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The All-Star break seems like the perfect time to talk a little baseball.
I'm very happy that the National League won this year's MLB All-Star Game, 5-1 — not only because the game decides home-field advantage for the World Series, a fact that I fervently hope affects my Phillies, but because of good ol' NL pride. National League baseball is real baseball.
Kudos to 2011 MVP Prince Fielder for his 3-run blast and letting his kids hold the trophy.
Last night my nephew "I", alias Ishmael for the sake of public sharing, arrived
with his sisters, "E" & "M", and their mother for their annual summer visit.
Mom-Mom: "Are you ready to get in your PJs?"
Ishmael, who turned four last week: "No!"
Uncle Brian: "I just heard Mommy tell your sisters to put on their pajamas. She'll probably be in here in a minute."
Ishmael: "Yeah... We're gonna have to hide."
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You don't have to be a Mac user to appreciate this snow leopard.
But you do need some way of glomming onto cyberspace to watch 6ABC's video of
the newborn cub at The Cape May County Park & Zoo in Cape May Court House, New Jersey. It was born in May to 8-year-old mama snow leopard Himani and 11-year-old papa Vijay, almost exactly a year after Himani gave birth to twin boys Sabu and Kaba. Just last month, The Philadelphia Zoo's 3-year-old snow leopard Maya gave birth to a pair of cubs by 5-year-old Amga, video and photos of whom are also online. [Update: All but the zoo home-page links have gone bad.]
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