Friday, September 23, 2022

Albert Pujols Hits 700th Career Home Run!

Albert Pujols just became the 4th player in Major League history with 700 or more career home runs (in the regular season). He hit a 2-run homer against the Dodgers in the 3rd and then a 3-run homer against the Dodgers in the 4th. Now we need to work to erase that 5-run deficit. Obviously, congratulations to Albert! What a career!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright Make their Record 325th Start as Battery-Mates

Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals started their record 325th game as battery-mates. They tied the old record last week. Take a look at the Wikipedia page for "battery (baseball)" to see the other top battery-mates.

The new record is going to stand as the record for a very long time, and I'm not sure if it will ever be broken.

Additionally, quoting the article above: "Only six current major league players — Albert Pujols, Nelson Cruz, Miguel Cabrera, Zack Greinke, Rich Hill and Justin Verlander — were active when Wainwright and Molina made their first start together."

Thursday, September 08, 2022

What Happens in Milwaukee Stays in Milwaukee

I am in Milwaukee to give a talk at Marquette tomorrow (and also to see a double-header between the Brewers and the Giants in my first in-person baseball game since before the pandemic). (We arrived during the 6th inning of the first game.) Today was the first non-COVID double-header had Miller Park since 2000. This visit, which was originally slated for May, is my first time in Wisconsin. I have already had some frozen custard, of course.

Thursday, September 01, 2022

An Infinite Loop in the Game Dominion

I managed to construct an infinite loop in Dominion: I am going to break the infinite loop, but you can see in the attached that my turn will last infinitely long if I keep using the 'Shepherd' function that I attached to Estates with Inheritance.

Also, I am almost guaranteed mathematically to be able to do this every turn (and get a Province if I choose to stop); this probability does lessen slightly with each new Province that I acquire. I also pick up a new Estate every turn by using my Hill Fort.