Author Archives: Jorge Costales

About Jorge Costales

- Cuban Exile [veni] - Raised in Miami [vidi] - American Citizen [vici]

Bacterial [fandom] vs viral [Loria] infections

My MLB fandom bacteria are waging a valiant battle vs the viral infection which is Jeffrey Loria, it’s not a petri dish for the feint of heart. Typical fandom bacteria are unmarried [single-celled] creatures with a rubbery membrane surrounding the … Continue reading

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Wrights and infectious stuff

The brothers who ultimately stand atop the Right Stuff pyramid, knew all about infectious stuff, like bacteria and dreams. A pair of separate events occurred in 1896 in which the human spirit triumphed in confronting the deadly age-old bacterial infection, … Continue reading

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Floyd a wife beater?

Now I have officially heard it all. On various radio outlets, I’ve heard allegations that Floyd from Mayberry is alleged to have committed various acts of spousal abuse. Absolutely ridiculous allegations. First of all, the actor who played Floyd Lawson … Continue reading

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Whispering sweet McDoubles

Thanks to Cesar Millan and the most bountiful food product that has ever existed in human history, I was able to build a relationship with my wife’s Maltese over the years. It did not start well. After various failed attempts … Continue reading

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Ichiro facts and Western legends

A 1962 movie, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, was made by a trio of Hollywood legends, John Ford, John Wayne and James Stewart. The film is most often referenced because at its dramatic conclusion, came one of the greatest … Continue reading

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The at bats Ichiro needs for 4,257

Two major milestones are on the horizon for Ichiro Suzuki. An additional 134 hits would tie him with Pete Rose at 4,256 professional base hits. If he gets 22 hits beyond that, he would then reach the 3,000 hit threshold … Continue reading

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Ichiro reminds us why we are fans

The only embargo being lifted in Miami in 2015 relates to an islands nation with a proud baseball tradition dating back to the 19th century, Japan.  As such; I, generic Marlins fan of Hispanic background, being of some mind and … Continue reading

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Another one bites the Embargo’s dust?

#Cuba on the cusp of shorter lines? Think me not a #HateHard, more a case of hard fate. #CubanEmbargo claims another. pic.twitter.com/dH9D5WkmHQ — Jorge Costales, CPA (@CPA_thinkgood) January 9, 2015 C.S. Lewis in the The Great Divorce: There are only … Continue reading

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Wired like Sgt. Carver about the Cuban embargo

There is more than a little Ellis Carver, part of Baltimore’s fictional finest in The Wire, in me about the recent Obama administration changes to U.S. policy towards Cuba. In a memorable rant atop an unmarked police car, [then] Sgt. … Continue reading

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The Cuban Embargo’s other purposes

People happy about the Obama administration’s change in policy towards Cuba had a remarkably consistent theme in their comments during the day, ‘the Cuban Embargo has failed.’ You won’t be surprised to learn that the actual current legislation — Cuban … Continue reading

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