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Iran Renames Republican Guards August 16, 2007

Posted by chuckwh in Al Gore, Iran, Jorge Posada, New York Yankees, Revolutionary Guards.
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In a move designed to shed the controversy that has followed its elite military unit, Iran today announced it was renaming its Republican Guards unit to The Posada. The announcement was made by Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri and Iranian President Kamal Kharrazi in a joint press conference. Several observers are commenting that the move is a symbolic one to reflect the growing levels of d├ętente between the U.S. and Iran that has taken place in recent years.

However, Kharrazi, in answering a question about the move, said, “Actually, it’s because many young Iranians are big Yankees fans, and we like Jorge Posada quite a lot.”

600,000 Iraqi Deaths? One Yankee Death. Guess What Gets the Headlines? October 12, 2006

Posted by chuckwh in Blogroll, Corey Lidle, death, Iraq, New York Yankees, News and politics, Yankees.
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The Gore Years needs to take a quick break from fantasy to note that, whether it is a Yankee crashing a plane into a Manhattan skyscraper, or a Saudi, it pretty much sucks.

And, as a Bay Area baseball fan, I’m feeling that surreal feeling that most baseball fans are feeling.

I won’t lie, and say I’m grieving, because I’m not. I grieve for personal loss, not because some baseball pitcher, on 95 hours flight time, slams his plane into an apartment building.

But what I really noticed tonight was that the death of this one Yankee pitcher removed a much more important story.

That story, a story that, seriously, almost made me vomit, was this:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/10/AR2006101001442.html

One Yankee died tonight, it’s true, and I don’t dispute the tragedy there.

But the real tragedy is that this story, of this Yankee, buried this one.

It’s hard for me to pretend, really it is.

In this case, I simply can’t create a better world.