This bet stinks
Now, for the obligatory story about the obligatory bebetween politicians in cities whose teams are involved in postseason play:
Pittsburgh councilmen Bernard "Baldy" Regan and Duane Darkins have wagered a day on a garbage truck that the Pirates will beat the Atlanta Braves in the National League playoffs.
If the Braves win, Regan and Darkins will spend a day picking up Atlanta garbage. If the Pirates win, Atlanta Councilman Bill Campbell will do the dirty work in Pittsburgh.
Politicians and garbage . . . nah, it's too obvious. Make up your own punch line.
Don Johnson, an English professor at East Tennessee State, has edited a collection of poems titled, "Hummers, Knucklers and Slow Curves: Contemporary Baseball Poems." The book includes 84 baseball-related poems by 57 American poets.
Said Johnson: "More than any other sport, baseball belongs to the poets. It is a slow enough game that it can be observed carefully. And it has a pastoral innocence about it."
"Pastoral innocence," huh? Must not be any poems about the Metrodome or SkyDome, then.
University of Houston wide receiver Torrin Polk, on coach John Jenkins: "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."