It looks like the Dodgers have a new shortstop

The deal is not formalized yet, but sources say it is happening.

Manny Machado is a star. He is among the AL leaders in most important offensive categories. Before this year, he has had three consecutive 30-homer seasons.

As for the Orioles – they are already heading for one of the worst seasons in modern MLB history, and Machado is their only bright light, so things can only get worse.

Um … you know Putin admitted meddling in the election, right?

Most of the people in the news media were so focused on Trump’s assorted blarney, that they glossed over this crucial exchange between a reporter and Putin.

REPORTER: Did you want President Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?

PUTIN: Yes, I did. Yes, I did.

Yeah, that’s right. Putin publicly admitted meddling in the election right after Trump claimed that Putin was denying it.

Trump Retreats and Says He Accepts U.S. Finding Russia Meddled

That’s his version of the Magic 8-Ball answer “Reply Hazy, Ask Again Later.” This is just his temporary answer, applicable only until the next time he appears in front of his base.

He’s a master of playing that base, but he’s just not too good at this whole Presidentin’ biz, is he?

He now says he accidentally slipped when he said, “I don’t see any reason why it would be.” He allegedly meant to say, “I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be.” It’s difficult to choose the lamest lie he’s ever come up with, because there are now thousands to choose from, but that could be a winner.