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One down, one to go
October 30, 2008 - John Mehno
OK, baseball season is finally over. The new countdown is for the election. It can't come soon enough.
The TV commercials are non-stop, and they seem to be getting dumber and angrier as the day draws closer. Pretty soon someone is going to run one that just says, "My opponent? He stinks." Have to leave the voters with a basic idea to take to the polling place. Then there are the phone calls. Being on the do-not-call list is no help. They're allowed to call. The calls come at the most inconvenient times and a lot are those annoying recordings that blast in your ear. I'm down to 1.2 seconds in hanging up on them. Even worse are the poor hourly employees who have to get yelled at by me. No, I won't tell you who I'm voting for. I believe polls corrupt the process and don't participate in them. Click.
Baseball finally ended and the rain-interrupted game may have presented MLB with a marketable idea. Play part of the game on one night, and finish it later. By picking things up in the sixth inning on Wednesday, the end of the season actually came around 10 o'clock. People got to see who won and watched the celebration before the 11 o'clock news hit the air.