Tuesday September 08, 2015
- Joey Votto has been the active leader in career OBP since 2013 and no one is close: He's at .422, while No. 2 Miguel Cabrera is at .399. Joe Posnanski (who else?) tells us why.
- Tim Egan on why Ronald Reagan, patron saint of the GOP, would be a RINO to the 80 gazillion louts going for the GOP nom. Of course, “tax raiser” is a bit much, considering, as Eagan himself admits, what happened to the top tax rate from 1980 to 1988. Great last line, though.
- Jeff Wells isn't exactly what you'd call a feminist so his laudatory review of “Suffragette” can be taken without a grain of salt. Also agree with his assessment of Carey Mulligan: “She's always been my idea of a great beauty, but when she chooses to go there she has one of the saddest faces in movies right now.” Opens Oct. 23.
- Nice Times piece on the Man of the Upcoming Hour, Stephen Colbert.
- How close is Quentin Tarantino's new movie, “Hateful Eight,” to an episode of a half-hour, 1959-61 western drama called “The Rebel”? Joe Leydon breaks it down.
- Great short post by Josh Wilker on all-time great dunker Darryl Dawkins, who passed away recently.
- Jeffrey Toobin thinks the upcoming SCOTUS year won't be a slamdunk for the liberal-wing. I'm most worried about campaign finance, since that can affect everything else, and since Kennedy, et al., have apparently learned nothing from the last five years.
- Oh, to be a Twins fan now that Miguel Sano is here.
- I called Google's new logo “Google for kids.” Sarah Larson says it evokes children's refrigerator magnets.
- Tad Friend has a nice short piece on Monica Lewis, a '40s/'50s-era Hollywood starlet who sang with Sinatra, danced with Damone, and dated Herman Wouk, Sidney Sheldon, Ralph Kiner, and Kirk Douglas. She also turned down a marriage proposal from some has-been named Ronald Reagan.