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Brad's afternoon edition
* Despite a forced evacuation at TD Ameritrade Park Thursday night, the fireworks display went on as scheduled. Only in Omaha would you see the words "forced evacuation" and "fireworks display" in the same sentence.
* Omaha received almost three inches of rain. A group of Omahans actually formed a human chain to cross raging waters and ask for the autograph of a Stony Brook player.
* Mitt Romney is going to appear on "Face The Nation." In order to get Romney, producers disguised their set to look like the Fox News studio.
* Two cable channels each say a different Omaha restaurant has the best pizza in town. Discussing the best pizza in Omaha is sort of like the Nebraska Republican Senate primary, only more contentious.
* The Big 12 and SEC have reached an historic agreement that pleases both conferences. In the championship football game, the Big 12 gets all the money, and the SEC gets all the publicity.
* Boxer Shane Mosley announced his retirement on Twitter. You know boxers - by the time he'd reached the 123rd character, he'd decided to come out of retirement and announce his next fight.
* Major League Baseball has yet to reach a decision of the future of the Oakland A's; has yet to reach a decision on the future of the designated hitter; has yet to reach a decision on Pete Rose. When last spotted, Commissioner Bud Selig was standing frozen at a supermarket checkout pondering, "Paper or plastic? I don't know ..."
* The Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals have been playing each other in the "Someone's Gotta Win This Thing" series.
* To try and increase fan interest in the Major League All Star Game, players will be allowed to tweet from the field after they've left the game. I wouldn't say that MLB seems desperate to get fans interested in the All star contest, but streaking is encouraged.