Tuesday, December 8, 2015

CU Club Baseball Fall Season Recap.

      Minna, ohayo! I mean it's morning somewhere. Anyway, here's a post that's actually about something, not just me blabbing about what this blog could be. Moving on, the Clarkson University's Club Baseball team finished their fall season, well about two months ago now, with a 10-6-1 record and 8-4 in league play. Before I get into the details, I should probably explain a little more about the team. 

      So, the Clarkson University Club Baseball team started in the fall of 2012 by JonPaul Visconte and Edward Lee, who are both in the Class of 2015. That spring (2013), the club won their first game against SUNY New Paltz in walk-off fashion by a base hit from JonPaul. They ended the season 1-1. The following year (2013-2014), the club ended their first full season with 6 wins for a total record of 6-11. Jumping to the next season (2014-2015), the club joined the NCBA (National Club Baseball Association) in Division II and finished the year with a 11-7 record and 6-6 in league play. And now we come to the current season (2015-2016), where the club has finished the fall season with a 7-6-1 record and 5-4 in league play (with 3 forfeit wins for a overall record of 10-6-1). The club looks to play a series each against RPI and SUNY New Paltz come spring or whenever the snow melts.

      Taking another step back, Club Baseball has some interesting points that may be worth explaining. First, teams play weekend series in the fall and the spring and compete for playoff spots. Working your way up the playoff bracket, your team can eventually reach the Club Baseball World Series, much like the NCAA College Baseball World Series, except it's club and not the NCAA. The World Series is usually held somewhere in Arkansas. Furthermore, club teams don't have a specified coach, per se, but rather the players coach themselves and being a club, it has the usual president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, etc. Otherwise, baseball is in fact still baseball, and that's really all there is to say about that.

Junior Steve Epps pitching.

Onwards! To the recap:  So starting the season the Golden Knights faced off against their friendly neighborhood rivals, the SUNY Canton Kangaroos and split the series 1-1. Nothing too noteworthy during this series.

Sophomore Drew Devendorf hits a Home Run.

On to the next weekend the Knights went head-to-head with probably the toughest team in the league, SUNY Binghamton. Sophomore Drew Devendorf hit the Knights' first Home Run of the season and the Knights' third of all-time, late in the second game. Unfortunately, it was not enough power to pull the Knights ahead. The Bear Cats came out on top 2 out of the 3 and won the series 2-1. 

Sophomore Anthony Angelini's walk-off in the 8th, gives the Knights a win.

The following series saw the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons come out on top in the series 2-1, however the Knights' sole victory came in an 8 inning nail biter topped with a walk-off hit from Anthony Angelini. Also something worth noting, Senior Ian Shaw threw his club leading 75th career strikeout.

Senior Ian Shaw achieves 75 career strike outs.

Moving on, the Knights played their friendly neighborhood rivals once again for a 3-game series over the course of the next two weekends. Well it ended in ties. The series went 1-1-1 for each team, with the final game going 10 innings before getting called. 

And finally the last series of the fall for the Golden Knights saw the Knights' first sweep in the team's history, against the Colgate Raiders. The final game, the Knights got a lucky break after the game was called in the 6th due to lack of visibility and snow accumulation, which left the Raiders with the bases loaded and no outs to end the game. Senior JP Visconte collected his team leading 30th career hit. Well, that's all for the fall season. let's hope the Golden Knights can collect more wins in the spring.

You can check out the club's website here:

And now we wait for the spring!

"It's okay, baseball will be back soon."

Now normally, we here at SchuyPrism wouldn't settle for putting advertisements on our blog, however, if you're looking to get the edge on your opponent, choose Diamond catching gear. Because it's worth more than the competitions'.

All photos were taken by Schuyler Meyer - CU Baseball Club Historian.

As a side note, this post will not include translations, as of now, because I've fallen behind on my attempts to learn the languages and on top of all my school work, I haven't had much time. However, the next posts should include them. In addition, I also wanted to get this post out while it was still somewhat relevant.

Furthermore, I have the said contest set in place, although, I don't have the prizes yet. I wouldn't want to post a contest with no prizes. Please wait a little longer. (お待ちください! Omachikudasai! ¡Por favor, espera!)

Anyway, that's all for now. Ja ne! じゃね!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hello EU Readers! EU no Dokusha, Konnichiwa! ¡Hola Lectores de EU!

I'm sure all you bloggers out there reading this already have seen the notice about notifying the EU readers of cookies on your blog. Well, even if Google/Blogger has already taken care of everything, I see this as an opportunity to just write another post and continue with the bilingual translations. Because, why not right?

Well, here's a notice, I guess.

EU readers take note!
I have no idea what cookies are on this blog, (I kind of hope they're peanut butter though.) Refer to Google/Blogger Baking guide for info.

As a side note, there are Contest details coming soon! Stay posted for updates!

EU no dokusha wa, go chuui kudasai! 
Wakarimasen nan kukki wa kono burogu ni arimasu. (Watashi wa negaimasu pinattsubata kareradesu.) Joho no tame Google/Blogger Ryori no hon.

Kontesuto wa mosugu!

¡Lectores de EU tomen nota!
Yo no se que cookies están aquí.(Yo espero que son mantequilla de mani.) Para información, Google/Blogger El Libro de Cocina.

¡Un concurso está llegando!

If you've gotten this far, thanks for reading my English, Spanglish, and Japglish! I apologize for this post, it's 5am and I don't know what I'm doing. Sorry no pictures again on this post. I swear, I'll try to make it less boring next time.

Ja ne! じゃね!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Something a bit different...¿Tal vez?

Do note that there are changes coming to this blog, that, may or may not include an abundance of new and regular posts. We'll see how it goes. Also note for those of you who subscribed here for baseball and other related posts, you may not be seeing as many of those here in the coming time, (if you're looking for those try here and here or some of the blogs to the right -->) however, some baseball or other sports posts may trickle in every once and awhile. 

Frankly, "SchuyPrism" is not pertaining to any specific thing, but rather a multitude of various subjects and matters that I feel the interwebs should think and/or know about. Whether it be some hot topic currently investing itself on the internet, or some new revolutionary technology or idea that's worthy of discussion, or be it some far out abstract idea that popped into my head, in which the only way I can give it any coherence is to write it down here. As I'm writing this, this seems to be more of what the "about page" should be consisted of, but I suppose you should just try to think of this as a "first post of a new blog" - type of post rather than anything else.

As for the changes, There Will Be Another Contest! Just whenever I can figure out what that entirely entails and the necessary prizes that will come along with it. For another change, just read on below. As for the rest, well, they're a work in progress, and I don't even know them all yet. 

I've come up with this idea, whether it's to be a good idea or not, only time will tell. This idea incorporates my interest in various languages from around the world and the amount of non-English speaking countries visiting this site, from their own free will or not. To be honest there is not much traffic here to begin with, however, the amount of non-English speaking countries as compared to the English speaking ones is quite comparable. 

As for my idea: from now on, every one of my posts will be written in multiple languages. The idea is to help accommodate the foreign visitors, in addition to primarily helping myself to try and learn multiple languages. But of course, in the beginning it may be a bit rough, considering I can only claim to be fluent in one language, with that being English; and as you may be able to tell, my English is not great to begin with, well, at least my written English. 

I'll start with Spanish and Japanese, Spanish being what I took in high school and Japanese being just a language I really want to learn. When I feel that I have at least grasped the language to the point where I can hold a conversation with another person, I may add more languages to the translations, such as one of the Celtic languages, Latin, or even a different European language.

To start off, I'll just have a summary of the post in the other languages, but the idea is that as I learn more, the summaries will grow in length and eventually be translated in full. However, just copying and pasting translations from a translator would kinda ruin the point, but considering I don't know the languages, I am only going to try to copy single words and learn the grammar and word/sentence structure as I go. With this being said, in the beginning my grammar will be amusingly horrific. 

Furthermore, for the Japanese portion, the text will primarily be written in Romaji, at least in the beginning, since it is kind of hard to type the characters with this English/Latin keyboard, (of course I can always copy and paste the characters); although, as time goes on and when I can finally remember all the Kanamoji, or Hiragana, or Katakana, or Kanji, and get each of those terms straightened out, I will try to incorporate the characters as well as the Romaji. The idea of the Romaji is also to help me learn (and anyone else who wants to learn) the pronunciation of Japanese. (As a side note, one commenter said on Reddit, "that you should focus on the Kana/Kanji and think in those characters, rather than trying to do everything in Romaji," however, for me at least, I think it would be better to at least start with the Romaji to understand the sounds and then when I am able to connect the sounds to the character, I'll try focusing more on the Kana/Kanji.)

Another note: I understand that I'm probably sounding a bit ignorant and quite stupid, but the hope and goal of this little project is to help aid me in understanding multiple languages.
Also noted that I don't often post much of anything here, or anywhere for that matter, but this idea, is just a little project in hopes of aiding and expediting my knowledge of these various languages. In addition, if anyone has any comments or helpful advice about any of the languages, or anything else, let me know in the comments or message me on the my contact page on the right.

Here goes the first attempt of the hopefully many to come... 

Let's go! ¡Vámonos! Ikimashou! (Rettsugō! - Sounds more like the Katakana version - but what do I know.)

Las cosas están cambiando.

Mono koto wa henka shite imasu

Alright, since it's the first time, I'll let myself slide, just so everyone can get the idea of what I'll be doing. But next time I won't go easy on myself, minimal translator usage. Gambatte SchuyPrism, gambatte. (or is it "ganbatte"? hmmm.)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Primordiales Destiny

It is our primordiales (primordial) destiny to help a new generation of beings to exist; in this universe, in this time, in this space. We have exhausted our time. We have learned the answers. It is ripe now to hand life off to the next. We will stay to observe and promote the new ones. They may view us as gods, but we are no such thing. They are us and we are them. We are what they will become, given time. Let the cycle continue. The cycle doesn't end until time itself ceases to exist. When they have attained our equate, we will ebb into abatement.

The "we" the passage is referring to, is not necessarily us humans, well maybe in time; but rather it is referring to a higher being. (Everyone has a different name for these omniscient, omnipotent, deific, "divine beings": Creators, God, gods, Elohim, Allah, Amaterasu, Baldr, Extra-Terrestrials, etc.) "Given time" we humans may become the "we", however, the time has not yet come to pass. We are the "new generation of beings", currently and presumably. 

(For sake of explanation, the "new generation of beings", or the younger, inferior, etc. group will be referred to as the "new group" or the "new group of beings". And the higher beings/gods/creators/helpers etc. will be referred to as the "higher beings" )

From the above writings, it may seem closed minded and selfish in the way that there is only one group (higher beings) helping another single group (new group), although, this is not the case. While, yes, one group of "higher beings" may help another (new group), they are not the only ones. There could be infinite amounts of these groups in this universe, time, and space, and there could be another infinite in another universe, time, and space. For instance, species A helps and promotes a "new group" and species B helps and promotes a different "new group". Furthermore, there may be more than one group of "higher beings" helping and promoting a single "new group". These two or more groups helping the "new group" could be at peace with one another, or at war, or may not even know of one another's existence. And the "new group" also may or may not know of, or even understand, what the "higher beings" are doing. And if the "new group" knows of the "higher beings" existence, they may view them as gods. But as stated in the passage from above, "...but we are no such thing." Given time and the right circumstances, the "new beings" will become the "higher beings", however long it may take. 

More so, while the "higher beings" may help and promote the "new beings", it is also quite possible, but maybe not true in every case, that the "higher beings" even created the "new beings" as well. Either as an experiment, an attempt at survival of their own species, or even just because they simply could. If this is the case, the "higher beings" and "new beings" would be very similar in genetic makeup / shape / size / what have you, although they would probably not be an exact replica. It would depend on the purpose of the creators and why they had made these "new beings". If the creation was for the purpose of a continuation of a race, then the "new beings" may be more similar than not, maybe with a touch of something that would give the "new beings" the ability to survive if the creators could not, like some sort of "boost". If it was just because the creators could, then the "new beings" may be a bit different than the creators. There is also the possibility that the creators created the "new beings" because they needed something to help themselves, such as for labor, entertainment, nourishment, etc. This last case would most likely fall under the "because they could" category, more or less.

Furthermore, these "higher beings" may not be omnipresent or even omniscient. These "higher beings" are just as the name suggests, higher, more advanced, morally, technologically, cognitively, etc. in comparison to the "new beings", hence the "destiny to help a new generation of beings...". (I mean the NSA is omnipresent, aren't they?) So it's quite possible that these "higher beings" may just have advanced technology, that the "new beings" don't understand and see it as "the powers of the gods".

Although, of course, the "higher beings" may not intend to help and promote the "new beings" but do so by accident. If the "higher beings" have become advanced enough to travel through the vastness of space, but have yet to "...find all the answers" and become truly omniscient, and they happen to land on a planet with primitive beings. Then the primitive beings, or "new beings", see these foreigners as "the gods coming down to visit them". In turn, the "higher beings" could potentially have a great influence on these "new beings" and could even push the "new beings" technologically and morally more quickly than they would have alone, all without meaning to do so. And these "higher beings" could either use this situation to help the "new beings" advance or just use the "new beings" as slaves or as disposable pawns on the chessboard. However, the "new beings" might not understand the purpose of the "higher beings", so they would see their actions as "god's will" or "the might of the gods". More so, the "new beings" also might not understand the expanse of the technology of the "higher beings" so they would describe them as they saw and in the way they understood. For example, a modern day plane may be titled "the Great Bird of ____ - the God of Fire" or something of the sort.

Of course there could also be an even higher being(s) that controls or promotes the higher beings and the new beings. One can only speculate and attempt to fathom such a immense thought.

As a side note, feel free to comment on or question this theory, because after all it is just a theory, as of now. And this theory is far from flawless, so if you notice any significant holes, let me know and I will try to answer them. 

This has nothing to do with April Fools...