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Wake N’ Blog For June 26th: North Dakota Woman Who Was Breast Feeding Drunk Was Simply Preparing Child For Life In North Dakota


MLB Roundup. 42-year-old John Smoltz, in his first career start in the American League, John Smoltz gave up four runs in the first inning before settling down, but still took the loss as the Red Sox lost to the Nationals 9-3. A game-winning single by Andrew McCutcheon in the 9th inning, leading Pittsburgh to a comeback 3-2 victory over Cleveland. Magglio Ordonez, with a new haircut, hit a two-run homer, his first in 40 games as Detroit won their seventh straight, beating the Cubs 6-5. [ Scoreboard]

Wimbledon. Venus Williams, with her left knee all taped up, dominated Kateryna Bondarenko, winning 6-3, 6-2. Andy Roddick moved into the third round by beating Igor Kunitsyn 6-4, 6-2-, 3-6, 6-2. [The Official Site of Wimbledon 2009]

NBA Draft. Not surprisingly, the L.A. Clippers drafted Blake Griffin out of Oklahoma, with Memphis taking Hasheem Thabeet with the second pick. James Harden went third to Oklahoma City, Tyreke Evans was drafted by Sacramento with the fourth pick and the Timberwolves got Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio, who fell to them at the fifth pick. Minnesota then inexplicably drafted another point guard, Jonny Flynn out of Syracuse with the sixth pick, because, well, they’re the Timberwolves. []

I’m not kidding – have you ever been to North Dakota? This lady is doing the kid a favor. Stacey Anvarinia of North Dakota, 36, accused of breast-feeding her 6-week-old baby while drunk, pleaded guilty to the charges and could face up to five years in prison if convicted. Attorneys have stated that they believe this is the first time a case like this has been prosecuted in North Dakota – the key word being prosecuted – they usually prefer to live and let live up on the prairie. Below is her mugshot. No, Stacey, you can’t drink a mugshot, so don’t even bother asking. [Yahoo!/AP]

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