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Wednesday, October 15, 2003 ISSUE #293

Weekly Comments: Miami Cheers while Chicago Mourns

# 293, October 15, 2003

COLUMBUS: Chicago got flattened tonight. Al Capone and Mrs' O'Leary's cow combined couldn't have done any worse. The whole country was cheering for the Cubs, except for a handful of folks in Miami, but it made no difference. Mr. Wrigley's boys played like they had gum stuck to their shoes.

They can't blame it all on that one fan in Game 6. There's no single play in baseball that gets you 8 runs. Still, I bet when that game ended there was a bunch of you thinking of Bill Buckner.

When the Florida Marlins hired Jack McKeon to manage the team, everyone said he was too old to win. Well, he is 72, but his team is in the World Series, and a whole lot of younger fellows will be sitting at home watching 'em play. They forgot something else. This is south Florida. Anyone 72 is middle age.

The Red Sox and Yankees play Game 7 tomorrow. You better believe the folks running the television network are pulling for Boston, just like they were rooting for the Cubs.

Here in Columbus the Quarter Horse Congress is going on at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. There's horses everywhere you look, but there's more trailers, and trucks to pull 'em with, than there are horses.

I saw one big long trailer, with room for 3 horses in back, plus living quarters for a whole family. Boy, you talk about money. Walnut paneling, air conditioning, plush carpet. And that was just for the horses.

I wouldn't mind having one of those luxury trailers. Of course we would have to sell the house to afford it. Then it would take one of those big dually pickup trucks to tow it, so in the long run I figure I'm better off keeping the house.

Since we talked last, Arnold cleaned up in California. I didn't have to dig out my Resignation Speech, so I may go to Oklahoma and check out the race for Senate. Don Nichols is retiring, but between J.C. Watts, Steve Largent, Frank Keating, and a couple of dark horse candidates I might get just as many votes as I did in California.

Historic quote from Will Rogers:

"The country has gone sane and got back to horses." DT #2112, May 11, 1933

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