Yes, I missed my usual (very) Quickie post this morning, but I'm bridging the gap between Saturday and Sunday with a post tonight. Update coming tomorrow...at some point.
Bonds: 749. Think he can hit 7 this week? No? OK, then let's not worry about it until the week after. How amazing would it be if he broke Aaron's record on the Fourth of July? How distinctly American!
MLB Stud: Kenny Rogers, who shut out the Braves in his 2007 debut. Knowing
MLB Dud: Justin Morneau, but this isn't said mockingly. I sure hope he's OK. What the hell?!
Speaking of injury, let's give a big fat "dud" to the end of Miguel Tejada's amazing Ironman streak. Forget Ripken: We may not see a streak like Tejada's 1,152 ever again.
Don't mean to be a prude (maybe it's just my anti-Braves-ness), but can we NOT "celebrate" Bobby Cox being ejected for the all-time MLB-record-tying time? It's an embarrassment.
With all the talk about Sosa's 600th home run, let's get excited about Frank Thomas approaching 500, which is a hell of an exclusive club of its own. (If you take out the 5 in the "600 Club," there are only 15 other players in the "500 Club." Off the top of your head, how many can you name? Answers here.)
Jason Giambi and George Mitchell won't meet until July. That gives Team Giambi plenty of time to figure out how they'll spin his stoolie status to his fellow players.
NBA Draft: Greg Oden isn't going to work out for the Seattle Sonics, which is a pretty good strategy. If the Blazers take Durant (and they very well might), what: Like the Sonics wouldn't take Oden sight unseen? The only thing he can do with a
More NBA Draft: The Suns are hot to move up into the Top 10. Let me throw an idea at you: What if the Suns traded the Hawks' unprotected first-round pick a year from now (which, given this Hawks team, could be as high as No. 1) for this year's No. 3 pick?
The Suns get their choice of the "Everyone But Durant or Oden" field, with Joakim Noah rumored to be their top choice (though they'd be better off taking Horford, the third-best player in the draft). The Hawks still get the point guard they need at No. 11, along with the return of their first-round pick a year from now. Something tells me they'll need it even more a year from now than they need it this week.
Huge soccer news: Thierry Henry to
NHL Draft: For all that's wrong with the NHL, it's nice to see that there's an unprecedented influx of American talent in this year's draft.
On the other hand, casual NHL fans probably care less about jingoistic draft priorities. Hell, in this case, don't you WANT a Canadian or Russian player?
Patrick Kane taken No. 1 overall by the Blackhawks: Someone please tell me that his new NHL nickname is "Big Daddy."
Speaking of the nicknames, the Blackhawks cleaned up: In the second round, they got Akim "The Dream" Aliu, a Canadian forward who was raised in the