Nicky P(a lot of value here as a 5 hole hitter)
Doug the catcher
Prediction: a lot of excuses
*Did you guys watch Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Just like the NBA and MLB....NHL Hockey has one major thing that bugs me. Too long of a regular season. I could never follow the entire season but I can watch some of the playoffs, and definetly watch Game 7 of the Stanley Cup. The final 6minutes were as exciting as any major sports final. Good to see the young guns Malkin and Crosby get a title and turn the page of the Wings domination. Those two are the future Jordan and Pippen of the NHL.
*REDS: So Joey Votto is apparenlty missing time because he's gay. Thats the rumor and if thats the case, we need to cut him. I'd rather lose than have a queer playing first base. The Reds apparently did know something we didn't when they drafted Yonder Alonso last year. If he's not gay and is just a whimp I agree with what STAN said on Mo Egger's Blog today..."When is our first baseman going to remove his tampon and help this team?" Nice way to put it STAN! Another thing is Walt Jockety needs to do something, ANYTHING! I don't care if its just getting Sammy Sosa or Barry Bonds or Pete Rose signed to a contract. This team can't hit a lick. They need, not just one more bat but probably 3. Now they got 3 vs the Braves and 3 vs the White Sox this week. If they don't go at least 3-3 this week they are done.
*Whats story are you sick of more on ESPN? Plaxico Burress-Brett Farva-Michael Vick
*Are you watching the College World Series? If not you should....it might be the most underrated sporting event of the year. Im going to root for ASU to win it all because of the Reds drafting Michael Leake. They upset UNC yesterday. Now they play #1 Texas on Tuesday at 7pm. Leake will be on the hill.
*So a few weaks ago we reported on Bryce Harper, the 16yr old baseball phenom from Las Vegas who was on the cover of Sports Illustrated and taking over the world. Now the kid is skipping HS and going to get his GED this summer so he can start playing college ball at the College of Southern Nevada. Thats kinda cool, but I just hope he doesn't turn out to be the next Drew Henson.
*US OPEN WEEK: Who you got the field or Tiger? The Open is back at Bethpage Black. Probably the toughest Public Course in America. After my nine on Sunday I'd guess I'd shoot a 172 at Bethpage.
*So now there are rumors of Shaq being traded to the Cavs to play with Lebron. Someone explain how this is going to help Lebron win a title next year? It should make for some great interviews and TV though.
*Jodie Meeks and Derrick Brown are both staying in the NBA draft. I think both are making a mistake. Jodie is missing out on an opportunity to be on a National Championship contender and get a lot more TV face time next year w/ UK. Derrick got much better, but I believe with 1 more year in at XU he would be guarenteeing himself a first round pick.
*WAGER OF THE DAY:(4-10) Arkansas is very underrated in College Baseball. Take them to defeat LSU straight up.