Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday's fish fry

Tigers 6, Yankees 0: woo-hoo some more! The Tigers take 3 of 4 from the hated Yankees. That's always something to celebrate. The key factor from this week's games so far is the resurgence of the Tigers' starting pitchers. Rick Porcello, Jeremy Bonderman, and Justin Verlander all pitched very well; hopefully it's a sign of things to come, so the bullpen isn't overtaxed. And what can one say about Miguel Cabrera; he carries the Tigers' offense, and had another home run and a double yesterday.
And the Rangers beat the A's yesterday, 2-1 in 12 innings. Key stat: another excellent start for the Rangers from C.J. Wilson, who's ERA is now 1.48. He pitched 7 innings of one-hit ball.

Indeed--you hear about Republicans battling each other, but Democrats?...:
"Given the obsessive coverage of the Republican "civil war," you may not realize Democrats are also feuding. Angry and disappointed that their president and Congress has not done more, the party's liberal base is throwing itself into the primaries, pushing the party to the left even as the country moves right. Ask Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln, who on Tuesday will fight to keep her party's nomination against progressive Bill Halter, the state's lieutenant governor. Also up for judgment that day is Sen. Arlen Specter. He has his new party's full financial backing. Recent polls nonetheless show the liberal Mr. Sestak within striking distance."

But in the eyes of the liberal establishment media, when conservative Republicans challenge incumbents in a GOP primary, it's an attempted "purge." Meanwhile, when liberal Democrats challenge incumbents in a Dem primary? That's just it--in the media's eyes, too often it's merely a "challenge" by those seeking to "shake up the status quo", etc etc etc.

In reality, it's called media bias.

Polling news:
In California, Dem Senator Barbara Boxer--very possibly in trouble in 2010.