Speaking of the Red Sox, following their series against San Diego, David Ortiz will finish his career homering against all but 3 MLB teams; the Cincinnati Reds, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Padres.
Believe it or not, it has been 13 years since an American has won the Men’s U.S. Open. The last winner? Andy Roddick in 2003.
For the record, Marvin Lewis enters this season with Bengals with an 0-7 post season record. Barring a deep playoff run, I’m seeing a new head coach in Cincinnati next season.
In an era when most NBA superstars are at each other’s weddings, KD vs. Westbrook has the potential to be the most heated rivalry since Jordan vs. Isiah in the early 1990’s.
According to Portland Sea Dogs skipper Carlos Febles, Yoan Moncada, aside from his recent struggles, reminds of him a young Carlos Beltran at the plate.
As the Patriots cut 2013 second round draft pick Aaron Dobson, it’s easy to forget that the 3 out of the 4 picks following Dobson in the draft included Eddie Lacy, Christine Michael, and Travis Kelce.
7-9, 1-9, 7-8-1, 3-4, and 7-7: The records of Sam Bradford in 5-years as a NFL quarterback. Perhaps most shocking is that the Vikings gave up a 1st round draft pick to the Eagles for Bradford’s services!!!
This from Bill Reynolds of the Providence Journal: “The best takeaway from the Colin Kaepernick controversy, the one thing that transcends all the specifics? After all the reaction, and all the emotion; after all the bruised feelings and all the hate, one thing emerges. One thing that tells us about this country's inherent greatness, even if we too frequently fail to appreciate it. It's that here in America we have the freedom not to stand for the national anthem, not to partake of any patriotic rituals, however unpopular that decision might be.”
Rumor has it that the Cavs Tristan Thompson is dating Khloe Kardashian.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 21 years since Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games streak in September 1995, a record I guarantee will NEVER be broken.
And if you’re keeping track at home, it’s been 19 years since both Brady AND Manning missed the NFL’s kickoff weekend.
When the Yankees come to town next week, be sure to catch a glimpse of 6’7 rookie Aaron Judge in the outfield. Other than judge, only 10 MLB players in history have stood 6’7 or taller, with 6 lasting fewer than 200 games. Closest to home? Former Mets and Yankees first baseman Tony Clark.
Speaking of the Yankees, not only are the Bombers only 2 games out of the AL Wild Card, they are also 15-9 since ARod’s retirement.
On the other side of the coin, after starting the season 57-33, the San Francisco Giants are 17-32 since the All Star Break. Amazingly, despite their tailspin, the Giants are only 5 games behind the first place Dodgers and hold a ½ game lead in the NL Wild Card.