This is going to go viral soon, if it hasn't already: “Shit People Say to Women Directors.” Some of it, to be honest, is just a variation of what you hear in any cutthroat business. Men hear it, too, just in a different way. Sexism exists, but assholes are everywhere.
Eddie Rosario, a 23-year-old Puerto Rican second baseman, five years in the Twins minor league system, finally made his Major League debut the other day, with his extended family in attendance at Target Field. What happened? This.
Joe Posnanski polled his readers about various baseball issues and came away with the following: no DH in the NL (yes), Pete Rose should be renistated (good argument, JP), umpires should use technology for balls and strike (I'm with Costas on this), Bonds and Clemens for the HOF (sigh), do we cheer for A-Rod (if it hurts the Yankees, yes), and who might become the first unanimous HOFer (my man). Fun stuff.
Related: Alex Rodriguez has just passed Willie Mays on the all-time home run list. In the Times, William Rhoden writes how A Rod's achievement is making the Yankees look small.
White House photographer Pete Souza picks one photo from each state Pres. Obama has visited. Some are beautiful, particularly Arizona, Alaska, California. Some are poignant, particularly Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri. Some are fun, particularly Georgia, Hawaii, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Carolina. Washington state's is, well, appropriate.