Spring Training is entering the home stretch for most clubs, and Oakland and Seattle got the regular season off to an early start, splitting a pair of games in the Opening Series in Japan. Braves icon Chipper Jones made news last week by announcing that this will be his final season. He underwent knee surgery just days later. Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera has been cleared to return to the field after missing a week due to a facial fracture. Six-time All-Star Magglio Ordonez says he is leaning toward retirement, and Philadelphia continues to look for an infield alternative in Chase Utley‘s absence, while the Brewers signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy to a contract extension. [MLB]
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Over the past few weeks it seems Rick Santorum has accused anyone who even remotely gets under his skin of being a “bully.” He called Mitt Romney a “bully” back in February. Earlier in the week, at a campaign event in Wisconsin, he called unions “bullies.” And he accused New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny of trying to “bully” him.
But an incident at a campaign stop at a bowling alley yesterday betrays that Santorum is so obsessed with bullies because he looks at one one every morning in the mirror.
According to Reuters reporter Sam Youngman, whotweeted what he heard, Santorum had some advice for a little boy who was reaching for a pink bowling ball: “You’re not gonna use the pink ball. We’re not gonna let you do that. Not on camera.”
Santorum may just as well have called the kid a “fag.” Or was there some other thing he was implying the kid would look like if he used the pink bowling ball? I can’t think of one, can you?
Santorum went on to say, “Friends don’t let friends use pink bowling balls,” at once bullying the kid, teaching him how to be a bully, too, and sending a strong message to all other boys who might choose a pink bowling ball. MORE
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