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Friday, October 22, 2010

The Record Volume 41, Issue 7

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More Than a Miner Miracle A crowd celebrates as all 33 Chilean miners are rescued from being trapped 700 meters below the surface for over two months. photo credit to www.boston.com/bigpicture

Zach Weiss, ’11

Weekly Editorial Writer The news is a lot of things, but it is very rarely good. Mass media can bring us all the cruelty, death, and suffering in the world with frightening immediacy. But every once in a while it does the same thing for those exceptional stories that can unite us all in hope and in awe of the better side of human nature. In the twenty-first century, a man in Britain can be horrified by the genocides in Africa, but a kid in the United States can also be astounded by the courage and strength of thirty-three Chilean miners.

I’ll admit I was originally somewhat reluctant to write this article. There is little I can say that hasn’t already been said by cable news, the New York Times, or your local priest (mine gave a homily on the subject). It had been my hope that one of the Chilean students could have done it, after all they probably understand the affairs of their own country much better than I do. But that doesn’t mean that the story is unfamiliar to anyone from the U.S. Chances are if you’re reading this article, you already know about how thirty-three miners were trapped in a mine when it caved in on them on August fifth in Copiapó, Chile. I don’t think I need to remind anyone of how they stayed there in the darkness for

sixty-nine days, carefully rationing their food and water. Living in a house where the television is always blaring, I remember distinctly the amount of attention the various cable networks devoted to the miners’ eventual rescue, and their constant elation at seeing that they were not alone. Reporters from countries all over Europe, from China and from India, all came to watch the first miner step out of the pod which slowly raised him out of his cavernous prison and into the world above. It was a truly international spectacle, just as it was a truly international effort, and as a citizen of the United States, I’m glad my country could do its part. (Continued on back page)


Editorials

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The Record Staff Editor in Chief:

Kevin Hess ’11

Layout Editor:

Jon Gower, ’11 Sam Sagartz, ’11

Faculty Moderator:

Mr. Matthew L. Barrett

In this issue...

Zach Weiss, ’11

Weekly Editorial Writer

David Taiclet, ’11

Content Editors:

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Kevin Hess, ’11 Mr. Jacob Martin, ’11 Zach Weiss, ’11 Jack Ciapciak, ’11 Niall Caparon, ’11 Carter Gage, ’12 Andy Hernandez ’12 Luke Slabaugh, ’12 Andrew Cammon, ’14 Sean Buss, ’15

There was a time when I had little faith. Even though I had seen, I did not believe. The Dougie just couldn’t exist. The dance the members of Cali Swag District were doing looked nothing like what the Indian people in the video were doing, and what they were doing looked nothing like what that guy who got smoked by an ice cream truck was doing (for surely his Swag would have saved him). With Homecoming right around the corner, I spent much time in contemplation, searching for a way to tear it up on the dance floor. I found it. I realized that Dougie was real, and I quickly came up with five proofs to demonstrate its existence, which I have typed up here for anyone else suffering from the same doubts. Any similarity to any other set of Five Ways, which may or may not have been formulated by

Grinds My Gears Mr. Jacob Martin, ’11 Weekly Editorial Writer

The Record Disclaimer The Record is the official student publication of Saint Louis Priory School in St. Louis, Missouri. It is produced by student editors/ staff members. Its purpose is threefold: to inform students of events in the community; to encourage discussion of local, national, and international issues; and to serve as a training ground for budding journalists, photographers, and graphic designers. The Record accepts contributions from all members of the Priory community, including students, faculty, and alumni. The Record will not publish content considered legally unprotected speech, including but not limited to: libel, copyright infringement, unwarranted invasion of privacy, or material disruption of the educational process. Student editors apply professional standards to the production of the newspaper and are solely responsible for all content, both explicit and implicit. Letters to the Editors are always appreciated. Feedback not intended for publication is also welcome.

a resident of Aquino, Italy for the sake of proving anything else is purely coincidental and not a shameless rip-off. 1. The Prime Dougie: To Dougie requires moving. Something can only be moved by a mover, which can only be moved by another mover, and so on. But an infinite regress of movers would be absurd, so there must be a Prime Mover which moves all other movers. This all men call Dougie. 2. The First Cause (of Dougie): Each Dougie is caused by someone saying, “Teach me how to Dougie.” However, this only causes a Dougie if the one teaching actually knows how to Dougie, which would mean that he, too must have caused his Dougie in a similar manner, as did his teacher, and so on and so forth. However, an infinite regress would be absurd, so there must be a First Cause (of Dougie) which taught the first teacher. This is none other than Dougie Itself. 3. The Argument from Contingency: All Dougie is contingent, meaning it is dependent on someone telling someone else to, “Teach them how to Dougie.” However, (Continued on back page)

Gentlemen, as some of you may be aware, there is another columnist writing for The Record. Shocking, I know. Now, I’m not going to name Zach Weiss’s name, but I’m totally going to reveal that it is indeed Zach Weiss. Now, as you may not be aware, our old acquaintance Zach did not want to write about the miners this week; he wanted to write about the possible existence of some entity or other, I’m pretty sure from some old children’s show about a young man in a green sweater-vest in which all the characters had differently colored skin and strange names. However, what grinds my gears is the reason why he did not want to write about the miners. Think back upon that mythical fairest one of all, Snow White and her compatriots. Who were those compatriots? Miners. What were those miners? Dwarves. Why does Zach hate miners? They’re short. Zach Weiss hates short people. J’accuse. That very much grinds my gears. Now, Zach also hates the population of Mexico, as shown in last week’s article. I appreciate his patriotism,

but his defamation of the proud and mighty Latino peoples just because of their statistically shorter heights is appalling. Just because short people tend to be loud, high-pitched, and unable to drive regular person cars does not mean they’re necessarily inferior. He has one token short friend, he pretended to mourn for Gary Coleman, and he tried to get me to watch some movie about Matthew Mac…er, that guy from those awful movies who never wears a shirt, in which his entire family is composed of “little persons” and cannot stop himself from laughing at the mere mention of such a movie. He seems to have an unstoppable flow of hate behind those floodgates he calls eyes, just because those of a shorter stature constantly need me to grab things from counters at waistheight, have to shop in the children’s section of stores, and, in the words I assume Zach Weiss himself once uttered, are far too jealous and not sane enough to become functional members of society. He’ll try to deny it, oh, yes, he will, he’ll even say that that last thing is actually my opinion, not of short people in general, but of one in particular. His denial is his confession. Short people are technically people too, and he simply cannot accept that. His lack of tolerance, gentlemen, grinds my gears.


The Weekly Update

Friday, October 22, 2010 Volume 41, Issue 7

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Cheers and Jeers Mike Haueisen, ‘10 Sports Editor

1. The Fall Dance is tomorrow for high school students. Traditionally, incoming freshmen obsess over it (due in part because it’s one of their first opportunities to suit up), and students of all ages engage in breathless hyperbole over which female accompanies each student. The only problem with the dance is how seriously it is taken today (not at all). Over the last couple years, the attendance has been sub-par. With rare exception, guys are found dancing with guys only. People go out of their way to stand on the edge of an already thin crowd. Moshing is now the norm. It makes no sense; sure the night isn’t as special as some would make it out to be, but it should at least be given a chance. Xavier “X Factor” Bick is manning the music, what more do you need? Go crazy, albeit not as crazy as the person who pulled the fire alarm at LHS homecoming last Saturday, because the school sure doesn’t need a paramedic at the dance. But take risks; be a “Benedictine Bad Boy”. An oncoming jeer is due to anyone who does not. 2. Cheers to the candied yams featured at lunch on Tuesday. You know, those brown sweet potato things? Not only did they taste awesome, it was the first time the cafeteria-whether or not by accident--made a combination of entrée and side-dish that sounded like the title of a Dr. Seuss book. Junior Austin Federer was quoted as saying “Hand Carved Ham and Candy Yams/Sam I Am wants some Hand Carved Ham/with Candy Yams/and Green Eggs and Ham.” Words cannot describe. 3. Jeers to a certain senior with the last name of Forshaw for threatening to mimic this article with a parody of “Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger” as seen on The Colbert Report. One of the few and one of the proud, Forshaw has a knack for writing and promises to be a great contributor to the Record Weekly, but he ought to know Stephen Colbert has nothing on this article (which, coincidentally, was adapted from a section in TV Guide

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magazine). Semper Fidelis, Nate. Semper Fidelis. 4. Cheers to Coach Muench for showing great generosity on Monday, when he allowed those runners on C&D squad who ran at Borgia to run less. On one of the longer road runs manufactured by the coaches, those who competed at Borgia were presented with a run about a comfortable 5+ miles long. This is one of the few rare instances at Priory where a student comes across instant karma, where one gains a reward following after hard work. Beforehand, you may have just sat in the back of chemistry wondering, hmm, what good would PV=nrt do for you when you became a psychologist, or even more so what significance Tom Sawyer would have on your life when you became a full time employee at CVS Pharmacy. Anyhow, huge cheers are in order to Coach Muench, an avid reader of the Record Weekly and this week’s instigator of instant karma. If indeed what goes around comes around, it’s only time before you are repaid in double, Mr. Muench. Perhaps in cookies, sir. Perhaps.

This Day in History

Friday, 10/22/2010 •4:00pm Varsity Cross Country @ Principia

Saturday, 10/23/2010 •1:00pm V Football v. Confluence

Monday, 10/25/2010 •4:15pm V Soccer @ Prin •4:15pm JV Soccer v. Prin •4:15pm JV Football v. Borgia

Tuesday, 10/26/2010

Andrew Cammon, ’14 Entertainment Writer

On this day, in 1979, Walt Disney World welcomed its 100-millionth guest. The theme park had been in operation for a mere 8 years (since 1971) when it reached this benchmark. Any Disney fan could have been that lucky visitor, but who better than a child, for whom the park was created, to be that 100-millionth individual? 8-year-old Kurt Miller from Kingsville, Maryland probably had no idea the odds in his favor on that October day. When he passed through the turnstiles at the Magic Kingdom, he was living every child’s dream. He received a hero’s welcome from Mickey Mouse and the attention of everyone in the park. He, like everyone else entering the park, was looking forward to a great day at Disney World. He certainly got just that.

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Thursday, 10/28/2010


Puzzles

Friday, October 22, 2010 Volume 41, Issue 7

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Crossword Puzzle

Sudokus

Word Search

EASY

HARD

WORDBANK absence angel assistance blind burial cancer care church death empty

family fight full gate goodbye heart heaven loss miss mother

nurse pain parent pastor peace redeemed savior senior sorrow struggle tumor yearly

Cryptogram

- Bill Murray in Caddyshack


Friday, October 22, 2010 Volume 41, Issue 7

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STUCO Update Jack Ciapciak, ’11 Stuco President

This Saturday afternoon is Senior "Night" at the Varsity Football game! Please be in the stands at 1:30 to cheer on this year's seniors! We hope you will all come out to support the team! The High School Homecoming dance is Saturday night! The dance is from 7:30-10:00. Tickets can be bought from Student Council

members for $10, or you can pay at the door for $12. Each ticket admits you and up to 3 female dates! The music will feature all your favorites including Ke$ha, Gaga, Akon, Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Soulja Boy, and even Young Ivy! We hope you all come and have a blast on the dance floor! Next Friday during first period we will have this year's Hallowen assembly! For a chance to win special prizes, wear a costume and enter the annual costume contest!

Mascots

what appears to be an army of other students also dressed as Trojans. Personally, I think its pretty awesome. The Good, The Bad... And The Really, Really Weird #5-Georgia Bulldogs: Finally, I choose Georgia`s English Bulldog Uga VII for sheer - I`ll say it - cuteness and Sean Buss, ’15 just the fact that bulldogs are pretty Entertainment Writer awesome. The Best#1- University of Colorado Buffaloes: In terms of intimidation, the University of Colorado`s mascot, Ralphie, surely takes the prize. Trust me, anyone who is insane enough to parade around a 1,300 pound buffalo during a game gets my vote and possibly a shout-out in the obituaries, as Ralphie trampled one of her handlers during her debut game. #2-University of Texas Longhorns: I`m not a big fan of the University of Texas, but their mascot is pretty cool. Who can argue with a gigantic Texas longhorn with a huge rack of horns named Bevo XIV? #3-Arkansas Razorbacks: Tusk III, a massive Russian boar who is the son of the original deceased Tusk I and brother of the late Tusk II, is the mascot of the Arkansas razorbacks. You won`t like him when he`s angry. #4-USC Trojans: The Trojan`s official mascot is a white horse named Traveler who marches onto the field with an unnamed Trojan rider and

The Worst#1-Western Kentucky Hilltoppers: Big Red, Western Kentucky University`s mascot, is a quandary. Animal? Vegetable? Mineral? Amorphous blob of plasma dancing around the field? Who knows. #2-Stanford University Cardinal: They are supposed to be representing the color, but seeing as that`s kind of hard, they have to use a very unstablelooking Christmas tree that is made by

Also, if you have yet to pick up your Homecoming t-shirt please come by the stuco office and grab it asap!

a member of the student body every year as a mascot. It`s really quiet sad. #3-Scottsdale Community College Artichokes: Mascots are supposed to rally the school and intimidate the opponents, but who really wants to cheer on an edible vegetable? I mean, come on. It`s making me hungry. #4-University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns: This mascot is what appears to be a giant chili pepper mounted on some poor students head. Unless hot food strikes fear into your heart, this is an inventive but slightly lame idea. I would suggest using something more impressive, like a mockingbird. #5-University of Irvine Anteaters: Ants beware. Peter the Anteater is out to get you. The Weird#1-University of CaliforniaSanta Cruz Statesmen: Apparently someone thought that the Statesman was lame so they had to go and change it into something that is even lamer. Their unofficial mascot, the banana slug Sammy, is slimy, slow, yellow, and, quite frankly, not intimidating at all. #2-Delta State University Fighting Okra: Until writing this article, I had no idea what okra was. Now I know that it is a flowering plant with edible green pods, which adds one more to the list of tasty, edible mascots.


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The Good Life Niall Caparon, ’11 Music Writer

On Monday, October 11 Philadelphia rap duo Chiddy Bang released The Good Life, which is their prequel to their first full studio album: The Swelly Life (2011). As of Wednesday the 13, their album was #13 on the iTunes top 100 albums and #2 on iTunes top 100 HipHop/Rap albums list. The album features three popular previously released tracks: "The Opposite of Adults", "Truth", and "All Things Go". It opens with the synth filled, upbeat song, "The Good Life", that tells the story of their rise to prominence in the music scene. There are no weak or filler songs on the album, though some songs such as "Nothing On We" may take time to grow on you, which only enhances the greatness of the album. Still amazing is that these two artists are still only 19 years old, but are producing music with a mature sound much beyond their years. It takes no effort to listen to this album, and you can’t help but feeling happy listening to it. The Good Life shows a highly promising future and means good things to come on the upcoming 2011 album. Rating: 5/5- (Of Course) Way Better than Lil Wayne’s attempt at a filler album.

Track Listing 1. The Good Life 5/5 2. Truth 5/5 3. Opposite of Adults 5/5 4. Here We Go 4.5/5 5. All Things Go 5/5 6. Nothing On We 4/5 7. Bad Day 5/5 8. Old Ways 5/5 9. Neighborhood 4.5/5 Upcoming Albums: Kid Cudi: Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager -pushed back to November 9 Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy -November 22

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Sweeney’s Tale Carter Gage, ’12 Sports Writer

On October 8th, in the 7th inning of a game between the Phillies and the Reds, Mike Sweeney muscled out a bloop hit off of the Reds’ Aroldis Chapman. No runners scored on the play, and the next batter up grounded out to end the inning. Sweeney made no impact on the game itself, but that hit could be the beginning of the end to an extremely noteworthy career. If the Phillies were to win the World Series, Sweeney would finally have an accomplishment to brag about. An August waiver-wire pickup, it’s doubtful whether he’ll even get another plate appearance, but at this point in his career, he’s the most deserving of that championship. Sweeney played 15 seasons and 1,454 games in the major leagues before he received his first postseason at-bat, most of those with the Royals on some of the worst teams in history. Somehow, he still managed to make 5 all-star teams and amass 144 RBI’s in the 2000 season. It would not surprise me if the Royals only scored 144 runs that entire year. After

the 2002 season, he agreed to resign with the Royals for such a low amount that the MLB Player’s Union was legitimately angry at him. This five-year deal gave him a reasonable option that if the Royals finish under .500 in each of the next two seasons, he would become a free agent, and he would be free to join a more respectable team with some of his prime remaining. The very next year, something very bizarre happened: the Royals had a winning season, the only one in Sweeney’s 13 year tenure. Things like that summarize Mike Sweeney’s career. For instance, he had a career .299 batting average on the Royals. If he had exactly one more hit in the same amount of at-bats, he would have the benchmark of all major league hitters and hit .300. Now, Sweeney has a shot. (Continued on back page)


Friday, October 22, 2010 Volume 41, Issue 7

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Spanish Food Review Andy Hernandez, ’12 Entertainment Writer

5046 Shaw Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110 Guido’s Pizzeria and Tapas If there has been a casualty of the Americanization of international cuisine, Spanish food is definitely on the forefront. The problem is that some meals are not meant to be eaten with your face in the plate and be finished in an hour. In fact, the experience of Spanish cuisine is the exact opposite, with tapas as the perfect vehicle. Tapas are small plates of food, meant to be paired with wines and eaten with a couple of other people, usually taking a couple of hours. At Guido’s, both the restaurant and the staff act as the perfect median for this truly European style of eating. Spanish cuisine consists of very homey food, very simple and to the point. Guido’s has examples from all over Spain, from baked fish from Valencia, a meatball and potato stew from Galicia, and some of the best cured ham on Earth from Barcelona. The idea of eating tapas at Guido’s is to try as many different flavors and textures as possible and receive a proper perception of Spanish food. Besides tapas, Guido’s has a regional dish called paella, that is a mixture of stewed rice, chicken, clams, mussels, shrimps, and various assorted vegetables. In my personal opinion, the paella at Guido’s is easily the best rice dish in St. Louis. Besides Spanish food, Guido’s has some of the best flat crust pizza on the Hill. A pizza is nothing without a good crust, and the Guido’s crust is crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, topped with quality ingredients, like Italian ham, Spanish sausage and artisan cheeses. The other Italian fare there is decent, but I probably would not recommend going to Guido’s for Italian food but when it comes to authentic Spanish cuisine and thin crust pizza, Guido’s is hard to beat.

Record Breaking Record Kevin Hess, ’11 Editor in Chief

Dearest Readers, To those of you who have managed to make it all the way to page seven, may I first congratulate and thank you. As you reach this page, you are almost definitely asking yourself one question: where in the world are all the sports update articles? I must tell you, as Editor in Chief of this fine paper, the most common complaint that I receive, especially from faculty members, is that our newspaper is one which is “all sports”. This issue goes out to all of these people. We at The Record consider ourselves to be extremely capable of producing quality articles on any plethora of subjects, and, so, we heard your voice of complaint and responded. It is, therefore, with great excitement that we give you the first ever issue of The Record that contains literally zero sports updates of any kindwhether it be the professional, collegiate, or high school level. To all of our loyal readers who turn to The Record for their weekly sports news, have no fear! The Record will return to its weekly updates with the next issue, especially with the onset of districts in every fall sport and the World Series. We hope that you enjoy The Record, and, as always, we are open to any suggestions or feedback from any readers which can be submitted to: theprioryrecord@gmail.com.

Weekly Lunches 10/25 - 10/29 Monday, 10/25 Chicken Marsela w/ Mashed Potatoes Tuesday, 10/26 Hot Dog on Bun w/ French Fries Wednesday, 10/27

iTunes Top 10 1. Mean Taylor Swift 2. Like a G6 Far East Movement 3. Only Girl Rihanna 4. Just a Dream Nelly 5. Just the Way You Are Bruno Mars 6. Bottoms Up Trey Songz 7. Raise Your Glass P!nk 8. Club Can’t Handle Me Flo Rida 9. DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love Usher feat. Pitbull 10. Back to December Taylor Swift

Top 10 New Chiddy Bang Songs 1. Here We Go 2. The Good Life 3. Day ‘n’ Nite (Remix) 4. Bad Day 5. Old Ways 6. Ice Cream Man 7. Neighborhood 8. Nothing on We

Chef’s Special Meatballs over Egg Noodles Thursday, 10/28

9. Lose Yourself (mashup)

Sweet & Sour Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes

10. Replay (mashup)

Friday, 10/29 Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

-Young Ivory


Friday, October 22, 2010 Volume 41, Issue 7

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Keith’s Closet Jack Wegmann, ’11

Entertainment Writer

The man, the legend, Mr. Heerlein as we call him, is known not only for his reputation as a marksman in his military days but also a sharp dresser and math teacher. He was kind enough to come out to help Priory students trying to decide what the right thing to wear to this w e e k e n d ’ s homecoming dance is. Back in his day, Mr. Heerlein says he wore a gray threepiece suit with a white shirt, maroon tie, with cordovan shoes and belt to similar occasions. H e recommends a dark suit or sport coat with a coordinating pair of pants. Mr. Heerlein is all about having a coordinating outfit and recommends that your outfit match reasonably well. He also said you should try to match what you wear to what your date wears. So if your date wears a blue dress, wear a blue shirt of the same shade and a matching tie. He says Hawaiian shirts are a bit too casual for this type of occasion and should be saved for spring break. Mr. Heerlein also recommends that you leave bright colors and the seersucker sport coat at home, as they are out of season.

Lorem Ipsum Cont’d this person would have to know how to Dougie, and this would be contingent on them telling someone else to teach them how to Dougie, and so on. Since an infinite regress of contingent Dougie is absurd, there must be Necessary Dougie, from which all other Dougies derive their being. This argument is nothing like the first two. 4. The Argument from Degree: In the world we observe varying degrees, that is, more or less Swag. But the terms more or less only make sense when compared to a maximum, so there must be an ultimate degree of Swag. This all men call Dougie (Pretty Boy Swag being only slightly inferior). 5. The Teleological Argument: There is no denying that every time someone says, “Teach me how to Dougie,” it has a τελος, or goal. That goal is Dougie, therefore Dougie exists. Q.E.D. Having conclusively proven the existence of Dougie, I can finally enjoy homecoming, and I hope all of you do too. Just remember, “Put your arms out front, lean side to side. They gon’ be on you when they see you hit dat Dougie right?”

Chilean Miners Cont’d The drill used to reconnect the miners to the outside world came from a Pennsylvania company which had suffered from a similar collapse in one of their coal mines, and the video cable that allowed the miners to communicate with their family and friends was donated by NASA. The rescue might not have even been possible without such vital services. Am I saying the United States deserves most of the credit? Of course not, that belongs to the Chileans. The rescue attempt was well planned out by the Chilean government, a feat all the more astonishing since it followed right on the heels of a major earthquake that rocked the South American nation. The Chilean president, Sebastián Piñera, was there to personally greet each miner as they exited, showing his country’s, and indeed the world’s, elation over an event which only happens once in a life time. It was an event that even brought together nations once locked in bitter rivalries. Tensions can still run high in Bolivia over Chile’s conquest of their coastline in the Pacific War, but Bolivian President Evo Morales was still there to greet Carlos Mamani, the sole Bolivian among those brave thirty-three. Each one of them has a new perspective on life and has new challenges that await. One miner came out to find his wife much further along in her pregnancy, another has passed from adolescence into adulthood. They can finally get on with their lives, although now they will do it as changed men. I wish them the best of luck, and promise this is one media outlet that won’t be hounding them.

Sweeney’s Tale Cont’d After years of great performance on mediocre teams, he had tired out, and his body deteriorated. Maybe the Phillies needed more veteran support, or maybe they felt sorry for him, but in my opinion, they knew Mike Sweeney deserved to win for once. Many times voted the nicest player in the major leagues, or the best player in the worst situation, Sweeney received that call from the Phillies and thought it was the Hand of God finally giving him something good. He’d be lucky to reach the batter’s box again this postseason, and the field is absolutely out of the question, but if they gave only one of the champs an award for being the most deserving of his ring, Sweeney would win it. If he didn’t win unanimously, a revote should be taken. Unless of course, Mike didn’t vote for himself, which he would definitely be too humble to do. In my opinion, any player who has to play 13 seasons as the best player on the worst team in the league deserves to be handdelivered his ring, along with a nice quiet retirement home somewhere in the Caribbean.

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