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Domo Arigato Gozaimasu Japan

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/08/2021 - 22:54
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The Tokyo Olympics were delayed a year, but Japan pulled it off fabulously and safely with grace, class, and determination.

The 2020-21 Olympics in Tokyo were like none other: First, they were postponed for one year because of the global pandemic, then athletes were competing without fans in the stands, and then there were protests because of rising #COVID cases.

The Oh Ohlympics!
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ub Fri, 07/23/2021 - 08:46

The opening ceremony inside eerily empty stadium seats. Let the weirdness begin. The first reviews of the fan-less Olympics are in, and after watching The Parade of Nations on television we can say this event may be somewhat underwhelming.

But as they say, the show must go on. This term is used to say that an event must continue even though there are problems, and boy there sure is, the elephant in the stadium... The global pandemic.

The Proud Cardinal
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ub Thu, 06/10/2021 - 09:15

Mi Padre was a baseball fanatic. He named two of his sons after baseball greats and knew a lot about America's favorite past-time.

The St Louis Cardinals were one of his favorite steams. The club was started by the American Association in 1882 as the St. Louis Brown Stockings, who got their name from an earlier National League team. They had another name besides The Cardinals, also the St. Louis Perfectos.

The Iron Horse
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ub Wed, 06/02/2021 - 23:41

Henry Louis Gehrig was an American Superstar and a professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. 

SPORTS JOY IN A PANDEMIC
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ub Sat, 05/29/2021 - 20:29

Hard to believe there can be such exceptional joy, surprise, discovery, history, and sadness all wrapped up in a night at the ballpark. 

JOY: Joining the crowd for the 7thinning stretch rendition of YMCA. A year without team sports and public jubilation made it all the more enjoyable.

SURPRISE: The ballpark in Hartford, Connecticut where the Yard Goats play is an exceptionally nice stadium built for $57 million dollars that opened in 2017.

Oyeme Cantor

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/24/2021 - 16:10
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Andrés Cantor is an Argentine-American sportscaster and futbol pundit who provides Spanish-language commentary and analysis.

And the #SportsEmmys nominee for On-Air Personality in Spanish-language is legendary Andrés Cantor #AndresCantorGOL 

Andrés is one of the best anchors to ever work. Cantor has been named the recipient of the 2020 Colin Jose Media Award, which honors journalists whose careers have made significant long-term contributions to soccer in the United States.

South Florida Sporting News
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ub Sun, 04/18/2021 - 15:41

Back in 2004 The Florida Department of State trademarked Miami as the ‘"Gateway to the Americas." They also trademarked ‘Gateway of the Americas’ with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in order to prevent other cities from using the phrase. 

According to published reports, the new slogan is part of the state’s drive to have Miami selected as the location for the permanent headquarters of the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas. 

Japanese Pride
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ub Mon, 04/12/2021 - 03:13

The entire nation is celebrating inside and out of Japan as the island nation in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. 

Tears and cheers as victory thrills the proud people of Japan. Thrilled Japanese fans have welcomed Hideki Matsuyama's historic Masters victory with open arms as the country's prime minister hailing the win as a bright spot during the pandemic.

Heavy-hitter vs Lightweight

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/04/2021 - 11:32
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As a young boy and later as an aspiring journalist, I visited baseball stadiums, boxing gyms, athletic clubs, soccer fields, and many other sporting venues where I met and spoke with baseball legends Stan The Man Musial, and Minnie Miñoso, Boxing great Cassius Clay, The Real GOAT, daredevil Evel Knievel, and another great athlete, Soccer Superstar PELE. 

Simone Says Be Better

Submitted by ub on Sun, 02/14/2021 - 21:14
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Simone Biles is America's sweetheart. She has worked hard to earn this title. Really, and she alone has done it because she can.

Just when #Americans thought Melania Trump was done getting caught ripping off nuggets of wisdom by Michelle Obama, she came out with a grammatically incorrect #USA slogan and similar to the former first lady. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery is a proverb that means trying do what a real two term #FLOTUS does extremely well.