Good for Little, Brown and Co.

I was glad to read that Little, Brown and Co. found some brains and decided not to republish a revised version of Kaavya Viswanathan's novel.

Little, Brown and Co. will not publish a revised edition of Kaavya Viswanathan's "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life" nor will it publish a second book, Michael Pietsch, Little, Brown's senior vice president and publisher, said in a statement Tuesday.

Apparently the plagiarism was to onerous even for them. I hope she has to pay back her advance.

Usually the adjectives "red hot" and "sizzling" don't precede the Detroit Tigers. But at 19-9 the Tigers have won six in a row, have the second best record in the American League, and are only a half game back of the World Champion Chicago White Sox.

The upside of all this is it's not embarrassing to wear my Detroit Tiger hat in public.