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Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Guys and Balls Edition

Are you ready for some baseball? Opening Day is upon us, which means the Gray Lady, the Paper of Record, will spend the next six months recording every up and down (mostly down) in the annual tatbir undertaken by Yankees and Mets fans. On Opening Day, though, hope springs eternal, even in the Bronx and Queens. So the Times has given us a looooong profile of Masahiro Tanaka, the latest superstar pitcher imported from Japan to help out a Yankees rotation that is pretty much the fat dude who ate C.C. Sabathia and whatever the coaches can wring out of Hiroki Kuroda before his arm falls off sometime around early August. Tanaka was an enormous presence in the insanely regimented world of professional baseball in Japan, where he also became a highly sought-after product pitchman and married Mai Satoda, a minor o-baka tarrento (“literally a stupid talent”). O-bakas in Japan are ditsy celebrities who do things like go on quiz shows and give tremendously wrong answers to questions, such as saying that Africa is the largest country in Europe. The Times tells us that “so-called stupid girls were seen by some as nonthreatening and adorable.” In America that type of girl gets nominated to be Vice President! Read more on Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Guys and Balls Edition…
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At Least Everyone Can Agree It Will Be Nice To Have Football On At Bars Again!

Last night the Yankees baseball team won the competition that determines the best baseball team of all the other baseball teams! [New York Times] 600 UN staffers in Afghanistan will leave the country for a few weeks while the UN works to find them housing that will be harder to blow up. [Washington Post] Read more on At Least Everyone Can Agree It Will Be Nice To Have Football On At Bars Again!…
 

Et Tu, Rudy?

More than a few jaws dropped Tuesday when Rudy Giuliani, who once entertained thoughts of working for the Yankees organization and is close friends with former manager Joe Torre, said he was behind the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. Sure, we understand the need for the bullshit stump speech, but Giuliani, who comes from a long line of New York thugs and mobsters, has now decided to shit on the chests of all New Yorkers. Read more on Et Tu, Rudy?…
 

Bronx Bribers

* America’s mayor took some pretty shiny payola from America’s team. [Political Wire] * Lack of a major league club in Jersey just means they hand him an envelope stuffed with electoral delegates instead. [Atlantic Online] * James Sensenbrenner: still the biggest asshole on The Hill. [TPM Muckraker] * Tom Tancredo’s failures as a presidential candidate contribute to already substantial failures as a congressman. [Denver Post] * Terrorists continue to target nations’ hand-release infrastructure. [Passport] * Intelligence agencies maintain “it’s easier to get forgiveness than permission.” [Secrecy News] * Fox News wrongly accused Hillary Clinton of only recently starting to dress badly. [Media Matters] Read more on Bronx Bribers…
 

Wonk’d: The Breeders

The American political elite are enviable in so many ways. Doesn’t everyone wish they had a really good-looking family, like Dick Gephardt’s? Or a culturally sensitive patriarch, like Karl Rove? Perhaps there is more admiration for our great athletes — like Yankees players Mike Mussina and Alex Rodriguez, who both have tons of fans — even if Jeff Gannon isn’t one. In any case, just sit back and have a beer like Tim Russert, or go Patrick Kennedy-style with an iced tea — there’s lots more wonk’d after the jump. There’s no way that baseball hats and sunglasses can keep any celebs from getting wonk’d by you hardworking tipsters. Once you’ve discovered their charade, email us, with “Wonk’d” or “Sighting” in the subject line (and the name of the “brity” that should have known better). You keep a sendin’, we’ll keep a postin’, and they’ll keep pretendin’ to be surprised when they’re spotted. Read more on Wonk’d: The Breeders…
 

Gossip Roundup: Dancing Across Party Lines

• Reliable Source: Dick and Lynne Cheney, Stephen Breyer, and Karen Hughes attend book party for Elizabeth Ironside hosted by her husband, British Ambassador Sir David Manning. . . Offices of Mary Bono (R-Calif.) and Connie Mack (R-Fla.) deny congressional romance. [WP] • Under the Dome: Some blame Hillary for “Carpetbagger Curse” on the Yankees. . . Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) fits into Democratic gala by dancing. . . Former aide to Wellstone will publish guide for progressive candidates. [The Hill] • Inside Politics: Prosecutors lack physical evidence for money-laundering charge against DeLay. . . National Review calls for Miers to withdraw her nomination. [WT] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Dancing Across Party Lines…