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Mo' Ne Davis, Born To Pitch a Sacred Hardball or Softball and Hear "3 Strikes!"

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This is one remarkable high school student with a hell of an arm and dedication to the coaches who, in turn, rarely get to steward or walk along side of.

Ms. Mo'ne Davis, first young woman ever to make the cover of Sports Illustrated in a couple of categories.

From MSNBC and I'm going to leave it lie but for a couple of excerpted passages. They took time off from 'theatre' and Grandiose Aspects of the Optics. The ever-loving Optics.

 

Image, Sports Illustrated Cover

Here's a smackerel of details about the youngest star at the mound for some time, from the marvelous Mother Jones.

Davis, who pitches for South Philadelphia's Taney Dragons, received national attention last week when she threw a two-hit shutout and struck out eight in the Dragons' Little League World Series opening victory over Nashville, Tennessee. On Sunday she became the sixth girl to get a hit in the LLWS, a first-inning RBI singlethat helped Philadelphia to a 7-6 win over Pearland, Texas.

And the 5-foot-4 right-hander's fastball, clocked at 71 mph, is roughly equivalent to a 93 mph pitch thrown on a big-league-size field.


Image, Wall Street Journal

As Albert Chen writes in the Sports Illustrated story, "She's a lot of things to a lot of different people, all of them good things: a totem for inner-city baseball, a role model for your 10-year-old niece, a role model for your 10-year-old nephew. Most of all, she's a laid-back kid just having a really good time." NBA superstar Kevin Durant was just one of a number of pro athletes to tweet their support: "This youngster is striking everyone out and she is a girl. I love it."

 

You go Mo'Ne! CBS has rockin' footage of her talent:

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Poll-itics: Fewer identify as economic conservatives, number of those liberal on social issues hits new high

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Gallup:

Thirty percent say they are liberal on social issues, a new high [...]

Forty-one percent of Americans now characterize their economic views as "conservative," or "very conservative," the lowest since President Barack Obama took office in 2009 and on par with where views were in May 2008. This year's downtick in the percentage of Americans identifying as economically conservative has been accompanied by an uptick in the percentage identifying as economically moderate -- now 37% of Americans, up from 32% last year. [...]

While the nation may be a house divided on social issues, self-identified or "leaning" Democrats appear to be moving toward consensus. Half now say their social views are liberal or very liberal; this figure was 35% in 2001 and 37% as recently as 2010.

Clearly, all those Muslim pot-smoking French gay abortion-lovers are having an effect.

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Bonus Cartoon of the Day- Red Meat

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