A man dressed as Thomas Jefferson reads the Declaration of Independence in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 3, 2008. Mr. Jefferson was the primary author of the document declaring the independence of the 13 American colonies from Britain, celebrated on July 4 and known as Independence Day.
The wily 17-year-old Phillies fan tasered in front of 45,000 at a baseball game Monday night brings concerns about lethality and police abuse of force to the forefront of discussion.
Baseball's highest-paid player, the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, called his game-winning double the biggest hit of his career. The Yankees now lead the World Series 3 games to 1.
Things started well for the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday. But it all fell apart after an Alex Rodriguez home run, with the Yankees winning 8-5.
The Phillies' win may go beyond the city to benefit Major League Baseball more widely.
The Phillies' appearance in the World Series has given them something big to cheer about. Team spirit is popping up everywhere as the World Series shifts to Philadelphia for Game 3 Saturday. The city's fountains are gushing Phillies red banners of support hang from uncompleted skyscrapers bakers are producing cupcakes iced with baseball laces.
Tom Burgoyne makes green fur a marketing coup as pro sports' top mascot.