In 1881 the future National League wanted to upgrade its image and target a more upscale fan base by doubling ticket prices, banning gambling, and outlawing alcohol sales. Several team owners who happened to be brewers refused to accept the new rules and banded together to form what would eventually become the American League. The National League attempted to discredit the new league by dubbing it the Beer and Whiskey League. This, of course only made the new league more popular. Duh!

Friday, April 15, 2005

Plain Trains and Automobiles

According to the Associated Press, Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez saved an 8 year-old boy's life the other day:

[Alex Rodriguez] said Thursday he was standing in a crosswalk on Newbury Street near downtown Boston at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when he saw the boy starting to run across the street into the path of an onrushing truck. Rodriguez reached out and grabbed the boy, pulling him back and preventing a serious accident.

Inexplicably, Rodriguez went on to say, "That was a train wreck waiting to happen." Apparently, A-Rod not only doesn't know which base to throw to, he can't tell a truck from a train, either.