The Sox will announce tomorrow that Damaso Marte will be put on the disabled list for the rest of the season. Sure, he has a sore neck and shoulder. He was also sent home on Sunday because he showed up late. If you're a betting man (and if you're a White Sox fan, then you are), it's probably easy money that Marte will not be a Sox next year.
Rain delay theater forces you to cruise around the channels - Cincinnati at the Cubs, tied 3-3 in the 6th. The Cubs were mathematically eliminated from winning the division yesterday. Finally a ray of sunshine.
[Ed. note: At the time of this writing, the White Sox magic number is 14.]
Noticed that the baseball players are sporting a Red Cross insignia on their batting helmuts. Apparently baseball fans have contributed $6 million to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.
Meanwhile, I'm having the opposite problem of New Orleans: I can't keep water in my car. The water pump sprung a slow leak. Maybe it's the same problem after all. I want to keep the water in my car; the New Orleans pumps were supposed to keep the water in the canals and Lake Pontchartrain. Instead, I'm leaking water on Stony Island, and Lake Pontchartrain annexed New Orleans. How's that for eminent domain?
In other news, the FAA noted that pigs were seen flying in the airspace of Dulles Intl Airport. President Bush announced:
"And to the extent that the federal government didn't fully do its job right, I take responsibility. I want to know what went right and what went wrong,"
Fortunately, he stopped short of giving an actual apology. Greenspan had signalled that the enunciating "I'm sorry" would cause a stock market crash.