Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday thoughts and ramblings

Happy happy all! What's new in your world? You know you could leave a comment once in a while and make this thing interactive from time-to-time.

Oregon State won the NCAA baseball title last night for the second straight year. First time done since LSU 10 years ago. They did it after barely making the tournament and with only two position players starting from last year's team. Nice job Beavers!

The Atlanta Braves can't score in a whore house with a fist full of 50s. They have scored one run in five games and just got swept by the Detroit Tigers. Elizabeth and I went Saturday afternoon and it was the hottest day I have ever spent in a sporting event. Thanks to Fox for moving the game from 7 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Felt like an egg in a frying pan for the first six innings when the sun went down.

Who in their right mind is going to give Andruw Jones $15 mil a year when he is hitting .200? You know that someone will do it ... just a matter of which big market team will do it.

Hey the Cubs just swept the White Sox ... they are only 7.5 back of Milwaukee. Still a chance baby!! Don't give up Cubs faithful ... weirder things have happened.

And how about a shout out to my pal Andrew Silver in GCI's NY office ... as of today, the Red Sox are up 11.5 games on the Yankees. We have dinner at the Palm riding on the Yankees making the playoffs - they are still 4.5 out of the wild card. As far as I am concerned, he can keep the food, I just want all Yankee fans to suffer.

Then on the other side of the office in NYC is Steve Bonsignore who is one of them Met people. They are going to win their division by default because everyone sucks unless the Phillies wake up and I am not sure they can.

One week until NHL free agency - should be interesting to see how teams like Buffalo will deal with Daniel Briere and Chris Drury. I think they should focus on Briere as Drury will likely land with the Kings, Rangers or Sharks. Before the draft, I would have said the first two - but now that Doug Wilson cleaned out some salary - he's going to take a hard run at Drury.

By the way - be interesting to watch the Atlanta Thrashers situation. If I were a gambling man, I would bet on them missing the playoffs. And speaking of betting, how's Roger Federer look to you on the grass at Wimbledon? Yeah ... I like him too.


Steve B. said...

thanks for the shout-out, johnny b. as a semi-Ranger fan, apparently we're supposed to be excited about this russian kid? what's the scoop? Also, who whudda thunk an NHL draft blog could be entertaining. as much as simmons can irritate you, he does have a way w prose.

Gil Wolchock said...

The Fightin' Phils are alive and well my friend.

Watch for the Flyers next year, they got 2 great steals from the Preds and will be a top 4 seed in the East next year.

JB said...

How can I not shout out the Met boy ... make sure Silver knows I am going to keep picking on him... heck might even have a new side item called the Dawg House - just to watch how bad the Yanks fall!

Chucky - the Flyers aren't done yet ... could end up with Gomez. That looks like the big fish they want on July 1. But unless the Phils get Burhele from the White Socks they ain't got the pitching.

Sandi K. Solow said...

Hi Jon - ever thought about publishing your whole feed so us RSS subscribers get the whole thing sent to us? Safe travels!

JB said...

Hey Sandi - I made the change so you should be able to get the full rss. Also working on redesign to be coming soon ... wanna make it look the part ... whatever that is :-)

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