Sim Pace, evoking precedent set when Barack Obama won a Nobel Peace prize last year, makes the case that Nationals' pitcher Stephen Strasburg should be inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame after his stellar debut performance. From the letters section of the Washington Post:
Here's some helpful analysis of President Obama's first pitch today. It specifically critiques last year's pitch, but since he's shown no signs of improvement in the last year, it's equally relevant today.
WALKING THROUGH FENWAY PARK before Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, one got a notion of what life might have been like in the Dark Ages, for the Boston fans in attendance displayed many benighted tendencies. There was, for instance, fanaticism in the air, a desire to see the Red Sox win at all costs. There were tribal passions and tribal hatreds--the hated tribe being the New York Yankees. There were fans that believed in the ghost of Babe Ruth, and fans that feared divine curses. One even saw necromancy, as many looked to heaven for signs that Boston would win.
Australians, Red Sox fans, Jim Sleeper comes back for seconds, and more.
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Here he goes again--a second, more desperate Hugh Hewitt column referring to me, the supposed antiwar, leftist professor who bullied two freshmen (Blacklist Envy). And the second he has written without calling me first to ask whether anything he was writing was true.
FOR THE BOSTON RED SOX, the Clubhouse Blowup has over the last quarter-century been as reliable a summer fixture as the August Collapse. Generally the debates have been over whether Yaz is a fathead or Lynn's a malingerer or Roger deserves his pay.