Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
The AL Gold Gloves were announced today, and Mike Mussina won. He was the only Yankee.
Carlos Pena won at 1B. The Yankees must regret letting him go. They released him in favor of Andy Phillips. Then they dumped Andy, and were left desperately seeking a first baseman.
Came across this article today, about how judges in Harris County, Texas were swept out en masse in Tuesday's election. (I believe scenic Bellaire, Texas is in Harris County.) The poor judges were utterly shell-shocked at what happened. Near as they can tell, people just voted Democratic straight down the ticket, and swept all the incumbents out. Except for a handful of judges whose opponents had odd (foreign-sounding) names. They survived the carnage.
In short...people voted for anyone with a "D" after their name...as long as it was a familiar-sounding, whitebread-type name.
There's always a lot of hand-wringing over how to make it easier for people to vote, and how to get more people to vote. But I'm starting to think it's probably better that only people who are genuinely interested actually vote...
And for those who are wondering - I'm much better today, thanks. I woke up this morning feeling fine, as I expected. I probably shouldn't have complained yesterday. I don't want to discourage anyone from getting a flu shot. They're now recommending that anyone who has contact with children or the elderly get one. Most of the time it's not that bad at all, really (at least IME).
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