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Lost and Found - May 23rd Edition

What to remember about May 23rd…

  • 1701  Scottish privateer Captain William Kidd is hanged for piracy and murder
  • 1777  170 patriot raiders begin Meigs Expedition that will capture British fort at Sag Harbor, Long Island, burn 24 ships, destroy tons of supplies, and capture 90 Redcoats before returning to Connecticut…
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For Memorial Day Weekend: The baseball, and life, story of Reed Lovsness

Fans who watched Reed Lovsness pitch in townteam baseball games in the mid-1950s — and thousands did — saw one of southwest Minnesota’s most legendary athletes take the mound: a tall fireballer who rarely lost and never was afraid to be tough with a ball gripped in the fingers of his right hand. 3,781 more words

Archived Blogs

May 23, 1701: Here's Looking at You, Kidd

William “Captain” Kidd was a Scottish sailor who was tried and executed for piracy on May 23, 1701. Some modern historians consider his reputation unjust, suggesting that Kidd acted only as a privateer, not a pirate. 376 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Cole outduels Syndergaard, Pirates top Mets 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gerrit Cole was in Noah Syndergaard’s shoes in 2013, anointed the next big thing and freighted with the weight of outsized expectations. 809 more words


Friday Night Baseball lineups, presented by Jeep

RHP Noah Syndergaard will start against RHP Gerrit Cole as the Mets travel to Pittsburgh for a three-game series against the Pirates tonight at 7 p.m. 259 more words

Game Day

Preblow: Can Our Pitching Be EXTRA Good?

OK, let’s go to Pittsburgh. This team sucks, right? Our pitching is great, right? Check out the matchups:

Thor vs Cole

Harvey vs Burnett

Niese vs Liriano… 107 more words