Daily Briefing: Wednesday 8/24 (Bonus Video Included)

Am I the only one who finds some inconsistency in this situation?

Kyle Busch is this season’s NASCAR points leader, heading for the home stretch.

Kyle Busch’s driver’s license was suspended yesterday for a May incident, during which he was clocked at 128 mph on a North Carolina road close to a day care center. Assuming there is nationwide reciprocity, he won’t be able to drive on any street or highway in the U.S. for the next 45 days.

Since there has been no mention of it, I assume he’ll still be able to compete on NASCAR’s tracks.

Does the sanctioning organization that runs the stock car’s major league circuit not require its drivers to have a valid driver’s license in order to race?

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In case you didn’t stay up –I’m sure Rick Bozich did — to follow the fortunes of the ChiSox at the California Los Angeles Angels Playing in Anaheim, the Windy City 9 lost.

Which means my Tigers, who held on for 2-1 W at Tampa Bay, now hold a 6 game AL Central lead over the Tribe, with another 1/2 game margin over the Pale Hose.

Which means, it’s looking more and more with each passing game, that I might have a legit rooting interest in the playoffs.

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Now, for an aside.

I’m pumped about seeing and hearing one of my seriously guilty pleasures tonight at the State Fair.

The Turtles — That’s right, the irrepressible Flo & Eddie — will be taking the stage at rickety old Cardinal Stadium. The Film Babe (She’s my “pride and joy etcetera.”) and I will be in the house.

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The news about Pat Summitt is obviously most sad.

It’s yet another reminder that there are forces at work far greater than even the most steely of personalities. When it comes to our health, or the weather, even our very existence, Mother Nature rules.

Yet another reminder to seize this day, let the people we care about know it and to heed the admonitions of philosopher hurler Sachel Paige: “Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.”

– Seedy K

One Comment

  1. cbcard
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    I always thought Flo and Eddie had great faces for radio. Thanks for the reminder.

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