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Lineup: Venera
Venera7           LF
Venera4           2B
Venera3           1B
Venera8           CF
Venera9           RF
Venera6           SS
Venera5           3B
Venera2           C
Veneral           P
Lineup: Venus
Quaiti            LF
Helel             2B
Sukra             1B
Vesper            CF
Aphrodite         RF
Ishtar            SS
Xolotl            3B
Ianna             C
Quetzalocoatl     P


     Inn. 1: Venera
[Starter] Quetzalocoatl
Venera7           BB         . . X
Venera4           K          . . X
Venera3           E-7        X X .
Venera8           7 SACF     . X . 1
Venera9           4          . X .
     Inn. 1: Venus
[Starter] Veneral
Quaiti            7          . . .
Helel             1B         . . X
Sukra             BB         . X X
Vesper            7          . X X
Aphrodite         7          . X X
     Inn. 2: Venera
Venera6           2B         . X .
Venera5           8          . X .
Venera2           7          . X .
Veneral           5-3        . X .
     Inn. 2: Venus
Ishtar            E-4        . . X
Xolotl            5-4-3 DP   . . .
Ianna             4-3        . . .
     Inn. 3: Venera
Venera7           E-4        . . X
Venera4           8          . . X
Venera3           E-4        . X X
Venera8           2          . X X
Venera9           E-5        X X X
Venera6           BB         X X X 1
Venera5           6-4 F      X . X
     Inn. 3: Venus
Quetzalocoatl     1B         . . X
Quaiti            E-6        . X X
Helel             5-4-3 DP   X . .
Sukra             E-5        . . X 1
Vesper            4-3        . X .
     Inn. 4: Venera
Venera2           1B         . . X
Veneral           8          . . X
Venera7           5-4-3 DP   . . .
     Inn. 4: Venus
Aphrodite         7          . . .
Ishtar            K          . . .
Xolotl            1B         . . X
Ianna             5-3        . X .
     Inn. 5: Venera
Venera4           7          . . .
Venera3           3B         X . .
Venera8           2-3 SQZ    . . . 1
Venera9           BB         . . X
Venera6           1B         . X X
Venera5           8          . X X
     Inn. 5: Venus
Quetzalocoatl     K          . . .
Quaiti            1B         . . X
Helel             E-6        . X X
Sukra             K          . X X
Vesper            5UN F      . X X
     Inn. 6: Venera
Venera2           3B         X . .
Veneral           7 SACF     . . . 1
Venera7           5          . . .
Venera4           2B/E-8     X . .
Venera3           5-3        X . .
     Inn. 6: Venus
Aphrodite         8          . . .
Ishtar            8          . . .
Xolotl            7          . . .
     Inn. 7: Venera
Venera8           5-3        . . .
Venera9           1-3        . . .
Venera6           5-3        . . .
     Inn. 7: Venus
Ianna             E-8        . X .
Quetzalocoatl     K          . X .
Quaiti            8          . X .
Helel             5-3        . X .
     Inn. 8: Venera
Venera5           K          . . .
Venera2           5          . . .
Veneral           E-8        . X .
Venera7           8          . X .
     Inn. 8: Venus
Sukra             1B         . . X
Vesper            8          . . X
Aphrodite         7          . . X
Ishtar            1B         . X X
Xolotl            1B         . X X 1
Ianna             7          . X X
     Inn. 9: Venera
Venera4           E-4        . . X
Venera3           6          . . X
Venera8           6/E-4      . X X
Venera9           6-4 F      X . X
Venera6           1B         . X X 1
Venera5           5-3        X X .
     Inn. 9: Venus
Quetzalocoatl     1B         . . X
Quaiti            5          . . X
Helel             5-4-3 DP   . . .

Veneras Win, 5-2

Game Date June 5, 2012
Game Duration 03:01
Weather Clear, 720
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This cosmic baseball game was played under the influence of the Venus Transit on June 5, 2012. The planet Venus, visible as a small black dot, moved across the large yellow Sun. Described as a once-in-a-lifetime event this transit of Venus across the solar sphere generated a lot of public attention.

The traditional Venus glyph is the circle of spirit on top of the cross of matter, said to be derived from female anatomy: the vagina, the cervix and the uterus. The feminine associations made with Venus may be more stereotypical of Western cultural traditions than universally true.

Planetary scientist David H. Grinspoon observes,

If you attempt any kind of cross-cultural reading of historical gender assignments for Venus, you find that he/she/it has been a real celestial gender bender...Several cultures in the past observed a male morning star and a female evening star, or vice versa. For the Maya, Aztecs, and Toltecs, arguable the most sophisticated and passionate Venus fans ever, Venus was mostly male. (Grinspoon, Venus Revealed, Addison-Wesley:1997)
As one of the naked eye planets our knowledge of Venus has evolved ever since humans looked at the sky.Human cultures have devised numerous names for the planet. The Roman called it "Venus"; The Aztec named the planet "Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli." Many cultures used different names for theplanet depending on when it appeared: morning or evening.

The telescope phase of man's Venusian studies began with Galileo around 1610. It ended, perhaps, with the 1958 Hollywood movie Queen of Outer Space, which introduced us to our first Venusian scientist in the form of Zsa Zsa Gabor.

A jump in our Venus data collection efforts occured on February 12, 1961 when the Soviet Union launched Venera 1. This launch represented a significant change as mankind shifted from telescopic knowledge of Venus to knowledge collected by spacecraft. Venera 1 was the first of several machines humankind sent towards Venus to better understand the second "rock" from the Sun.




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