Razzle Dazzle

Have you ever said something you later regret? If you are like me, than it may also be true that you may find yourself in situations where people are speaking a different language (e.g. Spanish, French, Chinese, etc.).

Are they talking in code?

Do you know of any celebrities that speak their mind regardless of what other people think? Ever heard of Kanye West? What about Dennis Rodman?

And worse, do you have any insecurities and often think people are talking about you? Gossip kills!

What about hand signals?

Most people who have ever been to a ballgame have noticed the 3rd base coach touching the brim on his hat, followed by his nose, then his ear, and his arm. Then he does it all over again in a different order.

Is the bunt on? Hit-and-run? Steal?

Well, in baseball coaches and players are signaling each other the entire game. The catcher is telling the pitcher to throw a fastball or curve ball. When there is a runner on 2nd base, then he has to decipher it even more.

More importantly, great teams have strategized any situation and will plan accordingly. They tell the fielders to shift when a heavy hitter gets up to bat. Or perhaps there is a 1st and 3rd situation and want to be alert.

Besides being a huge fan of baseball for the past 53 years, I also played for over 20 years including a recent stint 2012-2019. Back in 1993 I started coaching and have been doing that ever since. Now adays I really enjoy umpiring. And yes, we use signals to tell each other (e.g. 2-man, 3-man, or even WS with 6 umpires) what to do in any situation with base runners.

This past weekend my son and I came up with a signal when there was a good hitter or fast base runner. If he is pitching he needs to keep the runner close – attempt pickoff. And you never want to throw a fast ball down the middle to a 3-hole.

I can’t get this video off my mind => Overcoming Hopelessnes – https://youtu.be/6P2nPI6CTlc by Nick Vujicic. I believe it was your friend the “traveling minister” who had a child of his own was physically disabled.

Here’s to the Crazy Ones
https://youtu.be/AL3TQtJDr0U

Is it politically correct to call someone a “midget”? What about “retarded”? Did you see the movie “Rainman”? Dustin Hoffman earns an academy award for playing the role of a man with autism. Watch => https://youtu.be/vqbXPfaN_VM

Have you ever heard of Todd White? Watch => https://youtu.be/0W6hKWl_nho

Click on printable schedule below to download

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NEWS FLASH: Mark you calendar. Three upcoming “Team Building” events. 5/11 @ Bowie. 5/12 @ Towson. 5/19 @ Camden Yards. Read more => https://humanvacuumblog.wordpress.com/2021/05/03/razzle-dazzle

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https://humanvacuumblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/03/take-me-out-to-the-ballpark
https://humanvacuumblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/30/mlb-draft-prospects
https://humanvacuumblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/major-league-debut

Unless you were living on the moon over the past year, you might be oblivious to the effects of COVID-19. There will always be conflict. Wars have been started over exchanging insults. Thus, the pandemic has only exasperated our society’s challenges with fear and differences.

Kim Kardashian
Beach Boys cofounder Mike Love

LIFE, LIBERTY, AND CENSORSHIP?
The First Amendment establishes separation between church and state, meaning that religion has no place in the government.

The Bill of Rights reflects the Christian heritage of our nation. The idea of human dignity, that we are created in the image of God, forms the theological basis for human equality and our core principle of liberty (Genesis 1:27, Leviticus 25:10, Matthew 25:40, Mark 12:31).

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Tuesday, May 11 is the Bowie Baysox Opening Day!!!

Our Baltimore Orioles AA Affiliate take on the Reading Fightin Phils

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This is a minor league baseball game and typically offers a ton of “good old fashion” baseball spirit.

Read more https://humanvacuumblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/major-league-debut

Tue May 11 ~ OPENING DAY

Cheap seats ONLY $16 Bowie Baysox. Only 30 minutes away $8 Military discount. Plus FREE gift magnet. Buy Tickets Here

Philadelphia Phillies

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On Friday, May 14 our local Towson Univ Tigers (5-7) take on the Hofstra Univ Pride (6-9).

First pitch 3:00 PM. Recommend arriving an hour early to watch batting practice and team warm-ups.

Hofstra is a diverse, dynamic institution that honors tradition while challenging convention, always finding our own unique path. Hofstra provides students with an engaged, experiential and highly ranked education that combines an intimate learning environment with all the resources of a large university, including state-of-the-art facilities for academics and student life and competitive Division I athletics. Located just outside New York City, our traditional, tree-lined campus is home to a global, ambitious and entrepreneurial student body who take advantage of all metropolitan New York has to offer.

Read more => https://gohofstra.com/sports/baseball

Schuerholz Park has plenty of metered parking

Click here => https://towsontigers.com/sports/2014/7/14/schuerholzpark.aspx

LIMITED SEATING: We need a head count of Team Citius? If you are planning to attend please email humanvacuum5@gmail.com ASAP

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———- ORIOLES ———-

Baltimore Orioles (14-15) get 5 runs in the bot 8th with 2 HRs from Cedric Mullens and Freddy Galvez to take Seattle Mariners (16-14).

  • Wednesday, May 19 – Baltimore Orioles. We have 30 group Upper Reserve tickets on HOLD for Team Citius

Start time: 7:05 PM. Gates will open 60 minutes prior to first pitch

Special discounted rate: ONLY $12.00/seat

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Ethnic, Racial and Retarded

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Best baseball players of all time from Puerto Rico

  1. Roberto Clemente
  2. Iván Rodríguez (Pudge)
  3. Francisco Lindor
  4. Coach G – Dbat

Roberto Alomar is placed on MLB’s ineligible list after an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by the Hall of Famer

Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar has been fired as a consultant by Major League Baseball and placed on the league’s ineligible list after an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct.

Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the firing Friday, saying in a statement that a baseball industry employee reported an incident earlier this year involving Alomar from 2014. The league hired an external legal firm to investigate the matter.

Read more
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-roberto-alomar-sexual-misconduct-mlb-20210430-xqelryr2cnbctnsia7lrs7e3qm-story.html

In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Alomar and the second or maternal family name is Velázquez.
Second baseman
Born: February 5, 1968 (age 53)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 22, 1988, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
September 5, 2004, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .300
Hits 2,724
Home runs 210
Runs batted in 1,134
Stolen bases 474

Teams
San Diego Padres (1988–1990)
Toronto Blue Jays (1991–1995)
Baltimore Orioles (1996–1998)
Cleveland Indians (1999–2001)
New York Mets (2002–2003)
Chicago White Sox (2003)
Arizona Diamondbacks (2004)
Chicago White Sox (2004)
Career highlights and awards
12× All-Star (1990–2001)
2× World Series champion (1992, 1993)
ALCS MVP (1992)
10× Gold Glove Award (1991–1996, 1998–2001)
4× Silver Slugger Award (1992, 1996, 1999, 2000)
Toronto Blue Jays No. 12 retired
Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame

Additional references

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/alomaro01.shtml
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Alomar
https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/sports/mlb-bans-roberto-alomar-allegation-sexual-misconduct


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