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Air Stagnation Advisory issued December 18 at 10:46AM PST until December 19 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

..LIGHT WINDS AND INVERSIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH MUCH OF THE WORKWEEK. THIS WILL LEAD TOWARD STAGNANT AIR CONDITIONS OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY... * AIR QUALITY...LIGHT WINDS AND STABLE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE

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Hi42° Partly Sunny

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Hi40° Partly Sunny

Oh Somewhere In This Favored Land.....

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I completely missed this. It was yesterday. Oh, I had ample warning. Frank DeFord let us know last week it was coming during his NPR commentary. And I heard other commentary about it over the weekend. But I still missed it. It happened yesterday.

"What was it?" you ask. Well, I'll answer. It's not earthshattering.....that is unless you're from Mudville.....but it should be noted that that great American baseball ode, "Casey At The Bat" was first published 125 years ago yesterday (Monday) in the San Francisco Examiner on June 3rd, 1888. The author was Ernest Lawrence Thayer, the Examiner's baseball reporter. It should be noted here, that he originally published the poem as "Phin".

It's a great work. Popularized by vaudeville artist DeWolf Hopper, it has earned it's place in history as a great North American story poem, ranking up there with Robt. W. Service's "Cremation Of Sam McGee" and other poems of their ilk.

Below is the best straight reading I could find. No Disney fluff here, just the reading of a classic American poem.

"Casey At The Bat", by Ernest Lawernce Thayer as read by Tom O'Bedlam

As an aside, you may have seen DeWolf Hopper's wife, Hedda, and their son, William, who spent many years on TV as Perry Mason's private investigator, Paul Drake.

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