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?
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