Passed Balls - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Passed Balls

When I got to the office today I found a phone message left over from Friday asking who I was for this past weekend, New York or Boston. Neither, was my response. I was for Cleveland. As it happened, Cleveland lost its final key games and failed to qualify for baseball’s playoffs. Boston won two of three to qualify. The Yankees, by winning just once, ended up division champions.

But wait a second. I check the final standings and they indicate New York and Boston ended with identical records. New York’s won the eastern division by beating Boston more often than Boston beat it. What a rinky-dink rule. Senator McCain ought to hold a hearing.

And did you notice that Washington remains first in war, first in peace, and last in the…National League East? But otherwise it was a wondrous year for the local Nationals. They ended the season 81-81, a textbook case of gridlock. Vice President Cheney wasn’t allowed to cast the deciding vote.

Prediction: Conservatives boycott Nationals’ opener next year. Justice Harriet Miers throws out the first ball.

Sign up to receive our latest updates! Register

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: The American Spectator, 122 S Royal Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Be a Free Market Loving Patriot. Subscribe Today!

Black Friday Special

The American Spectator

One Month for Only $2.99

The offer renews after one year at the regular price of $10.99 monthly.