The Numbing of America

megan corkery.jpgMSNBC’s website is leading with a story today asking “Has America Become Numb to Tragedy?”   It is actually a very thought provoking piece about how the frequency and consistency of negative and mindless news has dulled our abilitiy to be suprised or even sympathetic when presented with circumstances in which people are hurt, injured or worse.

In an unrelated story Troy Glaus, Mark Prior, Joel Zumaya, and Dimitri Young were seen lunching in a Florida bistro on Saturday discussing their sping plans.

Glaus confirmed that if they are all still on the DL in late May, “Dimitri is going to get us tickets for the finale of Idol.”

When pressed, Prior confirmed he was a bit disappointed that Megan Corkery was voted out last week. “She couldn’t really sing”, he admitted, “but she still kind of did it for me”.

Zumaya wasn’t even an Idol fan till he made it to the big leagues, “Mark and I haven’t played baseball the last three springs”, he said defensively, “and you can only watch so much ESPN. American Idol is a godsend!”




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