March 28, 2018

April – The Month for Diamonds

Some diamonds are a girl’s best friend… other diamonds are a guy’s!

The Diamond is the birthstone of April -nothing more than a big lump of coal, really old and under a lot of pressure. All joking aside, the diamond is carbon whose atoms are arranged in a crystal structure called a diamond lattice. The diamond has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material. Natural diamonds have a clear, colorless appearance. Impurities in the lattice structure will give it a hint of color.

 

Baseball diamonds are opening up in April…take me out to the ballgame! For the most part, spring training is over, and now the teams get to PLAY BALL. Opening day is in early April. Our QC River Bandits open their season Thurday, April 5 at home against Cedar Rapids.

Baseball differs from other team sports in that there is no clock. The time of the game depends solely on the runs and outs in each inning, not the number of minutes. There are also many different forms of “baseball” to choose to watch – or play. Of course, there are the major and minor leagues. For most of us, they are just for watching. However, there is also softball and slo-pitch that many “weekend athletes” can participate in.

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