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Happy 240th Birthday, America!

Commentary figured that my Dad has been here for 38.33% of America’s life. My Mom, 37.5%. Me, 26.35%. Dante, 6.67%. You?

“My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you.”

That’s from James Cagney as George M. Cohan in “Yankee Doodle Dandy” that I will try to check out tonight. Cagney won the Best Actor Oscar for the role that year – 1942.

MLB’s first jersey number was retired 77 years ago today? Whose number was retired that day?

I wonder how many folks from LARRRREDDO retweeted Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg’s column yesterday. It was a nice read.

You can say that again. Check this:

JORGE RAMOS Retweeted

Al Punto Univision ‏@AlPunto 8h8 hours ago View translation

Lionel Sosa sobre Trump: No puedo respaldar un hombre que no nos tiene respeto, no nos conoce, que es racista 

Lionel is the best Latino GOP ad man around.

More and more folks are saying out loud that Trump is a racist.

On July 4, 1939. Lou Gehrig gave his “The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth” speech at Yankee Stadium and his number 4 was retired of course.

Who’s on first? I am talking about finding a player to handle first base. Since the Big Puma left during the 2010 season, we really have not found our first baseman. A.J. Reed is now the latest to audition. Since 2010 we’ve had Brett Wallace, Jon Singleton, Chris Carter, Carlos Lee, Tyler White, Luis Valbuena, and Marwin Gonzalez play first. I probably left a name or two off the list. Let’s hope A.J. Reed is the one even though he is off to a rough start at 2 for 22.

Check out what the Rangers wore yesterday on their trip to Boston – cool: http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2016/7/4/12092484/texas-rangers-patriotic-suits-fourth-of-july.

Despite losing our last two, we are still 8 ½ out. The Mariners are in town for three. The ‘Stros will be wearing a special Fourth of July lid today.

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