How Legacy Players Are Changing Lineup In Big League Ball

A leveler’s nightmare.

Chicago Newspapers

Droll meets common sense as to some iffy ideas by some legislators about leveling playing fields the nation over. In fact, the writer at one point refers to these dedicated souls as levelers— a word with a history.

He, by the way, is a New York gem. His outlet is the NY Sun. Read him.

His closing lines save the meat or heart of his treatment.

That doesn’t mean that first-generation ballpayers won’t sometimes win, or that some children of Hall-of-Fame baseball players might not be better off going to law school. It does mean that when fans are finally allowed back into ballparks, rather than booing the Blue Jays infield for reproducing a multigenerational lineage of hereditary elites, we can cheer them for exemplifying family values.

Got it.

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Aftermath of looting in downtown Chicago: 13 cops injured, 2 people shot, more than 100 arrests, Mag Mile trashed – Chicago Tribune

Looters are people too but . . .

Chicago Newspapers

Chi Trib lede for this story:

Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said.

Can Trib say looters? Or why not rioters? At least they’re not protestors.

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Mag Mile looting, property damage reported, all around mayhem, and what does the mayor say?

How many times have we heard it?

Lightfoot said the public has a responsibility to help apprehend the looters.

???Give no shelter to the criminals,??? Lightfoot said. ???People in [the] neighborhoods know who these folks are. … This is your time to step up. … We cannot do this without you. … We are not going to let our city be taken over by criminals and vigilantes.???

It hasn’t worked, it won’t work. People are terrified. The mayor needs a new line. Like this one, unveiled for the occasion:

???You have no right, no right to take and destroy the property of others,??? Lightfoot said. ???We are coming for you. … I don???t care what justification was given for this. There is no justification.???

What does she mean, and she might have said it before (I don’t remember it). But it’s supposed to be a sign of determination. How many take her seriously?