March 26, 2005 1:16 pm
Baghdad

I pulled up a seating chart of Yankee Stadium and asked Oven where the sun would be in May, confident that he would have an answer. Oven did not even start doing the crossword until Thursday. The early days of the week were too easy for him.

I noticed during a day game last autumn that low seats along the third base line got the most sun. Oven agreed that a night game was out of the question. He leaned over and looked at the chart.

"All stadiums face the same direction," he said, "like cathedrals." Oven said this had to do with the position of the sun in the batter's eyes and explained why left-handed pitchers were called southpaws.

Oven determined that in early May the ideal seats for sun would be just off first base.

The intense debate over exactly where to sit seemed to bother Guns.

"Just buy it already," he said.

Five Iraqi women were killed on their way home from work. Iraqi police said they worked as translators for the U.S. military. Eyewitnesses say they were driving home on their way from work when another car drove up alongside them and gunmen leaned out to rake the car with automatic rifle fire, killing all five inside.

The last time I was here 11 Iraqi women were killed on their way home from work. They did laundry for the U.S. military. They were gunned down in a minivan. The women yesterday, the translators, were driving an Opel.

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Steve Harrigan currently serves as a Miami-based correspondent for Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2001 as a Moscow-based correspondent.