My day-to-day life keeps me too busy to follow baseball very closely during the regular season, but come playoff time I become a raving fanatic. This weekend I completely lost myself in the Yankees-Angels series, paying no attention whatsoever to Sunday shows, etc, and I feel so much the better for it.
Anyway, per Wlady’s earlier post, I think the Yankees have a lot to be proud of. They had unusually difficult moments this season and to wind it up by going five in the playoffs against a team as fine-tuned as the current Angels lineup is solid. You simply don’t find better baseball than that which was played by those two teams during this series — particularly the last three games. As a fan of both the Angels (I grew up there) and the Yankees (I ended up there), I remained neutral over the last week and just enjoyed the games. Since the California Angels have now prevailed (I simply refuse to call them the ridiculous “Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim” and so should you), I’m up for some wagering. There’s still a lot to be excited about…
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?