Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lazy Sunday afternoon

- The Indianapolis 500 telecast has started and--guess what--there is wreck on lap one.  In what is becoming a tradition at the Brickyard, the drivers of the 500 have a hard time, when bunched and on this very skinny track, making it through turns one and two at the race's beginning.

- Speaking of the 500, she may not win but Danica Patrick still is the Indy driver most featured in advertising during the telecast.

- R.I.P. Dennis Hopper.  It was interesting to see Hopper's buddy and co-star in Easy Rider, Jack Nicholson, waving the green flag at the start of the Indy 500.

- It was bound to happen:  Los Angeles' Kendry Morales hit a game-winning grand slam home run in the 10th inning of the A's win last night.  Unfortunately, Morales broke his leg in the ensuing celebration.  It's surprising that more injuries don't happen in these celebrations, particularly the dog pile which has become so standard when teams win the final game of a big series, state or league championship.

- Finally, here is very touching tribute to Colonel Brian Allgood, a casualty of the war in Iraq, as written by Joe Pierson in today's New York Times: Day mileposts&st=cse


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