As depressed as we've been here at ECB over the Tour de France, Barry Bonds, Mike Vick, and all the other crap going on in sports today, we are reminded that things could be worse. My personal favorite:
In his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday, Cal Ripken Jr. confessed that his younger brother, journeyman infielder Billy Ripken, suited up on his behalf at least two dozen times during what was thought to have been a streak of 2,632 consecutive games played. "Sometimes I just had other stuff to do," the longtime Oriole told a crowd of well-wishers in Cooperstown, N.Y.
—Baltimore Sun, July 30, 2007