By Marc Campos

Commentary Wears Prada, Snubbed, Cliffhanger, Kobayashi, When….

Not really, but I would recommend two Meryl Streep flicks: "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Prairie Home Companion." Both are deliciously entertaining.

Come on! The 'Stros went to the World Series last year and we only have one All-Star (Lance Berkman) this year? Granted, the Major League Baseball (MLB) system of picking players really doesn't give the managers much leeway in picking reserves (don't tell Ozzie), it would have been nice if the National League Manager, our own Phil Garner, had been able to squeeze in a couple of more Astros. Scrap Iron said he wanted to be fair to other teams. Roy Oswalt and Craig Biggio are certainly deserving.

Of course, the MLB system didn't stop the American League skipper, Ozzie Guillen, from loading up the AL squad with six of his White Sox. Said Guillen , "whoever doesn't like it, play better next year and pick another manager." Ozzie is certainly not aiming to be the most popular guy in the majors.

Looks like it will take a few days to figure out who wins Mexico's presidential election. Regardless of who you are rooting for, let's (folks from the USA) refrain from suggesting or mentioning fraud in the Mexican election process. Remember, we didn't exactly come clean ourselves in 2000. Let's see how it plays out.

Tomorrow morning, my money is on Takeru Kobayashi to win the International Federation of Competitive Eating Hot Dog Eating Contest. Don't even think about calling me out for rooting for a Japanese fella in an American sport on the Fourth of July. My pick is strictly business, plus Kobayashi is going for his sixth straight title. You can watch the competition tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. on ESPN. Then, if you are in the mood, run out to Minute Maid Park and catch the Astros versus the Cubs - it's "Dollar Hot Dog Day!"

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve….." of course this is the first sentence of our "Declaration of Independence." The full text will probably be in tomorrow's Chron. Read it out loud in the morning, Commentary does. It's not going to hurt you. In fact, it's a good feeling - try it.

July 3, 2006, 9:00AM

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