What we read after Carlos Beltran’s “foul ball”…
- A Met finally threw a no-hitter! Mike Vaccaro of the NY Post pulled the old columnist’s trick of driving to the ballpark after the fifth inning (worth it) while Brian Costa told the story inning by inning. Faith and Fear in Flushing puts Santana’s no-hitter in perspective. Joe Posnanski offers his views on the matter.
- Last week’s New York Times story on President Obama’s “Kill List” caused quite the controversy, particularly its revelation that the Obama Administration considers all military-aged males combatants. Harper’s also has the accounts of the inevitable unintended victims of this administration’s drone policies. Of course, liberals get very upset when you say negative things about Obama sending killer robots to other countries.
- The best part about watching the Stanley Cup Finals (GO DEVILS!) is listening to Mike Emrick, sports’ master of verbs.
- Chris Hayes, who was one of those attacked for criticizing Obama’s drone wars, got in trouble from the other side of the spectrum for daring to question whether all soldiers are heroes. And on Memorial Day!
- Jeff Pearlman chats with Shawn Green about what retirement from baseball is like. Can you guys believe Shawn Green once hit 49 homers for the Dodgers?
- This Week in Oral Histories: Maxim uses the tenth anniversary of the premiere of The Wire to look back at the greatest series in television history.
- In other TV news, Christina Hendricks discusses Joan’s controversial decision from last Sunday’s Mad Men.
- Some of history’s most powerful photographs.