The Triple Crown

Always on the lookout for connections between baseball and politics, I was happy to see Jon Stewart mocking both the Obama and McCain campaigns for pandering to baseball fans. The most fair-weather of these fair-weather fans turns out to be . . . well, Sarah, of...

Schama’s America

I’ve just started reading Simon Schama’s latest book, The American Future: A History, which arrived today from amazon.co.uk. I got interested in the book when a friend sent me this a link to a review of the book by Niall Ferguson in the Financial Times....

Making Hockey Bush-League

The owner of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team, Ed Snider, a prominent supporter of John McCain’s presidential campaign, arranged for Sarah Palin to drop the ceremonial first puck at the Flyers’ home opener tonight, providing yet another reason for me to...

Oh No, Chicago!

The polls show that the presidential election seems to be breaking in in favor of Chicago’s Barack Obama, but this year’s Chicago Cubs couldn’t catch a break when it mattered. I’m still hoping to see Obama make history on November 4, but...

Shea Goodbye

So today was the final game at Shea Stadium as it turned out.In the end, it came down to the inability of the Mets’ bullpen to do its job, as all of us who have been following the team’s fortunes since the All-Star break. Perhaps we should have seen it...