1. generalelectric:

    Shown here is the micro forge test at GE’s Global Research Center. Researchers use the rig to heat up and apply 100,000 lbs. of pressure to different advanced materials to find out how to make them even stronger. While everyday objects crumble, GE materials are designed to take the pressure. Head over to our YouTube channel to see more everyday objects being smashed, crushed and blasted. 

    (via junkculture)

  2. never forget. (via Lester’s Legends)

    never forget. (via Lester’s Legends)

  3. mightyflynn:

Cutch
May 1, 2014
OriolePark at Camden Yards
Baltimore, Maryland
Photo by Peter Semansky/AP

    mightyflynn:

    Cutch

    May 1, 2014

    OriolePark at Camden Yards

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Photo by Peter Semansky/AP

  4. squirrel situation

  5. They did their best to fit it into the plot, but bow howdy I’m with Dave, this was cringe-worthy TV. - ted

    daveshumka:

    I’m catching up on House of Cards, and Kevin Spacey sure can’t throw a baseball.

  6. To the 17 full-fledged members of the GIIB, the feeling and understanding of baseball are inseparable from one another. They’re intellectuals, empiricists, the kind of guys who believe that the best way to express your love of something is to spend years studying and arguing about it. They talk about sabermetrics in the context of classic economists: “Marx’s economic theories are basically sabermetrics,” says Aldama. “It’s the elimination of subjectivity.”
    I wrote about the budding sabermetrics movement in Cuba for Sports Illustrated.  (via ericnus)
  7. “Opening Day, 1986 - Nolan Ryan warms up in the bullpen before the Astros-SF Giants matchup.” via Mike Acosta’s Twitter account: @AstrosTalk

    Opening Day, 1986 - Nolan Ryan warms up in the bullpen before the Astros-SF Giants matchup.” via Mike Acosta’s Twitter account: @AstrosTalk

  8. #dadsknow

    "I played catch with him," [Chris Archer’s] father says. "When he was 12, I told him to pitch from a stretch, ‘cause there were less mechanics involved. Keep it simple, I said. You can go to a full motion when you’ve mastered the stretch."

    from Pat Jordan’s piece on Chris Archer in Sports on Earth

  9. When I was young, I was so interested in baseball that my family was afraid I’d waste my life and be a pitcher. Later they were afraid I’d waste my life and be a poet. They were right.
    Robert Frost (via juniusworth)