THERE AREN'T A LOT of things that President Bush and I agree on, but I must admit that "Dubya" made a great call with the inception of the "Tee Ball on the South Lawn" program in May 2001.
Yesterday, Little League International selected the Cramer Hill Red Sox of Camden, N.J., to play in this year's first game at the White House - against a team still to be determined - on June 30. This one-inning extravaganza will be followed by a picnic and every participant will receive a baseball autographed by Bush.
Just to note: Bush is the first former Little Leaguer to be elected president and he was enshrined in the Little League Hall of Fame in 2001.
According to a press release, the event, the first of three this summer, aids in "boosting the interest in youth sports among
children and parents."
Hey, I'm just glad for once the interests of
"Dubya" mirror my own in terms of something beneficial being done for the good of our beloved country.
Soccer fans, remember the hullabaloo current Portuguese boss Luiz Felipe Scolari caused when he turned down the England job?
Well, the animated 59-year-old didn't stray too far: Yesterday he was announced as the new manager of Chelsea in the English Premier League, effective July 1. Scolari will fill the vacancy left by Avram Grant, who was fired after Chelsea lost to Manchester United in this year's Champions League final in Moscow.
And while Scolari has no experience managing European clubs, he did lead Brazil to World Cup glory in 2002. His Portuguese club advanced to the quarterfinals of Euro 2008 yesterday following a 3-1 win over the Czech Republic.
As of now, Scolari isn't sure if his new responsibilities will disrupt his current position, but in true Scolari fashion he told reporters:
"What happens to me after Euro 2008 - if I stay or go concerns [only] me and I am not going to talk about it now, so don't worry about it."