Archive for June 3rd, 2010

Leave it up to Lone Star State lobbyists to figure out how to get by the new State Capitol security gizmos.  Plunk down around $250 for a concealed weapon permit then flash your permit to the trooper and get about the business of promoting your interest.  Check out the story in today’s Chron.   This is kind of kwazy if you ask me.   Come January when the legislative session begins, I wonder what folks are going to think about those lobbyists that are still standing in line waiting to get their briefcases and laptops checked?  Are they too cheap to get a permit?  Is it a thing about principles?  Is there something in their background that prevented them from getting a permit?   Stay tuned!

Of the MLBers on the top ten all time dinger list, how many have never played in a World Serious?

The baseball world is abuzz this morning about the ump’s blown call with two out in the top of the ninth last night that snatched a perfect game away from Tiger pitcher Armando Galarraga against the Indians – ouch!  The umpire admitted after the game that he blew the call – double ouch! 

Now a Foxsports.com baseball columnist wants MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to overrule the call and award Galarraga his perfect game.  Check out the column.  I don’t know about that.

Blown calls are part of the game and we don’t need to start a precedent of asking the Commissioner to overrule umpire mistakes.  Some folks will argue that the outcome of the game won’t be changed if Galarraga gets his perfect game but where do you draw the line?  A no-hitter?  A 57 game hitting streak?  A shutout?  You get the point.  I’m afraid that Armando Galarraga has just been added to the list of those that have been done wrong by the best game that has ever been invented.  That’s baseball!

Ken Griffey, Jr. and Sammy Sosa of course have never played in a World Serious.  Bonds, Aaron, Ruth, Mays, Rodriguez, Robinson, McGwire, and Killebrew have played in World Seriouses.

Things at The Yard looked like I want them to look last night.  They look like a team that isn’t giving up.  That’s all I want.


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