November 2, 2007


Bonds threatens boycott of Hall over asterisk ball (Andrew Baggarly, 11/02/2007, Contra Costa Times)

Barry Bonds said he would boycott the National Baseball Hall of Fame if the museum displays his record-breaking home run ball, which has been branded with an asterisk.

Bonds told MSNBC that he is prepared to be a no-show if inducted into the Hall; players are not eligible to appear on the ballot until five years after their retirement.

"I won't be part of it," he said. "I won't be there. You can call me but I won't be there."

Rice moves to quiet diplomats' revolt (Matthew Lee, 11/02/07, Associated Press)

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is trying to quell a revolt among US diplomats angry over attempts to force Foreign Service officers to work in Iraq or face dismissal.

Rice plans to send a cable to all US embassies and missions abroad explaining the decision to launch the largest diplomatic call-up since Vietnam, following a contentious town hall meeting Wednesday where angry diplomats raised deep concern about the "potential death sentence" of being ordered to work in Iraq, the State Department said. [...]

Rice, who did not attend the meeting, was also expected to make clear in the cable that Foreign Service officers have an obligation to uphold the oaths they took to carry out the policies of the government and be available to serve anywhere in the world, McCormack said.

What are they going to do, quit? Good riddance.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 2, 2007 7:21 AM
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