NOW IT IS ‘SPOS TO HAPPEN IN SEPTEMBER

Owners Again Postpone Decision On RelocationThe Post

I am simply shocked – SHOCKED that baseball owners would delay the Expos decision again. After all this time, adding another month to the waiting game is not going to kill us. I think they figure we will all be too absorbed with football to get upset if it does not go there way.


Dick HellerOwners Again Postpone Decision On RelocationThe Wash. Times

Columnist Dick Heller gives the Remember the Grays movement some more ink.


Tides? GM offers blunt assessment of baseballVirginian-Pilot

The general manager of the AAA Norfolk Tides backs away from remarks he made in the Las Vegas Sun yesterday about Hampton Roads baseball effort, saying “I thought it was off the record.” Uh huh. The story was linked in yesterday’s edition.


A NEW BRONX BALLPARK?

Yankees Propose New Stadium, and Would PayThe Times

My Yankees want to build a new stadium right next to The House That Ruth Built. It is an interesting proposal and keeps them in the borough they belong and not a Turnpike exit, which was threatened for many years. While the plan sounds pretty good, I am still not eager to see the greatest venue for sports in the history of the republic to be replaced. Paying for it themselves also gets them off the hook for a lot of revenue sharing. Also see, today’s follow up story: Bloomberg Says City Will Help the Franchise That Helps Itself.


A FREE SPEECH VICTORY IN PA.

Court reverses alcohol-advertising ban at collegesAP via CDT

While I was an undergraduate at PSU, the Pennsylvania legislature banned alcohol related advertising in college newspapers. They thought they could reduce college alcoholism this way. While it was flattering that they thought newspapers were so influential (they are not), the law was simply asinine. In fact, I wrote a letter to the editor of The Collegian about it, full of the Orwellian imagery I insisted on using for a few years there.


MYRON COPE RECOVERING IN HOSPITAL

Myron Cope getting better after surgery, illnessPost-Gazette

Yinz out to crack open an Arn for the story about Stillers broadcaster Marn (Translation: You ought to have a refreshing Iron City Beer for this article about Steelers broadcaster Myron Cope). The famed Pittsburgh Steelers radio analyst has been laid up with pneumonia following throat surgery. He expects be okay for football season, so everything should be cope-a-setic. Yoi! Also see Teresa Heinz Kerry’s favorite newspaper, the Tribune-Review for more on the story.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Come on guys, let’s move it. Jesus. We need more balloons. I want all balloons to go. (Expletive). Go confetti. Go confetti. There’s not enough coming down. All balloons. Why the hell is nothing falling? What the (expletive) are you guys doing up there?

Don Mischer, DNC Executive Producer

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