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May 22, 2008

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Presidential Draft Game
McCains @ Obamas

Barack Obama partisans are going to cry "foul!" because a professional major league pitcher (Curt Schilling) was allowed to compete in this cosmic baseball game. But, there is no rule, nor the contemplation of any rule, that would prohibit Schilling, a bona fide John McCain supporter, from competing. And, as it turned out, despite pitching nine innings, Schilling had no decision. This was a remarkable 17 inning game that reinforces the notion that the Washington Presidents are going to have a difficult decision about their next draft choice.

Related Links

Presidents Draft G.W. Bush (2000)

Presidential Draft Note (2000)

Presidential Home Run Derby, Pt 1 (2000)

Presidential Home Run Derby, Pt 2 (2000)

Presidents Pass on Kerry (2004)

Donkeys @ Elephants (2007)

Candidates @ Iowans (2008)

Candidates @ New Hampshire (2008)

Clintons @ Obamas (March 2008)

Clintons @ Obamas (April 2008)

Other Cosmic Games

May 7, 2008

The Medium is the Message

The News Corporation owns Fox News

MSNBC is owned by the General Electric Corporation

News Corporation Corporate Timeline

General Electric Corporate timeline

General Electric has billions to lose if Obama becomes president.

The Heritage Foundation had to warn its staffers not to watch so much Fox News on their computers, because it was causing the think tank's system to crash.

Personal Cosmic Baseball Game
Fox News @ MSNBC

News Bias

Reading Between the Lines

May 3, 2008

Charleroi High School Alumni Link
Blanche Palfrey with Daughter
Deborah Jeane Palfrey

Umpire Operations
Palfrey Nomination Withdrawn

Last May a group of individuals nominated Ms. Deborah Jeane Palfrey to be an Umpire at the Cosmic Baseball Association (news item). Because of Ms. Palfrey's corporeal death on May 1, 2008 in Tarpon Springs, Florida, that nomination has been withdrawn. The withdrawal is in deference to Ms. Palfrey's death, ruled a suicide.

Deborah Jean Palfrey, 52, was discovered by her mother, Blanche, 76, hanging dead in a shed outside Blanche's home in Florida. Deborah Jeane had recently (April 15) been found guilty of several crimes associated with her ownership of Pamela Martin & Associates, an escort service operating in Washington DC.

Born in Pennsylvania on March 18, 1956, Deborah Jeane Palfrey attended high school in Pennsylvania and college in Florida. She worked as a paralegal in California. She began the escort agency, a vocation that would later earn her the moniker, "DC Madam" in 1993. Between 1993 and 2006, Palfrey's escort agency earned an estimated $2 million dollars. She received considerable public attention in 2007 when federal authorities seized her assets as part of an investigation that ended in her guilty convictions last month for money

Deborah and Blanche Palfrey
laundering, using the mail for illegal purposes, and racketeering in connection with her escort service. She was to be sentenced in July. Had Palfrey received a prison sentence, it would have been the second time. She had been sentenced to jail time on other convictions in the 1990s.

Deborah Jeane Palfrey's fear of going back to prison is cited as a possible motive for her suicide. Others, more skeptical, believe Palfrey was silenced because of her involvement with high profile members of Washington, DC's elite political establishment. Customer's of the escort agency included a senator, a former under-secretary of state, and an influential military thinker in the Pentagon. Brandy Britton, a former escort associated with Palfrey's Pamela Martin agency, also hung herself to death, in February 2007, before she was scheduled to stand trial on four counts of prostitution.

The original group that nominated Ms. Palfrey is free to re-nominate her in 90 days. However, rumors coming from inside the Washington Presidents' front office suggest that the woman known as the "DC Madam" might replace Vice President Richard Cheney as the team's bench coach.

May 2, 2008

Link to Game Report

Cosmic Game Report
Beats @ Planets

The good karma generated by Gary Snyder winning the 2008 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize did not carry over onto the cosmic baseball field of play as the upstart Astronomical Planets defeated the veteran Dharma Beats. It is worth noting that Snyder's poetic compadre, Philip Whalen, did hit a home run in the second inning. But that was the only run the Beats could muster because the Moon pitched an excellent game giving up four hits and striking out five.

April 27, 2008

National Train Day Series

National Train Day Series

The Cosmic Baseball Association is celebrating the first [U.S.] National Train Day with the National Train Day Series.

Six teams are competing for the National Train Day Pennant to be awarded on May 10, 2008 to the team with the best record.

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