Thursday, July 25, 2002

I said earlier this week that I was keeping an eye on Keith Olbermann. Now he's just landed a columnist gig in Salon, which is a great fit for him, although I'm afraid of being cut off once they put his pieces on premium. His first column is free, and makes the surprising connection between the baseball strike and the first anniversary of September 11, which could disgracefully coincide.

As baseball players march obliviously and self-righteously toward a strike that could bankrupt several franchises and eliminate 20 percent of the jobs in their industry, they are, from all evidence, wrestling only with exactly when to threaten to walk out. Sources disagree on the logic patterns, and even the process of selection. But they are uniform in reporting that the players are terrified of the public reaction should they actually be out on strike on Sept. 11.

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