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PERFECT PENCEMaking Sense by Michael ReaganNow that was a debate.The Mike Pence-Tim Kaine bout Tuesday night wasn’t the main event of 2016.It was what they call in boxing an “undercard” match. It was a contest between two natural lightweights — the VP candidates.There was no exciting 12th round knock out.But Pence and Kaine engaged in a good, spirited political fight that provided much more substance and entertainment value than the Trump-Clinton debate.Pence easily won on points, both for what he said and what he didn’t say. In their post-debate analysis everyone from Rachel Maddow to Sean Hannity agreed on that.Poor Tim Kaine. Everyone — even his wife — also agreed that he made himself look like a rude jerk by interrupting the moderator and Pence way too many times.Kaine was wound up so tight in the opening rounds that the presidential debate commission probably should have ordered a drug test to see if Kaine was on some sort of performance drug.Seriously, though, I hope Trump was watching Pence’s debating style closely.I hope he has been studying the video over and over to see how Pence deflected or ducked his opponent’s punches and pivoted to offense.Pence not only showed Trump how to win a political debate, he was an absolute gentleman while doing it.He didn’t have to say derogatory things about women or Latinos or Muslims. He didn’t suggest using nuclear weapons to fight crime in Chicago.And when Kaine tried to drag him down a rat hole by making him defend something dumb or insulting Trump had said, Pence kept his cool and flicked the example away as silly or untrue.The major criticism from some Republicans and Trumpsters was that Pence didn’t do more to defend Donald Trump.But the reality is, you can’t defend half of what Trump has said and Pence could have wasted two weeks of air time trying.Pence was perfect Tuesday night. What he did won’t move the needle for Trump’s chances to win next month, but it moved the needle on his future.Twenty minutes into the debate lots of people, including those I watched it with, were saying, “Gosh, I wish Mike Pence was on the top of the ticket.”It’s obviously way too late for the GOP to make that happen, but Pence might be the top choice of Republicans in 2020 if Trump loses to the Clinton Crime Family a month from now.The only thing that concerns me about Pence’s pummeling of Kaine is that Trump was so quick to take credit for it.The next day at his rallies Donald was doing his usual “Look at me” routine, praising Pence and boasting he was his first hire.Sorry, Donald. As I tweeted, your first hire was actually campaign consultant Paul Manafort. How did that work out?Trump’s the clear underdog, a raw amateur up against a political heavyweight. He has to win his debate with Hillary Sunday night or at least fight her to a draw.Pence has shown him how the professionals do it.Whether he can learn to box with Hillary without tripping over his huge ego may determine whether Trump ends up the 2016 champ or the 2016 chump.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
LEWIS Hamilton insists the challenge of retaining his Formula One world championship never gets old as he looks to create history with Mercedes.Hamilton led from start to finish at Circuit Paul Ricard on Sunday, easing over the finish line 18 seconds ahead of his team-mate Valtteri Bottas.The five-time F1 champion had to switch from medium to hard tyres halfway through the race in Le Castelle, though that stoppage made little difference as he claimed a fourth successive win.With six race victories under his belt already this season, Hamilton is well on his way to defending his title with ease, but believes the real test comes in finding marginal gains after another procession to the top of the podium.“It never gets old, it’s always such a challenge out there and I just love that trying to find the edge,” Hamilton said.“I couldn’t do it without this incredible team, we’re creating history. I’m hyped.“It wasn’t easy at all. There’s always things happening, everything’s on the edge.“Reliability is everything, I had big blisters on the front two tyres so I was a bit worried. This has been the best start so we’ve got to enjoy it.”Bottas sits second in the drivers’ standings, with Mercedes well in front of Ferrari in the constructors’ championship, and the Finnish driver lauded Hamilton’s dominant display.“Not that much happening from my side obviously,” Bottas said.“The start was the best bet for me but Lewis had a good start as well. I couldn’t match his pace. He was really strong and consistent. He’s not unbeatable. I just need to work hard.”Frenchman Charles Leclerc took third place, while Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel crossed in fifth behind Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.(Yahoo Sport)
Published on May 7, 2019 at 8:08 pm Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillman Facebook Twitter Google+ When Miranda Hearn entered the pitching circle for the first time against Notre Dame on March 30, she carried a 7.29 ERA and had thrown only one scoreless outing — with a full inning pitched — in more than a month. Facing Notre Dame junior Katie Marino in the fourth inning, the first pitch was a ball far from the strike zone. The next pitch was a slow fastball outside. Three pitches later, Marino walked to first base. The next batter, UND senior Cait Brooks, walked on four outside pitches to put two runners on with no outs.Assistant coach Miranda Kramer walked to the mound and put her hand on Hearn’s shoulder. Hearn was relieved after only nine pitches: eight balls and one strike.“They catch onto her stuff because it’s very slow,” Kramer said. “She wasn’t great with her stuff early on, but she’s getting to where we want her to be.”After that series, head coach Shannon Doepking, Kramer and assistant coach Vanessa Shippy tried to bring Hearn “back to the basics” through various drills and a shift toward trusting her curveball, Hearn said. Doepking also asked Hearn to show more emotion.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHearn, a sophomore, is a valuable pitcher behind junior ace Alexa Romero for Syracuse (21-31, 8-16 Atlantic Coast) as it enters the ACC tournament. Her ERA is now at 4.77 before the Orange face North Carolina State (29-26, 9-15) on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Tallahassee, Florida. Doepking needed Hearn because Sophie Dandola missed a month due to a concussion suffered in a car crash, Dandola said. Unlike a month ago, Doepking can now trust Hearn to pitch a few solid innings.“I was just trying to make things too complicated and I was over-correcting my movements,” Hearn said. “I got tired of letting myself down.”When Hearn was young, she learned to pitch with the flip and the flamingo drills. Both are rudimentary but add power and drive to pitches. To find her form, Hearn went back to what she first knew.The flip drill entails Hearn holding her arm next to her hip. She’d then flick it forward across her body, mimicking a normal pitch. This ensures that all four seams rotate during the pitch, building wrist strength while increasing accuracy and velocity.Following that, she implemented leg and hip workouts with the flamingo drill. Standing on one foot, she’d rock the other back then drive it toward the plate. Releasing the ball as the other foot hits the ground, this focuses on a strong push-off to boost movement and rotation.“I wasn’t doing as many drills to work on things before,” Hearn said. “Finally, I just started to keep things simple because that’s what’s best.”Given her lack of velocity, she needed to add different pitches to her repertoire and keep batters off-balance to become an effective starter in the ACC, Doepking said.Kramer and Doepking set up a dummy to impersonate a batter. With the better spin and movement that she had already worked on, Hearn started to employ a “backdoor curve,” she said. Unlike a traditional curveball the backdoor curve breaks from the middle to the left side of the plate. Against right handed hitters, this surprises them by moving inside, freshman AJ Kaiser said.“I think it’s the fact that you see it outside, and timing-wise, you’re thinking ‘let it get deep’ because it’s outside, but then it comes in and you jam yourself,” Kaiser said.Hearn’s most important improvement came from that meeting with Doepking: She needed to show more passion in the circle.Hearn is not naturally emotional; she’s not like Romero, who often screams after strikeouts. Kramer called her “stale-faced” and Doepking said she is “introverted.” It’s not normal for her to fist pump like Dandola or Romero after ending innings.She’s forced herself to show emotion by dancing to music on the mound. When she’s in the dugout, she sometimes wears a cowboy hat and shoots her teammates with a toy water gun.“If you watch her now, you’ll see some fist pumps and you’ll see some emotion that you didn’t see at the beginning of the year,” Doepking said. “I think … the team wants to play behind Miranda.”Hearn had her most complete outing of the season against Cornell on May 1. Using her fastball, changeup and backdoor curve, Hearn “fooled” the Big Red, Kaiser said. She threw the first complete-game shutout of her career.It was a drastic change from that effort against Notre Dame and even senior Alicia Hansen’s fiance Antwan Cordy knew it.“Hey, Miranda,” he yelled from the bleachers, “you were awesome today.” Comments