Downgrading my Cable TV package, again

"Last week I called Comcast and requested that they downgrade my cable television service from the Digital Classic package to broadcast channels only. This is a rather fun conversation to have with the Comcast folks. Their procedure seems to require that they escalate the call at least twice to give a couple of supervisors a chance to talk the caller out of this decision. Despite their efforts, I prevailed and the service has been downgraded. This downgrade will save us about $50/mo."  William Grady, October 2008

When I wrote that in October 2008, I thought that I was downgrading my cable forever.  

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Major League Baseball Rules Changes

Turns out that there are a few changes to the MLB rules for the 2007 season.

This one struck me a pretty interesting:
"With no runners on, a pitcher will be required to pitch within 12 seconds, the timing starting when the pitcher is in possession of the ball and the batter is in the batter's box, alert to the pitcher."

Amongst other things, it looks like they are try speed up the game a little.