The Bald Truth
On the eve of Barack Obama's inauguration, this just in via e-mail from my daughter Katie, a senior at Lawrence U. in Appleton:
"I'd just like to mention that for dinner tonight, Dining Services served fried chicken, collard greens and watermelon. All in honor of MLK. Good thing he wasn't fighting to eliminate racial stereotypes or anything."
Thankfully, the black person in Wisconsin wasn't too offended.
The Balder Truth
The Orioles have signed Nick Markakis to a six-year, $66 million contract extension.
Nick Markakis ...
Six years ...
Sixty-six million simoleons.
And if you think that seems like a lot for a fourth-year outfielder who hasn't even sniffed All-Star status, just imagine what Baltimore would have given him if not for the economic crisis.
THE BALDEST TRUTH
Albert Pujols reports that he is "100 percent healthy" ... and just in time! He'd hate to suffer through another awful season like he had in 2008.
I mean, he didn't hit .360, he fell short of 40 HRs, he missed the 125 RBI mark and he wasn't even the unanimous MVP choice. What a bum.
Still, there are people out there who actually think the man is one of the best hitters ever.
Are those people out of their minds? Or are they just confusing him with Nick Markakis?