Today marked the third and last day of SCOTUS-nominee Elena Kagan's hearings before the U.S. Senate. It's been a bumpy ride — fill of gay soldiers and Mormon vampires — but as the process draws to a close, will Kagan be confirmed or will she definitely be confirmed?
So, as the country awaits the big news, you can cheer her on in style, with your very own softball jersey in support of "The Ragin' Kagans"!
Download your a PDF of the design to make your own Team Kagan t-shirt and show you're on the team!
Design by Andy Ross, a writer and performer in New York. You can see more of his work at his daily comedy blog here.
Tags: Baseball, Elena Kagan, Senate, Supreme Court
Okay, so President Obama threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals/Philadelphia Phillies games today, and, uh, let's just keep the commentary to, Uh oh…
Okay, first of all, the guy is wearing a White Sox hat and a Nationals jacket, so right off the bat, WTF. Second of all, Sheeeeeesh! I know he's better versed at throwing the rock around on the baseball court, but don't they use arms in basketball?
Say what you will about Bush, at least he knew how to get one across the plate…
Though, that was pretty much all he knew how to do.
Tags: Barack Obama, Baseball, George W. Bush, Philadelphia, Sports, Washington DC
These satirical anti-Scott Brown ads come from the conservative humor site The Nose on Your Face, though they probably would have been as effective as anything Martha Coakley did(n't) do to get into office…
And if that doesn't convince Massachusetts voters, here's an accusation that's even worse…
Tags: Baseball, Martha Coakley, Massachusetts, Scott Brown
As a expatriate Philadelphian, I thought I couldn't possibly be any more disgusted after having to endure last night's game (and its aftermath) in the middle of Queens.
If there's one thing that could bring Keith Olbermann and Sean Hannity together (apart from the occasional CNN-bashing), it's baseball…
Olbermann wrote about the game on his MLBlog, where he said of Hannity, "And lastly, a reminder that baseball does erase boundaries. The guy I'm taking a photo of, who's taking a photo of me – we get along perfectly at the ballpark – less so during our day jobs."
Sean Hannity and Keith Olbermann: big, big Yankees fans. That pretty much says it all.
Now, if you'll excuse me, this bowl of sour grapes isn't going to eat itself.
Tags: Baseball, Fox, Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, Sean Hannity, Sports
Some of my fellow Phillies fans seem to be taking exception with a joke from last night's Daily Show in which Jon Stewart — a Mets fan, unfortunately — jokes that launching a missile toward Hawaii on the 4th of July would be like "being an asshole in Philadelphia".
Last night, in the middle (around the 2 minute mark) of a segment on Kim Jong Il's latest missile threat, the Daily Show host took the opportunity to take a swing at Philadelphians, saying, basically, that we're all assholes. Why does this fill me with douchey irrational rage?
I understand how he feels. In fact, after seeing that clip earlier this afternoon, I was — for, like, twelve seconds — kind of similarly annoyed.
But then I remembered that we're the reigning World Series Champions and currently leading the division, and the Mets are pretty much made of ass.
And then I felt a lot better.
Tags: Baseball, Jon Stewart, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Sports, The Daily Show