Found October 14, 2011 on Redleg Nation:
I have a couple of new submissions for our RN Around the World feature (I hope to get those posted soon), but I wanted to go ahead and post this one. Many of you know that I have a brother who lives in China. Yesterday morning, he emailed me a couple of pictures. First, this one: His email: You’re going to love this. The picture attached, that’s the TV host introducing “Mr. Baseball” this morning on a local channel while the NLCS was on ESPN. I’m convinced they think it’s a China logo. A little later, he emailed me another one: Unfortunately, he didn’t get any screen caps of Tom Selleck’s mustache in “Mr. Baseball.”

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October - weak light, rustling leaves, and baseball without the Cincinnati Reds. I'm rooting for the Brewers and the Tigers but they're both down three games to two. If it's a Texass-Taint Louis World Series, I don't think I will watch out of sheer blah.I wonder if the all Midwest NLCS has plummeted ratings. Detroit, too. Ha! Take that, coasts. Three out of four...
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