What we read while going undrafted once again…
- Alex Rodriguez is “clutch” now, so we have to come up with new crimes for him to commit, like violating the age-old rule about not stepping on Dallas Braden’s mound. This inspired The New York Times to revisit all of A-Rod’s old sins. John S was going to respond to this nonsense, but Joe Posnanski, as usual, said all there is to say.
- Speaking of things that anger John S, Joni Mitchell blasts Bob Dylan in this interview with The Los Angeles Times.
- Josh doesn’t really like cupcakes, but maybe if he ate them here he’d be more amenable to persuasion that he does.
- Alicia Parlette, the copy-editor who detailed her battle with cancer for the San Francisco Chronicle, died last week at 28.
- Sometimes, it’s funny to look back at poor predictions, like Tim’s that the Celtics would be crushed by the Heat, or The Awl‘s that differentiated Ke$ha from Lady Gaga by writing, “Ke$ha, on the other hand, is a version of Gaga-lite, but in a good way. She is sort of edgy in that she puts on weird eye makeup, but she also just wears vintage-looking t-shirts and jeans when performing on national television. As opposed to donning some weird Gareth Pugh leotard while standing on top of a blood-draped ladder that’s in a coffin set on fire, or something.” Yeah, I don’t think David Cho can stand by that paragraph after last Saturday night. Sorry, Dave. (P.S. NPR did something on Ke$ha a while back that referred to her “near-perfect SAT scores,” which really makes us wonder what NPR’s standard for “near perfect” is these days.)
- Yeah, we see them more as a Wild Card team than a division winner.
- Headline of the week: Overwhelmed by Law School, 2L Declares for NBA Draft (he’s probably just testing the waters, though). At least he doesn’t have to worry about the logistical issues of the just-completed NFL Draft.
- Speaking of the law, here’s the best profile we’ve seen of Supreme Court short-lister Diane Wood. Wood, at 59, is the oldest candidate on the short-list, but older may actually be better.