used to.

Player Positition Team
James McCann C Mets
Joey Bart C Giants
Jared Walsh 1B Angels
Rougned Odor 2B Orioles
Whit Merrifield 2B Royals
Didi Gregorius 3B Phillies
Evan Longoria 3B Giants
Gio Urshela 3B Twins
Gavin Lux SS Dodgers
Jackie Bradley Jr. OF Red Sox
Clint Frazier OF Cubs
Raimel Tapia OF Blue Jays
Jarred Kelenic OF Mariners
Teoscar Hernandez OF Blue Jays
Juan Soto OF Nationals
Jake Odorizzi SP Astros
Dallas Keuchel SP White Sox
Zack Greinke SP Royals
Alex Wood SP Giants
Lance Lynn SP White Sox
Zack Wheeler SP Philles
Mark Melancon RP Diaomdbacks
Blake Treinen RP Dodgers
Ryan Pressly RP Astros
Edwin Diaz RP Mets

March 31, 2022 Sports

Shocking News

March 30, 2022 News

My Wordle Problem

This has happened twice in three days!

Wordle 284 X/6







March 30, 2022

March Madness Picks

March 15, 2022 Sports

LIRR Runs on Timmies

Tim Hortons is the coffee option at the Jamaica/JFK Long Island Railroad station

February 23, 2022 Photos

Let’s Go Johnnies

Pre-Game warmups before the game between St. John’s and Creighton

February 23, 2022 Photos Sports

Going Small with the iPhone Mini

Product Red iPhone 13 Mini with AirPods Pro case to show size

February 23, 2022 Photos Tech

Happy New Year

A toast to 2022
You can’t ever go wrong with fish and chips

December 31, 2021 Photos

My First Smartphone

Source: The secrets of the first real smartphone, with Dieter Bohn

Springboard is the story of a company called Handspring. This was one of the very early companies to try and make one of the very first smartphones. It had a storied legacy, it had genius founders, and it had a nonstop stream of corporate catastrophes that prevented it from being successful. The long and the short is the story of innovation and a scrappy startup trying to do something incredibly ambitious, but there were many reasons why it was not destined to succeed.

I was all in when these came out, and am excited to watch this documentary from The Verge.

November 25, 2021 Tech