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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 6/2/24

3 Up

1. Bruhat Soma - Every year I'm amazed by the Scripps Spelling Bee champion. This year is no different. Even crazier is Bruhat is 12 years old. Unreal. 

2. Negro League Baseball Stats - MLB finally consolidated the statistics of the Negro Leagues into that of Major League Baseball, forever changing so many of the all-time lists we've become accustomed to. The irony is that baseball served as a beacon for integration within our society, and here, it is serving as a way to acknowledge the wrongs of the past. 

By the way, it's amazing to see so many people vastly upset by this. 

3. Mexico Presidential Race - Mexico is set to elect a new President next week, and since the two favorites are women in Claudia Sheinbaum and Xóchitl Gálvez, it almost guarantees that Mexico will have it's first female president. 

Meanwhile, here in the States, we're running back the the most embarrassing rematch in two white men over 80 years of age. Mexico's race makes you wonder - we HAVE to have better candidates in this country for President, no? 

3 Down

1. Donald Trump Convicted - I tried to put what happened this week into words. Truthfully, it's just wild that a former President is now a convicted felon, and can possibly win a second term. 

2. "Rigged Trial" Believers - Trump said his trial was rigged. So, of course, that is something a certain audience would believe. Now, it's a working narrative in the political space. The justice system is rigged against Donald Trump. It's amazing the lengths some will go to stay on the Trump support train. 

3. Ticketmaster - A massive breach in security data has leaked tons of information about users onto the internet. As much as Ticketmaster charges for live events, and their ridiculous fees included, the company is ripe for criticism. And justifiably so. 

Cover Photo

U.S. surfer Caroline Marks competes during the Shiseido Tahiti pro in Teahupoʻo, on the French Polynesian Island of Tahiti, on May 25, 2024. Teahupoʻo will host the surfing events of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. #

Jerome Brouillet / AFP / Getty

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