Monday, August 6, 2007

Monday Morning Dump

Well, it's Monday, which means the weekend is over. It also means that we are one week closer to football season. A fair trade, in my estimation.

It was actually a pretty awesome non-football season sports weekend.

Props to Tom Glavine on his 300th win. Tim Kirkjian puts the accomplishment into perspective well.

Also in baseball, Bonds hit #755 on Saturday. The guy who will eventually break Bonds's record hit his 500th too, in case you didn't hear.

Kurt Busch fought of Dale Jr. to win at Pocono. I for one can't wait until Jr. joins Hendrick motorsports and has a real team behind him. A lot of people have slammed ESPN's NASCAR coverage so far. I didn't think it was all that bad. Some of the shit talking going on over the radios they managed to snag was pretty funny stuff. I was baffled by the introduction of the NASCAR pre-race show on ESPN. It was some weird R & B/pop/Pussy Cat dolls rip off that seemed horribly out of place with what you picture your typical NASCAR fan enjoying.

Tiger absolutely dominated the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday, hopefully shutting up Rory Sabbatini for good with an 8 stroke beat down of the field. His swing looked pretty damn good heading into the PGA next week.

DC United routed the NE Revolution 3-0 behind two Luciano Emilio goals--getting them three critical points in the standings and hopefully locking up a playoff spot. On another United note, Golden Balls himself will be making his MLS debut here in Washington on Thursday night.

Finally, a big shout out to the Washington Nationals. They just completed a 6-0 homestand, sweeping the shit out of the Reds and Cards. With solid starting pitching, a nasty bullpen and bats that are starting to come around, I don't think its out of the question for the Nats to make a run at .500 on the season. Pretty amazing considering they were derided as a 30 win team before the season started. This is a club that plays hard every night, rarely gets blown out and has a lot more potential than people give them credit for. Although he gets about 10 percent of the pub as David Wright, Ryan Zimmerman has put up very similar stats, and arguably plays a better third base. Sure, Wright steals more bases and has a better average right now, but few people in the league have been as clutch as Zim this season. Watch out for the Nats, people. Plenty of room on the bandwagon right now, but it's going to fill up fast.

1 comment:

AK said...

Nats for the Wildcard in '08. I mean let's be serious. I think the Royals would contend for the wildcard in the NL.

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