Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday 07/29 A.M. Quickie:
Sabathia, Manny, Rodgers, LeBron, More

It was a blow for all who love Instant History that CC Sabathia wasn't able to beat the Cubs last night -- it would have affirmed the "CC-for-NL-Cy-after-only-5-starts" movement.

That led today's SN column and led a trio of big series openers, including Angels-Red Sox (LAA still owns 'em, even at Fenway) and Twins-White Sox (um...WHO threw a CG SO?)

We're a little more than 48 hours from the trade deadline, and it appears Mark Teixeira is a lock to get moved, but AJ Burnett appears to be off the table. The Braves signal that they have given up on the season; the Jays, by contrast, want to battle in the hyper-competitive AL East. Which team's attitude respects their fans' intelligence more?

NFL Camping: Brett Favre doesn't even have to show up and he dominates training camp talk -- particularly at Packers camp. Packers fans can tell me whether they are ready to give (or already have given) Aaron Rodgers a break. Might take a while.

Meanwhile, USA Oops is top of mind for two reasons: (1) LeBron practiced on that gimpy ankle and (2) LeBron gave $20K to help Obama's campaign. It almost makes me like him more.

Lot more in the column. Full contents here.

More later.

-- D.S.

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