By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Knicks guard Jeremy Lin said he feels "pretty good" after knee surgery but doesn't think he could make it back for the first round of the playoffs.
Earlier this week, as the Washington Nationals were in the process of securing 10 straight one-run or extra-inning victories, manager Davey Johnson stood inside his office, wiped his brow, and admitted with a smile that he loved a one-run win as much as the next guy. But, he added, "it'd be nice to have a laugher" every now and then, too.
Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano left Monday's game against the Houston Astros after straining his left quadriceps after trying to beat out a grounder in the first inning.
Capsules of National League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Blake DeWitt reserves his mornings before workouts for crossword puzzles. It's been that way for a couple of years.
Left-hander Ted Lilly was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with infielder Ryan Theriot on Saturday for infielder Blake DeWitt and minor league right-handers Kyle Smit and Brett Wallach.
The Los Angeles have acquired reliever Octavio Dotel from the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander James McDonald and minor league outfielder Andrew Lambo.
Former All-Stars Jake Westbrook, Ted Lilly and Ryan Ludwick got traded Saturday as pennant contenders played a game of beat-the-clock, while the New York Yankees completed their big deal for slugger Lance Berkman.
"It's just different. Hard to explain," DeWitt said. "I'd been with one team forever, not that it was that long, but that's the only team I knew."
"It's important that I'm starting the year off here, it's a great place to play and a great group of guys," DeWitt said of the Cubs.