Small bites

Published 8:00 am Sunday, December 18, 2022

Remarkable, inspirational

Baseballer Joe Musgrove recently traveled to Antarctica to celebrate his 30th birthday and to break the record for the world’s fastest pitch, according to the Guinness Book of World Records  — an 86 miles per hour fastball. Joe was accompanied by his San Diego Padre teammates and athletes from the Challenged Athletes Foundation, including 16-year old Landis Sims who’s accomplishment defies probability, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  Sims was born without hands or feet yet he earned the position of second baseman on his Elizabeth, IN high school varsity team. He idolizes Musgrove. As he put it in an interview with KGO-TV in San Francisco: “The first time I met Joe Musgrove, he told me, ‘Life rewards those who start.’  So I think every day, if I start going, if I start working, then I’m going to be rewarded at some point.”

 

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Isn’t golf a gentleman’s sport?

Who knows what they were arguing about. It had something to do with a golf game, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Fifty-one year old Mark Curtis Wells of Biloxi, MS got into an argument with an unnamed fellow golfer and wound up biting the guy’s nose off. Biloxi’s SunHerald news reports that Wells, his victim and other golfers had been arguing about a game played earlier that day. They took the quarrel into the parking lot where the cops found the victim with a “disfiguring facial injury.” The cops arrested Wells on a charge of felony mayhem. It cost him $5,000 to bail himself out but he will soon be facing charges that could land him up to seven years in prison.

 

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Believe it or not

What could be more offensive than a pair of old, very old used jeans? How about a pair of 165 year old denims that were found in a trunk in a shipwreck dating back to 1857, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The pants may well be worth the $114,000 one bidder paid for the slacks at auction if they turn out to be an early version of the pants made famous by the legendary creator of blue jeans, Levi Strauss. They were found in a sunken old ship off the coast of North Carolina. Strauss didn’t start making jeans at his San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co. factory. The company’s historians say it’s “speculation” and that Strauss didn’t start his company until 1873.  But the bidder apparently believes that they must be connected with his first brand old dungarees.

 

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