Tuesday, August 19, 2008
at 10:05 AM Posted by futuremrsrickankiel
* In Baltimore, early struggles for Jeremy Guthrie ultimately proved fatal as the Sox topped the Orioles 4-1. Jon Lester pitched a magnificent 7 innings as Jason Bay had two juicy tater tots for Boston. Meanwhile, Julio Lugo was apparently swinging a bat in the batting cages at Camden Yards yesterday. Excuse me, I've got some... business to take care of.
/books plane ticket to Baltimore
* Boston sportswriters continued to churn out alarmist articles about the Patriots' poor showings in the last 2 preseason games. Um, WE LOST THE FIRST TWO PRESEASON GAMES LAST YEAR TOO. Let's not get our panties all up in a bunch, unless, you know, it's for something fun. To me, the real concern is whether or not Tom Brady's stubble is able to grow to the proper "oh hey, didn't have time to shave my absurdly chiseled features because I was busy having sex with my supermodel girlfriend, but it's not a big deal, you know, this stubble really shows that I'm just an average guy" length by the season opener.
* The American medal count continued to climb thanks to golds from gymnast Shawn Johnson, runner Sanya Richards, and wrestler Henry Cejudo. Hurrah! The wealthiest, most resource-laden country in the world continued to be the best at things against people from countries with no food. IN YOUR FUCKING FACE, Uganda.
* Whoa. Greg Maddux got shipped back to the Dodgers just in time to jump on the NL West Division Champions train. What a lame train. This is huge trade news, though. It's a huge bummer that the hot-to-trot and oh-so-cute Diamondbacks fell on their faces this season, but it looks like the Dodgers will have a pretty easy path to the playoffs if they want it. Which it appears they do. All I'll say is that if we have an LA/LA World Series I am never watching baseball again.