In 51 hours, the Chicago White Sox won against Clay Bucholz, John Lackey, Josh Beckett, and Max Scherzer, all on the road. Say what you will about Manny Ramirez, but team's he's on tend to find their way to the playoffs. The Pale Hose have won seven straight and are now just 3.5 out in the AL Central. In other tightening races, the Atlanta Braves are now just a half game ahead of Philadelphia in the NL East, and the San Francisco Giants have cut the San Diego Padres lead in the NL West to 3. In the other direction, the New York Yankees have now opened a 2.5 game lead in the AL East. Reeling Texas is threatening to bring Oakland back into the mix in the AL West, but you'd think a 7 game lead holds. Only the NL Central seems likely to be decided, with the Cincinnati Reds up 6 and looking like they might stretch that over a wobbling St. Louis Cardinals squad.
Another couple RBI yesterday gave Alex Rodriguez 100 on the year, making him the first player in MLB history to have 14 years of 100+. He was previously tied with some guys named Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx.
Poor Randy Moss. Heading into a contract year with the New England Patriots, he's not feeling loved. Here's an idea, Randall: go out and put up monster numbers, cash in for another couple years following. Stay quiet while doing so and increase the number of teams likely to bid.
Another bout of Euro 2012 qualifying goes today. In matches of particular interest, Serbia host Slovenia, Croatia host Greece, and England are at Switzerland and trying to ignore the stories of Wayne Rooney tapping hookers while his wife was pregnant.
Maybe the funniest thing I've tripped over in some time: "Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse."
Thanks to GBVH, finally managed to see the fight in the stands at the U.S. Open. Here it is from two angles. Love the audio in the second one where you can here the guy f-bombing the lady, and letting her know he's got big cash on the match below.