An MD was kind enough to leave a comment yesterday. I always wondered if being called “Doc” is annoying to them, like the abbreviation and lack of use of the last name is disrespectful. Or when they hear they phrase, “What’s up doc?”, do they immediately think of Bugs Bunny or it’s so commonly used it doesn’t do a thing.
Timewaster – The Google allows you to play tic-tac-toe.
I knew every MLB ballpark had different field dimensions, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I learned not all home and visitor dugouts are on the same side. In case you are wondering, 18 clubs (including the Rangers) have their home dugouts on the first base side, 12 have their home dugouts on the third base side.
Random bit of dugout trivia – Historic Cardines Field, home of the Newport Gulls, uniquely features both dugouts on the first base side.
Synthetic field turf had been around for a decade and a half and now it’s everywhere. Among 6A and 5A programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, only Cleburne plays all its home games on grass. The Frisco schools use Toyota Stadium on a regular basis but their other two home sites have artificial turf.
There was a lot of talk yesterday about The Dallas Morning Newsendorsing Hillary Clinton, the first Democrat in 75 years and nearly 20 elections.
That made me wonder, why the heck wouldn’t they have endorsed LBJ, a product of the Lone Star State? Thanks to television critic Ed Bark, I learned it they decided to abstain in the 1964 LBJ and Goldwater race, and then it made sense. An endorsement of the home state boy who became president in your city only after the acting president was assassinated in your city would have been in bad taste and/or a conflict of interests.
The Star-Telegram’s Bud Kennedy provided an image of the Dallas Morning News’ last endorsement of a Democrat for president, I think.
I never understood why a newspaper would endorse a candidate considering the media is supposed to be unbiased.
There was a story on the ‘CBS Evening News’ (video) in which Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally was interviewed. In the segment, a picture of the retired United States Air Force Colonel as a pilot was shown, and I thought she was a Top Gun “Maverick” doppelganger.