Baseball: A-Rod hears cheers in Bronx
White Sox: Former A's pitcher Jeff Samardzija's White Sox debut was a dud. Samardzija yielded five runs and six New clocks at every ballpark counted down the time between innings, trying to hurry along pitchers with their warm-ups. "I've never had ...
April 7, 2015
Braun to Display Three Emergency Vehicles at FDIC 2015
A lockable drug drawer ensures security for medicines and medical supplies, and an OTE temperature controlled cabinet in the upper front wall keeps narcotics at proper temperature. In addition, warning lights in the . By Elizabeth White. SYS-CON ...
April 8, 2015
White Sox ace Chris Sale fractures foot unloading truck
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in what the team described as an accident at home. Unloading the back of his truck, general manager Rick Hahn explained ...
March 1, 2015
Why pitch clocks would be ugly and unnecessary step for MLB
Pitch clocks are coming to the minor leagues this season. Encouraged by the impact of the 20-second pitch clocks used in the Arizona Fall League in October, Major League Baseball is looking to extend the experiment in Double and Triple A this season....
January 15, 2015
LEADING OFF: Lee, Darvish take the mound for spring debuts
Clayton Kershaw makes his spring debut against the White Sox. Kershaw led Los Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun is going to test his surgically repaired thumb in a game for the first time when the Brewers play the Angels at Tempe, Arizona. Braun hit ...
March 5, 2015
Damned Yankee: A dark secret kept John Malangone from fulfilling his promise
He could go for hours hurling balls in the shadows at a clock he drew in chalk on an alley wall, aiming first at one o'clock until he nailed it on the button, then one by one around to 12, over and over and over, taming the arm that had betrayed him ...
January 30, 2015
Move it: MLB's innings clocks put spring in steps
As the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians saw as they opened the Cactus League schedule at Goodyear Ballpark, the countdown clock begins after the third out is made – and is visible in big red numbers to the left of the batter's eye in center field....
March 3, 2015
silently, without a “good night,” he tottered out of the room. He went over into his own room and one could hear how heavily he dropped onto his bed. The other two drank on. It seemed as if Frank Braun were only now beginning, he raised his glass with such pleasant ease. His arm fell, the glass was shattered against the table’s edge. Frank Braun laughed. He got up, took his guitar and stepped to the window. Silently he sat for a long time on the window bench. Almost unconsciously he took up the instrument and touched the strings gently. Tones came, and soft chords. And songs grew anew out of the dreamy notes and out of his voice which trembled gently and heavy-heartedly into the stillness of the night. They were Breton songs, songs born of the sea, born of loneliness and a great longing:. “The cliffs of Paimpol and I,. The old bell tower, my atonement,. I much prefer the cliffs of. Briton waiting for me at home. And somewhere a wall of rock gave back to him a whispered echo:. The words lay in his ear, insistently, with quiet music like the tone of an old music box. Brittany—that was it—Brittany.
Something fell off the wall, fell on Sophia, hitting the housemaid right on the head. The maid screamed out loud and in her fright dropped the silver tray she had been serving coffee on. “A shame about the beautiful silver service,” said Frau Gontram calmly. Mohnen immediately took a quick look at the crying housemaid, cut a strand of hair away, washed the gaping edges of the wound and stopped the bleeding with a yellow Iron Chloride wad. The Hussar lieutenant stooped, picked up the thing that had caused the damage, raised it high and looked at it from all sides. There were all kinds of remarkable things hanging on the wall. There was a Kaneka Idol, half male and half female, colorfully painted with yellow and red stripes. Two old heavy and deformed riding boots hung there complete with impressive Spanish spurs. On the gray wall was also pressed the Doctorate Diploma of some old Gontram from a Jesuit College in Seville. On the other side was a large heavy Buddhist cross with a rose in the center carved out of green Jade. It was a brown dusty thing made of rock hard wooden root. ” Frau Gontram said. “It’s just as well that it fell on Sophie, she has a hard skull.
If you like watches, it’s not a stretch to guess that you might like clocks too. I for one love them, and while I haven’t had the time or scratch (well, not what with the watch affliction) to collect many, I do have a few up in my apartment, and a few collecting dust on shelves. It’s something I’d like to put more energy in, with the goal of one day being one of those guy’s with 100+ clocks ticking away in their house (the guy version of a cat lady. Anyway… aside from telling the time, clocks become part of your home decor, so you often find them designed by interesting industrial designers and architects, some who seek function primarily, some with more playful approaches and others who see... The Swiss Railway clock designed in 1940 by Hans Hilfiker is a true icon, living on wrists, in phones, on walls… and in every Swiss Rail station. Alas, Mondaine has yet to make a clock like their Stop2Go watch which simulates the 2 second hang at the end of every minute, but when they do, that’ll be the one to get.