Baseball’s back! And the Twins got off to a great start, beating the Angels 3-2 on national television, with Carlos Gomez all over the field all night. All in Torii Hunter’s return to the Dome, just hours after Johan Santana had a dominant debut with the Mets.
The Washington Nationals had won two games before the Twins even took the field- first their stadium-opening victory Sunday night over the Braves, and then today the Nats beat the Phillies this afternoon after Philly bullpen blew it.
One down, 161 to go…
– The “Doogie Howser” homage. Absolutely perfect, especially with the music and the early-’90s-vintage computer. The only thing better would be if he’d told the woman he’d become a doctor at age 14.
– The revelation that Robin “giggles when she lies.” You know who else does that? Hillary Clinton.
– The inclusion of “One Shining Moment,” and,
– The TedMosbyisaJerk.com website, especially for the song.
It’s really hard to disagree with anything in this Dick Polman Inquirer column. Can we all just agree that what the candidates themselves say and think is a lot more important than what their surrogates say? James Carville calling Bill Richardson “Judas”- and then writing a whole op-ed to defend it– was a real jump-the-shark moment.
Tiger Woods’ awesome new Gatorade commercial:
I’m still trying to master Earth-bound golf, but the moon version looks like lots of fun.
It being opening day, I talk about why I still love baseball, despite Barry, BALCO, Clemens, and all that other crap, in this week’s North Star column. Why do I feel that way? To quote Marlo Stanfield, the game is the game.
AL East: Red Sox
AL Central: Indians
AL West: Mariners
AL Wild Card: Tigers
NL East: Phillies
NL Central: Reds
NL West: Diamondbacks
NL Wild Card: Cubs
NLDS: Phillies over Cubs, D-Backs over Reds
NLCS: Phillies over D-Backs
ALDS: Red Sox over Tigers, Indians over Mariners
ALCS: Indians over Red Sox
World Series: Indians over Phillies
From the Pew Research Center:
In particular, white Democrats who hold unfavorable views of Obama are much more likely than those who have favorable opinions of him to say that equal rights for minorities have been pushed too far; they also are more likely to disapprove of interracial dating, and are more concerned about the threat that immigrants may pose to American values. In addition, nearly a quarter of white Democrats (23%) who hold a negative view of Obama believe he is a Muslim.
Still, nice of Hillary to knock down the Barack-is-a-Muslim canard when she had a chance. Oh, wait…
From YouTube, a Tarantino montage:
Makes me remember just how effin’ great “Death Proof” was.