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October 10, 2019

Cardinals Manager Mike Fucking Shildt Gets All Fucking Riled Up After Beating The Fucking Braves

Bill Haisley, writing for Deadspin, recounts a social media post by St. Louis Cardinal player Randy Arozarena that, undoubtedly, was not for public consumption.

Mike Shildt:

“The [Braves] started some shit. We finished the shit. And that’s how we roll. No one fucks with us ever. Now, I don’t give a fuck who we play. We’re gonna fuck them up. We’re gonna take it right to them the whole fucking way. We’re gonna kick their fucking ass.” pic.twitter.com/2J7jyJc60O

— STLSportsCentral (@stlsportscntrl) October 10, 2019

Pretty sure Arozarena is gonna be in deep, deep trouble for that video. I mean… he’s gonna not be on the NLCS roster methinks.

October 10, 2019

The Right Book

Austin Kleon on recognizing a good book.

If a book makes me want to keep reading, it’s the right book.

If a book makes me want to start writing, it’s the right book.

Any other book is not the right book. (Right now.)

October 9, 2019

Kenny Loggins and Richard Marx

I’ve been friends with @kennyloggins for thirty years and every time we’ve had dinner somewhere and the server asks if he’d like anything else and he says, “I’m alright” as soon as they walk away I look at him and go, “Seriously?”

— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) October 8, 2019

80s yacht-rock superstars Richard Marx and Kenny Loggins are still having a good time. Thankfully, The Angry Fan chimed in with an excellent bon mot.

But if he texts you that he is running late do you reply I'll be right here waiting for you?

— The Angry Fan (@theangryfan) October 8, 2019

What a throwback to when Twitter was fun and not a cesspool.

October 9, 2019

Beating the Odds

Anne Rogers, writing for mlb.com, has an excellent profile of St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt.

Believing in individuals and teams only gets tested when things aren’t going your way,” Shildt said. And the easiest thing in the world is to punt on somebody. Sometimes it’s necessary in competition if a guy just doesn’t feel or look right, but not necessary when you have guys that you believe in that you know their work is taking place in the right manner, their head’s in the right spot. You know they’ve got a process for what they’re doing and how they’re doing it.”

Good read. Now go win Game 5.

October 9, 2019

Who else?

WHO ELSE?! 🐐 pic.twitter.com/zKq8msNJer

— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) October 7, 2019

#THATSAWINNER and #THATSAWALKOFF!!! 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/tEUSEEG6Eg

— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) October 7, 2019

Yadi is clutch.

Time to put the Braves away on Wednesday.

October 8, 2019

The Outsized Importance of Stan Lee’s Origins of Marvel Comics

Jim McLauchlin, writing for Newsarama, has a great story on the importance of a book that came out in 1974—Origins of Marvel Comics by Stan Lee. Without this book and the marketing showmanship of Stan Lee going around and promoting it, the Marvel Comics of today might not have existed.

That book was so instrumental to me in understanding and building a love of Marvel as a kid,” Quesada says. I started reading Marvel Comics in 1970, so I had already missed a decade of publishing. I had an appetite to learn more, so I went to a book store—like a book store book store!—to get a copy. I had no idea about the origins of these stories and Stan’s thought process behind them. It was an eye-opening experience.”

I had a similar experience to Kevin Smith. My father bought this book in hardcover and I devoured it growing up. When I was a kid, all his comics were in banker’s boxes in the attic and was not a place I could easily get to when I wanted some Silver Age DC to read. However, Origins was on the bookshelf. Soon, Bring on the Bad Guys was in my possession too.

These two books helped me become a much better reader when I was 7 years old and allowed me to understand concepts other kids weren’t thinking about like not being popular, the importance of self-sacrifice, not being self-centered, and so much more.

Now, I’ve got to go find those books at home and crack them open again.

October 8, 2019

Mid-Day News

Shirley Li, writing in The Atlantic, highlighted one of the better sketches from the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live. The racial stereotypes and the game” was funny and smart. SNL could use more sketches like this.

October 8, 2019

Obviously, we got punched in the mouth.”

Kolten Wong: “It’s postseason baseball. If you need any fucking build-up or anything, then you don’t belong here. Obviously we got punched in the mouth, but we did the same thing to them at their place.” https://t.co/kyZ3qKgM57

— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) October 7, 2019

Kolton… shut up and play the game. Take that fire and apply it to your at bats and on the field defense.

One run in 18 innings doesn’t get you anywhere.

Also, never slide into first base. I hope Shildt tore you a new one for that.

And, by the way, Mike… tell Carlos Martínez to grow up and shut up.

October 7, 2019

Old Friends and New Secrets

James Whitbrook, writing for Gizmodo, takes a deep dive in “Breaking Down the Old Friends and New Secrets of Star Trek: Picards Latest Trailer.”

Nice gifs. Stay for the analysis.

October 7, 2019

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