Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday's fish fry

Indians 3, Rangers 2: the Rangers had an excellent chance to sweep this series, leading 2-0 in the bottom of the 8th. But Indian pitcher David Huff held them down to only 2 runs; and then the Rangers bobbled two balls, allowing 2 runners on, and Shin-soo Choo made them pay with a 3-run homer. Shows how important defense and maintaining focus can be in this game...
The Rangers now have to go and play the powerful Yankees in New York. Let's see how they bounce back.

In 2010 elections news, Harry Reid remains in big trouble--still down by about 10 points in the latest poll.
Same-same for Arkansas Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln, according to the latest polls.

And here's yet another polling outfit which shows Republicans leading the 2010 generic congressional ballot (this time by 5 points).

By the way, even Chuck Todd and the political folks at MSNBC, always a good bellwether for elite media opinion, and in the midst of trying to defend the president, still admit that Obama's numbers in the wake of the passage of the health insurance bill haven't rebounded:
" Obama really struggling with an approval rating near 50%, especially considering unemployment is at 10% and his predecessor’s approval rating was in the 20s and 30s his final couple of years in office? The president's approval rating has been static for about nine months now. That said, the fact that there wasn't movement UPWARD is clearly a concern for the folks at the White House; they did think there would be some bounce post-health care."