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The Late Show in New Orleans?

What’s that baseball expression that applies to life and success?   If you don’t step to the plate, how can you expect to get a hit?  Mayor Mitch Landrieu apparently subscribes to this notion.  Last week the Mayor penned a letter to executives at the CBS network. Mayor Landreiu was inquiring about the possibility of the city of New Orleans hosting the new “Late Show” premiering next year with Comedy Central’s Steven Colbert.  New York and Los Angeles were in the fight for the show alone.  Now New Orleans is in the fray. It’s New York’s show to lose, especially considering the network owns the Ed Sullivan Theatre where the show is presently taped.  But like the old baseball adage says, “if you don’t step to the plate, how can you expect to get a hit”.  So New Orleans is stepping to the plate and hopefully knocks it out the park.

The same concept applies to the NFL draft.  The city sent a letter to the NFL offices in New York city a few years back about New Orleans possibly hosting the NFL annual event.  Right now the league is committed to New York.  But you gotta like the city’s effort by at least trying.  Because like in baseball as in life, if you don’t step to the plate, how can you expect to get a hit?  If New Orleans could land either the “Late Show” or the NFL draft, the city’s effort will have been more than worth it.

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