It looks like the Tigers have called up Andy Dirks and let Don Kelly go; Kelly has been "designated for assignment" so they have 20 days to either waive him, trade him or get his OK to go to the minors. His outfield-3B package can be duplicated by fast-rising Nick Castellanos, and Castellanos is a right-hander. With three corner-outfielders coming from the left (Berry, Dirks and Boesch) and Cabrera entrenched at 3B and doing a decent job, there isn't much of a spot for him anymore.
In the off-season, they'll likely need to move one of those three lefties, unless they opt to DH Boesch and then use Castellanos as a utility guy to give everyone a breather, especially against lefties.
8.3% unemployment, up a tenth. Not good for a sitting president. Since WWII, the worst unemployment rate for an incumbent president was 7.5%, four times (hat time to Bryan Preston for the link). Other than a lame-duck Dubya, the other three were Ford, Carter and Bush pere; all three lost.
Chick-fil-A kiss-in day was today. One case of vandalism in CA was noted, and one case of theological vandalism here as well-
[Kiss-in participant Luke] Montgomery said Jesus Christ never said anything about gay people. Referring to Cathy, the activist said, "He needs to open the Bible before he opens his mouth."
Actually, if you accept Jesus as part of God, then the dictation that Moses got in the Old Testiment would include Him. However, that's not going to fit their paradigm.
The assembly adopted the Saudi-sponsored resolution 133-12 with 31 abstentions. It came a day after Kofi Annan announced his resignation as the U.N. and Arab League special envoy to Syria.
As they'd say down south, Kofi, bless his heart. The UN lifer gave it a go, but you can only help the little old lady across the street if she wants to go; frog marching her across isn't in Annan's DNA.
Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and Syria were among those voting against the resolution. Algeria, India and Pakistan were among those abstaining. Of Syria's neighbors, Lebanon abstained, and Iraq, Jordan and Turkey voted for the resolution.
That would give the US and its friends some backup were they to do something; it would run counter to Obama's multilateralist mindset, but he's been known to go against form from time to time, like with the Rolling Drones and taking out Osama.
Speaking of Osama, I saw an interesting T-shirt at lunch-"The Bin Laden Cocktail-Two shots and a splash."