Saturday October 17, 2015
Lancelot Links Flips Its Bat
- The most important article you'll read this year was in the New York Times last Sunday: 158 families have contributed almost half of the contributions to the 2016 presidential campaign, and most of it to Republicans. Who are these families? They tend to come from the financial sector and from energy. They're new money and secretive. They know each other but not us. Thank you, Justice Kennedy.†
- After the first Democratic debate, most people felt the way the Times editorial board felt: Thank god the grown-ups have arrived.
- There's been a lot of good writing on the 7th inning of Game 5 of the ALDS between Toronto and Texas but nothing better than Joe Posnanski's conversation with Michael Schur. Read it and weep with laughter.†
- So who's going to win the ALCS between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals? To Josh Wilker, it's all in the cards. (P.S. Vada Pinson is one of my all-time favorite baseball names.)
- John Amos on working on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (thumbs up), “Good Times” (and why he left), and “Roots” (and what he thinks of the reboot).†
- A former CIA agent who's worked at Fox News as an analyst since 2002 has been arrested ... for lying about being a former CIA agent.
- Nathaniel posterizes Steven Spileberg's 21st century films and asks us to rank them. Me: Munich, Lincoln, Catch Me If You Can, Minority Report, Tin Tin, A.I., War of the Worlds, The Terminal, War Horse, Indiana Jones and the Yadda Yadda. I was surprised I'd seen them all. But it is Steven Spielberg.†
- Joey Poz on how the Kansas City Royals went from Charlie Brown to Snoopy in a few short years.†
“Iíve said this so many times to people who call baseball boring: Sure: Baseball IS boring. Then it isnít. Thatís the magic of it.” — Joe Posnanski