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Dan Raies
Mathematician, tech junkie, liberal, and interstellar pirate.
Mathematician, tech junkie, liberal, and interstellar pirate.

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California Institute of Technology's baseball team ended a 228-game losing streak Saturday with a 9-7 victory over Pacifica -- the Beavers' first win in nearly 10 years.

After dropping the first game of its season-opening doubleheader 5-0, Caltech won the second behind a complete-game seven-inning effort by freshman Daniel Chou. Caltech hadn't won since Feb. 15, 2003.

"It was almost as if they had been there before," first-year coach Matthew Mark said.

It was a non-conference game, though, and Caltech, mainly a Division III participant, has not won a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest since 1988 -- a span of 463 games.

Caltech's men's basketball team ended a 310-game conference losing streak in 2011, while the women's volleyball team ended a 56-match losing streak last year.

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President Obama on Football Safety

"You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That's something that I'd like to see the NCAA think about."

I like President Obama and I have no problem with certain changes in the NCAA and NFL to improve players' safety.  However, let's be clear about one thing: college football players have nothing to fall back on except for a college education that, for many of them, is free.

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A pretty great comment:

"Carl Pavano's career earnings according to Baseball Reference: Career to date (may be incomplete) $71,562,500. Carl, it's time to invest in a snow blower."

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this is too funny.

The international symbol for "maybe I'll make two sandwiches, not sure just yet"

Credit: TheJoePilato | reddit

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The really shocking part of this story is that the MLB draft has a 43rd round.

Last night I saw a man on a bike get hit by a car.  They took him to the hospital and we waited and talked to the police and everything.  Does anyone know if there's a way that I can find out if he's ok?

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This is awesome

As part of the promotion in late May, the first 1,000 fans will get an empty bobblehead box, there will be a pretend kiss cam for fans to kiss their imaginary friends and there will be an imaginary food fight in the kids' area, as well as an air guitar contest.

Dear Chip Kelly,

We'll see you again in three years after your offense gets destroyed in the NFL.

All of Oregon.

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I'm in for two.  That's right, I'm just diving straight in to this whole nerd thing.

I learned something today.  Never do a google image search while you're eating.  It's not worth the risk.
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