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Olympic Nightmare Continues as Typhoon Threatens Games

Just what they need…

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The further we get into the 2020/2021 Olympics, the more we are beginning to wonder if we shouldn’t have just skipped the whole thing.

This is Japan’s moment to shine, but the resurgence of COVID-19 within the nation has brought with it some harsh realities.  Spectators had to be barred from the games, first and foremost, and then a rash of vaccinated athletes tested positive anyway.

Throw a few archaic and widely criticized cannabis violations in there, and the games themselves have received more heat than the west coast over the past few weeks.

Now, as if to put a tidy little bow on the curse of the 2020/2021 Olympics, a typhoon now threatens to derail the games even further.

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According to meteorologist Jim Rouiller, “That is really all they need. A tropical storm coming right towards Tokyo,” the Daily Mail reported.

With a likely landfall coming on Tuesday, the storm has sent Olympics officials scrambling to reschedule competitions that would be affected by the storm most.

Rowing competitions scheduled for Monday were rescheduled for Sunday, for instance, to try and rearrange schedules to beat the storm.

Officials are attempting to exude an air of calm about the whole thing.

“Unlike an earthquake, we’re able to predict the path of a typhoon so we can make plans, and indeed when it comes to rowing, as a preventative measure, we have decided to change the schedule for the event,” said Tokyo 2020 spokesperson Takaya Masa, per ESPN’s Tom Hamilton. “Changing the schedule is not a rare event, and we understand the burden it’ll have on athletes. We’re looking closely at the path of the typhoon to make decisions as preventative measures. Should it make land, there could be damages, and if that’s going to be the case, we will take responsible measures.

“At this point in time, I cannot offer you exactly what will happen, but we will be paying a close eye to it,” Masa concluded.

The ridiculous nature of this Olympic competition, and with a number of world favorites omitted for one reason or another, has many wondering if these games will need to be denoted with a rather large asterisk when it’s all said and done.

 

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Major League Baseball Moves Bat Production to Red China

Major League Baseball has fired its U.S.-based bat makers and sent the contract to the Chinese.

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Major League Baseball is no longer America’s game. Apparently, it’s China’s, now that the league has fired its U.S.-based bat makers and sent the contract to the Chinese.

Bats for MLB have been made in America for the entirety of baseball’s existence… until today.

According to Yahoo News:

When Major League Baseball hosted its “Field of Dreams” game in Iowa in August, it was a celebration of small-town America. But less than 100 miles away, a small town is worrying that its local economy, that’s centered around baseball, is getting shut out. Kris Van Cleave traveled to Caledonia, Minnesota, where a factory partially owned by MLB is closing up shop and shipping jobs overseas.

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So much for the “American pastime.” So much for the one game America is most famous for.

But this is where all pro sports are headed.

Soon all the Little Leaguers will be proudly swinging those bats that are stamped “Made In China.”

What an outrage.

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Major League Baseball is no longer America’s game. Apparently, it’s China’s, now that the league has fired its U.S.-based bat makers and sent the contract to the Chinese. Bats for MLB have been made in America for the entirety of baseball’s existence… until today. According to Yahoo News: When Major League Baseball hosted its “Field of Dreams” game in Iowa in August, it was a celebration of small-town America. But less than 100 miles away, a small town is worrying that its local economy, that’s centered around baseball, is getting shut out. Kris Van Cleave traveled to Caledonia, Minnesota, where a factory partially owned by MLB is closing up shop and shipping jobs overseas. https://youtu.be/IDj3rUGdt1c So much for the “American pastime.” So much for the one game America is most famous for. But this is where all pro sports are headed. Soon all the Little Leaguers will be proudly swinging those bats that are stamped “Made In China.” What an outrage. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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MLB Star Blames Vaccine Side Effects for Lackluster Season

Experts were quick to throw cold water on the idea, however.

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The Biden administration’s trouble in moving the needle on the national vaccination rate continues to be one of the White House’s most poignant failures, and it shows.

The Executive Branch has been so concerned with their lackluster performance that they’ve begun to berate pop music superstars on Twitter over what they’re calling “vaccine misinformation”.

Didi Gregorious is worried about his own lackluster performance, on the other hand, after a potential side effect from a COVID-19 vaccine slowed down his 2021 MLB season.

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius is in the midst of one of the worst seasons of his career, and he’s pointing to at least one difference between this year and last.

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Gregorius said he had been dealing with complications after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer Wednesday the jab caused him to develop pseudogout, a form of arthritis, and he’s been in pain ever since.

“Some people say it’s from the vaccine. I will say it’s likely from that too,” Gregorius told the Inquirer. “But when you say that, everyone looks at you like you’re stupid because the vaccine is not supposed to be like that or give you that reaction.”

And Gregorius has found little solace in medical treatment.

Gregorius said he started to feel the swelling in his elbow after receiving a second dose in April. Even though pseudogout can be treated with medicine, the shortstop said the discomfort has not subsided.

Some experts have attempted to explain away Gregorius’ connection, stating that the baseball star’s recent vaccination may have caused a “flare up” of his already-existing but unknown pseudo-gout, but that it did not cause him to become ill.

 

The Biden administration’s trouble in moving the needle on the national vaccination rate continues to be one of the White House’s most poignant failures, and it shows. The Executive Branch has been so concerned with their lackluster performance that they’ve begun to berate pop music superstars on Twitter over what they’re calling “vaccine misinformation”. Didi Gregorious is worried about his own lackluster performance, on the other hand, after a potential side effect from a COVID-19 vaccine slowed down his 2021 MLB season. Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius is in the midst of one of the worst seasons of his career, and he’s pointing to at least one difference between this year and last. Gregorius said he had been dealing with complications after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer Wednesday the jab caused him to develop pseudogout, a form of arthritis, and he’s been in pain ever since. “Some people say it’s from the vaccine. I will say it’s likely from that too,” Gregorius told the Inquirer. “But when you say that, everyone looks at you like you’re stupid because the vaccine is not supposed to be like that or give you that reaction.” And Gregorius has found little solace in medical treatment. Gregorius said he started to feel the swelling in his elbow after receiving a second dose in April. Even though pseudogout can be treated with medicine, the shortstop said the discomfort has not subsided. Some experts have attempted to explain away Gregorius’ connection, stating that the baseball star’s recent vaccination may have caused a “flare up” of his already-existing but unknown pseudo-gout, but that it did not cause him to become ill.  

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