That’s the best starting pitching matchup of the season—maybe the last several seasons—tonight in Chicago as the Astros’ Justin Verlander faces off with White Sox ace Dylan Cease. They rank first and second in AL ERA, with Verlander at 1.85 and Cease just a tick behind at 1.96. Cy Young will be in attendance.
The Dodgers are really good. But their starting pitching staff is leaking oil. Clayton Kershaw has been out for a couple of weeks with lower back trouble. And Monday came word that Walter Buehler needs season-ending elbow surgery.
Tiger Woods as statesman? He’s trying to rally the PGA Tour troops against the Murderous Saudi Blood Money Sportswashing Tour. He is doing so with my blessing.
I think it’s likely that the 80-game PED suspension given Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was the result of sloppiness rather than sinister intent. It does appear that the banned substance clostebol was an ingredient in the ringworm medication he had taken. OK. Doesn’t matter. Players are responsible for knowing what they put in their bodies. End of story.
New Au Jus head football coach Brent Venables isn’t ducking the challenges facing his program. Those players were blindsided when Lincoln Riley headed to Hollywood, and then earholed again when longtime assistant coach Cale Gundy was fired for repeatedly reading aloud a racial epithet during a video session. Venables appears to be doing a nice job of supporting his players while not allowing them to get distracted.
I have a lot of respect for Bears linebacker Roquan Smith, as a player and a person. But I hope he is not messing up big-time by trying to hire a non-NFLPA certified agent. Nothing good can come of that.