News & Notes

  • In the same game that featured a triple play, Mark Buehrle became the first pitcher since 1900 to win a game after giving up seven runs in the first inning.
  • What is up with Chan Ho Park? Not only is he pitching well, but Park, a career .083 hitter, also went 3-for-3 with two RBI against Brandon Webb Monday night.
  • Nate Holthaus plays his last game for the Houston High School Wildcats Wednesday. Why is this newsworthy you ask? Holthaus, a 17-year-old senior first baseman, was born with no left leg and a right arm only a few inches long. Swinging one armed from the left side of the plate, he got two of the team’s four hits in one game and has a 4.50 ERA in nine relief appearances.
  • The Fantasy Sports Trade Association recently indicated that the fantasy sports industry as a whole is $3 billion dollars. That number doesn’t even include advertising and sponsorships. Again, why is it so hard to get paid for this then?
  • If you are a betting man, it’s hard not to like the Spurs tonight.
  • How does Dirk Nowitzki, who shot over 90 percent from the free throw line this year, prepare for each shot from the charity stripe? By singing a David Hasselhoff song, of course.
  • How does Sam Cassell get an eight-second count last night when he failed to pass mid-court with under one minute left in the game?
  • It’s becoming more infrequent as each day passes, but Blue Jays manager John Gibbons really needs to stop platooning Alex Rios; the kid is for real.
  • Angels pitcher Chris Bootcheck strained his hamstring recently while running in from the bullpen for a brawl, he’s now on the DL.
  • How does Barry Bonds not kill Russ Springer? I’m telling you, one of these days he’s going to snap.
  • The most underrated show on television is “Scrubs.” How does ABC cancel “Sons & Daughters” yet renew “According to Jim?” Is this some sort of sick, tasteless joke?

4 Responses to “News & Notes”

  1. Eric says:

    Ya I was a fan of “Sons and Daughters” also. I hate how TV always cancels the better shows and puts on the terrible ones. The Sutcliffe clip is absolutely great. A classic.

  2. RotoScoop says:

    Touche Eric. Something else I could have added; isn’t it great that it turns out the one person who didn’t vote for Chris Paul for ROY was the Jazz’ TV analyst! Way to be unbiased, buddy.

  3. Brian says:

    And that guy voted for Derron Williams??

  4. RotoScoop says:

    Yes, I know, ridiculous.

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