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Carlos Pena with an MLB Video Explaining “Effective Velocity” and Hitting

This is an MLB produced video from Carlos Pena explaining the mechanics behind "Effective Velocity" and how gifted hitters who can "hunt" pitchers have a big advantage. He uses David Ortiz as an example of a great hunter. Your browser does not support iframes.


Boston Teens Sully and Zazou attend Ben Affleck’s Gay Wedding on SNL

Boston teen's Sully (Jimmy Fallon) and Zazou (aka Denise, Rachel Dratch) attend Ben Affleck's gay wedding in the cold open of the March 14, 2004 Saturday Night Live. It was VERY racy for 2004 to have a gay wedding to start the show and to top it off with an Affleck Seth Meyers kiss put it […]

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Sideline Video of the Malcolm Butler’s Superbowl Interception

This is great view of the Malcolm Butler interception. You can see him read the play and crash the reciever. You also get to see the Patriots celebration.  Brady's reaction is great too. I was doing the same thing. Ignore the goat part. And here's a good luck at fans' reactions from both sides during plays […]

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                                          The 7 Best Ways to Get Free and Cheap Kindle Books

                                          I read quite a bit nowadays and about a year ago I realized it was becoming an expensive habit and  I started looking into the ways I could cut down on the overall cost of acquiring the books I wanted to read. Below are the 7 best ways I've found to find cheap and free books […]

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                                          Why I Ditched My Beloved iPad Mini for the Nexus 7 2

                                          I have written previously on how much I loved the iPad Mini, so it came as a great surprise to me how quickly I ditched the Mini once I got the new Nexus 7 2 as a gift. It wasn't a conscious ditching. I just started using the Nexus and pretty soon I'd go to […]


                                          The 3 Best Gadgets I Use Today: Kindle Paperwhite, iPad Mini, and Slingbox

                                          I use lots of gadgets. Some are specific to a certain use, some are all around great, and some just make me feel good when I use them. Here's the gadgets that I love using today.  Kindle Paperwhite – Light to Hold and Easy to Use Every time I pick up my paperwhite it makes […]

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                                          How Much did Paul Revere Charge for His Infamous Midnight Ride? Here’s The Bill He Submitted

                                          Paul Revere made his historic ride to warn the countryside that the British Regulars were coming on April 18, 1775.  Revere had a big family (8 kids) and was an astute businessman who had an engraving business, was a silversmith, a printer, and had several other enterprises. So when he had to take time off […]

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                                                                            Boston Then and Now: The Boston Public Library

                                                                            This is the first in a series of posts looking at different areas or places in Boston and how they looked in the past to what they look like today. For the past pictures I am using different archives (BPL, Boston City Archive, etc), and for the new versions I am visiting these places and […]

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                                                                            How Boston Neighborhoods Got Their Names: King Charles -> Charles River -> Charlestown

                                                                            Boston as seen from Malone Park in Chelsea (aka Winnisimmeti) in November 2013 The folks over at Mental Floss have a great post on how the neighborhoods and towns around Boston got their names. Here's a couple of examples: Charlestown The area that now houses Charlestown was one of the first established European communities in […]

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