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White House Deaf to New York Times’ Immigration Alarm Bells

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Showing complete indifference to his party’s fate, President Joe Biden is doing all he can to damage Democrats’ chances for election in the upcoming mid-terms and his re-election in 2024.

Biden’s resolute determination to harm the Democrats may be explained several ways. At age 79, Biden has achieved his lifelong goal of becoming ...Read more

DiMaggio brothers credit mom with their successes

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Rosalie Mercurio DiMaggio, a Sicilian immigrant, bore nine children, three of whom became Major League center fielders.

Since the boys’ father, San Francisco fisherman Giuseppe, considered baseball a “a bum’s game,” Rosalie covered for the Vince, Dominic and Joe Jr. so they could practice with other local boys. Then and now, the Bay ...Read more

Pitcher Bert Shepard, a one-legged WWII hero

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Between August 1 and August 5, 1945, the Washington Senators played five consecutive double headers. In a normal season, a scheduling burden of that magnitude wouldn’t have mattered much to the lowly Senators. But in 1945, the “first in love, first in war, and last in the American League” Senators were in a neck-and-neck pennant race with ...Read more

Cheating and lying spawned border invasion

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

The hour is late to save America from the White House-sanctioned, sovereignty-busting illegal immigrant invasion. To draw a baseball parallel, patriotic citizens are in the bottom of the eighth inning, getting a 6-0 shellacking from the America-last Biden administration.

Still, citizens have two at bats – six outs – remaining, time enough...Read more

During Passover, honoring ‘the Rabbi of Swat’

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

In 1866, Lipman Pike became the first great professional Jewish baseball player when he signed a $20-a-week contract to hold down the hot corner for the Philadelphia Athletics.

Lip, as Pike was known, was a dominant power hitter whose numerous home runs soared beyond outfielders’ reach. When the popular Pike passed away prematurely at age ...Read more

Opening Day 1939: Bob Feller, Chief Wahoo and Judy Garland

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

To the delight of diehard baseball fans, Opening Day is here. But MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and the players union have agreed to so many preposterous rule changes that fans might have trouble recognizing the game they once revered as the national pastime.

The designated hitter, an American League abomination since 1973, will now be ...Read more

Amid shortages, immigration overages hurt all

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

In Congress, an inverse relationship exists between the numbers of border crossers and a discussion about how millions of new migrants will be cared for. The greater the numbers, the less is said about open borders and the resultant negative long-term population consequences.

The latest border report indicates that immigration agents stopped ...Read more

White House and the Media Both Corrupt and Dishonest

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

When journalists sit down to write, they can choose between two compelling storylines - Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, or the Third World’s incursion into sovereign America.

Journalists have reported on the Russia-Ukraine war exhaustively in print and over the air. Even though the Southwest border has been invaded for the same 24/7 ...Read more

On St. Patrick’s Day, the best Irish baseball players

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I set out to determine the best-ever Irish baseball players. The task was more challenging than I imagined, but also more rewarding. Reviewing the Irish baseball greats and their stellar diamond accomplishments was a welcome diversion from the troubled world around us.

Early on, I realized that identifying a ...Read more

Can the U.S. handle a wave of Ukrainian refugees?

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine has brought devastation or death to hundreds of thousands of people.

Whenever and however the brutal war ends, millions of Ukrainians will be displaced, as well as Russians vocally opposed to the war who fear President Vladimir Putin’s retaliation. Between the invasion’s beginning and March 6, more than ...Read more

Lockout Gives Fans Chance to Enjoy Real Baseball

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Disgusted and indignant fans have a message for near-universally detested MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, the league's billionaire owners, and its pampered, overpaid players – Take your overpriced tickets, tasteless hot dogs, and warm, flat beer and stuff them.

The commissioner, owners, union and players have grievously misjudged the baseball...Read more

Five million Ukrainian refugees possible

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Ukrainians’ fate in the country’s Russia-perpetrated war is unclear.

At first thought to be overwhelmed by the Russian invasion, everyday Ukrainians without military experience have chosen not to flee their country, but have elected instead to remain and volunteer to defend their sovereignty. Ukrainian defense minister Oleksii Reznikov ...Read more

The Jackie Robinson you probably didn’t know

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Even casual baseball fans know that Jackie Robinson became Major League Baseball’s first black player, that he had a stellar career with the Brooklyn Dodgers that included Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards.

But Robinson’s life before and after Brooklyn was also rewarding. Too few people remember Robinson’s collegiate ...Read more

Schumer and AOC in a possible primary showdown?

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Two sure signs that the 2022 mid-term campaigning has begun: candidates’ television spots are bombarding viewers, and the Capitol Hill rumor mill is grinding away.

One of the most intriguing bits of gossip is that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may challenge Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer this year, or wait until 2024 to take ...Read more

Congress launches new assault on U.S. workers

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Nothing stops the push by Congress for more immigration – not 9/11, not the mortgage meltdown and Wall Street crisis, not dismal Bureau of Labor Statistics job reports and not COVID-19.

Despite the fact that about 1 million new lawful permanent residents get work authorization each year, about 750,000 guest workers arrive annually in a ...Read more

Congress Launches New Assault on U.S. Workers

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Nothing stops the push by Congress for more immigration – not 9/11, not the mortgage meltdown and Wall Street crisis, not dismal Bureau of Labor Statistics job reports and not COVID-19.

Despite the fact that about 1 million new lawful permanent residents get work authorization each year, about 750,000 guest workers arrive annually in a ...Read more

Fact or Fiction? Teenage girl struck out Ruth, Gehrig

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

More than 80 years ago, 17-year-old lefty sidewinder and distaff Jackie Mitchell struck out two of baseball’s most powerful sluggers - Yankees legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Historians rank Ruth and Gehrig as baseball’s most fearsome back-to-back slugging tandem. On April 2, 1931, the impossible-to-believe feat, a teenage girl whiffing...Read more

Fact or Fiction? Teenage girl struck out Ruth, Gehrig

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

More than 80 years ago, 17-year-old lefty sidewinder and distaff Jackie Mitchell struck out two of baseball’s most powerful sluggers - Yankees legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

Historians rank Ruth and Gehrig as baseball’s most fearsome back-to-back slugging tandem. On April 2, 1931, the impossible-to-believe feat, a teenage girl whiffing...Read more

White House Sees Border Policy Failure as Success

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

Getting a dinner reservation at Per Se, New York’s restaurant of choice for the city’s royalty, is more difficult than entering the U.S. illegally.

The wait for Per Se, the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group dining experience, can exceed three months, but border crossers just walk right on in to the U.S. without a reservation or ...Read more

Congressional Black Caucus ignores wage gap solutions

Politics, Moderate / Joe Guzzardi /

The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday came and went, as it always does, without a peep from the Congressional Black Caucus about how the influential U.S. representatives could most help African-Americans.

If the powerful caucus, 58 members strong, would demand an immigration pause, Black Americans could close the earnings gap between them and ...Read more

 

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