Justin Verlander, The Throwback
Most pitchers are pampered, pitch-counting technicians who think six innings is a full day's work. Justin Verlander has a different strategy: Shut up and throw the ball.
Two years ago, at age 30, Dan McLaughlin quit his job as a commercial photographer in Portland, Oregon, hoping to become a pro golfer – despite never having played a full round of golf in his life. Since then he's been learning to play, six hours a day, six days a week. His goal: cracking the PGA Tour by 2016.
He lives off the grid in Hawaii with his wife and kids, his kiteboard, his organic garden, and his stoner buddies, 3,000 miles away from the Hollywood studios that never stop calling. No wonder Woody's pretty much a walking, talking ray of sunshine. Until he's not.
In the stubbornly divisive world of TV politics, Morning Joe's former GOP congressman, Joe Scarborough, has managed to cut through the partisan noise and make a reasonably intelligent oasis of morning news. Not bad for a guy who once tried to impeach Clinton.
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