Good to be here. Do me a favor. Try not to walk out when Linda Ronstadt dedicates When Will I Be Loved to Terry Francona.
THE JOY OF SIX FOR LANCE
The incomparable Texan won a record sixth consecutive Tour de France. At the halfway point Lance was 9:35 behind. But Sheryl Crow's engineer remixed it to a 3:40 lead.
For the last six years Lance has entered the Alps either behind or with a slight lead and emerged with an insurmountable margin. I wannatellya, I haven't seen anyone do that consistently well in the mountain stages since Mal Z. Lawrence.
Avid cyclist Robin Williams joined Armstrong's entourage for the last few days. Comedians love Lance. Roseanne Barr showed up at stage 19 to spit back at the German fans.
CARLOS DELGADO SITS DURING GOD BLESS AMERICA TO PROTEST WAR IN IRAQ
Protest? You think he would be sympathetic. The only person who's left more guys stranded than Delgado is Bush.
Even though Delgado has been sitting out the seventh-inning stretch all season, Bud Selig found out about it last week. Don't be shocked. Two weeks ago he found out the Brewers were no longer in the AL East.
Meanwhile, in Chicago, Mayor Richard Daley ordered a structural inspection of Wrigley Field. Not only that, the Cubs were given seven days to post a sign in the clubhouse: EMPLOYEES MUST WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING MOISES ALOU.
Three times in the last five weeks chunks of cement have fallen from the upper deck at Wrigley Field. But here's the good news. Each time, fans moved out of the way so players could catch them.