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Game 160: September 26, 2008 Yankees 19 W: David Robertson (4-0) 88-72, 1 game winning streak Red Sox 8 L: David Pauley (0-1) 94-66, 1 game losing streak Highlights: The game was as ugly as the weather or John McCain’s rictus. Daisuke Matsuzaka was scratched as starter, shielded from the elements as Sarah Palin has been from the press. The difference between Matsuzaka and Palin, however, is that the pitcher doesn’t shy away from reporters. Leave it to the Yankees: when the game doesn’t matter, when the chips aren’t on the line, they came up huge. The scored in every single inning but the sixth.The lack of suspense in the game allowed me to turn my attention to the first presidential debate. The topic was supposed to be about foreign policy, but Jim Lehrer allowed tremendous leeway with the opening question by tying international relations in with the global economy.Barack Obama scored hit after hit with his points to handle the economic crisis. While John McCain harped on his pet issue of earmarks, Obama emphasized that earmarks have a price tag of $18 billion. In comparison to the $300 billion in tax cuts for the nation’s upper crust that...


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