Spider-Man's balancing act resonates with religious leaders
This article about how Spidey's famous statement, "With great power there must also come great responsiblity" and how it resonates with religious leaders of all faiths is interesting reading.
Kitten rescued from Florida bay
A nice little feline interest story about a lucky kitty, resuced from certain doom by kind-hearted people. In a lot of ways, the story reminded me Leslie's story about rescuing her new cat a couple of weeks ago
. The image of the kitten out there "kitty paddling" is just kind of heartbreaking. I wonder how the kitten got out that far...
Or maybe I don't want to know...
Bonds Denies Payment for Homer Derby
All of the national sports call in shows were crucifying Bonds for allegedly taking payment to be in the Home Run Derby yesterday. And I have to agree with them. In this day and age, baseball players benefit from being in the All-Star game or the Home Run Derby with incentive laden contracts--either that or they can use this as leverage to get more money down the line. For Barry to want more money on top of that is just absurd. The All-Star Game is for the fans--it's a chance to celebrate baseball with all of the great players out there. And certainly, it creates debate over who should and shouldn't be there, which is always of great interest. But then this ugly little story reared its head. Of course, Bonds now denies he took payment and I certainly do hope that he wasn't paid to be in this. Becuase now it sets a dangerous precedent for next year--and for future years. If Bonds got his money, then the other players will expect money next year and beyond. And, honestly, at this point, the Home Run Derby is far more affordable and family friendly than the All-Star Game. Baseball keeps wanting to find ways to reach out to new and younger fans--and each time they make two steps foward, they took four to five back with a story like this coming out. Again, I hope it isn't true and we may never have confirmation that it is or isn't. But it really has put kind of a tarnish on the Home Run Derby for this year, don't you think?
posted by Michael Hickerson at 7/10/2004 05:51:00 PM