Archive for March 21st, 2014

Breaking News

Speaking of, Channel 2 had a breaking news bulletin this morning to announce the Texans had traded QB Matt Schaub to the Raiders. I don’t know if that is breaking news. To some folks it probably falls in the category of good news.

CNN is starting to get hammered on its “breaking news” banner that just about runs throughout the day on the missing airliner matter. There is even a cartoon in today’s Chron’s editorial page poking fun of CNN. I kind of have to agree.

Name the two MLB clubs that are 0-2 in World Serious play?

I said this yesterday:

For the last month or so my Chron delivery has been spotty. Late, incomplete, or not at all. Today the Star section is missing. I think I am the only one on my street that still gets it delivered. I don’t know about that.

If you subscribe to the Chron and you don’t get your fish-wrap in the morning or it is late, as a subscriber and you can go online and pull up an exact image of the day’s paper and check out what you missed. The problem is you have to zoom in and out and do a lot of other mouse action. It is a pain of sorts.

I got a couple of responses from folks saying they were also having Chron delivery issues.

Budweiser is promoting an online petition drive asking that Opening Day be declared a national holiday. They have it up on the White House website for petitions. Here it is:

MLB Opening Day is more than just the beginning of the season. It’s a symbol of rebirth. The coming of spring. The return of America’s national pastime. It’s a state of mind where anything is possible. You can feel the electricity in the air. Opening Day brings with it the promise of a new beginning. Every fan is in good spirits. It’s a day of celebration. It’s a day of hope. It’s a day that, for generations, has been looked forward to by baseball fans every off-season. It’s an American tradition, and it deserves to be recognized as an American holiday. Join us in our quest to make sure every American can exercise their inalienable right to celebrate the day those two magical words are uttered for the first time: “PLAY BALL!”

I’m OK with this as long as all the teams play their first game on the same day. We open up with the Yankees on April 1. The Dodgers and D-Backs play tomorrow.

Maybe as a compromise Opening Day ought to at least be an excused absence from work or school.

I guess I’ll drop by my Senatorial District Convention tomorrow.

The Rangers and Padres of course are both 0-2 in World Serious play.

You have to check out Jose de Jesus Ortiz’s piece today in the Chron. He is saying that the fans are probably getting shortchanged because at least two players will not be on the roster on Opening Day and they should be and the ‘Stros know it. That is a bit upsetting. If that is true then GM Luhnow is a chicken s__t!

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