Sunday, May 04, 2008

You'll never guess what this is...

...and if you can, I'll buy you a beer.

Once you've got your guess ready, click here to see the close up.



Brilliant Sports-woman-ship

A feel-good story from NBC sports:

PORTLAND, Ore. - With two runners on base and a strike against her, Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University uncorked her best swing and did something she had never done, in high school or college. Her first home run cleared the center-field fence.

But it appeared to be the shortest of dreams come true when she missed first base, started back to tag it and collapsed with a knee injury.

She crawled back to first but could do no more. The first-base coach said she would be called out if her teammates tried to help her. Or, the umpire said, a pinch runner could be called in, and the homer would count as a single.

Then, members of the Central Washington University softball team stunned spectators by carrying Tucholsky around the bases Saturday so the three-run homer would count — an act that contributed to their own elimination from the playoffs.

A beautiful story.

Why couldn't this type of story be the norm, instead of the ubiquitous murder, rape, killing, and war?