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Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Grand Theft RipkenI've lived without HBO for the past decade, so I'm just now watching "The Wire" on DVD. Great show, as everyone has said, even if it does cause people to get a really skewed impression of Baltimore, which is an underrated city in my experience. Of course, there is crime there:
The full-sized statue of Cal Ripken Jr.'s No. 8 in front of the Camden Yards baseball stadium was stolen overnight, and Baltimore police said they have arrested four males in the case. City police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the statue has been recovered, though many details, including whether it was damaged, were not immediately available.
Though the police aren't releasing names of the suspects, this smells like something Bubbles would do. Omar never would have gotten caught.
BTW, if this inspires a bunch of comments, please be sensitive with the spoilers: I'm only 10 episodes into the first season.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 10:06am
Jorge Says No! said...
The Wire is absolutely fantastic stuff.
Stealing Ripken’s statue…not so much.
Posted 09/09 at 03:52 PM
The Rabbit said...
By sheer luck, I happened to catch Robin Williams in a 2008 episode of “Law & Order: SVU”. He was incredible in the entire episode but particularly the courtroom scene where he represents himself.
Posted 09/09 at 04:07 PM
“Bubbles isn’t a thug, he’s just trying to scratch out a living.”
I don’t know, he was in on plotting the big dirty.
Oh, wait, wrong show.
Posted 09/09 at 04:11 PM
To everybody swooning over season one (and it was pretty great), just wait until season four. It is by far the best story telling I have ever seen on TV.
And no doubt, stealing the Ripken statue is a Ziggy move.
Posted 09/10 at 09:36 AM