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Ben Bernanke, Fed Chairman, baseball geek
2006-01-31 14:51
by Bob Timmermann

While the U.S. Senate was spending its time debating and then confirming former Phillies fantasy camp attendee Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court, there was also the matter of Ben Bernanke. He was confirmed today as well by the Senate (Much to the surprise of some senators who had forgotten) by a voice vote.

In this Christian Science Monitor article, Bernanke's childhood tabletop baseball game is described as well as his attendance at the famous Yankees-Red Sox playoff game of 1978. Bernanke was a Red Sox fan at the time. So if I'm Bucky Dent, I would expect that the Federal Resereve is going to have a special interest rate for him from now on.

"I'm sorry Mr. Dent, but we have to charge you 25% interest on your mortgage. Banking rules and all that. Oh and you can't buy a T-bill either."

The outgoing Fed Chairman, Alan Greenspan, received as a parting gift a baseball glove signed by the presidents of the 12 Federal Reserve banks.

Wow, can't wait to see how much that fetches on eBay.

2006-01-31 22:53:17
1.   Linkmeister
Are snarky political remarks allowed on The Griddle?

Because I would ordinarily say Allen is in the "dumb as a box of rocks" category, which should preclude him from being a serious candidate for President in 2008. Then I look at the current occupant of the White House...

2006-01-31 22:56:56
2.   Linkmeister
Oh, and a baseball glove, even with the autographs, is cheaper than a new saxophone.

Greenspan began his career as a jazz musician, attending the prestigious music academy Julliard and playing tenor saxophone with Leonard Garment with the Henry Jerome Orchestra. But his financial prowess was already surfacing.

2006-01-31 22:59:39
3.   Bob Timmermann
Since I get a fraction of the comments that other blogs here get, I don't sweat snarky political remarks. Unless somebody starts a debate. That would require TWO different people to comment!
2006-01-31 23:41:04
4.   Linkmeister
PHEW! Good. I don't like offending the host.
2006-02-01 05:01:36
5.   Sliced Bread
The geek shall inherit the earth, right?

Sporting his 1994 Phillies uniform, Justice Alito looks like a Thinking Man's Lenny Dykstra, if you can imagine such a mythological being.

I was relieved to read baseball numbers-nerd Chairman Bernanke is now rooting for the Nationals. I suspect a practicing Red Sox fan, especially one who was inside Fenway to witness the Bucky shot, would still harbor too much twitching rage to be put in charge of the national piggy bank.

2006-02-01 18:19:50
6.   grandcosmo
Funny how the article only mentions Republicans who didn't know about the upcoming vote. Oh wait its the New York Times, that explains it.

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