On August 31, 1959, a young Sandy Koufax struck out 18 Giants. It set a new National League record for most strikeouts in a single game.
By the way, Jane Leavy's book about Koufax is one of the best baseballs I've ever read/
— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) August 30, 2018
"The Giants slugger has won 7 MVP awards, a major league record. He has the 5th highest career slugging percentage in baseball history, and the 6th highest career on base percentage. For the combination of the two, the SLOB or OPS, Bonds rank 4th for his career. Bonds has the 3rd lowest number of at bats per home run in baseball history." (Is Barry Bonds Baseball's Greatest Slugger? by Richard Baehr)
On the night of August 20, 1968, approximately 200,000 Warsaw Pact troops and 5,000 tanks invade Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring”–a brief period of liberalization in the communist country. Czechoslovakians protested the invasion with public demonstrations and other non-violent tactics, but they were no match for the Soviet tanks. The liberal reforms of First Secretary Alexander Dubcek were repealed and “normalization” began under his successor Gustav Husak.
"The Cold War may be over. But America's relationship with Russia is about as warm as a Siberian pool party. And there's not much Obama can do about it. Some commentators are urging him to "man up and punch back." But Putin is not an easily intimidated man. Indeed some close observers openly wonder if he's altogether rational. One former senior Bush administration official recently described Putin to me as having transformed from confidence to arrogance to outright megalomania. (That's not to mention the well-publicized, often-shirtless "nonsense jackassery.") And much like China, Russia simply isn't a country America can bend to its will. Especially not when oil, one of the country's prime exports, are well over $100 a barrel, giving Russia the cash and comfort to project. And especially when America's reputation around the world remains, shall we say, problematic."
Yes, our options are limited but we would have a few more of them with a stronger president!
"There are always excuses: America is broke; voters no longer want us to be the world's cop. And even if we did want it, what can we do? And so the onetime leader of the free world, the globe's only superpower, has no cards left to play -- not even to bring a wayward fugitive for trial."
Yes, that's the dilemma. He is not very respected!
"Ms. Gorme, who was born in New York City to Sephardic Jewish parents, grew up speaking English and Spanish. When she and her husband were at the height of their career as a team in 1964, the president of Columbia Records, Goddard Lieberson, suggested she put that Spanish to use in the recording studio.
The result was "Amor," recorded with the Mexican combo Trio Los Panchos."
"Eydie Gorme's career reminds us that we once had truly great popular music in America, sung by singers who actually could sing, and who could engage the audience. We had real composers and lyricists. Our music entertained, but didn't degrade. I have to believe there's still an audience for that music. And I know there are young people who still love it. I've met them."