Baseball movies are usually far from the best in cinematography. That said, probably my favorite baseball movie of all time is the 1957 film, Fear Strikes Out. It portrays Jimmy Piersall’s (who was a very good major leaguer) fight against mental illness exacerbated (I’m probably being kind) by his father. In baseball basically the worst thing a hitter can do is strike out. It is the ultimate failure in any particular at bat. Piersall was afraid of failure/failure to please his father.
“Let the punishment fit the crime.” How many times have we heard that in our lives? Most Americans agree with that principle but apparently some do not in practice.
Which state has the craziest Republicans? That is a question I often ask myself and the answer is as clear as mud. Sometimes it seems like there are nearly 50 contestants vying for the top spot. In recent days Michigan is the clear winner.
There are only seven days in the week and I only publish on five of them. That is simply insufficient to cover all the political outrages in today’s America. Today will be another of my attempts to catch up.
Last week was another where it is difficult to pick the biggest American political story of the week; on the surface that is. In reality the fact that one political party with two allies from the other side decided that American democracy wasn’t important is difficult to top. All 50 Republican senators with the addition of Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona refused to amend the filibuster rule to enable voting rights – the cornerstone of democracy – to get an up or down vote.