Cool Track I Forgot I Had On My IPod: Jimi Hendrix doing "Day Tripper".
In what is news to no one save Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama more or less officially, at long last, put away the Democratic nomination tonight.
Big night in baseball- Joba Chamberlain couldn't find the plate in a disastrous debut on the mound as a starter for the Yankees, and Pedro Martinez is making his second start of the season in San Francisco. Pedro has two out in the second inning of a 1-1 tie, but has made 35 pitches. Not much hope of getting 5 innings at that pace, as I can't imagine they'll let him pitch more than 100 pitches. Nobody would be that stupid. (Shut up, Grady Little.)
Then again, this is the New York Mets we're talking about.
In more personally relevant action, Boston beat Tampa, 7-4, behind a somewhat strong performance from Justin "Bat" Masterson. That puts Boston 1/2 game out, with two more to play in the series.
Of course, the Ortiz news is much worse than it first appeared-he will be out for at least a month with a torn tendon sheath. Now, this is a survivable blow, but it won't make the next month any easier. It gives Coco more playing time, and dramatically improves the outfield defense as Manny moves to DH much of the time.