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This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible | Gadget Lab | WIRED

Each week, there are dozens of rumors, reports, and patent filings that hint at what’s coming out of Cupertino next. Some are legit, but many are totally bogus. As always, we’ve parsed the rumors, ranking them in order from “utterly ridiculous” to “duh, of course.” First up…

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Cardinals Jon Jay strikes out as ump loses track of count | cardinals.com: News

The confusing sequence happened with two out and Rays starter Alex Cobb nearing the end of his night. The at-bat opened with Jay unhappy about a called first strike, though he eventually worked the count full. Along the way, however, the scoreboard tally omitted one of the balls. That meant that when Cobb threw a fourth pitch out of the zone, the scoreboard had it only marked down as the third.

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Billy Boy Arnold, “Squeeze Me Tight.”

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Jambands.com - Need We Say More? > News > Eric Clapton & Friends' _The Breeze_ Mini-Documentary Chronicles Making of JJ Cale Tribute Album

Eric Clapton will honor the legacy of JJ Cale with a special collaborative album entitled Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale due out July 29. Beginning tomorrow, fans can watch the mini-documentary behind the album exclusively at Amazon. The teaser is now available to sample below. Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.

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Derek Jeter's Farewell: Can Anyone Replace the Captain? | Culture News | Rolling Stone

Obviously, if it weren’t for the Hall of Fame credentials Jeter has amassed in the 20 seasons since, this wouldn’t be so. Credit is due, but fate also had a hand in it. The Yankee great played the most important position on the most talked-about team in the (as much as this Chicagoan hates to admit it) perfect city his entire career.

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Now That’s a Smile by ~ Liberty Images on Flickr. Comments

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Edgar Winter Pays Tribute to Johnny: 'My Greatest Musical Hero' | Music News | Rolling Stone

Johnny Winter’s brother, multi-instrumentalist Edgar, will pay tribute to his sibling, who died at age 70 last week, on his upcoming tour. In a statement, Edgar expressed admiration for Johnny and remorse for his passing. “My wife, Monique, and I are shocked at the suddenness of Johnny’s passing, especially since I was so looking forward with such joy and anticipation to seeing him again and playing together,” Edgar wrote on Facebook. “I know his body is departing this physical realm, but his presence, his music, and his spirit are undiminished, and alive as ever in my heart.

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The never-advertised, always coveted headphones built and sold in Brooklyn | Ars Technica

The average New York City apartment building is narrow to begin with, but Grado’s space is like a house eternally in the middle of moving day. You get around by edging your way around boxes, through the halls, on the stairs, and in the rooms. During the holiday season, Jonathan says, the boxes are stacked high enough to effectively move the walls in.

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Duke Robillard Band, “Blue Coat Man.”

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Brett Favre: I'm not afraid of getting booed by Green Bay Packers fans - LA Times

"I’ve heard that was a concern of mine, and I’m here to tell you I’m not," Favre said Monday after he was asked in a radio interview with ESPN if he was worried people would boo him at his jersey-retirement ceremony because he played for the Minnesota Vikings — the Packers’ bitter NFC North rival — the last two years of his career.

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