Verlander and Beltran finally get rings

For players like Carlos Beltran and Justin Verlander, a World Series title is the cap on a career already worthy of Cooperstown.

This is probably an easy enough article to write for any team with veteran players. I don’t have strong feelings about the Astro’s vets but they’re generally players I’ve liked watching. I never thought about comparing Roberto Clemente and Carlos Beltran for their off the field work but perhaps that analogy will be more apt over the next few months.

The playoffs were good this year. This is what baseball holds as promise every year and even though none of the teams I root for made the playoffs, I thoroughly enjoyed October baseball. Now to wait for March to come around.

Source: Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander, Carlos Beltran finally get rings

True Purposes

This illustration is part of a regular Friday series from a blog that generally is aimed at or made for women, but is filled with content that is delightful and insightful.

Source: A Cup of Jo

This new Taylor is weird to me but it is also a delightful evolution. More than anything looking forward to where this leads.

Explain This to Me

Mr. Kelly took to the lectern in the White House briefing room Thursday to defend President Trump’s handling of a condolence call to a widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger and to attack Ms. Wilson as selfish and politically motivated for her criticism. To bolster that characterization, he offered up his remembrance of the dedication of the FBI building in memory of two FBI agents who had been killed in the line of duty. He claimed Ms. Wilson used the occasion to take unseemly credit for securing federal funding for the building. “We were stunned,” he said, “stunned that she had done it. Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned.”

But, as a video by the Florida Sun Sentinel of Ms. Wilson’s remarks that day shows, Mr. Kelly got it all wrong.

It’s like he took a page from his boss and forgot that facts matter.  I don’t expect perfection, but I expect more from a 4-Star General.

Source: The Washington Post