by Bill Holmes
Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to the great Blackie Sherrod - Sunday's Summary
My incomplete recap of the week
I have a dirt stripe down my back. Got caught by a rain shower on the way home from the store. Refreshing but my clothes, bike and grocery bags are muddy. Guess a bike washing is now on the agenda for tomorrow. 8/14
Does anybody else think the Justice Department filing suit against the US Air/American merger is pretty chicken shit timing. The merger and bankruptcy have been in motion for months. Did Justice just now notice?
Worth a look. Very funny and very encouraging. -
The lead story on the local news tonight (8/16) was that the number of measles cases in Tarrant County (Ft. Worth) had doubled this week. Sounds bad until they showed the numbers. The number doubled from 3 to 6. An update later in the newscast said there were actually 9 cases. There are close to 2 million people in Tarrant County. How times change. When I had the measles there were probably 6 or 9 other kids in my class with the virus. That did not make the TV news back then.
Who knew? While scanning today's (8/17) TV guide I noticed that there is arena football on CBS today. It is Arena Bowl XXVI, that's 26 for you non-Romans. They've already had XXV of these things? I've missed every one of them. No need to break my streak by watching today.
So, in tonight's (8/18) game Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster hits A-Roid with a pitch. It was on purpose. Umpire warned both benches and Yankee skipper Joe Girardi got tossed for arguing. Shouldn't every pitcher be throwing at A-Roid. He's a disgrace to the game. Good job Ryan.