The [Monday] Papers
By Steve Rhodes
* Andrew Reilly writes in The White Sox Report:
"It's tempting to use events like Mark Buehrle's perfect game as a foundation for projecting how the rest of the season might go, an especially stupid proposition considering just how much of an aberration the event really is; you might as well say Jim Thome's seven-RBI outings show a team that's finally turned the corner. But what Buehrle's tremendous achievement does give us is a guarantee of some degree of fond remembrance of the 2009 season.
* Marty Gangler writes in The Cub Factor:
"How meaningful is it that the Cubs are in first place in the NL Central? Well, we here at The Cub Factor think it's sort of like being the tallest Fontenot. Or the largest shrimp in the basket. Or the least corrupt politician in Illinois. Oh yeah, we've got a bunch of 'em."
* SportsMonday will appear on Tuesday this week.
Illinois Leadership . . .
Apologies & Reparations
"There's a casual acceptance of corruption in Chicago," Chicago FBI chief Robert Grant tells the Sun-Times. "It's significant here, it has always been significant here. I don't mean just politicians. I mean business people. There's a culture in this state that believes the only way to do business is to delve into the corrupt areas."
That said, New Jersey and Louisiana have always rounded out the top three.
The Jews Did It
The Baffler Is Back
Arlo Guthrie Is . . .
Blago's New Book . . .
Here's the ad copy from Phoenix Books:
The Governor, by Rod Blagojevich, pulls the curtain back on the shadowed world of politics and exposes the conspiracies and transgressions that so often compromise the basic tenet of American life: with liberty and justice for all. It is a proclamation that the governor's side of the story must be heard. And that the fight for American liberties and freedom must sometimes occur within its own borders.
- John Kass, "Missing Harpsichord Concerto Really A Dirge"
"If conservatives get to call universal health care 'socialized medicine,' I get to call private health care 'soulless vampires making money off human pain.' The problem with President Obama's health care plan isn't socialism, it's capitalism."
Is Mark Buehrle . . .
Flying Dumbo in West Chicago
The Beachwood Tip Line: Elephantine.
Posted on July 27, 2009
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