The predictive power of

On this very blog, on May 25, 2004, Levi made a comment referring to a future Barack Obama presidency. As you may notice, that was several months before Obama’s speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention brought him into the spotlight. See for yourself.

However, Levi assumed Obama’s election would come in 2012 (presumably, after John Kerry served two terms) — and Levi’s not so good at predicting who is and isn’t going to do something stupid to ruin his political career.

Ghost of Jack Norworth, please feel free to haunt Bud Selig

On November 15 of last year, this blog reported on a Major League Baseball press release detailing plans for a 100th-anniversary celebration of the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during 2008.

I saw no actual evidence of any special 100th-anniversary festivities this past season. Most notably, contrary to that press release, the All-Star Game’s televised 7th-inning stretch featured Josh Groban singing “God Bless America”, not a contest winner leading the crowd in “Take Me Out to the Ball


Not that it should necessarily be a priority for the next President, but surely he can do something about this fairly easily.