UPDATE:Asked in an email about the Buehrle oversight, a Blagojevich spokesman said the governor sent Buehrle a personal letter and proclaimed White Sox day after the World Series.
I'm sure that'll satisfy Sox fans' notion of fairness
A dailyherald.com reader going by SoxFan83 asked a very good question this morning.
“So when was Buehrle day last April?”
On Sunday, Cubs’ ace Carlos Zambrano threw a no-hitter and Gov. Rod Blagojevich responded by declaring Tuesday “Carlos Zambrano Day” in Illinois.
Last year, Mark Buehrle tossed a no-hitter for the White Sox.
The response from the administration?
(cue the chirping crickets)
Looks like Blagojevich threw a shutout right back at Buehrle.
- With a few exceptions, I like the "new batch" of kids, especially the Wilson twins. Shenae Grimes is adorable as Annie, the girl-next-door from Kansas, and Tristan Wilds is hilarious as Annie's adopted brother, Dixon.
• The much-maligned "Speed Racer" is now on DVD and Blu-Ray, where the Wachowski brothers' colorful concoction will really impress videophiles. I'm among the few people who liked -- no, loved -- this movie, and I urge all who want to see a virtuoso piece of directing and editing to check it out. Yes, it's a kids' movie, and yes, it's a spectacle almost entirely created in the computer, but I think you'll find the Wachowskis delivered something quite unique, visually. It might even play better on a smaller screen; some of the racing sequences were a bit overwhelming in the theater.
• There are rumblings among the Metallica minions that the new album, "Death Magnetic," sounds better on "Guitar Hero" than it does on the CD. Since all tracks have to be remastered to isolate the guitar parts for the game, I certainly expect that it at least sounds different. Can anyone attest to whether it sounds better? The album is rather loud and distorted.
Is Ted Lilly hour coming next?
Your tax dollars at work:
WHEREAS, on Sunday September 14, at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano threw a no-hitter for a 5-0 win over the Houston Astros; and WHEREAS, with this accomplishment, Zambrano became the first Chicago Cub pitcher since Milt Pappas in 1972 to throw a no-hitter; and WHEREAS, this was also the first neutral-site no-hitter in baseball history. The teams were playing in Milwaukee instead of Houston because of Hurricane
For years Illinois has had a law that allows parents of newborns to legally abandon a child, no questions asked, at certain locations, such as hospitals and fire stations. To avoid any charges, the parent must give up the child within 72 hours of birth.
The law was passed in response to horrific instances of unwanted newborns being found dead in garbage dumpsters. In recent years, state lawmakers expanded the places where a newborn could be “abandoned” and did away with the provision that would have sunset the law last year.
Every state now has some kind of so-called “safe haven” law permitting legal abandonment.
Which brings us to Nebraska, the last state to do so.