Who would have ever thought that the Pittsburgh Pirates would be in 1st place by themselves on July 19 but that exactly what the Pirates are after beating the Reds last night 2-0. With the win the Pirates now lead the Cardinals and Brewers by a 1/2 a game and the Reds by 4 games. Speaking of a team that is playing good baseball the Atlanta Braves won again last night 7-4 and with the Philadelphia's loss are now just 2.5 game behind the Phillies, however the Braves to lead the wildcard race by 5 games over Arizona. Well today is the beat chance of rain that we will have through Saturday and there is only a 40% chance today. MICKEY
Drinking soda—even diet!
The average American guzzles nearly a full gallon of soda every week. Why is that so bad? Because a 2005 study found that drinking one to two sodas per day increases your chances of being overweight or obese by nearly 33 percent. And diet soda is no better. When researchers in San Antonio tracked a group of elderly subjects for nearly a decade, they found that compared to nondrinkers, those who drank two or more diet sodas a day watched their waistlines increase five times faster. The researchers theorize that the artificial sweeteners trigger appetite cues, causing you to unconsciously eat more at subsequent meals.