From Kerry Wood to "vast right wing conspiracies." What a difference a decade makes

From Kerry Wood to "vast right wing conspiracies." What a difference a decade makes

Posted by JP on Tue, 05/06/2008 - 11:13

Bruce Miles reminds us all that May 6, 1998 was a very special day in Cubville.

It didn't take long for the men broadcasting Cubs baseball on May 6, 1998 to figure out something special was happening at Wrigley Field.
Maybe it was after Kerry Wood struck out the first five Houston Astros he faced on his way to 20.

Unfortunately, the last decade hasn’t been as kind to Kerry Wood. Here’s the link to the entire story: http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=185683

And since this is supposed to be a political blog – you can find the sports stuff here: http://blogs.dailyherald.com/blog/18 -- we’ll thrown in some political perspective.

Consider, for instance, how the last decade has changed the top Democratic presidential hopefuls.

In 1998 …

Barack Obama was a first-term Illinois Senator virtually no one had heard of.

Hillary Clinton was denying her husband had an affair with a White House intern and blamed the entire scandal on a “vast right-wing conspiracy.”

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