Barry Bonds had a good weekend. He hit his 750th home run to pull to within five home runs of Hank Aaron's record. And he was voted to start in the All-Star game, which will be played on his home field in San Francisco.
It will be interesting to watch how the media and Major League Baseball treat Bonds breaking baseball's most hallowed record. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has already said he won't be there, and Aaron has said the same thing.
To get a head start on the final chase, here's one we all remember: Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's record April 8, 1974 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. It's one of the most iconic moments in the city's sports history.
Bernard Purdie used to be known for bringing a sign to studio sessions and placing it by his drum kit: "IF YOU WANT HITS, CALL PURDIE." And they all called on him, everyone from James Brown to Aretha Franklin to Steely Dan.
So imagine Diane Durrett's shock when Purdie walked into the studio to play drums on her fourth album, Blame It On My DNA. "He's an icon in the soul world," she says. "I...
— A couple of months ago, Doug at Live Apartment Fire pointed out the fatal flaws in a Wendy Saltzman report on WGCL about Atlanta sanitation workers who were allegedly hanging out at home on the clock during the day and collecting overtime at night. Maybe she was listening. Her report on the city's failure to collect $30 million in water fees — including a cool $109,000 owed by... | more...
— Another year is nearing its end, with a new year full of possibility and promise and resolutions ready to begin. Which, of course, means lots of year-end lists. DriftGrift kicks things off with his list of top blog stories of the year, the first of which hits very close to home — the firing of Ken Edelstein as the editor of this publication. Nicely put, my brother.