national retreat

“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge – huge structures collapsing have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong.”

- George W. Bush

Today marks 15 years since that tragic day. Never forget the evil we witnessed that morning and never forget the heroism that followed in the wake of that evil.

the way that it felt back then - Rated: T

Ginny’s not sure that she wants to play baseball anymore. Mike helps her remember what she loves about it. A missing scene from 1x06. (Ok, several missing scenes from 1x06…)

It’s finally finished! So, these were all supposed to be 1000-2000 word missing scene fics. This one took on a mind of its own, but I couldn’t seem to stop it. You should definitely read at least the last two in this series before this one if you want it to make sense! I also felt like there were some offscreen holes in the last few episodes that I wanted to help fill… I’m not in love with all of it, but I think it came out alright.

Title from “Remind Me” by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood

Previous stories in this series:
     A Different Kind of Celebration
     Cool Down
     Tell Him What She Deserves
     How I Spent My All-Star Break
     Teammates

As it turns out, Ginny Baker knows how to hold a grudge.

Mike wasn’t sure exactly what he was expecting when Ginny told him he’d been relegated to teammate-only status, but at least part of his cocky, pigheaded brain was under the impression that she would let it go. That once the weight of his secret was off them, she would be angry for a few days, and then they could go back to the way things were. To the early morning gym sessions, late night phone calls, joking around in the clubhouse. They’d go back to who they were before.

          Before you went and fucked everything up.

But he soon discovered that it wouldn’t be that easy to find his way back into Ginny Baker’s good graces. There was something else going on with his rookie. Something that caused her eyes to dim just slightly, made her dimples appear a little less often. To most people, it wouldn’t be noticeable, but for someone whose mind travelled to Ginny a few hundred times more than was appropriate, it was impossible to miss. It had come to a head on the mound that day, when he’d stuck his foot in his mouth by daring to bring up a panic attack he had no business even knowing about. Since then, he’d noticed.

Her shoulders slumped more than usual. Her steps had become slower, more methodical. While she still approached the clubhouse with giddy enthusiasm, an apprehension had begun to color her expression. She was suspicious of everyone, of everything, and it had wormed its way into all her interactions.

The change was subtle. A healthier person might have attributed it to stress or a bad mood. Mike had first thought it was only directed at him, a side effect of “teammate-only status”. But even his narcissistic brain quickly figured out that this had nothing to do with Mike Lawson. There was something else going on, something darker.

By the time they arrived in Washington DC - a day early, with a blessed off day before they opened a 4-game series with the Nationals - Ginny had almost retreated into herself, and Mike knew he needed to do something to bring her back to normal.

Though, in the end, as always, she found her way back on her own.

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In this very moment, Mexico citizens are marching on the Capital City urging and asking for Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto to step down and quit.

THIS IS THE REALITY OF THIS COUNTRY !! I DON’T KNOW HOW MEDIA ARE BROADCASTING IT OUTSIDE MEXICO, BUT IF YOU ARE HEARING THAT IT WAS THE MARCH DOING TO BURN THE PALACE DOOR, IT’S WRONG !!

Thank you so much to all of you who had rebloged this !!

Update on this video:

it was a peaceful march, in response to the ‘news’ of the 43 missing students (body pieces where found burned and torn apart and while the government had said they are not sure the body parts are the students, in cont. the president had told the devastated parents he would find the missing students a month after the event and now everyone wants those persons alive and returned to their families). During the march, the security responsible for the National Palace retreated, moment some anarchists used to attack and lit fire to the Palace Door, when citizens made a move to stop them because that was not the intention of the march, police and security elements returned and protected those responsible for the burned door. It has been pointed that those anarchists where working for the government to cause troubles and distraction for the media and make it seems like the citizens attacked and discredit the original purpose of the march.

First of all, I did not upload this to somehow magically fix this, I fully know I can’t, that I’m just one girl, I’m just a fresh out of college girl with fear for the future in this country. But people need to know the truth, I don’t know if the media in other countries are saying what’s really happening here, but this is just a glimpse of the reality, I posted this to bring awareness to my followers about this because most of them did not knew about it. I can’t do much about this, but if posting a first hand video can help people open their eyes about a matter to concern a whole country, not just a city, then I will. 

“Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices: secretaries, business men and women, military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge – huge structures collapsing have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong.”

- George W. Bush

14 years have past since that tragic day. Never forget the evil we witnessed that morning and never forget the heroism that followed in the wake of that evil.