So Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin got a 25-game suspension without pay yesterday after testing positive for a Amphetamines.   His suspension is effective immediately. He is the first major league player during the 2014 season to receive a suspension for testing positive for a banned substance.  He released a statement saying, “I have been undergoing treatment for several years for a medical condition, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), for which I previously had a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE),” Maybin said. “Unfortunately, in my attempts to switch back to a medicine that had been previously ok’d, I neglected to follow all the rules and as a result I tested positive. I want to assure everyone that this was a genuine effort to treat my condition and I was not trying in any way to gain an advantage in my baseball career. I understand that I must accept responsibility for this mistake and I will take my punishment and will not challenge my suspension. I apologize to my family, friends, fans, teammates, and the entire Padres organization. I look forward to returning to the field and contributing to the success of my Club.”



With July being National Park and Recreation Month, they came out with a list of 2014’s Best and Worst Cities for Recreation and yes we made it on the list!  They considered various factors from the cost of movie tickets and parkland acreage to the affordability of food prices and spending on parks per resident.


Best Cities for Recreation


Worst Cities for Recreation



Cincinnati, OH



Irving, TX



Orlando, FL



Fresno, CA



Omaha, NE



San Antonio, TX



Minneapolis, MN



Houston, TX



Tampa, FL



Jersey City, NJ



St. Petersburg, FL



Charlotte, NC



St. Louis, MO



Fremont, CA



Boise, ID



Chula Vista, CA



Buffalo, NY



Laredo, TX



Sacramento, CA



Newark, NJ








TOTES" & "AMAZEBALLS" ADDED TO CHAMBERS DICTIONARY: Some one thousand new words were added to the latest edition of the Chambers Dictionary, and some are certain to raise a few eyebrows. Words being added include: "milf," "boyf," "YOLO," and "totes amazeballs." Also, the dictionary claims to be the first to make the definition of marriage gender neutral, with the new definition reading, "the ceremony, act or contract by which two people become married to each other." Back in May, Merriam-Webster added more than 150 new words to its collegiate dictionary, including "hashtag," "selfie," and "tweep." 


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SOCIAL MEDIA TREND: "FAKECATIONING": Did you go away at all this summer? Even if you didn't, you'd be trendy for posting photos of your "travels" to social media. The trend is called "fakecationing" and is really simple to pull off. All you need is a large desktop display of a resort location, then you place two fingers in front of the photo to make it look like they are the tops of your legs and snap a close-up photo. Many people who post these photos are tagging them with the hashtag "#facay."  

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