Posted by: bridget | 26 October 2007

Miscellanea

The Boston Globe details how Red Sox faithful are sleep-deprived this (so far wonderful and joyous) post-game season.  Elephant in the room: games start at 8 pm, and the first pitch is usually thrown out around 8:30.  Does anyone seriously expect that even a normal-length game will end at a decent hour?  Please – let’s move game time back to 7:00 and let the Sox faithful get some rest. 

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For those of you with fond memories of the Boston-NYC Chinatown buses: there’s a new player in the market!  Move over, Acela: Vamoose is offering free Wi-Fi and guaranteed seating on its NYC-Boston route.  The $22 price tag is also significantly cheaper than the $97 for Acela.

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In more Red Sox news: after Jacoby Ellsbury stole a base during last night’s Red Sox game, Taco Bell will be offering everyone in America a free crunchy beef seasoned taco on 30 October from 2-5 pm.  (Steal a base, steal a taco.)  Sadly, no word on whether or not vegetarians can request alternatives – perhaps Taco Bell could take a page out of Chick-Fil-A’s book.

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The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that Genarlow Wilson’s 10-year prison sentence violated the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.  Mr. Wilson was 17 when he had consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl.  He was punished under child sex abuse statutes in 2003.  A year later, the Georgia legislature changed the law so as to not criminalise consensual sexual activity between teenagers, but declined to make it retroactive so as to exculpate Mr. Wilson.

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Responses

  1. I posted something you might enjoy

    http://jjkaiser.blogspot.com/

    See you there!

  2. Aii… it appears theo needs reminding that they are watching these games in mountain time, too. So if they started the games at 7 Eastern time, it’d only be 5 mountain time… which would probably tick off a lot of Rockies fans… which I also know theo cares nothing about! ;) That said, I agree, the games start too late.

  3. Washed,

    Then why not have Boston games at 7 pm our time, and Rockies games at 7 pm your time? That way, home team gets to see their team at a reasonable hour.

  4. A little something for you Bridget

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/DickMorrisandEileenMcGann/2007/10/27/what_shed_do_hillarys_hidden_agenda

  5. Oh, presents! Thank you! :)


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