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Sunday's scene (August 13 edition)
2006-08-13 07:00
by Bob Timmermann

After a week of Boston, Minnesota, and Chicago all taking turns leading the AL wild card race, the White Sox have strung together three straight wins, while the Twins have lost three straight, and the Red Sox only were able to pull out of their tailspin thanks to the timely arrival of the Orioles in Baltimore.

The White Sox now lead the Red Sox by two games in the wild card and the Twins by three games. Further more, Chicago has crept within 6 1/2 games of the Tigers.

The Red Sox are also just two back of the East leading Yankees. Oakland is now 4 1/2 games ahead of the Angels.

The game of the day in the AL should be in New York where the Angels and Yankees hook up at 10:05 am PT with Jered Weaver (7-0) facing Chien-Ming Wang (13-4).

In the NL, one day after the three principals in the wild race (Cincinnati, San Diego, and Arizona) all lost, all three teams won Saturday. The Reds (60-57) hold a 1/2 game edge on the Padres and Diamondbacks.

Relevant games:
Cincinnati at Philadelphia - 10:35 pm PT - Eric Milton vs. Brett Myers
San Diego at Houston - 11:05 pm PT - Woody Williams vs. Brandon Backe - First team to bring in a non-alliterative pitcher loses!
Florida at Arizona - 1:40 pm PT - Ricky Nolasco vs. Enrique Gonzalez

The Mets lead the East by 14 games. St. Louis is 2 1/2 games better than Cincinnati in Central and Los Angeles has a 1 1/2 game lead over San Diego and Arizona.

Houston and Colorado are both 2 1/2 games behind Cincinnati in the wild card. Philadelphia is 3 1/2 games back in the wild card.

2006-08-13 11:02:35
1.   Linkmeister
A loud huzzah to the author for using "principal" vice "principle."
2006-08-13 11:08:39
2.   Bob Timmermann
Why would I have used "principle"?

That's one homophone that I never seem to mess up.

I also pride myself on differentiating "capital" and "Capitol."

However, you can go through my posts and pick out the incorrect forms of "there", "their", and "they're".

2006-08-13 12:06:06
3.   Linkmeister
"Why would I have used "principle"?"

I dunno, why do half the non-professional writers on the web use it incorrectly? It annoys me, so I printed the definitions for my few readers.

2006-08-13 12:08:32
4.   Bob Timmermann
But the principal is your pal.

That's how I remember that the one referring to people ends in "-pal."

2006-08-13 14:32:37
5.   tjshere
Mr. Weatherbee suggested that the principal is a prince of a pal.

Laugh if you will, but that simple sentence has stuck with me ever since I was a kid.

2006-08-13 21:10:37
6.   Greg Brock
Where did Mr. Weatherbee teach?
We had a Mr. Weatherbee. He was old.
2006-08-13 22:08:12
7.   tjshere
Uh.....Mr. Weatherbee didn't teach. He was the principal at Riverdale High in Archie comic books.
2006-08-14 10:57:46
8.   Greg Brock
Archie- A tad before my time
Comics- Never much into the comics.

Color me clueless. Obviously.

{walks into sliding glass door}

2006-08-14 17:16:07
9.   tjshere
What a shame. Betty and Veronica are totally HOT and I think every teen-ager should have the right to lust after buxom cartoon characters.
2006-08-14 17:20:26
10.   Greg Brock
I had Jessica Rabbit. Beat that.
2006-08-15 11:50:17
11.   tjshere
OK. I still DO have her. There is an amazingly good image of Jessica Rabbit painted on each side of the hood of the truck I drive. Don't know who did it, but they sure are attention getters.

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