Saturday, June 14, 2008

Saturday 06/14 (Very) Quickie

Lost in the news of Tim Russert's death: It was the 4th anniversary of Ralph Wiley's death, which I remembered in a post published earlier this morning.

Tiger Woods is 1 stroke back of the US Open lead after 2 rounds: No signs of knee problems yet! Again, I either wanted to see him win (but predicted he wouldn't) or fail epically. Looks like the latter is out of the question.

MLB to use instant replay as of August 1? What an amazing development that will ultimately help the game. Kudos to MLB for being aggressive about getting it implemented.

More MLB: How freaky was that Chipper Jones BP injury?... Back-to-back-to-back HRs for the Phillies (including, of course, Chase Utley) in that 20-2 rout of the Cards... Congrats to Barry Zito on racking up his 10th loss... Walk-off Watch: Chad Tracy for the D'backs in a 1-0 10-inning win over the Royals... Who had Andy Sonnanstine with 7 wins?... Fantasy Stud: Grady Sizemore, with 2 HR, continuing his All-Star-caliber season.

NFL: Why do Bills executives keep getting subpoenaed to talk about the Marshawn Lynch hit-and-run case?

NBA: I don't know where those Elton Brand-Gilbert Arenas team-swapping rumors are coming from, but I'm not sure I like them. Sure, Brand would give the Wizards an imposing frontcourt presence in the East, which combined with Jamison and Butler would be the best frontcourt in the East.

That said, as I am pretty convinced the Wizards will never win the East, let alone the NBA Finals, I would rather be entertained 82 games a year by Gilbert Arenas on my team than fall short in the playoffs (again) less entertainingly. That's an interesting prospect to flesh out, actually. I'm going to think about that for next week.

-- D.S.

4 comments:

casy76 said...

i'm sorry; what was that? you mean given a choice, you'd take butler, jamison, and brand over garnett, pierce, and perkins?

Eric Chase said...

Grady Sizemore is having a nice season, not an All Star season while hitting .271

Quentin
Hamilton
Bradley
Guillen
Murphy
Manny
Ordonez

All OFs having better years than a guy who was once pegged at a perennial MVP candidate. Obviously that hasn't turned out to be the case. There's nothing wrong with Sizemore's game, he's just not the megastar people predicted him to be.

And despite Cliff Lee's recent relative troubles, he's the likely Indian All Star, not Grady.

Sparty said...

I would rather be entertained 82 games a year by Gilbert Arenas on my team than fall short in the playoffs (again) less entertainingly. That's an interesting prospect to flesh out, actually. I'm going to think about that for next week.

you are a terrible fan. You make the playoffs, anything can happen. Yet you rather be lottery bound every year? your lack of true fandom continues to show.

BD said...

Unbelievable comment Dan. You would rather the Wiz experience moderate success with Agent Zero than improve their squad. Gil could prove the answer to the Smmons tanking philosophy I'm not sure which side is correct but your stance reminds my of the pre-free agency days when a player could destroy a team but at least their fans could stand behind him as "their" guy. The best example is Pack fans blindingly supporting Favre no matter how many insane picks he threw.