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Would you have a hard time concentrating on work if...

Everybody here is a sucker





How nourishing!

Chris Davis sets record for futility

How long can it go on?

BALTIMORE -- Somewhere, Eugenio Velez is toasting.

Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis went 0-for-3 in his first three plate appearances against the Oakland A's on Monday night, extending his hitless streak to 47 consecutive at-bats. In doing so, he broke Eugenio Velez for the longest hitless streak by a position player in major league history, according to data from the Elias Sports Bureau.

Velez, a former utility man, started his streak by going hitless in his final nine at-bats for the San Francisco Giants during the 2010 season. In 2011, his final year in the majors, he had 37 at-bats with the Los Angeles Dodgers and failed to record a hit.

The Baltimore first baseman hasn't recorded a hit since doubling against White Sox hurler James Shields on Sept. 14 of last year. He went hitless over his final 21 at-bats of the 2018 campaign, then started this season by going 0-for-23 with 13 strikeouts over the Orioles' first nine games, prior to Monday.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26473816/o-davis-sets-mark-47th-hitless-ab-row

What would you do?

https://twitter.com/TrevDon/status/1115036533348761601

NHL playoff match-ups are set!

Starts Wednesday. A lot of hard-to-predict opening rounds series.

Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay Lightning (62-16-4, 128 points) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (47-31-4, 98 points) -- Lightning won regular season meetings 3-0

Boston Bruins (49-24-9, 107 points) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (46-28-8, 100 points) -- Bruins won regular season meetings 3-1

Washington Capitals (48-26-8, 104 points) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (46-29-7, 99 points) -- Capitals won regular season meetings 4-0

NY Islanders (48-27-7, 103 points) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (44-26-12, 100 points) -- regular season meetings tied (2-2)

Western Conference

Calgary Flames (50-25-7, 107 points) vs. Colorado Avalanche (38-30-14, 90 points) -- Flames won regular season meetings 3-0

San Jose Sharks (46-27-9, 101 points) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (43-32-7, 93 points) -- regular season meetings tied 2-2

Nashville Predators (47-29-6, 100 points) vs. Dallas Stars (43-32-7, 93 points) -- Predators won regular season meetings 3-2

Winnipeg Jets (47-30-5, 99 points) vs. St. Louis Blues (45-28-9, 99 points) -- Jets on regular season meetings 3-1

The godless are growing rapidly. 266% rise in people reporting no religious affiliation

in less than three decades. Surely it's time for God to reach into "his/her" bag of tricks and flood the Earth or something?


The number of Americans who identify as having no religion has risen 266 percent since 1991, to now tie statistically with the number of Catholics and Evangelicals, according to a new survey.

People with no religion known as 'nones' among statisticians account for 23.1 percent of the U.S. population, while Catholics make up 23 percent and Evangelicals account for 22.5 percent, according to the General Social Survey.

Those three groups now represent the largest the religious groups in America.

The survey has tracked a broad swath of American trends since 1972, offering comprehensive insight into the evolving face of religion over more than four decades.

Ryan Burge, a political science professor at Eastern Illinois University who analyzed the data, said that experts have several theories about why the number of 'nones' has risen so dramatically in recent decades.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6886705/Is-America-Godless-number-people-no-religion-rose-266-three-decades.html

Survey shows dog owners twice as likely to be happy as cat owners

Let the debate begin!


https://twitter.com/_cingraham/status/1114147856963661824



Mayor Pete casts doubt on Trump's Christianity

Does Buttigieg think Trump is a Christian?

I'm reluctant to comment on another person's faith, but I would say it is hard to look at this president's actions and believe that they're the actions of somebody who believes in God, he said. I just don't understand how you can be as worshipful of your own self as he is and be prepared to humble yourself before God. I've never seen him humble himself before anyone. And the exaltation of yourself, especially a self that's about wealth and power, could not be more at odds with at least my understanding of the teachings of the Christian faith.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/04/03/mayor-pete-buttigieg-christian-right-2020-democratic-primary-trump-column/3342767002/


So did Pelosi get it right on Biden's touchy-feely nature?

Agree or disagree?

"I don't think it's disqualifying...I think that it's important for the vice president and others to understand is it isn't what you intended, it's how it was received," Pelosi said at Politico's Playbook breakfast on Tuesday.

She added of Biden's response to the criticism over his behavior toward women, "To say 'I'm sorry that you were offended' is not an apology." Instead she said it should be: "'I'm sorry that I invaded your space,' because people have different perceptions of appropriate communication."

Pelosi said and her family have known Biden for a long time, saying even her grandchildren love him. She defended his approach to women as simply being "affectionate."

"He's an affectionate person to children to senior citizens to everyone. That's just the way he is," said Pelosi. She conceded, however, that Biden "has to understand in the world that were in now, that people'[s] space is important to them and what's important is how they receive -- not necessarily how you intended it."


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nancy-pelosi-joe-biden-behavior-not-disqualifying-for-for-2020-election-says-biden-should-pretend-you-have-a-cold/

Alliance of American Football suspends operations

Another failed venture despite some glowing reviews of the action on the field. Wonder if the return of the XFL will go any better? Wouldn't put money on it!

The Alliance of American Football is suspending operations Tuesday, a source told ESPN's Michael Rothstein, confirming multiple reports.

The league will hold a call with all players and staff at 1 p.m. ET Tuesday afternoon, the source said.

Tom Dundon, who became the AAF's majority owner in February, had said last week that the league was in danger of folding without help from the National Football League Players Association. Dundon, who also owns the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, made a $250 million investment in the AAF last month after the league reportedly was in danger of not making payroll.

The eight-team AAF, billed as a development league, kicked off the weekend following the Super Bowl. The league is seven games into its 10-game regular season.


http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/26423928/source-aaf-suspends-operations-1st-season
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