By Marc Campos

Nuestro Himno, Kaysuhdeeas, Lidged, Sorry

Jose, can you see? Music will soon make its way into the national immigration debate. Some artists of the Spanish Speaking persuasion will be releasing a "rhythmic Latin musical arrangement" version of "The Star-Spangled Banner." I can just hear the radio talk show blowhards crying that the sacredness of our national anthem is being violated. Nah, you can't go there - you gotta know the words first. Wonder how many of the anti-paperless folks 'necks actually know the words. You see, at the yard, Daily Commentary is the only one around that actually sings the tune - they even put the words on the mega-giant TV screen. Not many takers.

Back in 1968, during the peak of the Vietnam War and a few months after MLK and RFK were assassinated and while our cities were hosting racial riots, Jose Feliciano opened Game 5 of The World Series (Cards vs Tigers) with a blues version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" - a lot in America freaked out - they thought the song had been "desecrated." I get a feeling we're fixing to relive the Feliciano interpretation. By the way, the Tigers, led by pitcher Mickey Lolich, won the series 4 games to 3.

The Expo Comida Latina just wrapped up at the local convention center here. Some vendor was hawking tofu quesadillas - no thanks. Maybe we ought to get our own version of "Comida Mini-men" and keep these varmints out of our Mexican food kitchens.

Brad blew his second straight save last night. Word is, the other teams are finally figuring him out. I don't think so. I just think he might be having a bad Pujols hangover - somebody get Brad some menudo with hot dog relish. The game lasted 14 innings last night - ended at 11:53 pm..

I apologize to the Chron for suggesting that they ran the pro Vince Young full page ad in Sunday's Chron. Turns out it was a fella named Holly Frost - sorry again, I actually thought "Holly F." was of the female persuasion. Hope the Chron doesn't take it out on me by endorsing my political clients' opponents.

"I'm hoping the Texans are smarter than I think they are," says "Mattress Mack." He has a two page ad running in tomorrow's Chron. "Mack" is even doing a little sabre ratttling. He's a Texan corporate sponsor - good for him and good for the fans. Errr, you have to wonder if he has a secret marketing deal in the works with Vince.

April 26, 2006, 9:00AM

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