Location: Vienna, Virginia, United States

A graduate of Dartmouth College (2005) and Washington and Lee University School of Law (2010). These are my personal blogs, and the musings expressed on them do not reflect the positions of my employer. They do reflect my readings, thoughts, and aspirations, which I figure is good enough.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Ok, nevermind

enough with the baseball.

I got through the AL Central and half the AL West before realizing that next year, there will still be five teams in contention for the AL title; The Yankees, the Red Sox, the Twin, the Angels, and the A's. Detroit might make a run at .500, but that's all the excitement one can find in the junior circuit these days.

I just remembered how frustrating the off-season is, with moves being made that make me look like Fred Astaire. And believe me, Fred Astaire I aint. Kris Benson for 22 mil? Pedro Martinez for 52-56 million over 4 years? I thought Minaya was supposed to be some kind of genius. If he deals for Sammy, we might have to start investigating Minaya for steroid use. At least he didn't sign Russ Ortiz for over 30 million. When the Rangers gave A Rod his ludicrous contract, they were overpaying for someone they knew would deliver. Teams are overspending this offseason for risky players that might not make it through spring training without losing a limb.

In more amusing news, see if you can spot the error in the following Daily News article.

"Anna & Enrique tie knot"

Russian tennis babe Anna Kournikova, who long has looked better than she played, secretly married Spanish crooner Enrique Iglesias, it was reported yesterday.

The blond beauty and her hunky boyfriend tied the knot in a private ceremony on a beach in Mexico last month, according to Us Weekly magazine.

Kournikova, 23, is said to have spilled the beans about the nuptials Sunday when she was spotted wearing a wedding band on her ring finger at a charity tennis event in Florida.

Asked what was cooking with with Iglesias, she was heard telling people, "Enrique is great. Everything is awesome. We are married," the magazine reported.

Kournikova's publicist said, "We never comment on her personal life."

Kournikova first wowed crowds as a teenager in the late 1980s and became known as the "Britney Spears of Tennis" although she never won a major tournament before announcing her retirement from professional tennis in March 2004.

Iglesias, the 29-year-old son of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, sings in both Spanish and English and has had worldwide hits with songs such as "Bailamos" and "Hero."

Bad grammar aside (I know Anna speaks in broken English, but that doesn't mean an article written about her has to be), if Kournikova was a teen back in the late 80's I think her peers would have been Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, not Martina Hingis and Maria Sharapova. And she would have been 7. Or she'd be in her mid-thirties now. Boy, accountability in journalism is kind of a crapshoot these days, isn't it? If you're not going to take the time to check up on your sources, you could at least do the math, right? Or maybe not . . .

Anyway, AL posts and NL posts when I regain the patience to deal with the world of baseball. Patience that is eluding me like Manny Ramirez and a fly ball.


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