The man who was fantastic last year through 5 starts after being non-tendered but tore his ACL in a rundown came back with a vengeance. His ERA through 6 starts as a Blue Jay now sits at 1.56.
For the past 2.5 weeks I’ve been learning how custom dress shoes are made from bespoke shoemaker. He’s nearing 70 and at one point made shoes for then President Obama (a letter of thanks from whom hangs proudly in his shop).
No computers are used and we’re doing everything by hand or through some very old machines! Masking tape, hammer and nails, colored pencils, and a sharp knife have been my computer and mouse. It’s definitely been a new experience.
While we’re waiting on the heel counters to dry and while he’s working on some repairs I wanted to ask if anyone had any questions! Anything for him I’ll ask and reply with his response.
EDIT 6:03pm EST: I've actually left the shop for the day (I didn't realize it took a while for these threads to get approved and start), so some of these questions I'll ask the shoemaker for additional details tomorrow! Will do my best to answe... keep reading on reddit ➡
For the time he played last season, Shoemaker was one of the best pitchers and was able to maintain a 1.57 ERA before he tore his ACL. Do you guys believe he might be able to replicate that this season?
I just want to take the time and voice my complete disgust with Mark Shoemaker. He took a 19 year old girl and isolated her completely. No one has seen or heard from her in a while (from what I can gather on the internet.) The whole time during the interview she doesn't get to voice her own opinions at all. He has a death grip around her shoulder. He cuts off the interviewer many times.
All during season three he threatens her with "well if you don't do x then you have to go back to the Philippines"
Like "if you don't sign the prenup, you'll have to go back" "If you want children, you have to go back"
The way he constantly compares Nikki to his ex is not only a red flag but disgusting. I'm curious to know how old his first wife was when he met her? I wonder if she was in the same age range as Nikki? And then what the FUCK was up with the wedding dress ordeal? He literally told her "if you find something you like, I will get it" she finds a beautiful dress and then be completel... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi all, I bought some no. 10 single ply linen thread and am planning to twist it together to the desired gauge the old fashioned way. I’m sure the answer to this question depends on a lot of factors, but how many plies should thread be for welting vs. outsoling a service boot?
To coincide with Bear Creek being played in full this Sunday! A tribute - featuring producers Trina Shoemaker and Bear Creek Studio.
I’m looking to spend my $750 stimulus money as much inside the local economy as possible and I’d really like to get a new pair of shoes that will last me a long time. Men’s shoes specifically :). Thanks guys.
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