Norman Chad itches his inner Lou Dobbs, lamenting a la the Giant Peach Head that a huge number of baseball players weren’t born in the U.S. This old news has him generalizing badly: “These days, American kids don’t play baseball —- between iPods, text messaging, PSPs, the Cartoon Network and weekend gang activity, who’s got time to play pepper? Meanwhile, Ellis Island has been overrun by immigrants wearing batting gloves.”

Jim Ottaway Jr. slams the idea of Rupert Murdoch purchasing Dow Jones—-along with it the Wall Street Journal. Why? Murdoch is the Peter Angelos of the media world, a big footer in press rooms and peevish towards his perceived enemies. He notes that the Economist described Murdoch’s seeking of Dow Jones as “the media equivalent of a trophy wife.”

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