Reading through the New York Times a few days ago, I noticed an interesting nugget in the secret-CIA-prisons-in-Europe leak investigation that recently resulted in the firing of a senior official. Behold:

Ty Cobb, a Washington lawyer recently retained by the official, Mary O. McCarthy, who was fired last Thursday and escorted out of agency headquarters, said his client had never been granted access to the information she was accused of leaking, referring to material used in Pulitzer Prize-winning articles in The Washington Post about C.I.A. prisons.

Ty Cobb, eh? Further investigation divulged that Mr. Cobb is a partner at aHe's gonna kick your ass. high-powered Washington lawfirm who

worked with the defense on Whitewater and other Clinton-era scandals. And that he looks like Teddy Roosevelt.

Given that the “Georgia Peach” still holds the record for career batting average and is now mostly remembered for his violent temper and sharpened spikes, I’d say “Ty Cobb” is a good name for a successful litigator.

”She categorically denies leaking classified information,” Mr. Cobb said by telephone on Monday. ”She denies having access to the information attributed to her.”

It’s not exactly beating a cripple or stabbing a security guard, but still. Watch out, prosecutors!

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  1. I’ve been quiet on this one since pretty much everyone else has said what there needs to be said. One thing I herd on ESPN radio the other day is this, think about the fact that Bonds, asuming he was juiced, played in an era where a lot of the sluggers — and pitchers — in the league also were juiced. And he still manages to hit 714 HRs.

    Gotta give him that.

  2. Danny O says:

    I’m no fan of Barry, but I gotta say this: Even if Bonds was till 185 pounds like back in 1988, he’d still one of the greatest hitters of all time. The man has an incredible eye and great control of the bat. Nobody can take that away from him.

    On a side note regarding the kid who caught the ball: Throw it back! You’d get a call within 15 minutes to go on Letterman. And best of all, no one would ever question that you are a hardcore A’s fan. You’d be in the A’s Fans Hall of Fame.

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