By Marc Campos

Yankee Doodle Dandy Deal!

Aw shucks! Commentary never made it to Vegas to bet on the Save Scooter’s Hooter line. I would have bet the easy odds and won. Come on now, we never thought for one freaking second that Scooter would spend a day in jail. Way to go W, just what the country needed on the old Fourth of July – with liberty and justice for all, errrr except Scooter. Commentary is going to look at the bright side. At least we have another issue to stick it to the GOP next year.

Speaking of Independence Day, the USA will turn 231 years young manana. I bet if you asked the folks that started up the USA back then what would surprise them about our country today, what do you think they would say? Right wing talk radio, Fourth of July sales, the hatred of paperless folks, online political contributions, CSPAN, hot dog eating contests, or A-Rod’s salary. None of the above. It would be W hands down. It is not exactly what they had in mind when they risked their lives to give us our freedom.

Congrats go to Texas State Senator Leticia Van De Putte for being named a Co-Chair for next year’s National Dem Convention that will be held in Denver. Hey, maybe she can pull some strings and get the Texas Delegation a better hotel location – like somewhere in the state of Colorado.

Commentary saw up close the Phlying Phillie last night. Right Fielder Shane Victorino flew into the seats chasing a foul fly ball last night. He landed a couple of seats down from Commentary. Man, it was a spectacular crash. I thought he was going on the DL. After a few moans and groans, he got up and kept playing. He didn’t make the catch.

Commentary snagged another foul ball with my lid last night. We’re now 11 under .500 but still 12 and ½ out. Speaking of Yankees, Yankee owner George Steinbrenner turns 77 on the old Fourth of July – they’re 11 games out.

Tomorrow morning, Commentary will follow tradition and read out loud the Declaration of Independence – the Chron always runs a copy in their Fourth of July edition in the editorial pages. I’ll watch Kobayashi defend his title in the hot dog eating contest. Then it is off to the yard to check out the ‘Stros versus the Phillies and dollar hot dogs – I’ll have three please – see you at the yard.

FYI: Commentary will be taking the day off manana – see you Thursday – Happy Birthday America!

July 3, 2007 9:00AM

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