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In what ways do your housemates load the dishwasher incorrectly?

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Tall things like cutting boards on the outside. You hear that chunka-chunka-chunka when the machine runs? That's the spraying arms hitting the cutting board. And if you put my sharp knives in there again, be prepared for a lecture.

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Aren't you not supposed to put cutting boards in the dishwasher? I didn't think the super hot water was good for them.

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Cheap, everyday use plastic cutting boards ok. Wooden cutting boards, no.

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The missus thinks everything should go in the dishwasher, including giant pots and bowls that take up the entire lower rack. Fortunately I always do the dishes, so I hand wash giant things, tiny things (baby bottle pieces), and fragile things, and I have an efficient system for organizing everything else in the dishwasher.

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you mean the drying rack?

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Our's has turned into a drying rack as well. With only two people in the house and not a ton of dish ware it rarely makes sense to use it.

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Said every asian parent out there...

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The Mexican Asian alliance holds true.

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I was the only one in my family (maybe the only one in the world?) who actually read the dishwasher instruction manual.

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the what now?

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I don't even know where to begin. It is all wrong and when they do it, there are always dishes that are not clean after the wash.

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Wife instructed me to keep bowls and other concave items on the top rack, and flat items on the bottom rack. I advised her to not put any wooden items or sharp knives in the dishwasher.

We are trying to work at some balance as to how much pre-washing/rinsing is necessary - she thinks none, I think a lot.

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You're both wrong.

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Good morning to you too, Cugz!

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😁

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Load the bowls facing the outside wall of the washer. Guess what, the water doesn't actually hit the inside of the bowls that way!

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Dishwasher?

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my wife leaves it all in the sink claiming she'll do it at the end of the day. but usually when i get started cooking, i like to have a semi-clean work area so i end up loading the dishwasher.

the girls are pretty good about it and even complain that i dont optimize the space good enough.

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Work clean and clean as you work!

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Haunted

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Cheap Trick

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I've seen them four times live, but not once on purpose. They've opened for Aerosmith, Boston, Fleetwood Mac and I think played a festival we attended.

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That is interesting, I assumed they were headliners at one point.

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They were definitely headliners. I think I've seen them thrice, always as top billing, once at the Coliseum arena! Other times were smaller venues, once in Berkeley at whatever that venue is across from BHS.

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It's the BHS auditorium, saw Queen there, couple years later, The Clash. Queen, sold out, The Clash, maybe 60-70%

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My thought was that they are LA residents and are willing to open up for any bigger act that is coming to town.

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"That's what whores do for money, this is an ILLUSION".

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If this were on the old site....I'd type "I want you to GIF me"

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This next one's the first song on our new album!

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I learned that from the Beastie Boys...

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Heh

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Today in Covid

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France putting more temporary restrictions in place, including school closures, which is odd because the white collar "left" and the right in this country assure me that schools are not part of communities and don't drive infection rates. https://twitter.com/AP/status/1377327232293744649?s=20

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Has*

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She also reinforces that she has the scientific aptitude of... well... Sarah Palin. There has never been any indication that the virus doesn't transmit just as well in cold weather and studies show the virus survives longer on cold surfaces.

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She is at least encouraging people to wear masks - so better than the MAGA crowd for the most part.

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Traitor

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not the most shocking news ever

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good news for those of us w/ 14 yr old kids

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Highly Effective in Adolescents, Study Suggests

No infections were recorded in children aged 12 to 15 who received shots, and they experienced no serious side effects, the companies said.

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Given that's the age when kids are more likely to be symptomatic, that's great news.

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Great news!

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Elsewhere in College

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Wazzu's part-time starting safety Ayden Hector was suspended from the team for trying to buy booze with a fake ID last month, got chewed out by Rolovich, and now has entered the transfer portal. He has four years left of eligibility.

https://mobile.twitter.com/AydenHector2/status/1377054731625918464

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jfc.

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that was quick!

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This is an event sequence they have down pat in the Palouse.

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Ex-Cal WR Demetris Robertson may now have his shot to be first string during Georgia's spring FB, if only because five other WRs ahead of him are hurt

https://uga.rivals.com/news/another-wide-receiver-injury-for-the-bulldogs

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Come back, Demetrius!

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No

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You're right. We probably don't need any big play threats given our already high-powered offense.

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Why take back a guy who cried about not getting his way and took his ball and went home?

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Didn't he transfer back closer to home because he had a sick family member?

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I don't recall any crying, but if he was crying about not getting the ball enough, I would have got on my knees and cried with him. Our offense fell off the cliff without him. I wish he hadn't left, but leaving for your hometown school after the coach who recruited you (and runs basically the opposite scheme as the new coach) seems pretty forgivable IMO. Thanks for taking a chance on us in the first place, kid. And the fact remains we haven't been able to recruit a comparable talent on offense since and it shows.

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He’ll underwhelm

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Exactly. Wasn’t exactly lighting it up at Cal. It’s almost like defenses knew he was going deep every time he was on the field

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Is this sarcasm? He was electric as a freshman. Racked up 750 yards and surpassed DJax freshman receiving record. He was hurt his entire sophomore year before transferring.

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He played in an air raid offense at Cal. He is no Djax.

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No one is DJax. Honestly, once-in-a-generation type speed. You're not likely to see that type of speed at Cal again in your lifetime.

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Yes he was

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We have Trace Travers' parents and grandparents. Iowa has the world's largest truckstop.

https://cbs2iowa.com/sports/hawkeye-xtra/worlds-largest-truckstop-owners-endow-iowa-football-program

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Had I known I would've stopped in. I probably drove right by on I-80.

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He's everyone's favorite rowdy Cajun until he's not.

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Half of WBB Final Four is Pac-12

South Carolina vs. Stanfoo

UConn vs. Arizona

https://twitter.com/pac12/status/1377103495539486721

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Despite Stanfurd being a perennial WBB powerhouse, they have not won a title since 1992...something about just how dominant UConn has been.

Obviously, only time will tell what is Arizona's future after this fast turnaround of the program. Cal had that one Final Four run and basically fell off, despite having the largest operating budget after football and men's basketball (which is not necessarily a bad thing despite WBB being the consistently costliest non-revenue Cal sports), but just have not seen any results on the floor...yet.

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Louisville built a pretty surprising lead over the Trees early on. It took an impressive rally for them to come back and win it.

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Louisville is really good. But Coach Tara is pretty good in big games too.

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Baylor got hosed. I loathe Geno, but that Baylor coach really needs to stop talking altogether.

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I think a solid lesson is to take the opposite view of whatever Mulkey thinks - unless it's coaching basketball.

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ICYMI: Texas' national champion men's diving team coach retires

https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/31161355/long-texas-men-swimming-diving-coach-eddie-reese-retiring

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Reese has as much control over the Texas diving as Dave Durden has at Cal. Christopher Zheng, our other swim writer, has assured me that since Durden turned down the Auburn job a few years ago, he's not going to go to Texas.

It is hard to imagine that all those top swimming recruits went to Texas only because of Reese, who will be coach emeritus...whatever that means. But it would be interesting to see if Texas might slip a bit in recruiting.

In an unfair comparison, USC Water Polo (both men and women) is still quite good despite losing head coach Johan Vavic to the whole Operation Varsity Blue scandal.

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The Swim Center on the Texas campus is AMAZING and the program is very well funded. I doubt there will be a drop off

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That's true, but it is also very hard to stay at the pinnacle. I have no doubt that Texas will be a top-5 (if not 3) program for the next decade, I just won't mind if/when they start to finish just behind Cal for a change, even after adding those diving points. A slight drop in recruiting can do that.

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Southern Branch enters the Final Four. USC does not.

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I was neutral on this result until I saw who they beat YEAH YEAH YEAH

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you must be pretty excited that Ohio State is still in it!

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🔥

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I wonder if TBB posts to a Buckeye site as much as she posts here...

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🤣

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just after UCLA won, you could hear the UCLA fight song on the broadcast, which is the same as the Cal fight song. small consolation for terrible basketball season.

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UCLA covers up its apparel logo on jerseys. Some players wear Nike shoes.

https://sports.yahoo.com/march-madness-daily-ucla-under-143032940.html

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It said that UCLA already signed a new contract with Nike. Do we know if Cal has gone back to Nike? I assume Jordan wouldn't take us back for basketball, though he does do football since he's outfitted the UNC football team.

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Beast Mode would be a great brand for Cal sports, if: (1) Marshawn has the interest; and (2) he can find partner(s) to invest in what would be a huge design and manufacturing undertaking.

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Speaking of alum collabs - did anyone notice that Desean Jackson started a youth league team called "Cali Bears" with the growling Cal Bear logo and blue and gold colors?

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Beast Mode would be great. But I noticed he's using Fanatics for distribution now (as everyone else seems to be) and he closed his store over by Chinatown in Oakland. Not sure if he's creating more stuff.

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Big Baller Brand

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I was gonna write that (tongue firmly in cheek!)

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knowing Cal, we'll probably stick it out with a partner who doesn't want us through the courts, followed by years of substandard gear as the legal process drags out then sign a marginal better contract with Nike who won't give a shit about us either. It's the Cal way

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There's only so many companies out there. My personal bet is we take a supply deal for 1 year and then try to find a real brand partner?

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Well, its not like the vendors are missing out on Rose Bowl/CFP/Major Bowl, March Madness, or College World Series exposure by not over-bidding for Cal's business.

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Marrying a Bruin (even if she doesn't care at all for UCLA sports) has softened my animus towards them. Same for USC (brother-in-law).

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Get it together man.

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cldpc would never have typed that those two sentences...

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I heard that as well, sniff.

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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY

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Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns Democratic governor's mask mandate, once again thwarting anti-Covid actions

https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-cabinets-coronavirus-pandemic-wuhan-china-f225e7842defcdc96ceee57bdd934db4

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Two Capitol Police officers sue Trump for sparking Jan. 6 mob attack

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/31/two-capitol-police-officers-sue-trump-478687

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"Democrats are pushing for a variety of tax hikes to fund the legislation, while Republicans are vowing to oppose any package that relies on tax increases to raise revenue."

Usual Repubspeak - but ok, how else would you raise revenue?

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Just have your daddy give you a loan of $400 million.

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it's a trick question, they don't want to raise revenue, just cut everything that isn't an indirect corporate subsidy or military / national security spending.

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Raise the money like all public schools do, through bake sales.

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Matt Gaetz finds himself in hole. Proceeds to dig down. Tries to take Tucker Carlson and his dad down with him.

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Send a photo and describe what your dress will look like when you go to Junior Prom.

https://www.daybook.com/jobs/YeLzHozJPwuMNbm3j

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it's been quite the performance and we're not even 24 hours in

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Gaetz is a terrible excuse of a human.

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Matt “Pizza” Gaetz is doing his best to prove that QAnon is correct that a cabal of child sex traffickers control the deep state. The only problem is they are mostly all Republicans.

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I saw a quick headline, seems like he's in a potentially lot of trouble.

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PRO

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Mar 31, 2021Liked by Berkelium97

opening day tickets secured. Let's Go Oakland!

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Bay Area's Team!

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Don't forget to bring your trashcan!!

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Andrew Vaughn makes White Sox opening day roster

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/03/white-sox-to-select-andrew-vaughn.html

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He has also been pressed to play some LF now that the White Sox has lost Eloy Jimenez to most if not all of this season. That's really not a lot of time to adjust, so I really hope that he doesn't get hurt and this doesn't take the focus away from him hitting.

Also, since modern baseball awards have finally put more emphasis on WAR, Vaughn's AL ROY chance might not have been that great had him just been a DH. Assuming that he doesn't present negative value in the field (which is actually very plausible), playing LF *might* help Andrew Vaughn's ROY chance.

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congrats to Andrew

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Predicting... a line of .274-24 HR’s-76 RBI’s-60 runs...

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Amateur, not pro (USHL) -- but the Tri-City Storm's goalie scored a goal last night. You can feel the joy.

https://twitter.com/TriCityStorm/status/1373477743959113728

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It's always great when goalies score.

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Someone stole the mascot for the Chattanooga Lookouts, the Double-A affiliate of the Reds. The mascot is an anthropomorphic abstraction of Lookout Mountain. They played their first home game in 1930 against the Atlanta Crackers (1901-1965). The Crackers moved to Wisconsin in 1966 and became the Milwaukee Brewers. In 1931, the Lookouts played an exhibition game against the NY Yankees. The Lookout's seventeen-year-old pitcher Jackie Mitchell Gilbert, only the second female to play pro baseball, struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gerhig on only seven pitches.

https://twitter.com/ChattanoogaPD/status/1376984460760125447

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I went to a Lookouts game on the day of the solar eclipse a few years ago when I saw that in Eastern Tennessee.

By the way, apparently, the crisis is over. Louie has been found. I was and is still confused by what he really is supposed to be.

https://twitter.com/ChattLookouts/status/1377265210696818692

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A weird sideline. The Atlanta Crackers were named after the pejorative term for poor southern whites. In 1919, the Atlanta affiliate of the Negro League started the Atlanta Black Crackers. The ABC's existed until 1949.

https://sabr.org/journal/article/the-atlanta-black-crackers/

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Used to be the Dodgers affiliate in the mid 2010s

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Jed Lowrie wins starting job at 2nd base for the A's - his third stint with the team.

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George Will's annual opening day quiz. Been watching baseball pretty much from when the Giants moved to the bay. And I apparently know nothing about the game.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/31/george-will-opening-day-baseball-quiz-2021/?itid=hp_dontmiss

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CAL

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Go Bears!

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This zero dosage sparkling Riesling is amazingly refreshing!

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Wow, the Redwood City library is a finalist for a national medal https://www.imls.gov/news/imls-names-finalists-2021-national-medal-museum-and-library-service

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The main library is very nice and its branches are great. They do a good job down there with their best-by-government-test weather.

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It's a nice library.

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UCLA combines serious talent w/ great D & cold shooting from MI. Cronin can coach, and kids bought in. Good for P12.

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If they want to, all of the UCLA players could be back for multiple years, and they get that injured post player back. Bruins could be just starting a major run with Cronin at the helm.

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gross

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Another Howland...tough minded, defensive basketball, yet UCLA still gets the talent & athletes. Jaquez is a beast.

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