How Appealing

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Chicago Cubs 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1: A strong outing from Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly thwarted the Phillies’ hope for a three-game sweep against their National League rival from Chicago. Lilly only gave up one run over eight innings, and his slow curve managed to buckle the knees of more than one opposing batter.

Phillies pitcher John Lieber was almost Lilly’s equal, likewise giving up only one earned run over eight strong innings. Unfortunately, the unearned run that scored while Lieber was on the mound caused him to take the loss.

Next up for the Phillies is a four-game series against the central division-leading Milwaukee Brewers, who lost two out of three games in a weekend series against the New York Mets. I’m scheduled to attend this Thursday afternoon’s business person’s special.

Today’s Phillies box score can be accessed at this link, while wraps are available here and here.

Posted at 11:02 PM by Howard Bashman

“Voter-Fraud Complaints by GOP Drove Dismissals”: The Washington Post on Monday will contain an article that begins, “Nearly half the U.S. attorneys slated for removal by the administration last year were targets of Republican complaints that they were lax on voter fraud, including efforts by presidential adviser Karl Rove to encourage more prosecutions of election- law violations, according to new documents and interviews.”

Posted at 10:54 PM by Howard Bashman

“Openings Set in Padilla Terror Trial”: The Associated Press provides this report.

Monday in The Christian Science Monitor, Warren Richey will have articles headlined “A first look at US case against Padilla; The trial begins Monday in US court for the American — and alleged terror conspirator — held for five years” and “Reporters face unusual limits at Padilla terror trial; Security officers might prevent reporters from asking questions of defense lawyers or federal prosecutors under certain circumstances.”

And CBS News legal analyst Andrew Cohen has an essay entitled “Padilla Trial Won’t Be Worth The Wait; Don’t Expect Much New Information From Terror Trial.”

Posted at 8:53 PM by Howard Bashman

“A 42-year rush to justice: The indictment of an Alabama trooper for the 1965 fatal shooting of a black man may be more a case of current-day politics than upholding legal standards.” David J. Garrow has this op-ed today in The Los Angeles Times.

Posted at 9:33 AM by Howard Bashman