The Spectacle Blog

Cubs Advance to NLCS; Mets & Dodgers to Play Game 5 on Thursday

By on 10.13.15 | 11:24PM

The Chicago Cubs have won the NLDS three games to one defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 at Wrigley Field. Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber hit home runs for the Cubs. In all, they hit 10 HR in the NLDS off Cardinals' pitching. 100 wins for the Cardinals just wasn't enough. This means that for the first time since 2007 a team other than the Phillies, Cardinals or Giants will represent the National League in the World Series. 

The Cubs advance to the NLCS for the first time since 2003. They will find out who they play on Thursday night when the Los Angeles Dodgers host the New York Mets in Game 5 of the NLDS. The Mets had a chance to clinch the NLDS tonight, but Clayton Kershaw limited them to one run over seven innings as the Dodgers evened the series with a 3-1 victory. It doesn't get any easier for the Mets as they face Zack Greinke in Game 5, but the Mets counter with Jacob de Grom. 

The NLCS will commence on Saturday with the Cubs visiting either New York or Los Angeles.

Libya In The Dust

By on 10.13.15 | 9:39PM

Madame Clinton defends her advice on Libya based on Europe burning up the phone lines.  Apparently she got those 3 a.m. phone calls after all and she was too sleep-deprived to handle them...

Cooper Is No Mini

By on 10.13.15 | 9:31PM

To his credit, Anderson Cooper (whose late brother wrote for this magazine), is doing a PERFECT job as host tonight.  He is being fair and tough and knowledgeable and nimble.  I don't want to hear any talk show hosts knocking him tomorrow....

Chafee Like Nobody’s Business

By on 10.13.15 | 8:57PM

Lincoln Chafee has been in public service for thirty years with no scandals, he says.  He has cast courageous votes, like following the New York Times against George W. Bush against tax cuts and the Iraq invasion.  Phew!  He probably could not show his face in Manhattan after taking those courageous stands!

They’re Off (With) Their Rocker

By on 10.13.15 | 8:47PM

The prospect of fierce debate has turned Anderson Cooper's hair white.  Sheryl Crow doing the National Anthem, handling the mike although she has advocated using only one square of toilet paper per session....

Anderson Cooper and the Reagan Library

By on 10.13.15 | 5:58PM

OK. Here I go getting into trouble. 

Let’s be fair here, conservatives. As the Democratic debate gets ready to roll in Las Vegas, sponsored by CNN and hosted by Anderson Cooper, Anderson is suddenly in the headlines at the Drudge Report and elsewhere because he was listed as a “member” of the Clinton Global Initiative. The Drudge story here was headlined


The inevitable link took readers here to the Weekly Standard where the headline was:

CNN Debate Moderator Was Member of Clinton Global Initiative

The Standard story read in part: