1) Condolences to the Sun-Times, Tribune and baseball fans in Chicago on the passing of Jerome Holtzman, inventor of the "save" statistic in baseball. While the SABR guys may not have loved him, he was a long time writer and spent a lot of years covering baseball, (also an MOT).
2) Five days until the highlight of the Mariners season, the induction of Dave Niehaus into the Hall of Fame in the Broadcaster's wing. It's pathetic, but consider the alternative, Mariners fans and www.lookoutlanding.com people. Kvetching about Bedard only pitching 4.3 innings because he reached 95 pitches or watching Ibanez hit into another Double play.
3)If there is justice, Israel should not release another prisoner to Lebanon or Hezbollah for at least 10 years. What a black eye for the Jewish people that was. We look like 98-pound weaklings.
4) Also justice to throw out Todd Stroger and any other Chicago do-gooder tax hiker. Spend within your means, not above it.