The Phillies have won five of their last six contests on Independence Day; traditionally, they spend the afternoon pounding the Mets. In 2008, 2009, and 2012, they’re 3-0 against the Mets on July 4, outscoring them 16-5 before settling in to watch some fireworks. In 2012, it was Cliff Lee’s first win of the season!
They’ve slipped past the Padres in 2006 and the Marlins in 2011. In fact, their one recent July 4 loss came against the… the Pirates. At PNC Park.
The guy who invented computer mice, Douglas Engelbart, passed away today. Not only did he give us a device for more precise aiming during FPS games, but he actually set up an organization with the sole purpose of discovering the planet’s most complex technological problems and just... solving them.
Listen to Murphy Brown explain the composition of the first mouse.