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Friday, May 4, 2012

Blow Out the Candles May 4

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author and baseball fan George Will is 71 today.

George is a diehard Cubs fans and has written two books about baseball:

From my library:

"All I remember about my wedding day in 1967 is that the Cubs lost a double-header."

"Baseball is a habit. The slowly rising crescendo of each game, the rhythm of the long season--these are the essentials and they are remarkably unchanged over nearly a century and a half. Of how many American institutions can that be said?"

"In a nation committed to better living through chemistry — where Viagra-enabled men pursue silicone-contoured women — the national pastime has a problem of illicit chemical enhancement. Steroids threaten the health of the 5 percent to 7 percent of players proved, by a mild regime of scheduled tests, to be using them. Steroids also endanger emulative young people. Further, steroids subvert what baseball is selling — fair competition. And they strike at the pleasure of engagement with America's team sport with the longest history." Source: The state of baseball on opening day (, 04/04/2004)

ESPN's Erin Andrews is celebrating her 34th birthday today.


  1. Really enjoyed Men at Work BUT (big BUT!) it was a more recent imprint that was stonily silent about the steroid era. I mean, La Russa is the "genius manager" subject of an entire chapter who, coincidentally, enabled a lot of what went on in those early-90s A's clubhouses. Not directly commenting on that in the updated forward was strange.

  2. Today is also Audrey Hepburn's birthday. Audrey was one of the most beautiful people to have ever lived, a fine actress and an extremely giving and caring person.

  3. Great George Will vids, thanks for posting! And Erin Andrews pics don't hurt either...


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