Du Bois used a technique called term frequency-inverse document frequency, or tf-idf, to measure how frequently a unique word appears in a specific zip code, while discounting words used often across many zip codes.Common words like “love” and “sex” fall off the list, leaving behind only the most place-specific words.If you haven’t, then you need to read this book, a beautifully written story of a particular group of immigrants to America—Italians—and how their descendants came to enter, conquer, and meld into baseball.Lawrence Baldassaro writes that one goal of this book is to “document the many ways that the descendants of those immigrants enriched baseball throughout the twentieth century, both on and off the field.” While not claiming that Italian Americans fundamentally changed the way the game is played, he says his book “is more about the impact the game has had on Italian Americans, as both participants and spectators, in terms of their sense of self identity.” Baldassaro accomplishes both in a richly researched and thoroughly documented work. In looking beyond Joe Di Maggio, Baldassaro digs deeply into Italian pioneers from Ed Abbaticchio to Tony Lazzeri.The history of Italians in American baseball mirrors the history of Italians in America.
Indoor cats Before moving to New York, I’d never heard of anyone keeping a healthy, young cat in their house – or, as is often the case in this ludicrously expensive city, an apartment so small your kitchen is a fridge. Perhaps it’s the bottomless Mimosas made with high ethanol, sparkling puppy urine.
Infinite coffee options Unless you’re planning to get your Joe on in the most basic of diners, the statement, “I’d like a coffee, please” will be met with at least one but possibly two or three follow up questions.
It’s like walking into Radio Shack and saying, “I’d like a phone, please.” Hipsters There are aloof trendies who wear bowling shoes in the U.
The Atlantic Coast Conference had 13 All-Americans.
Many websites project the Farragut High School graduate as a Top 10 selection in Thursday’s MLB Draft.