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  • Minor Regrets: Coming Close Is Not A Tragedy

    06/08/2016 5:32:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 8, 2016 | Marvin Olasky
    I’m going through life without ever having hit a home run. To hit a ball perfectly and round the bases, touching home: That must be a pleasure. Once I came close. Just turning 26 and finishing my dissertation, I played on the American Culture team in the University of Michigan graduate school coed softball league, one of the weakest leagues imaginable. Susan had finished her undergraduate career there and was technically ineligible, but we were short of women who didn’t -- to use a phrase from those sexist days -- throw like girls. Here’s the scene, one week before our...
  • Obama: ‘I’ve Been Skeptical From the Get-Go’ About Training the Syrian Opposition

    10/12/2015 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2015 | 8:04 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Obama now says he never believed in the $500-million program to train and equip the moderate Syrian opposition. The administration last week halted the failed program, which ended up “training” fewer than 100 Syrians, all but four or five of whom deserted or died after the Americans tried to turn them into anti-ISIS fighters. “Steve, this is why I’ve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside Syria,” Obama told CBS’ Steve Kroft during an interview for “60 Minutes.” …
  • Prayer request for family. My Father passed away Monday.

    09/03/2015 4:38:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    03 SEP 15 | dcbryan1
    Jim Bryan III, 75, of Longboat Key, FL, died Sep. 1, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Harrison, AR in 1940 to the late J.W. and Jane Bryan of Bellefonte, AR. He was preceded in death by his son Joey (who died of a brain tumor in 1981 at age ten) and grandparents Witt and Zula Burns Bryan and Noah and Myrtle Eoff Dearing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann, son Jim, IV and his wife Ann, son Chris and his wife Jennifer, grandchildren Laura and her newlywed...
  • Fans told no national anthem at NCAA regionial; sing it anyway

    05/19/2015 4:51:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 5/19/15 | Troy Machir
    Over the weekend, Louisiana-Lafayette won the Lafayette region of the NCAA Softball World Series Tournament after defeating Baylor 9-1 in the final game on Sunday. But prior to the team's first meeting on Saturday, the third game of the day, fans in attendance were told that because the game was the third of the day, there would be no national anthem prior to the start of the contest. Fans at Lamson Park was none too pleased, and after several failed attempts to get the public address announcer to play the song, fans took it upon themselves to sing "The Star-Spangled...
  • ‘We hold each other up’: NCTC softball team returns after tragedy [lst game since 4 players killed]

    01/30/2015 10:44:36 PM PST · by Colofornian · 1 replies (Dallas Morning News) ^ | June 30, 2015 | Kate Hairopoulos
    GAINESVILLE — The North Central Texas College softball team lined up on the third-base line Friday afternoon, each player resting her hand on the shoulder of the teammate in front of her. They stood like so, heads of ponytails and braids bowed, their red jerseys bold against the January gray, in a public moment of silence. The sting of grief has become familiar for this team since an 18-wheeler plowed into the Lady Lions’ team bus last September, killing four players, none yet 21. All 15 of the players riding in the bus and coach Van Hedrick, who started the...
  • VB Teacher's aide charged in online crime

    01/22/2014 6:48:43 AM PST · by csvset · 8 replies
    WAVY TV ^ | January 6, 2014 | Catherine Rogers
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A teacher's assistant at Princess Anne High School has been charged with three felony offenses in the investigation of an online relationship with a minor. 26-year-old Kyle Noro is the suspect in an investigation that began Saturday afternoon when a father told police his juvenile daughter was in an online relationship with someone pretending to be a juvenile male, according to James Cason with the Virginia Beach Police Department. Cason said investigators discovered the suspect was Noro, a female teacher's assistant and softball coach at Princess Anne High School. The investigation also revealed the online...
  • Wrestling pins opponents, stays in Olympics

    09/08/2013 9:34:56 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10:57 a.m. CDT, September 8, 2013 | Philip Hersh
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Making a solid case for its modernity despite being a core sport of the ancient Olympics, wrestling saved its place on the Summer Games program Sunday. Wrestling wiped its opponents off the mat, defeating baseball / softball and squash to gain the one open spot on the 2020 Olympic program and be assured of staying at least through 2024. It took just one round of voting by International Olympic Committee members for wrestling to get the needed majority. Wrestling got 49 votes to 24 for baseball / softball and 22 for squash.
  • The IRS Just Canceled Its Softball Game This Week With a GOP Senator’s Staff — And Wait Until You

    05/17/2013 12:49:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/16/13 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    They’re not playing ball. The IRS softball team has canceled their Friday game with Sen. John Cornyn’s staff, amid the still-evolving scandal of targeting conservative organizations. The game has not been rescheduled. By the way, the IRS’s team name? “The Cheetahs.” Cornyn (R-Texas) posted the cancellation announcement on Facebook Thursday morning:
  • Softball Question (vanity)

    05/02/2012 4:35:14 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 39 replies
    Hi, with all those I chatted with about sports in the last few days or others I have a question, and as the mom of the girl involved I don't want to go off half crazy. My daughter was put in to play second base, starting. She's in jr high and plays at the JV level. She's normally a Pitcher but was obviously not Pitching. That's no excuse but here's what happened : (note: they ended up winning the game so that was good.). The score was 2-1 and the coach yelled out to check the runner back and go...
  • Four Female Softball Players Catch Tulsa Man Breaking Into Their SUV

    12/30/2011 6:28:52 AM PST · by OKSooner · 21 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa, OK ^ | 12-30-2011 | Someone at KOTV Channel 6
    TULSA, Oklahoma - A Tulsa man picked the wrong SUV to burglarize early Friday morning. Tulsa Police say four women leaving a south Tulsa bar took the law into their own hands and caught Jonathon Ethriedge inside their SUV. The four college softball players were having a reunion of sorts at Baker's Street Pub near 71st and Memorial. When they left the bar at around 12:30 a.m., two of them noticed someone in their SUV. The man, 29-year-old Jonathon Ethriedge got out of the SUV and ran, but not before the four women caught up with him and held him...
  • 'Not gay enough' softball players settle suit

    11/28/2011 2:34:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/28/11 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Three members of an amateur San Francisco team who said they were branded "not gay enough" and stripped of their second-place finish at the Gay Softball World Series have settled their lawsuit against a national gay sports organization. Steven Apilado, LaRon Charles and Jon Russ, who were members of D2, a team that was part of the San Francisco Gay Softball League, will receive an undisclosed sum from the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance and will get their second-place 2008 championship trophy back,
  • Hannity Interviews SARAH PALIN - TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

    04/19/2011 10:27:16 PM PDT · by onyx · 55 replies
    PALINtv via FNC ^ | April 20, 2011 | Sean Hannity TV Show
    Direct Link FOX Headline: Palin Guts Obama: 'He Has Lied to the American Public and We're Saying Enough Is Enough'
  • Sen. Klobuchar asks Kagan: Team Edward or Team Jacob?

    06/30/2010 3:36:23 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies · 1+ views
    washington post ^ | 6-30-10 | wapo
    "I keep wanting to ask you about the famous case of Edward versus Jacob... [but] I know you can't comment on future cases." -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), brazenly courting the Twi-hard vote, in her questioning of Elena Kagan at the confirmation hearing Wednesday. See the Klobuchar-Kagan video at 44.
  • Matthews On The Tea Party: “They Have Guns, It’s Scary.”

    06/10/2010 3:35:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 78 replies · 1,674+ views ^ | June 10, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    This is old, it’s tiring, and it’s really starting to tick me off. Chris Matthews with Andrea Mitchell yesterday afternoon is promoting his upcoming special on “The New Right” and the Tea Party. Mitchell gives him the chance to promote the show … and Matthews feeds right into the lefty paranoia machine. “They’ve got guns. It’s scary.” I love the sound bites with the militia. I love the conflation. I love the way everyone in the Tea Party is framed as a group that wants to wrestle the government from the “enemy”, like the British? You have to watch to...
  • A hit with lesbians

    05/17/2010 3:42:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 10 replies · 1,043+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 17, 2010 | Andrea Peyser
    To girls in the 'hood, Elena Kagan rocks. Softball-playing sisters and lipstick lesbians who gather in Brooklyn's Park Slope have suffered years of intolerance, leading to a grudging acceptance. But now, life and style choices favored in gay corners of the Slope have become, remarkably, fashionable. Chic, even. So it was no surprise on a recent night in Ginger's Bar -- New York's sapphic central for ladies who love -- that President Obama's pick for the US Supreme Court was the subject of rip-roaring debate. "I'm proud," said Nancy Pagan, 32, who plays third base on a softball team called...
  • (Vanity) A Pick-up Game, or, If the Nominee's A-Sportin', Don't Come A-Courtin'

    05/16/2010 9:55:20 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies · 255+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 5-16-2010 | grey_whiskers
    The recent nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court has been marked by an under-the-radar controversy about a photograph of her playing softball. Why is this so controversial? Is it because such a photo demonstrates that she is a subversive, and un-American? (After all, the saying is "as American as baseball," not softball.) Or is it that such a photo tends to be a bit of grandstanding by the left, rubbing the collective noses of the right in the fact that Socialist and Communist Senators will be lobbing nothing but softball questions at her during her coronation confirmation hearings?...
  • Playing for keeps: Elena Kagan vs. NFL

    05/14/2010 3:58:27 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 3 replies · 235+ views
    espn ^ | May 13, 2010 | Lester Munson
    Supreme Court nominee's antitrust role, the Coyotes' future, and a Mark Cuban lawsuit To some people, "briefs" are what you wear instead of boxers. But not in our Courtside Seat. To some people, a "related party transaction" happens when it's time to pass the hat and collect the cash for the second keg before closing time. But not in our Courtside Seat. To some people, a "memorandum of understanding" is … well, even in our Courtside Seat, we can't see how a "memorandum of understanding" might apply to everyday existence. But it sounds like fun, doesn't it? It is here....
  • Mcain missed the softball question at the end

    10/07/2008 8:16:58 PM PDT · by Armed Civilian · 32 replies · 1,869+ views
    My Brain | 10/07/2008 | Armed Civilian
    I believe Mcain missed the softball question at the end. What is it you don’t know and what will you do to find out. Mcain should have said, What I don’t know is;
  • SI’s Selena Roberts Predicts Olympic Softball Might Be Saved by Obama (obamaboy strikes again)

    08/21/2008 12:17:16 PM PDT · by onlylewis · 23 replies · 67+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/21/08 | Matthew Balan /newsbusters
    Sports Illustrated’s Selena Roberts, when asked during an interview on the SI website about the future of softball as an Olympic competition on Thursday, added some liberal commentary into her prediction about the sport’s redemption: "One other wildcard for 2016 is the exit of the Bush administration. The undercurrent of anti-Americanism within the IOC, which some say has hurt the U.S. because of its softball dominance, may abate somewhat with a potential administration led by Barack Obama, a rock star in Europe."
  • U.S. softball copes with jarring loss (The Messiah will save Olympic softball. At least a 2 barfer)

    08/21/2008 8:45:37 AM PDT · by StoneWallJack · 26 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | August 21, 2008 | Selena Roberts Give us your best guess: Will softball get reinstated for the 2016 Games? Roberts: I think there is great momentum right now to reinstate softball for 2016 due to a couple of important reasons: First, Asian countries have poured a lot of resources into women's softball. Japan is one example, and those countries have a lot of pull with the IOC. Second, I think America is doing the right thing in exporting its knowledge of the game by establishing clinics in Europe where there is more resistance toward the game of softball. One other wildcard for 2016 is the...
  • U.S. women's dominance is a strike against softball

    08/20/2008 6:56:25 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 19 replies · 220+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2008 | JENNIFER FLOYD ENGEL
    BEIJING - USA softball almost lost Wednesday. And this is what passes for exciting in this sport at the Olympics.Japan nearly scored an upset. How fun for them."That was softball at its best," U.S. coach Mike Candrea said. If that is truly the case, if a 4-1 victory in extra innings to extend Team USA's Olympic winning streak to 22 games is really the pinnacle, it is time for wrap-it-up sign. It has been fun, even entertaining at times, but it's time for softball to use this possibly permanent hiatus from The Game to fix what is obviously broken.A pitching...
  • US Women Continue Softball Dominance

    08/18/2008 2:41:49 PM PDT · by MarineBrat · 17 replies · 144+ views ^ | 08/18/2008 | SportsNetwork
    BEIJING, China -- Already guaranteed a medal, but showing no signs of slowing down, the United States softball team cruised to a 9-0 rout of China on Monday. [...]The three U.S. pitchers -- Osterman, Finch and Monica Abbott -- have a 0.00 combined ERA in 39 innings pitched. The U.S. has outscored its opponents 53-1 in its seven games, with the only run allowed being an unearned tally by Canada last week.
  • Matthews Ready to Play Hardball in PA

    05/06/2008 1:28:57 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 15 replies · 50+ views
    RCP ^ | May 6th, 2008 | G. Terry Madonna and Michael Young
    Now no longer the center ring for the traveling Democratic presidential nomination circus, Pennsylvania's inventive political community has discovered a new favorite political parlor game to while away the brisk springtime evenings: will Chris Matthews, the irrepressible host of MSNBC's Hardball, step down from his pundits perch to run for the US Senate against Arlen Specter in 2010? To a remarkable degree, speculation abounds over this possibility in the Keystone State. The indications that Matthews will run are abundant. His MSNBC contract runs out next summer, and both he and the network show signs they might be ready for a...
  • CWU softball players show compassion beyond sportsmanship (Central Washington)

    05/04/2008 6:22:32 AM PDT · by jimtorr · 17 replies · 161+ views
    NYT, via Seattle Times ^ | Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | George Vecsey, NYT
    Something remarkable happened in a college softball game Saturday in Ellensburg(Washington). At least, I am conditioned to think it was remarkable, since it involved an act of sportsmanship, with two players helping an injured opponent complete the home run she had just slugged.
  • Winning isn't everything - (The ultimate act of good sportsmanship)

    05/02/2008 4:28:49 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 4 replies · 63+ views ^ | 5/2/08 | yahoo
    Good story of a girl who hit a game winning home run, blew her knee out rounding first and the opposing team carries her around the bases.. If the link doesn't take you to the story, go to and on the top of the screen it will say "featured" "entertainment" "sports" "video" "sports"..
  • 'Unbelievable' sportsmanship in softball game-(video at link)

    05/01/2008 5:57:36 PM PDT · by Flavius · 19 replies · 325+ views
    nbcs ^ | April. 30, 2008 | April. 30, 2008
    With two runners on base and a strike against her, Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University uncorked her best swing and did something she had never done, in high school or college. Her first home run cleared the center-field fence. But it appeared to be the shortest of dreams come true when she missed first base, started back to tag it and collapsed with a knee injury.
  • Ex-Florida prison boss: Drunken orgies tainted system

    02/12/2008 8:58:09 AM PST · by Callahan · 3 replies · 47+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/12/08 | Abbie Bourdreau
    TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) -- Softball, drunken orgies and a prison system run like the mafia. That's what Florida's former prison secretary says he inherited when he took over one of the nation's largest prison systems two years ago. Excerpt: • Top prison officials admitting to kickbacks; • Guards importing and selling steroids in an effort to give them an edge on the softball field; • Taxpayer funds to pay for booze and women; • Guards who punished other guards who threatened to report them. "Corruption had gone to an extreme," McDonough said, saying it all began at the top. "They...
  • There's No Crying In Softball! (Blog predicted Hillary's tears five days ago)

    01/07/2008 2:52:13 PM PST · by jdm · 54 replies · 127+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Jan. 07, 2008 | Ed Morrissey
    The Anchoress predicted this moment five days ago, but who could have guessed it would come on such a softball question? Hillary Clinton let go a couple of tears -- possibly -- not out of passion for her position, but out of pity for herself: "My question is very personal, how do you do it?" asked Marianne Pernold Young, a freelance photographer from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. "How do you, how do you keep upbeat and so wonderful?" Clinton began responding, jokingly: "You know, I think, well luckily, on special days I do have help. If you see me every day...
  • Idaho [female]softball coach arrested for [sexual] battery of minor

    04/30/2007 11:26:22 AM PDT · by bedolido · 69 replies · 2,821+ views
    NWCN ^ | 04-30-2007 | KAYCEE MURRAY and DON DAY
    MERIDIAN - A Centennial High School softball coach is charged with sexual battery of a minor. Ada County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Andrea Dearden confirms 22-year-old Lauren K. Palmer was arrested early Saturday morning in Eagle. Dearden says a sheriff’s deputy spotted a car in a local park after 1 a.m. - and witnessed what is described as “inappropriate touching” between Palmer and a female minor. The arrest report indicates the minor is aged 16 or 17 years old.
  • Barnstorming Softball Star Feigner Dies (the King and His Court)

    02/10/2007 10:42:00 AM PST · by groanup · 15 replies · 862+ views ^ | 2/09/2007 | AP
    Eddie Feigner, the hard-throwing softball showman who barnstormed for more than 50 years with "The King and His Court" four-man team, died Friday. He was 81. Feigner, the former Marine known for his trademark crewcut and bulging right arm, died in Huntsville, Ala., from a respiratory ailment related to dementia, wife Anne Marie Feigner said Friday night. With a fastball once clocked at 104 mph, The King threw 930 no-hitters, 238 perfect games and struck out 141,517 batters while playing more than 10,000 games. He was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame in 2000. A stroke in...
  • Softball star (Eddie "the King") Feigner dies at 81

    02/10/2007 6:48:51 AM PST · by commish · 15 replies · 463+ views
    ESPN ^ | Feb 11, 2007 | AP
    Eddie Feigner, the hard-throwing softball showman who barnstormed for more than 50 years with his "The King and His Court" four-man team, died Friday. He was 81. Feigner, the former Marine known for his trademark crewcut and bulging right arm, died in Huntsville, Ala., from a respiratory ailment related to dementia, wife Anne Marie Feigner said Friday night. With a fastball once clocked at 104 mph, Feigner threw 930 no-hitters and 238 perfect games and struck out 141,517 batters while playing more than 10,000 games. He was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame in 2000. A stroke...
  • Cost of Little League around the country

    11/28/2006 10:46:54 AM PST · by edcoil · 8 replies · 347+ views
    11-28-2006 | Edcoil
    I just signed my daugher and son up for next spings softball and baseball little league teams. Here in Orange County California it costs: 11 year old boy "AAA" - $160.00 9 year old girl "A" - $170.00 How do we compare with your local fees?

    06/21/2006 6:06:05 PM PDT · by You Dirty Rats · 126 replies · 2,996+ views
    CNN | 06-21-2006 | CNN
    Larry King and Nine Harpies. Truly Frightening.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 1.10.06

    01/10/2006 3:36:56 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 301 replies · 2,928+ views, | 1.10.06 | ohioWfan
    This morning, President Bush, accompanied by Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice and Attorney-General Alberto Gonzalez, signed H.R. 972, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Later the President spoke to members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at their meeting in Washington, highlighting progress in fashioning democracy in Iraq, rebuilding the economy and training Iraqi forces. He then welcomed the 2005 Little League Softball World Series Champions, from McLean, Va, in the Oval Office. First Lady Laura Bush today delivered a speech at the National Conference on At-Risk Youth, opening the Coordinating Council...
  • Teen athlete's prosthetic leg stolen (police hopping to find suspect)

    11/04/2005 4:18:20 AM PST · by Gordon Pym · 19 replies · 809+ views
    AP ^ | Wednesday, November 2, 2005 | AP
    11-02) 22:37 PST Temple City, Calif. (AP) -- A thief walked off with 16-year-old Melissa Huff's prosthetic leg, sidelining the high school softball player from the game she loves. Such a leg costs about $5,000 to $7,000, said Huff's father, David, but can't really be used by anyone else because it was custom made. "It's not something you can just sell on the street. Something like that, it's just cruel," Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Tim Phillips said of the theft. The leg was taken sometime Tuesday afternoon by a thief who cut a hole in a window screen, entered...
  • Champions shocked, thrilled, ready to return home today

    08/21/2005 10:47:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies · 170+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Sunday, August 21, 2005. | STEVE UNGREY
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. - It was an ending straight out of "The Natural," except Sarah Kahn substituted for Roy Hobbs. Whoever wrote the script for Saturday's Big League Softball World Series championship game certainly included the happy ending for Antelope Valley District 51. The West region champions walked away with the world title for the first time since 1996, in a 3-2 victory over Charleston, W. Va. The win avenged Antelope Valley's only tournament loss, a 2-1 Charleston victory over in pool play on Wednesday. Saturday's championship game, held at Vanderberg Park, had all the makings of a suspenseful contest that...
  • Aging Baby Boomers Flocking to Play Softball

    07/08/2005 11:31:21 AM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 8 replies · 584+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-07-08-05 1312EDT
    Aging Baby Boomers Flocking to Play SoftballBy Don Babwin Associated Press Writer Published: Jul 8, 2005 ELGIN, Ill. (AP) - When pitcher Dave Shortz sticks his glove out and knocks a high chopper into the air, all second baseman Paul Dobkowski can do is wait for it to come down. When it finally does, it lands right in his brand new glove. And, luckily, the guy who hit it looks like he's running in sand. One out. Dobkowski, 50, who resumed playing softball this year after taking 15 years off, is part of a growing and graying group of men...
  • Is Fox The Softball Channel? - (Cavuto-Bush vs. van Susteren-Billary Clinton interviews)

    06/16/2005 6:06:26 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 768+ views
    Last week, Fox anchor Neil Cavuto secured a White House interview with President Bush, and liberals were upset. It wasn’t tough enough. Washington Post correspondent Daniel Froomkin reported that Cavuto asked about Mrs. Bush, John Kerry’s grades, and media overcoverage of Michael Jackson, but sneered: "Who wants to talk about that messy war in Iraq, or the Downing Street Memo? Not Neil Cavuto, Fox News executive, anchor, commentator and Bush campaign contributor." Fox-defending blogger "Johnny Dollar" noted two problems with Froomkin. First, Bush was asked about Iraq and that memo at a press conference the day before, so would that...
  • Softball coach snaps the unwritten rules (runs up score 55-0, gets suspended)

    04/30/2005 8:36:32 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 53 replies · 2,097+ views
    Enquirer Journal ^ | Saturday, April 30, 2005 | BY JEFF NELSON
    Column: Softball coach snaps the unwritten rules BY JEFF NELSON When written rules are broken, punishment follows. It's a basic tenet in sports, and one we see practiced nearly every day. What we don't often see, and frankly, what I can't ever recall seeing, is a punishment for breaking unwritten rules. But that appears to be what took place at Central Cabarrus High this past week. Softball coach Monte Sherrill was suspended by the school for two games after his team, which is ranked fourth in the nation by USA Today, beat West Charlotte, 55-0, on April 15. Go ahead...
  • Time to Rename Matthews' Show 'Cuddles with Chris'-(not so "smashmouth" w. Jane Fonda, John Kerry)

    04/27/2005 7:20:26 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 619+ views
    Chris Matthews really needs to retire the name "Hardball" for his talk show on MSNBC. When it comes to liberal or radical guests, he ought to rename the show "Cuddles with Chris." When did this toothless trend become too obvious to ignore? It could have been with John Kerry about a year ago, when Matthews asked him "hardballs" like whether the Bush campaign was hoisting themselves "on their own petard by bringing up the issue of your service," and whether it was possible the Republicans were questioning Kerry's service because they realize "they can't beat you on the jobs issue,...
  • Mamas don’t let your cowgirls grow up to be cowboys

    11/26/2004 3:03:51 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 31 replies · 1,595+ views
    Many gay activists compare their current “civil rights” struggles with those faced by blacks in the segregated South in the 1950s. The comparison is deemed offensive by many blacks, given that the average black income is still much lower than the average white income in America. Blacks’ educational attainment still falls well below that of white Americans, even fifty years after the landmark Brown decision. By contrast, gay Americans are wealthier and more educated than their straight counterparts. Nonetheless, lesbian millionaire (and North Carolina Senator) Julia Boseman thinks they need a helping hand. That’s why her family started a special...
  • Live Thread: Katie Lewinsky Couric Interviews John Kerry on NBC's Dateline 10/24/04 7 p.m. EDT

    10/24/2004 3:41:52 PM PDT · by kristinn · 56 replies · 2,339+ views
    Sunday, October 24, 2004 | Kristinn
    Heads up! (Or down as the case may be.) NBC's Dateline will be showing part one of a two part broadcast of an interview conducted by Today Show hostess Katie Couric at 7 p.m. EDT.Part two will be shown on Monday's Today Show.
  • Softball star Jennie Finch is a conservative!

    10/15/2004 3:22:36 AM PDT · by billclintonwillrotinhell · 24 replies · 2,467+ views
    CNBC's seldom-watched McEnroe
    Last night (Thursday, Oct. 14) on CNBC's low-rated show McEnroe, star softball pitcher Jennie Finch declared she's a conservative! The drop-dead gorgeous Olympic gold medalist was a guest on the show after Ann Coulter had talked about her new book, "How To Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)." The conservative Coulter had gotten into a heated debate with the liberal McEnroe and a previous guest, who was also liberal. After a commercial break, McEnroe implied that Coulter stormed off the set abruptly after her segments instead of staying for the remainder of the show, which is usually the custom....

    09/01/2004 4:28:33 PM PDT · by TomasUSMC · 22 replies · 1,329+ views
    HOW "like our Prez"..............this is from a home schooler mom...:O) love dem moms....... : My night with President Bush HAD TO SHARE THIS WITH ALL YOU'LLs Oh. My. Goodness. What a night! Regardless of whom you are voting for this November, please just indulge me for a few minutes to tell you what an incredible night we just had! Saturday night, I got a call from one of the people I've helped with the Bush campaign. He said there was going to be a special picnic with a special guest and invited my family to come, swearing us to secrecy...
  • Freepers, we need your help. Shout back at Chris Matthews. Make your voice heard

    08/31/2004 7:26:55 PM PDT · by The Scourge of Yazid · 64 replies · 2,210+ views
    August 31, 2004 | Gerard J. Perry Jr.
    Alright, we haven't finalized plans for this yet, but we're planning an impromptu protest outside of Chris Matthews' "Hardball" program tomorrow.It will be held around Herald Square and take place between three and four p.m. in the afternoon. These plans are tentative of course, and depend upon the level of support we receive. Protest Warrior has allowed us to use their signs, so don't worry about that aspect of this demonstration. If you are interested, or know of any other freepers, conventioneers, or likeminded Republicans who may be interested in refuting the lies spouted by that loutish, low-rent loudmouth, please...
  • Transcript: Thurlow on Hardball 08/19/04

    08/19/2004 4:15:39 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 259 replies · 6,714+ views
    My TeeVee | 08/19/04 | Self
    Here is my captured closed captioning causing Kerry credibility concerns. Chrissy Matthews LOVES KERRY!!! He kept trying to get Mr. Thurlow to spin it fifty different ways... TV Channel 65 Thu Aug 19 18:03:29 2004 certainly. Let me ask but the quote that you have in this ad. It says, these are your words speaking in the advertisement. When the clips were down, you could not count on john kerry. Why do you say that? >> The main reason i say that is because it became apparent oriole that john kerry had a master plan that went far beyond the...
  • Greece beats Canada 2-0 for first Olympic softball win

    08/16/2004 10:52:51 AM PDT · by Destro · 14 replies · 501+ views ^ | Sunday, August 15, 2004 | TOM WITHERS
    Greece beats Canada 2-0 for first Olympic softball win TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer Sunday, August 15, 2004 (08-15) 12:51 PDT ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- One night after setting an Olympic record for errors, Greece's softball team put something else in the books: its first victory. Sarah Farnworth pitched a shutout as a Greek team made up primarily of American-born players stunned Canada 2-0 Sunday.
  • Bush Sr. Throws First Olympic Pitch

    08/14/2004 8:22:20 PM PDT · by Destro · 44 replies · 1,352+ views ^ | Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:15 PM ET | Jon Herskovitz
    Bush Sr. Throws First Olympic Pitch Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:15 PM ET By Jon Herskovitz Former President George Bush tosses out the first pitch before a softball game between Japan and Australia, at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, August 14, 2004. Photo by Pool/Reuters ATHENS (Reuters) - Former President Bush, father of the White House incumbent, tossed out the first pitch to open the Olympic softball competition in Athens on Saturday. Bush senior, who played baseball at Yale, is in Greece at the head of a presidential party. He was cheered by the crowd, though few came to...
  • Senior Softball Players Discover Pipe Bomb

    05/21/2004 2:36:43 PM PDT · by TheLurkerX · 7 replies · 221+ views
    WPBF News ^ | May 19, 2004
    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- Police in Boynton Beach are questioning whether one person is responsible for planting more than one pipe bomb on the streets of the city. A park on Fifth Avenue had to be cleared out as the bomb squad moved in Wednesday. This is not the first time explosives have been found in this corner of Boynton Beach. A seniors softball game was called off, the park was evacuated, and the bomb squad was called in after one of the players found a bomb in the outfield. "It was a piece of PVC capped on both ends,...
  • Bossier Parish (LA) Students Raise Money for Family of Deceased Track Coach

    05/21/2004 12:45:46 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 133+ views
    In Loving Memory of... Bossier Parish students raise money for family of deceased track coach Rachel Hayes Press-Tribune Bossier High School was bustling with activity Monday as faculty and students worked a fund-raiser to raise money for a very special family. All the proceeds of the fund-raiser will to directly to the family of Coach Shannon Babineaux who died several weeks ago after being hit in the head with a softball during a slow-pitch softball game. Babineaux left behind a wife and infant son. What started out as a small fund-raiser soon turned into a major undertaking as people all...