August 3rd, 2003

Enterprise Bridge

Memo to the Little League West Regional staff

Point one: Yes, you told us she sang for the governor, the lieutenant governor, the vice president, the national security advisor, and damned near everyone else except Jerry Mathers as the Beaver. Unfortunately, none of that constitutes evidence that the 15-year old girl you stuck in front of the field mic last night can carry a tune. Surely you could've found someone to do a better job with "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Point two: You do not hoist the flag slowly so that it takes the entire length of the song to reach the peak of the pole. You raise it briskly. (4 USC 6b)