Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Wombats looked very good pitching a perfect game Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays (See Aaron’s post). His pitches were sharp, his command pinpoint. But the perfecto is somewhat discounted, coming as it did against one of the lamest lineups in memory.
Such success as the Rays, currently 63-54, have enjoyed is entirely due to lights-out pitching and good D. Lack of run production has been a long-running problem. So much so that the Rays have been the victims of three perfectos over the past four seasons.
In fact, the Rays’ offense has been so lame, and perfectos against them so common, my sources in Commissioner Selig’s office tell me MLB is considering fining pitchers for celebrating after they throw one against the Rays.
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?