Now that the USA is out of the World Cup, we can return to our regularly scheduled programming: baseball.
After 11 hours and 5 minutes of tennis, over 3xs the length of a decent marathon time, John Isner came out a victor over Nicolas Mahut… but really, both were winners because the match finally ended.
There is just way too much interleague play. If the NL & AL were supposed to play each other this much, there wouldn’t be two leagues in the first place.
Whoever said “nice guys finish last” was really very wrong. By having a reputation is “one of the best”, combined with the MLB’s efforts to downplay the faults of their outdated systems, Jim Joyce is off-the-hook for what could be the worst call in the history of baseball.
Albert Haynesworth refuses to go to his Washington Redskins minicamp. The highest played defensive player in the NFL is holding out for something better, even though no such thing exists.
After the NCAA’s four-year investigation of USC for allegations centered around former football player Reggie Bush, and former basketball player O.J. Mayo, USC has been found guilty of the sports crime of rule breakerage. A slew of penalties have been handed to the Trojans who, unlike Trojan users, are not protected from the consequences of their actions.
Armed with a 102-mph fastball, minor league sensation Stephen Strasburg makes his major league debut tonight… against a minor league quality team.
Detroit Starting Pitcher Armando Galarraga covered first base, took the throw from second in time to make the 27th straight out in the 9th inning to complete his perfect game… except that Umpire Jim Joyce blew the call, allowing Cleveland’s Jason Donald to be ruled safe, despite needing an extra stride to hit the bag. Galarraga’s game may have been perfect, but Joyce’s wasn’t and neither is the game of baseball as we know it.
With a classic rivalry of two top teams who have seemed to go about their businesses just fine without a King, predictions of who will win the NBA Finals are not quite as talked about as speculations of where LeBron James will end up next year.