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Prince Gets Crowned

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I heard about this story a few days ago. A team is that butthurt over something like a home-run celebration from the previous season?

Six months ago, Milwaukee slugger Prince Fielder toppled his teammates like bowling pins in a choreographed home run celebration.

On Thursday, Barry Zito tried to pick up the spare.

Zito’s first-pitch fastball plunked Fielder in the back, and while it didn’t topple the Brewers’ burly first baseman, it apparently sent the intended message.

Both teams, as well as the umpiring crew, seemed to acknowledge the payback pitch in businesslike fashion. Fielder, perhaps showing he wasn’t impressed, picked up the ball and flipped it toward the mound before taking his base. The Brewers didn’t retaliate, hostilities didn’t escalate and there were no fighting words exchanged on the field or in either clubhouse.

That’s not to suggest Fielder was ready to apologize for the Sept. 6 stunt at Miller Park, though.

“They gotta do what they gotta do,” Fielder told Milwaukee reporters. “But it’s not going to take it away. It’s chronicled. . . . That’s something I did with me and my teammates. It has nothing to do with them.”

Was the celebration worth getting drilled in the back?

“You’re damn right it was worth it,” Fielder said.

And here’s the offending action.

Then again, if you are going to intentionally plunk a guy, I’d have someone other than Barry Zito throwing the ball. How about someone that relies more on power pitches?

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March 7, 2010 at 9:19 pm

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Top KK’s Korner Searchers For 3/7/10

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March 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm

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I Swear If This Guy Gets Out Of Prison…

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On one hand, this is a stupid-ass reason to keep someone out of jail.

On the other hand, shouldn’t someone in the courtroom have noted that the whole “oath” thing wasn’t recited by the jury?

A Michigan man sent to prison for 15 years is getting a new trial after the judge failed to do a routine procedure—ask the jury to take an oath.

Timothy Becktel was sentenced in 2008 for assault with intent to murder. But his appellate lawyer successfully argued that the verdict should be thrown out because the jury didn’t swear to return an honest decision based on law and evidence.

The Michigan Court of Appeals said Friday it must erase the verdict to preserve the fairness and integrity of the judicial system.

Assistant prosecutor David King says his office might appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court. He says Becktel’s trial attorney never objected to the lack of a jury oath.

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March 7, 2010 at 3:30 pm

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Hotel Ground Zero

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I’m still undecided as to whether or not this is creepy, exploitative, a testament to government inefficiency or something else. Interesting what your initial feeling is to something you hear about for the first time without any third-party commentary involved.

Looking down into the construction site covering the 16 acres where the World Trade Center once stood, some might see a place shadowed by death.

But Cheryl Palmer sees a rebirth—and a business opportunity. She’s vice president of Club Quarters Inc., the company opening the World Center Hotel—and as far as she’s concerned, the property’s location on the edge of the site of the Sept. 11 attacks is a selling point.

“People choose to be here because they want to be close to it. They want to feel it, they want to celebrate. They want to remember,” she said, standing by an open-air patio overlooking the site. “We have a very accessible view on it.”

The hotel, which began taking reservations last month, offers some rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that open directly onto the construction. Guests and members will have access to the restaurant patio with views of giant cranes, jackhammers and metal scaffolding.

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March 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm

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Personal/Professional Development > Titles

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I heard this story a few days ago about the U. of Texas basketball coach “not caring” about winning an NCAA title.

If you thought Texas’ issues – season-ending injuries to two point guards and a perplexing swoon since Jan. 18 – were bad enough, then you haven’t seen this perplexing quote from coach Rick Barnes.

“We would love to win a national championship, but we’re not obsessed with it because we’re obsessed with these guys trying to live their NBA dreams,” Barnes told ESPN writer Elena Bergeron. “What’s happened to Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, T.J. Ford – I’d give up a national title for all of our guys to be able to live their dream.”

You know what? I’m going to support the coach on this one. Sure a coach is expected to win. However, in college, a coach is supposed to prepare his/her players for the future ahead of them. I interpret the “I’d give up a national title…” line to mean he cares more about the success of his players than his personal achievements. And to that I say “good.”

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March 7, 2010 at 3:20 pm

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Niecebook

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So the 11-year-old niece-in-law got her own Facebook account. For some reason this makes me feel older than all the gray hairs on my head (among other places) combined. Here’s her “About Me” description:

Hey I am kkk’s niece and i love animals. I also love Twilight. I also hate school

I give her two weeks before she ends up with more friends on her friend’s list than I have.

OK, one week.

Then again, my 13-year-old nephew-in-law (aka her brother) has hit Mrs. kkk and myself up for copies of some of our 1980s rock music. He says he doesn’t like today’s music and prefers “oldies.”

When the same music in our discography also gets played on the local “oldies” station, how can you argue with this?

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March 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm

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State Roads, Your Problem

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Ever since I started driving at the age of 16, I always wondered if the State would be responsible for damage to your vehicle due to shitty road conditions. This was something I was too lazy to look up.

UNTIL NOW.

On the daily commute to his auto repair shop in Lawrenceville, Marco Imbarlina found himself headed toward a pothole on the 40th Street Bridge, hemmed in by traffic and unable to swerve.

“I could feel the car bottom out. I could see the hubcap fly off,” said Imbarlina, 64, of Allison Park, whose right rear tire was useless when the wheel bent and cut through the sidewall. “If I could get paid back for it, that would be wonderful.”

Imbarlina won’t get back the $50 he spent on a replacement tire, and neither will many who bend rims and blow out tires after hitting potholes. The state of Pennsylvania will not pay for damage potholes cause, and counties and municipalities only have to pay if officials knew the pothole was there and didn’t fix it.

Since 1978, the state has not been held responsible for damage caused by “potholes, sinkholes or other similar conditions caused by natural elements,” said Ed Myslewicz, spokesman for the Department of General Services, which handles the state’s insurance. He estimated between a few hundred and 1,000 drivers a year try to file claims anyway.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission accepts pothole-related claims, but reimburses few people for them. None of the 17 claims filed in 2009, nor the four filed this year, were reimbursed, turnpike officials said.

State law holds counties and municipalities responsible, but only if officials knew about the pothole and didn’t fix it within a reasonable amount of time — which isn’t defined in the law, but generally is accepted to be 7 to 10 days, said Allegheny County Risk Manager Karen Womack.

I always just figured you were s.o.l. if you get a flat or some other damage thanks to Mr. Pothole. Turns out I was correct.

Funny thing is on the drive to and from work, the better half and I have started up a game called “Craters” where we both shout out “wheeeeee!” whever driving over certain stretch of roads in the Shittsburgh region. It’s sad when you can remember where certain potholes are situated at and you adjust your driving so you are in the smoothest stretch of a lane so you can avoid the carnage.

Remember what I said about selective memory? Focus on the important stuff. So I don’t remember when the cat has to go to the vet. Would you rather have me put that in the vault than the mapped out pathway through Shittsburgh so we put the least amount of damage possible on the car? I thought so.

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March 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm

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