CNN Shocked SHOCKED, California Hand outs, 300 Mil for Machado, Key Line in Weld Story: SABLE Foulke folds again in 9th vs Washington under the fedora.

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CNN Shocked SHOCKED, California Hand outs, 300 Mil for Machado, Key Line in Weld Story: SABLE Foulke folds again in 9th vs Washington under the fedora.

One of the worst kept secrets in the MSM is the revolv­ing door between Demo­c­rat cam­paigns and staffs and the press, think Chuck Todd, George
Stephanopou­los or even the ven­er­ated Tim Rus­sett. That’s why the left is so insane over CNN’s hir­ing of for­mer Trump Depart­ment of Jus­tice offi­cial Sarah Isgur Flores.

Not only is she a mem­ber of the GOP which is bad but she hasn’t com­pleted the required six months of denounc­ing of con­ser­v­a­tives in gen­eral and Don­ald Trump in par­tic­u­lar that folks like Jeff Flake has done.

Erick Erick­son almost nails it:

Increas­ingly, we are see­ing many of the same reporters who bought the Cov­ing­ton Catholic smear and the Jussie Smol­lett non­sense dou­ble down insist­ing the media has no prob­lem and is not biased. They like­wise are insist­ing on net­works like CNN hir­ing only peo­ple like themselves.


CNN is smart to hire Sarah Isgur and will ben­e­fit from her on staff. The objec­tions real­liy amount to par­ti­sans on the left being upset CNN is try­ing to present fair coverage.

my only objec­tion is his leav­ing out the words “the illu­sion of” before the words “fair cov­er­age” at the end


One of the nice things about hav­ing a busi­ness­man in the White House is a businessman’s idea of how money gets spent vs a pols idea.

The president’s can­cel­la­tion of nearly 1 bil­lion in grant funds and deter­mi­na­tion to recover 2.5 Bil­lion already sent to Cal­i­for­nia for the now aban­doned high speed rail project is not only smart but is a direct attack on busi­ness as usual in the swamp.

Stuff like this has always been a well for the friends of the polit­i­cally col­lected to drink wealth from, the idea that such funds might actu­ally be expected to be used for the project they are sup­pos­edly for is the great­est dan­ger the left faces.

As for Cal­i­for­nia, well at least they have the 13% of Manny Machado’s $30 mil annual pay.


I’m not among the “early online con­cise­ness” that thinks San Diego’s 10 year 300 mill all guar­an­teed is smart. It not debat­able that Manny Machado is power hit­ter with good defen­sive range at a high skill posi­tion. It’s very debat­able that he’s worth a $300 Mil­lion Dol­lar con­tract from any­one least of all a 66 win team that fin­ished last 25 12 games out of 1st and 24 12 game out of the wild­card. If I was run­ning for Pres­i­dent I’d hire Dan Lozano and MVP sports group as my lead fundrais­ers.


Speak­ing of Elec­tion 2020 there is one line in this piece on the Bill Weld cam­paign that really sums up this elec­tion and the last one.

Money will be raised and spent. Con­sul­tants will be paid.

This elec­tion and the last was a full employ­ment plan for polit­i­cal con­sul­tants and insid­ers and those folks will never for­give Don­ald Trump for win­ning with folks not on the big money list


SABLE Wash­ing­ton 7 Boston 6

For the 2nd Day in a row the 9th inning was a night­mare for Keith Foulke (L 01 BS 1) and the 2004 Boston Red Sox and a 2nd Manny Ramirez fueled come­back came just short as the 1924 Wash­ing­ton Sen­a­tors held on to defeat Boston 76 in one of the most excit­ing fin­ishes of the sea­son thus far.

It looked like another pitch­ers duel through six as starters Pedro Mar­tinez and George Mogridge both pitched well though Mogridge hold­ing the Red Sox score­less, Mar­tinez allow­ing only a sin­gle run on an Ozzie Bulge sin­gle scor­ing Peck­in­paugh in the 2nd.

In the sev­enth the fire­works began Mar­tinez walked Peck­in­paugh who quickly stole 2nd. This proved a dis­trac­tion as Wid Matthews fol­lowed with a Triple dri­ving in Peck­in­paugh and Ozzie Bluege sin­gled him home mak­ing it 30. Man­ager Geller left Mar­tinez in and the move paid off as Mar­tinez struck out the next two bat­ters before end­ing the inning on Bucky Har­ris Flyout.

It looked like that’s all Mogridge would need when he Quickly retired Kapler and Varitek to start the inning but with two outs Johnny Damon sin­gled and Bell­horn reached on a Joe Judge Error bring­ing Manny Ramirez to the plate who promptly deposited Mogridge’s next pitch 450 to right to tie the game and David Ortiz not giv­ing him a chance to recover from the shock fol­lowed with one high into the Green Mon­ster seats to give Boston their 1st lead of the series before Mil­lar grounded out to end the damage

It looked even worse for the Sen­a­tors as Cabr­era sin­gled and Youk­ilis walked to start the 8th but reliever Allen Rus­sell (W 20) got Kapler to fly to cen­ter and then after a walk got Johnny Damon to end the inning with a dou­ble play.

With a 1 run lead in the 9th Pedro retired Peck­in­paugh before Foulke came to face Wid Matthews who had already tripled once. He promptly tripled again and Foulke fol­lowed that by hit­ting Ossie Bluege putting run­ners at the cor­ners with one out for pinch hit­ter Doc Pro­thro who sin­gled to right to tie the game. It looked like Foulke might leave it there after Sam Rice popped out but Bucky Har­ris dou­bled to right scor­ing both Bluege and Pro­tho and Judge fol­lowed with one to left, giv­ing Allen Rus­sell a seem­ingly safe 74 lead going into the bot­tom of the 9th.

It wasn’t. Bell­horn sin­gled and Manny fol­lowed with a homer to left mak­ing it 76 with nobody out. Wash­ing­ton coun­tered with relief ace Fripo Mar­berry (S1) who retired Ortiz and pinch hit­ter Doug Mien­tkiewicz grounded out to short­stop but gave up a dou­ble to Orlando Cabr­era dou­ble to right and a walk to Kevin Youk­ilis walked putting the tying and win­ning runs on before finally end­ing the drama with a Gabe Kapler fly to right.

Notes: Russell’s has won two games in two days in relief while Keith Fouke in the same period pitched one inning of relief, faced 10 bat­ters allowed 4 Earned runs on six hits and allowed 1 inher­ited run­ner to score. Doc Prothro’s pinch hit came in his 1st plate appear­ance of the year. Ramirez and Ortiz back to back HR were the 1st hit by Boston and the 1st given up by Wash­ing­ton this sea­son. It will be Joe Mar­tina vs Derek Lowe in the finale tomorrow.

One of the worst kept secrets in the MSM is the revolving door between Democrat campaigns and staffs and the press, think Chuck Todd, George
Stephanopoulos or even the venerated Tim Russett. That’s why the left is so insane over CNN’s hiring of former Trump Department of Justice official Sarah Isgur Flores.

Not only is she a member of the GOP which is bad but she hasn’t completed the required six months of denouncing of conservatives in general and Donald Trump in particular that folks like Jeff Flake has done.

Erick Erickson almost nails it:


Increasingly, we are seeing many of the same reporters who bought the Covington Catholic smear and the Jussie Smollett nonsense double down insisting the media has no problem and is not biased. They likewise are insisting on networks like CNN hiring only people like themselves.


CNN is smart to hire Sarah Isgur and will benefit from her on staff. The objections realliy amount to partisans on the left being upset CNN is trying to present fair coverage.

my only objection is his leaving out the words “the illusion of” before the words “fair coverage” at the end


One of the nice things about having a businessman in the White House is a businessman’s idea of how money gets spent vs a pols idea.

The president’s cancellation of nearly 1 billion in grant funds and determination to recover 2.5 Billion already sent to California for the now abandoned high speed rail project is not only smart but is a direct attack on business as usual in the swamp.

Stuff like this has always been a well for the friends of the politically collected to drink wealth from, the idea that such funds might actually be expected to be used for the project they are supposedly for is the greatest danger the left faces.

As for California, well at least they have the 13% of Manny Machado’s $30 mil annual pay.


I’m not among the “early online conciseness” that thinks San Diego’s 10 year 300 mill all guaranteed is smart. It not debatable that Manny Machado is power hitter with good defensive range at a high skill position. It’s very debatable that he’s worth a $300 Million Dollar contract from anyone least of all a 66 win team that finished last 25 1/2 games out of 1st and 24 1/2 game out of the wildcard. If I was running for President I’d hire Dan Lozano and MVP sports group as my lead fundraisers.


Speaking of Election 2020 there is one line in this piece on the Bill Weld campaign that really sums up this election and the last one.

Money will be raised and spent. Consultants will be paid. 

This election and the last was a full employment plan for political consultants and insiders and those folks will never forgive Donald Trump for winning with folks not on the big money list


SABLE Washington 7 Boston 6

For the 2nd Day in a row the 9th inning was a nightmare for Keith Foulke (L 0-1 BS 1) and the 2004 Boston Red Sox and a 2nd Manny Ramirez fueled comeback came just short as the 1924 Washington Senators held on to defeat Boston 7-6 in one of the most exciting finishes of the season thus far.

It looked like another pitchers duel through six as starters Pedro Martinez and George Mogridge both pitched well though Mogridge holding the Red Sox scoreless, Martinez allowing only a single run on an Ozzie Bulge single scoring Peckinpaugh in the 2nd.

In the seventh the fireworks began Martinez walked Peckinpaugh who quickly stole 2nd. This proved a distraction as Wid Matthews followed with a Triple driving in Peckinpaugh and Ozzie Bluege singled him home making it 3-0. Manager Geller left Martinez in and the move paid off as Martinez struck out the next two batters before ending the inning on Bucky Harris Flyout.

It looked like that’s all Mogridge would need when he Quickly retired Kapler and Varitek to start the inning but with two outs Johnny Damon singled and Bellhorn reached on a Joe Judge Error bringing Manny Ramirez to the plate who promptly deposited Mogridge’s next pitch 450 to right to tie the game and David Ortiz not giving him a chance to recover from the shock followed with one high into the Green Monster seats to give Boston their 1st lead of the series before Millar grounded out to end the damage

It looked even worse for the Senators as Cabrera singled and Youkilis walked to start the 8th but reliever Allen Russell (W 2-0) got Kapler to fly to center and then after a walk got Johnny Damon to end the inning with a double play.

With a 1 run lead in the 9th Pedro retired Peckinpaugh before Foulke came to face Wid Matthews who had already tripled once. He promptly tripled again and Foulke followed that by hitting Ossie Bluege putting runners at the corners with one out for pinch hitter Doc Prothro who singled to right to tie the game. It looked like Foulke might leave it there after Sam Rice popped out but Bucky Harris doubled to right scoring both Bluege and Protho and Judge followed with one to left, giving Allen Russell a seemingly safe 7-4 lead going into the bottom of the 9th.

It wasn’t. Bellhorn singled and Manny followed with a homer to left making it 7-6 with nobody out. Washington countered with relief ace Fripo Marberry (S1) who retired Ortiz and pinch hitter Doug Mientkiewicz grounded out to shortstop but gave up a double to Orlando Cabrera double to right and a walk to Kevin Youkilis walked putting the tying and winning runs on before finally ending the drama with a Gabe Kapler fly to right.

Notes: Russell’s has won two games in two days in relief while Keith Fouke in the same period pitched one inning of relief, faced 10 batters allowed 4 Earned runs on six hits and allowed 1 inherited runner to score. Doc Prothro’s pinch hit came in his 1st plate appearance of the year. Ramirez and Ortiz back to back HR were the 1st hit by Boston and the 1st given up by Washington this season. It will be Joe Martina vs Derek Lowe in the finale tomorrow.