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Latin Correspondent: Ecuador and Sweden clash over Assange interview

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As the Julian Assange saga continues, Ecuador continues to frustrate Swedish prosecutors more than three years after the founder of whistleblowing organization, WikiLeaks, was first granted diplomatic asylum by the Latin American nation. 588 more words


Farm Reading: Op-Ed on Encouraging Young Farmers

Check out this short and smart op-ed from Mark Bitman in The New York Times on the need to support young farmers.

A couple favorite lines: 56 more words

Could Vic Black eventually fill the void left by Jenrry Mejia?

In the aftermath of the league’s second suspension of Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia, Sandy Alderson said it was unlikely the Mets would acquire an additional reinforcement for the bullpen ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline on Friday at 4 PM ET. 318 more words


Preparing for a New Blacksmithing Class

Hello everyone! I won’t be able to do an in-depth post this week due to lack of time (see below), but I thought I’d tell you what’s possibly in store for everyone in the coming weeks, at least on my end. 1,266 more words

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Lucas Duda is starting to show some much needed signs of life

It’s been a bizarre season for Lucas Duda in 2015, highlighted by a successful first two months of the season followed by virtual non-existence for the first baseman over the last two months. 490 more words


Noah Syndergaard had his best outing of the year, again

It seems like Noah Syndergaard is having his best start of the year with regularity these days.

He has a 1.28 ERA over his last six starts, allowing a total of six earned runs on only 24 hits with 43 strikeouts in 42 innings over that span. 643 more words


Tyler Clippard went from being an addition to a vital upgrade

Fortunately for the Mets on Monday, they had completed a trade which brought them RHP Tyler Clippard from the A’s in exchange for the promising but distant Casey Meisner to shore up a solid but incomplete bullpen. 622 more words