Archive for May 28th, 2006

Sunday Softball Blogging – NOW EVEN MIGHTIER!

Wow. I didn’t think there was any way I could possibly top last week’s game, but I did. Not only did I hit another two home runs, I went 7-for-7 with 3 doubles, 4 runs, and 4 RBIs, and I gunned down a runner at third to end the game. I dunno, maybe it was the four-leaf clovers. I dropped one shallow fly ball at the edge of my range, but other than that, I was pretty solid in the outfield on the rare occasions that I got any action.

It being Memorial Day weekend, we had a cookout and some light batting practice after the game, although it was a bit disorganized (no plates, hot dog buns, or utensils). Tasty!

Current Stats: 7 games, .611 BA (22-36), 6 2B, 4 HR, 13 runs, 16 RBI.

Career Stats: 34 games, .580 BA (134-231), 23 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 74 runs, 56 RBI.

Keep Your Eye On The Ball, Part I.

Keep Your Eye On The Ball, Part II.

Keep Your Eye On The-

Oh. Oh, dear.

6 comments May 28th, 2006 at 06:19pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Softball

Construction Photoblogging

I do love construction sites.

Ooo, a Mysterious Trapdoor! With a Mysterious Spray Can!

Rope. Just lying there, for no apparent reason.

Coils of, um, I dunno, some kind of construction stuff. Posted by Picasa

3 comments May 28th, 2006 at 12:52pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

The Opposite Of Swift

Well, it’s good to see that John Kerry cares so deeply about clearing his good name, just so long as it’s not, y’know, in the context of a presidential campaign…

Mr. Kerry, accused even by Democrats of failing to respond to the charges during the campaign, is now fighting back hard.

“They lied and lied and lied about everything,” Mr. Kerry says in an interview in his Senate office. “How many lies do you get to tell before someone calls you a liar? How many times can you be exposed in America today?”

His supporters are compiling a dossier that they say will expose every one of the Swift boat group’s charges as a lie and put to rest any question about Mr. Kerry’s valor in combat. While it would be easy to see this as part of Mr. Kerry’s exploration of another presidential run, his friends say the Swift boat charges struck at an experience so central to his identity that he would want to correct the record even if he were retiring from public life.


Mr. Kerry has signed forms authorizing the Navy to release his record – something he resisted during the campaign – and hired a researcher to comb the naval archives in Washington for records that could pinpoint his whereabouts during dates of the incidents in dispute. Another former crew member has spent days at a time interviewing veterans to reconstruct every incident in question.

I wonder if Kerry really thinks this clears the way for him to run in 2008. If so, he’s deluded. Voters will be asking, “If he knew the Swifties were lying, why didn’t he prove it? Or at least say something?” He thinks he’s proving that he really is a courageous war hero, but the reality is that he held his fire until after the battle was over.

1 comment May 28th, 2006 at 12:32pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics

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