Back to baseball for a moment.
Department of I could still kick myself: Some years ago I found myself footloose in Seattle and a couple of hours too late realized it was the home opener of the baseball season. Bad enough, but Ken Griffey, Jr. homered that day. It wasn't one of his best years but still...I never saw him play.
He made it into the Hall of Fame today with a record proportion of votes, all but unanimous. But frankly I can't take the Hall of Fame seriously. It's just not a Baseball Hall of Fame if Barry Bonds isn't in it, period. It's just another hall of politics.
On another note, I've written here several times about my belief that the San Francisco Giants broadcasting team is as good as it gets, especially after listening to announcers for other cities. Now here's a piece by someone who claims to have heard announcers for every MLB team--and he agrees.
Tea leaves seem to fall in favor of Dexter Fowler as the free agent outfielder most likely to come to the Giants. Not the acquisition some are hoping for, and bigger names are still out there, but the Giants have won championships with over-achieving outfielders in the postseason.
The Tipping Point of Cruelty - This piece of video is amazing, one of the best sequences I've ever seen on Rachel Maddow. It starts as a mundane story about the upcoming Fourth of July ...
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