Archive - Sep 18, 2006

Twins roll

They have won eight out of ten. The two losses were one-run heartbreakers. They are one game out of first with thirteen games to go. I could never have imagined such a finish in June when they were fading fast.

Today, I put their chances at victory at less than 25% with Scott Baker on the mound for the Twins and wily veteran Paul Byrd pitching for Cleveland. I didn't anticipate that Cleveland's defense would fall apart. Their team has lost interest.

Torture

I wrote a column on torture tonight. I feel very strongly about the issue. Posted below is a letter from Gen. Jack Vessey. To me the quote from Gen. Marshall's book in Gen. Vessey's letter highlights the attitude which we should maintain. It is the traditional American position. And we have blown things badly by abandoning it.