Archive - Nov 1, 2009

War paintings

If you have a slow connection, this link will be slow to load, but it is worth the wait. One of the haunting facts of World War II for me is that the Russian people, fresh off purges by their insane leader Josef Stalin, fought back the Nazi war machine. It took over five years and nearly 20 million Russian (and Ukrainian, Georgian, Moldovan, Lithuanian, et al) lives, but the Eastern Front was won. These paintings present some of the grim scenes.

Replay in baseball

Although I didn't watch last night's game, I understand that the umpires used replay to decide that Alex Rodriguez hit a home run. Good for them. However, baseball's rules at present state that the only plays which may be reviewed on the screen are home run calls.