Did you catch the softball game last night in Denver? Where did they come up with those “uniforms”? Were they left over from the last Pro Bowl?
Mighty Manfred says he doesn’t want to change baseball, he wants to “restore” it. Says he wants to get rid of seven-inning doubleheaders. I’m onboard. Says he wants to get rid of starting extra innings with a runner at second. Roger, Chief. Says he wants to outlaw The Shift. Why? That’s just strategy.
The Angels drafted 20 pitchers with their 20 selections. That tells me the Angels understand baseball.
Another knee surgery for Kawhi? And free agency looming…
I had to remind myself that Game Four of the NBA Finals is tonight. That used to be kind of a big deal to me.
Nice to see Team USA win a game…
One thousand new COVID cases in Tokyo yesterday. Olympics? Insanity.
Finally, a wrong has been righted, at least unofficially. Michael Strahan officially (for now) remains the NFL’s single-season sack record holder, with 22.5. (Remember the Favre “give-up” sack that gave Mikey S. the record?) Well, further research and video study reveals that Al “Bubba” Baker recorded 23 sacks in his ROOKIE year with the Lions in 1978. Bubba came to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1983. 6-8. 290. Quicker than silver. I was working in St. Louis at the time. Bubba was unblockable. He had double digit sacks in three of his four years with the Cardinals and finished his 13-year NFL career (which also included stints with the Browns and the Vikings) with 131 sacks. Sidenote. Bubba and his Cardinal teammates worked out in the offseason at the same gym I did. A late morning pickup basketball game was part of the daily drill. I’m telling you straight up that Bubba could have played in the NBA. For a very long time. Extremely skilled. I will also tell you that they let me play every day, pretty much so they could pound the hell out of the tv guy. I was cool with it. It was fun! Bubba could have laid me out every day. He never did. Unlike his teammate and my friend, E.J. Junior, who could have laid me out every day. And did. (lol)
Keep in mind the NFL only started keeping sack records in 1982. Now let’s go back and find out how many career sacks Deacon Jones REALLY had. All I can say is, “Bring a large abacus.”