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Archive for June 26th, 2009

Commentary got home from The Yard yesterday afternoon and started to check emails when I heard on CNN that the King of Pop had been rushed to a hospital. I tried to get on the internet and the server said it was too busy to let me on. That ought to tell you something. TMZ, the website that seems to be the first that gives you the best rumor stuff first, was the first to come out and say that the King of Pop was gone. CNN was one of the last major news organizations to confirm the death.

Throughout the evening while watching CNN’s wall to wall coverage some folks interviewed mentioned that his death was akin to the day Elvis died or JFK was assassinated. It is tough to argue against.

Commentary’s favorite was “We Are the World” co-written with Lionel Richie. Who else could bring together into one recording studio one evening back in 1985 the likes of Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Dylan, Ray Charles, The Boss, Bette Midler, Smokey Robinson, and Harry Belafonte. Yeah, he is certainly worthy of the coverage he’s getting.

Thanks to the coverage, the GOP Governor of South Carolina got put on the back pages of today’s newspapers.

Commentary was called yesterday and informed that I got it wrong yesterday on the Gene Locke H-Town Mayoral Campaign. They did not subtract campaign folks. I apollyize and I stand corrected.

Speaking of Motown, the Tigers come in for three at The Yard this weekend and we get to see their shortstop – Adam Everett – huh! We also get to see Justin Verlander, Magglio Ordonez and Miguel Cabrera on a first place team and on a seven game winning streak. Yesterday, The Big Puma had him two opposite field dingers and four RBIs to put him at 1003 career RBIs or #258 on the all time MLB career RBI list – cool.

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