Friday, June 5, 2009

Sports Shorts - June 5th

  • I don't really want to talk about the Blue Jays right now. A bad stretch of 9 straight losses recently has brought the team's great start to the season crashing back to reality. By no means are the Jays out of the race for the division or the wildcard, they just need to believe that, and they need the fans to believe it. Also, better pitching would help.
  • Thanks to Jack McCallum from SI for this gem from Glen Beck, featured in the reporter's weekly Bottom Ten list of the worst in sports: "Reaching deep into his mixed-sport-metaphor bag to trash Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, the commentator opined that "our government needs to keep their eye on the ball when nominating Supreme Court justices," and that "right now it's the bottom of the ninth and we are down to our last out and our last strike" and wondered if our government will "take strike three looking or will they wake up and save the day with a heroic three-pointer on a penalty shot?"
  • Also from a recent Bottom Ten: "Despite entreaties by the NHL players association, league execs, many of whom are former players, [NHL General Managers] elected not to outlaw hits to the head, although they did agree to add a General Manager of the Year award."
  • I give Phil Mickelson a rough time on this blog, but the news about his wife is awful. Phil will play the US Open, and let's hope that's a sign that his wife's health is positive.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins have come back to tie the Stanley Cup finals 2-2. Series heads back to Detroit for game 5!
  • It's a good news/bad news thing for 300-game winners this week. On the good side, they added one Randy Johnson to their ranks and on the bad, Tom Glavine was cut by the Atlanta Braves this week for, from what I can tell, no good reason.

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