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Archive for September, 2007

Yankees Clinch Wild Card, Red Sox Clinch AL East

by @ Saturday, September 29th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

And last hope that the Yankees would pull of the comeback of the decade and take the AL East away from Boston ended last night:
BOSTON (AP) – Jonathan Papelbon danced barefoot in the infield. Daisuke Matsuzaka smiled and bowed to a group surrounding him. And the sound system played ”Don’t Stop Believin’.”
Ecstatic fans joined in [...]

How The Tide Has Turned

by @ Friday, September 28th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, New York Mets, Sports

Earlier this year, the Yankees were sliding and the Mets were surging.
Now, as we enter the last weekend of the regular season, it’s the Mets who find themselves in trouble:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies are done chasing.
After 159 games, the Phillies are finally atop the division standings — albeit tied with the free-falling New [...]

Arlington Judge Declares Abuser Fees Unconstitutional

by @ Thursday, September 27th, 2007. Filed under Virginia, Virginia Abuser Fees, Virginia Politics

An Arlington General District Court Judge has declared Virginia’s abuser fees unconstitutional:
An Arlington County General District Court judge has ruled that Virginia’s abusive-driver fees are unconstitutional, saying they violate guarantees of equal protection because they apply only to state residents.
Judge Dorothy H. Clarke ruled Tuesday in the case of Oscar Reyes Hernandez, who was charged [...]

Yankees Clinch Playoff Berth

by @ Thursday, September 27th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

It was a long season, but the Yankees are in the playoffs:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 26 — They started the journey seven months ago, across the bay in spring training at Legends Field. Joba Chamberlain was not invited, Roger Clemens was not signed, Melky Cabrera was not a starter, and Carl Pavano was not hurt.
So [...]

A Permanent Asterisk

by @ Wednesday, September 26th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, Sports

For the baseball that Barry Bonds broke the home run record with:
The baseball from Barry Bonds’s much-debated 756th home run will soon land in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. When it gets there, it will be branded with an asterisk. Marc Ecko, the fashion designer who bought the ball for $752,467, asked [...]

Talk About Bad Taste

by @ Tuesday, September 25th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Rudy Giuliani

A Rudy Giuliani fundraiser, at $ 9.11 per person:
A supporter of Rudy Giuliani’s is throwing a party that aims to raise $9.11 per person for the Republican’s presidential campaign.
Abraham Sofaer is having a fundraiser at his Palo Alto, Calif., home on Wednesday, when Giuliani backers across the country are participating in the campaign’s national house [...]

The Death Of The American University

by @ Sunday, September 23rd, 2007. Filed under In The News

Yea, we’d invite Hitler to speak:

And the sick thing about it, is that the dude seems enthusiastic about the idea of inviting someone who killed tens of millions of people to come to speak at an institution that claims to be one of America’s premier Universities.

Yankees Back Within 1 1/2 Games

by @ Sunday, September 23rd, 2007. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

It ain’t over till it’s over.
And, sorry Boston, it ain’t over quite yet:
NEW YORK (AP) -Joba Rules were made to be broken.
Toronto was threatening in the eighth inning, pulling within two runs and putting two men on. Even though Yankees manager Joe Torre had said Joba Chamberlain was unavailable, the sellout crowd of 54,983 started [...]

Another Long Night For The Yankees

by @ Sunday, September 23rd, 2007. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

For the second night in a row, the Yankees took the Blue Jays into extra innings.
This time, though, things turned out better for the Bronx Bombers:
With no end to a 3-for-38 slump in sight, Melky Cabrera, the Yankees’ center fielder, was not holding up well.
“I was a little bit worried,” he said yesterday through an [...]

The Last Night Game At RFK Stadium

by @ Sunday, September 23rd, 2007. Filed under Baseball, Sports, Washington Nationals

Last night, Kellie and I, along with friends attended the Nationals game against the Phillies, the last night game at RFK before the Nationals move to their new stadium next season.
It was fun to be there, but, to be honest, the game wasn’t that great at all. The teams were tied 1-1 when the bottom [...]

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