Monday, June 14, 2010
Jason Bay loves playing in Citi Field. I mean, come on! In Fenway last season, he had a measly 36 HRs. Now this season...he's got 4. Heck yeah! It's June 14th and he's got 4. Yeah, Jason, maybe you should have stayed in Fenway, dude. Oh and the Mets cannot be happy that 60 million dollars bought them a slugging percentage 70 points behind Rod Barajas.
So Texas and Oklahoma go to the Pac-10. Nebraska goes to the Big 10. And maybe West Virginia and Pitt goes to the ACC. Like I said before, I couldn't care less about all of this, as long as it ends up with 4 mega-conferences and a playoff system.
I can't help thinking that the Red Sox are going to trade Jonathan Papelbon. Maybe not in July, but next winter perhaps. Papelbon just doesn't look like the same guy from a few years back. Don't get me wrong, he's still an excellent closer. And that's the point. With Daniel Bard behind him and pitching extremely well, the Red Sox have the luxury of trading Papelbon, and still having a closer ready to step up. So they trade him to a team that needs a closer (Washington? Philadelphia?) and pull in some prospects.
For his own good, I felt Tom Izzo should have stayed at Michigan State, but if he does go to Cleveland, I think LeBron stays.
Great article on Jamie Moyer in the Baseball Times and how he deified the odds when it comes to the longevity of his career. A career that began with his first game pitching against....Steve Carlton.While the guy may never be a Hall of Famer (and he shouldn't be), you have to admire the man's perseverance.
Nothing like stompin' on truly awful teams to get your mojo back.
Didn't Shaq say a while back that he was going to retire before he got to old and busted? Pretty sure he did.
And finally, as if I needed another reason to hate the so-called "sport" known as soccer—oh sorry, I mean futball—the World Cup has provided one. The freakin' vuvuzela. Trying to watch the games with that constant irritating blaring for 3 ungodly hours....well it proved impossible. Seriosly, one of the most annoying sound I've ever heard—along with Bill Walton. The World Cup is wondering why the games selling out? How about because everyone around blaring these things in your ears for 3 hours while you watch an insanely boring game?