News & Notes
- 76-year-old Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson claims that he can leg-press 2,000 pounds. Impossible? Maybe, but his Web site says he drinks a shake that includes, yep, flaxseed oil.
- Carl Crawford nearly tears knee ligament arguing a call with the homeplate umpire.
- Bob Uecker, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Hall of Fame radio announcer, has filed a restraining order against a 45-year-old Illinois woman who has allegedly been following Uecker, according to TheSmokingGun.
- Before Wednesday’s high scoring affair, the Colorado Rockies hadn’t made the “over” in 18 straight home games. In Coors Field, Colorado’s over/under usually is between 12-13.5 runs, but Vegas has started to catch on and has been lowering it to the 10.5 range. At this point, I think the humidor is underrated in its effect. The Rockies were allowed to essentially doctor their baseballs with use of the humidor four years ago. The balls are stored for six months, effectively neutralizing much of the effect the mile-high air has on increased run-scoring. It’s a situation that’s unprecedented and I’m curious what would prevent the Rockies from taking advantage of it. Why not use these balls a little more frequently when they are on the mound and a little less when at the plate?
- Peter Gammons set to release his first album “Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old.” Gammons, who sings and plays guitar, is joined on some songs by Bronson Arroyo and Jonathan Papelbon.
- Rich Harden is looking more and more like Mark Prior everyday now. That’s not a good thing.
- I’m getting pumped for the season premieres of “Deadwood” and “Entourage” this Sunday; if you haven’t already, I urge you to jump on these bandwagons.
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