What we read on our $200 million-per-day Indian vacation…
- The titular mission of one of NPI’s favorite former blogs has finally been accomplished, as ESPN has decided not to bring Joe Morgan back to Sunday Night Baseball (Jon Miller’s gone too, but we’ll miss him). Morgan himself claimed he wasn’t surprised by the move. Deadspin’s Tommy Craggs reprinted a 2005 story he wrote for SF Weekly on Morgan. And, of course, Joe Posnanski offered his thoughts on the farewell.
- Rachel Maddow had an extensive (and interesting) interview with Jon Stewart.
- Could you have solved this Wheel of Fortune puzzle with only one letter? Chris Jones of Esquire explained how Caitlin Burke actually did.
- Why are Publius, Rick Reilly, and Bill Simmons discussed in the same article? Find out!
- How Slate has failed to keep up with the Internet. Meanwhile, Charlotte Magazine takes an in-depth look at the state of the Queen City’s newspaper, the Charlotte Observer.
- The Onion basically sums up all the problems with democracy that John S tried to explain in his long post. Meanwhile, the evidence that democracy doesn’t work keeps on mounting…
- We would try to avoid linking to something as super-specific to our (read: Tim and Josh’s) tastes as an analysis of divisive Mets’ managerial candidate Wally Backman, but Ted Berg’s starts with a David Foster Wallace epigram! As a counterpoint, a study on what we all know: Managers don’t mean much of anything. And, another statistical analysis on the importance of managerial experience.
- Not quite Caden Cotard. Paul DePodesta, now assistant GM for the Mets, explains why his character will not bear his name in the Moneyball movie.
- Manny Pacquiao, Boxing’s Great Hope for Continued Relevance, was dominant again on Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium in beating Antonio Margarito. That reminded us of Andrew Corsello’s April profile of the Philippine for GQ.