If figuring out how many decimals you can calculate pi (or π ) is dull, what does it say that through 7 playoff games last night that the NHL had combined to average 3.14 goals a game? Same as pi, minus a whole lot of decimal places. The Montreal Canadiens downed the Boston Bruins 2-0 last night to take the lead in their seemingly annual playoff series. Buffalo topped Philadelphia 1-0, and San Jose beat LA 3-2 in overtime to bump the average goals per game all the way up to 3.375. No, those scores aren't typos. Somebody needs to tell Brendan Shanahan et al to get back to the drawing board for ways to open up the game.
Now that the Houston Astros held on to win last night, every team has twice as many wins or more than the Boston Red Sox. The Toronto Blue Jays open a four game set in Boston this weekend where they'll look to pile on the Sox miseries.
Good thing the New York Yankees pulled it out in the 10th. Will gloss over Derek Jeter hitting - wait for it! - another feeble grounder to finish the 9th with a runner in scoring position. It would have got real hot if not for that. So thank Tex, A-Rod and Swish, DJ.
The Detroit Red Wings were the Winnipeg Jets playoff opponent their last year before they were sent packing to Phoenix. It would only make sense that the Wings were the Coyotes last opponents before the team goes back to the 'peg, no? Of course, the NHL denies that a move is imminent.
Crazy what old Yankee Stadium looks like right now. You can only recognize it by the bat in the distance.
Atlanta Brave Jason Heyward has walked 11 times this year and not once scored a run on those. Alex Gonzalez is 1-11 following those BB. Maybe don't bat him 6th, Bravos?
The Tampa Bay Rays drew 10,042 last night. What do you figure they'll draw in the middle of August if they aren't in the race? Could be NHL-in-the-south crowds in attendance. Move them or get a new stadium. There's no other option.
Steve Simmons says that Toronto is futility city.
It should frighten Dallas Cowboys anytime you hear their coach Jason Garrett wants them to be like the Washington Redskins, but he's referring to how the 'skins players worked out during strike years and how that lead the team to Super Bowl wins.
Minnesota Twin Joe Mauer is on the DL with "leg weakness". That's the weakest thing I've seen since Jose Calderon repeatedly going to the "soreness" card to skip out on games periodically.
The Toronto Blue Jays are seeking government cash for missing their home series against Philadelphia last year because of the G20 meeting. Classy. Guess they forgot who paid for that stadium that they ended up buying for pocket change.
If you were at all interested, the Miami Heat win four less games (57) than the Cleveland Cavs did last year when it was LeBron James and a bunch of relative nothings.
Back for more tomorrow, two vids to close out.
Check out what Alex Ovechkin calls teammate Alexander Semin during a post-game, broadcast through the arena and on TV interview. Hilarious.
Watch out for that chair, backyard wrestler.