Fans and sportscasters alike must refer to spring training and/or last season’s stats for another week or so, because baseball’s back, but it’s too soon to know stuff! Hey now, hey now – the pastime’s back!
Right when it seemed like LeBron James was at the bottom of the popularity barrel, he digs deeper. LBJ moved into Bernie Madeoff levels of public hatred Wednesday night, when he told a CNN reporter that race is a factor in the overwhelming backlash against him, since he aired the ridiculousness that was The Decision.
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.
For a change of pace, someone in baseball got caught for drugs that are not formally classified as performance enhancing. Texas
Rangers manager Ron Washington apologized yesterday for using cocaine last season, something that did not do anything to help energize the team to an AL West victory.