MLB baseball is a-changing

August 22, 2008 by Joel Ebert · 2 Comments
Filed under: Sports 

This week Major League Baseball approved the use of instant replay. Some may see this decision as a way of updating a sport that has defied the use of current technology for years. When the NFL began using instant replays in 1999 it was questioned by many. But today it seems to be widely accepted and praised. The same may be true for baseball, once the initial steps of implementing the system are through.

Old baseball players, analysts, and nostalgic “purists” may believe that the use of instant replay will be terrible for the read more

Smell Something Burning? It’s Probably Arizona

July 8, 2008 by Eric Ward · 4 Comments
Filed under: Immigration, Politics 

Did you ever play the “If I had lived during [insert appropriate historic period here] I would have . . .” game? Back when I was a kid my friends and I would sit in a tight circle often with popsicles juice running down our fingers while we discussed how each of us would have reacted to the Great Chicago Fire, escaped the Titanic, survived in the Land of the Lost, or ran bootleg rum from Canada, though I’m sure we didn’t even know what rum was.

As we grew older the game changed and took on even more significance. It was no longer made up of fantasies of how I would have invested in Disney and read more