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I never thought we’d go from the World Series to seeing guys traded the next season. It’s kind of a shock. You wake up and a teammate you love is gone.
Mike Napoli (via mcgeek31)

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Little Kid:
What's this?
That's the card catalog for our newspaper archives. Each of these little drawers has cards on it with information about which newspaper has articles on the topic you want to read about.
Little Kid:
That's so cool! It's just like in Ghostbusters!

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"And it’s neither the fans nor the organization who are putting out the public ratings and plaudits of the Red Sox’ prospects and farm system. Farm director Ben Crockett does not self-publish a newsletter titled The Awesome Organization I Have Built." — Chad Finn

Frankly, I think Ben Crockett should publish that newsletter. I’d read it.

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I’m so sick of the culture — driven by some fans, but especially, insufferably prevalent via social media and conventional media — that sacrifices context for instant overreaction.

There is an absolute sprint to be the first to declare something — a season, a prospect, anything — as overrated or finished or never good in the first place. The habitual naysayers take gleeful satisfaction in reminding you that this is going much worse than you expected and casually suggest that the World Championship was a fluke and this is who the Red Sox really are.

I loathe that approach so much, but it’s lucrative, and it will never change until the masses put the willfully miserable on mute.

While that majority — I hope it’s not actually a majority, but it sure feels like it — races to be the first to identify and shout about a disappointment, with the requisite checks arriving from various media outlets, it makes scarce those of us who actually attempt to be patient, accumulate knowledge, and offer perspective. Sometimes that leads to the voices of reason supplying more patience than the team deserves.

Chad Finn

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It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.

Didn’t we have this conversation yesterday? @__fc

Sally Coulter (via judygrimes)

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*pointedly tags fuckyeahpikacha

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On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

she deserves to be re-blogged. 

she’s so goddamned inspirational

this makes me want to cry

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