The 2013 New York Yankees: Injuries on top of injuries. Newly penurious owners. A lineup of assorted castoffs and veterans past their prime. Not a pretty picture -- in fact, it looks to be the weakest team the franchise has put on the field in at least two decades.
The Yankees are in sufficiently bad shape that even a great year by Rivera will not bring them back to the World Series. Moreover, Rivera is not the only aging Yankee seeking to recover from an injury.
Remember David Einhorn, the rich Milwaukee native who was going to buy into the Mets? The deal fell apart. Now comes word that Einhorn has been fined $11.2 million by the British version of the SEC for insider trading.
The Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins visited the White House yesterday. Goalie Tim Thomas didn't attend, saying, "I believe the federal government has grown out of control, threatening the rights, liberties, and property of the people."
I guess the odds makers aren't Tebowing. Denver goes into New England a 13 1/2 point underdog tomorrow night. I don't bet or advocate sports betting, but Tim Tebow has proved just about everyone wrong.
Have you been Tebowing since last night? The guy who wore 3:16 on his eye black at Florida, passed for 316 yards against a terrific Pittsburgh defense as the Broncos won in stunning fashion in overtime.
How did George Steinbrenner manage to so thoroughly rehabilitate himself in the public eye after 1990? He did it three ways, a method which I would recommend to any former dictators, mass murderers, or George W. Bush.