Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mid-June in California: Oakland's Jason Giambi blames hitting woes on cold weather
(06-13) 22:00 PDT -- Jason Giambi was a late scratch Saturday evening because of stiffness in his right calf, a problem that also kept him from starting one game last week. He pinch hit in the ninth and flied out to end the game.

Earlier in the afternoon, before he was scratched, Giambi said he doesn't think the cool weather is doing him any favors (he's hitting .211) and San Francisco in June wasn't going to be the answer.

"I'm waiting for the weather to warm up," he said. "This is getting ridiculous."  [Via Rotoworld]
The Associated Press: [California's] Marine Mammal Center [distracted from reality by climate fraud]
The Marine Mammal Center has also sought to have a lighter environmental footprint in its new digs: ceiling tiles are made of seaweed and structural beams are composed of partially recycled materials. The solar panels used to shade the pens also provides about 10 percent of the electricity consumed.

These days, as the ocean's acidity rises due to climate change, much of the center's work will be focused on studying how this changing sea chemistry is affecting the mammals that live within its 600 mile-reach.

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