People are praising how the Red Sox treated Derek Jeter on his way out of the game. That means they treated the captain of their arch rival better than they did Terry Francona, the manager who led their own club to two World Series titles, including their first in 86 years. Such a classy organization. » 9/28/14 10:25pm Sunday 10:25pm

I thought the thing with baseball players was that if a reporter was going to report or say something remotely controversial, they needed to show their face in the clubhouse; it was a sign that they stood by their reporting, and the players at least respected that. It was a bone of contention between Mariotti and the… » 9/23/14 11:20pm 9/23/14 11:20pm

Whatever happened to the Evergreen 747 tankers? I did a little research, and they still use one, but I remember when it was first introduced, it was supposed to be the next big thing (no pun intended) in wild land firefighting. Was it not as popular as the DC-10's, or not as cost-effective? » 9/15/14 6:57pm 9/15/14 6:57pm

After he was executed, NPR had a guest who had been held in Syria, and his employer paid the ransom. I wish I could remember who it was. He said that there is a misguided belief that the government pays ransoms under the table, which never happens. But, since his ransom had been paid, he said the government looks the… » 9/12/14 2:40pm 9/12/14 2:40pm

I could put American Hot Rod as a tie for last. Its only redeeming quality is Mike Rowe as the narrator. I remember growing up, reading all the car magazines, and thinking Boyd Coddington was supposed to be the pinnacle of hot rodding. Seeing his show was truly a case of seeing the sausage being made. They had all… » 9/04/14 10:20pm 9/04/14 10:20pm