Tuesday, July 11, 2006

All About Pittsburgh

As I'm typing this, the baseball All-Star game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh is about to start. Besides Jason Bay and Freddy Sanchez, I actually don't really care about the game except that it is good for the city of Pittsburgh. A few quick notes:

* They just had an 18-year-old try to win $1 million by hitting a ball of a tee in an attempt to hit one of three targets about 200 feet away. Even if you didn't see it, just by my description you can tell that Taco Bell was not going to be giving away $1 million.

* Great ovation for Freddy Sanchez! We like Freddy. David Eckstein is laughing because he knows no one will be cheering for him following Freddy.

Completely changing the subjects...

Pittsburgh Mayor Bob O'Connor was recently (very recently) diagnosed with lymphoma and started chemotherapy today. From what I've heard, he's in the hospital while this really would be his time to shine as Pittsburgh is getting national attention with the All-Star game. We all hope that he has a full recovery.

Because of O'Connor's cancer, I learned that the Pittsburgh City Council President, Luke Ravenstahl, is 25. For any Pittsburgher out there, who is he and how is a 25-year-old the City Council President of a major city? I'm not saying that it is a bad thing; just curious how it happened.

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