It's not what you are, it's what they say you are.
- "Recognizing the news media’s power to define and project images,
but always competitive and almost always with a smile on his face,
Sosa has made up his mind to play for his country. And...he probably will and
Even at age 39, ancient for a ballplayer, Sosa can still make things happen on the baseball field
He is still a great athlete....
Sosa's Latino teammates called him...
With 609 career home runs, it's easy to see why.
the greatest from Latin America and
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And so, at the last minute, MLB switched the game from a 1:10 p.m. start to 8:05 p.m. on behalf of its ESPN deal.
So what? Tough noogies. If you don't like it, lump it.
I do not see the future threats to free society coming from the old and old- fashioned communist ideology. The name of the new danger will undoubtedly be different, but its substance will be very similar.
My central concern is in a condensed form, as was mentioned by Madam President, captured in the subtitle of this book. I ask, what is endangered, climate or freedom? And my answer is it is our freedom and, I might add, and our prosperity.
should be neither about several tenths of a degree Fahrenheit or Celsius, about the up or down movements of sea level, about the depths of ice at north and southern poles, nor about the variations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The real debate is and should be about costs and benefits of alternative human actions, about how to rationally deal with the unknown future, about what kind and size of solidarity with much wealthier future generations is justified, about the size of externalities and their eventual appropriate internalization,
Compared with March a year earlier, Americans drove an estimated 4.3 percent less -- that's 11 billion fewer miles, the DOT's Federal Highway Administration said Monday, calling it "the sharpest yearly drop for any month in FHWA history." Records have been kept since 1942."....Tweet Stumbleupon StumbleUpon
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. "This step does carry a condition -- except when to do so would injure them or others. If the act of making amends will open old wounds or create new harm, then making direct amends should be avoided.
- ***The benefit of making amends to the recovering person (Naulty) does not outweigh the need to
- do no more harm."
P.S. The first 4 words in the NY Daily News story about Naulty (12/23/07) are as follows: Of course Rivera has no involvement in the trumped up story Naulty created for his apparent book tour. Nor was Naulty on the 1999 World Series roster nor any Yankee post season roster. Nevertheless, the NY Daily News headlined their story, "Reliever Dan Naulty from 1999 World Series Team Spills Ugly Truth..." (etc.) (If link expires, try inputting headline in google).
- This was Naulty's entire schtick. Mass media hanging celebrities' names in mid air worked well. He was presented as the opposite of what he really is: a guy looking for money seeking publicity and still possessed of major character flaws. Jose Canseco with different feathers.
Unless the Yankees get their way, David Ortiz will be do his best Babe Ruth ... As part of All-Star game festivities this summer at Yankee Stadium, ... www.nydailynews.com/.../baseball/yankees/2008/
(NY Times, 11/3/96, by Murray Chass): "In the attack on (Randy) Levine, in a Chicago paper, unnamed owners called for his dismissal, saying the only reason he would not be fired wasNY Times by Murray Chass, 11/3/96, "Labor Deal in Jeopardy as Selig Stays Silent."
"Reinsdorf's hand appeared to be so evident in that attack," Chass continued, "that during a conference call of Major League Baseball's executive council [on Oct. 30], other owners criticized Reinsdorf, a council member, for it." ("A Silent Selig Speaks Volumes About His Take on the Talks," Nov. 3.)
Pretty good smear. In his effort to help Reinsdorf smear Levine, Holtzman went so far as to charge Levine with assisting Donald Fehr in Fehr's effort to smear the owners by "putting a monkey on the owners' back: clearly, they are the ogres," said Holtzman, mocking Fehr and Levine. ("Owners doubt that Levine is the real deal," Chicago Tribune, Oct. 30.)"
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AP should just call it, "From the desk of Allan H. Selig."
A nine-inning game is averaging 2 hours, 51 minutes, 42 seconds this season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That's only 29 seconds longer than last season, but 5 1/2 minutes longer than five years ago."...
(AP): "In 1981, an average game took 2:33."...
environmental ceremonies and lectures by Robert Redford co-sponsored by MLB, appearances by EPA hacks, the Governor of Pennsylvania, etc. to push all the Hollywood and government grift MLB loves to do?