Last mission to repair the Hubble telescope Hubble space telescope discoveries have enriched our understanding of the cosmos. In this special report, you will see facts about the Hubble space telescope, discoveries it has made and what the last mission's goals are.
For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
World Series news and notes
By MARC TOPKIN, Times Staff Writer
Published October 28, 2007
An acquired taste
The Grille works stand behind Section 144 at Coors Field offers the typical ballpark fare: a footlong brat for $6.25, a grand slam burger for $6.50 and a Rockie dog (sauerkraut, grilled peppers and onions) for $5.75.
But there's also this: an order of Rocky Mountain Oysters, for $7.50.
They're sliced, breaded and deep-fried, about the size of a potato chip and the look of a fried oyster, or maybe a thin chicken nugget.
But what are they really? Testicles of cows, and occasionally sheep and/or turkeys. "Bull balls," explained the grill chef on Saturday.
The Rox figure to sell about 150 orders each game.
Table for 50,000?
So what else does it take to feed a World Series crowd? According to Coors Field concessionaire Aramark, roughly:
22,000 hot dogs
5,700 bottles of water
4,400 bags of peanuts
2,750 orders of nachos
2,200 soft pretzels
1,800 slices of pizza
1,300 bags of popcorn
1,300 pounds of French fries
900 bags of Cracker Jack
800 bags of cotton candy
450 orders of chicken tenders
220 deli sandwiches
100 turkey and veggie wraps
Afterward, 225 workers will collect two tons of recyclables and four of garbage.
Getting the signs
Forget past records, statistical analysis or computerized projections. In an effort to really project how the games are going to go, the Rocky Mountain News is running the horoscopes of the starting pitchers. For Colorado's Josh Fogg, above, it was to "utilize your valuable hours on worthwhile projects." And for Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka, "by keeping your cool you can deal with critical situations."
Matsuzaka was the 10th foreign-born pitcher to start a Series game in the past seven years: