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Friday, December 14, 2007

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I can't believe they freed that baby killer Roger Clemens!

And they thought the Mitchell Report wouldn't prompt intelligent discussion.

Partly cloudy?! Totally off-base!!

I don't think I've ever read the Trentonian, and now I am certain that I never will.

Totally off base and out of line...

But a tiny bit funny, in a childish sort of way.

This asterisk proliferation will just turn out like the Sneetches, where everyone wants stars upon thars.

Star-bellied sneetches, yellow-bellied snitches, the Mitchell Report has it all!

"Records achieved... should be prominently marked with an asterisk — to signify that the achievement was less praiseworthy than it seems."

A record is a record - not an award. It isn't inherently worthy of praise; it just IS. You'd think the Paper of Record would know the difference.

Tyler Kepner has a brief, far more interesting and thought-provoking read on the Times web site.

I'm completely ok with asterisks... as long as we're fair. Everyone before, say 1950, should have one for getting to compete in a whites-only (or mostly white) league. Everyone in the 60s and 70s should get one for being part of the amphetamine era. So there are something like 8-9 years when we'd go without. Let the great record-book editing begin.

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