Oh Captain, Our Captain!

The Yankees confirm that Derek Jeter won’t be back till after the All-Star Break.

His left ankle has a crack.  They say he won’t need further surgery, but lots of time to heal.

I’m enjoying the scrappy team the Yanks are currently fielding.  I wasn’t surprised when they came back to win 4-3 yesterday, after being down 3-0 with two out in the 7th against the D’backs.  It’s really fun watching Youkilis, Hafner, Wells, and Overbay have so much fun themselves.

Barak Says Barack Has Israel’s Back

At the World Economic Forum in Davos (I wonder if he crossed paths with Derek Jeter), Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak expressed confidence that the choice isn’t between a nuclear Iran and a major war:

“What we basically say is that if worse comes to worst, there should be readiness and an ability to launch a surgical operation that will delay them by a significant time frame and probably convince them that it won’t work because the world is determined to block them.”

He said that President Obama directed the Pentagon to come up with “quite sophisticated, fine, extremely fine, scalpels.  So it is not an issue of a major war or a failure to block Iran.”

Sounds good to me.

Interview with Christopher Dickey, Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Do You Fantasize About a Day with Mitt Romney?

If you do, you really need help, but anyway,  Mitt “I’m Also Unemployed” Romney is offering a contest where the winner gets to spend a whole day campaigning with him!  With his hundreds of millions of dollars, he’s even willing to spring for a coach ticket.   You also get one night in a hotel, but it doesn’t say if Mitt will join you in that room in his Magic Mormon Underwear.  We know there won’t be Champagne because of the Mormon thing.

You can enter for free, but his Facebook page is encouraging a $5 donation.  I’m happy to pay Mitt $5 to stay away from me.

Hey, Mitt, you offer a day with Derek Jeter, and I’ll be on your Facebook page clicking away with $5 donations till my fingers are raw.