Happy Tuesday everyone, here's my Top 5 for August 11, 2009 from LenBermanSports.com.
1. Quick Hits
Parting is such sweet sorrow. The Red Sox got out of the Bronx and promptly broke their 6 game losing streak beating Detroit. Without having Boston to beat up on, the Yankees had their 7 game winning streak snapped by Toronto.
When Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hit for the cycle last night (single, double, triple and home run in the same game) he became just the second player in Major League history to have hit for the cycle and turned an unassisted triple play in his career.
That'll teach him. The PGA will fine Tiger Woods for critical comments he made after Sunday's win in Akron. His twosome was placed "on the clock" for slow play, and Tiger wasn't happy about it. Just wondering how much of a fine makes an impact on Tiger's wallet?
2. Upon Further Review
Thank you to subscriber Clarkson F. who wrote that the John Sterling call of the "A-bomb from A-Rod" that ended the marathon game wasn't so cool after all. He points out that the homer was hit off a Japanese relief pitcher. And the real A-bomb was dropped on Japan in the month of August. God I miss Mel Allen. "Going, going, gone," even though a catch phrase, seemed so much more relevant.
3. Not My Fault
Did you hear that Little League baseball had to fork over $125-thousand to a lady who sued them? She claimed her precious little kid, who tore up his knee sliding into second base, wasn't given the proper training. Reminds me of the guy who jumped out of a hotel window on vacation and missed the swimming pool. They sued, claiming the pool was too far away from the building.
4. What a Hoser
You can categorize athletes by sport. Hockey players, who can be animals on the ice, are the most genteel off. All they wanna do is skate around and then have a couple of brews. That's what makes the Patrick Kane story so puzzling. The Chicago Blackhawks star is charged with beating up a Buffalo cabbie because he didn't have 20-cents change. Maybe too many brews, eh?
5. Paging Dr. Doolittle
I'm told there's a casting call for a new documentary. They're looking for animal mind readers or animal psychics. I'm guessing tons of crackpots will apply. The "legitimate" ones are too busy cleaning up at the track.