Kate: “Dad, I think I sprained my ankle”.
Dad: “How did you do that”?
K: “I jumped off the tub and landed on your shoe”.
D: “Why were you on the tub”?
K: “I was looking at myself in the mirror”.
D: “That’s the price of vanity honey”.
I’m so looking forward to the teen years.
The trouble with championship golf---
PGA Pro Woody Austin is always a good listen when he’s on Sports Daily. A three-time winner on tour, he really took a hard line against the technology that allows players so much length in today’s game. His argument and I agree is that golf courses are being rendered defenseless by these guys who can all carry it 300 yards. Quoting Jack Nicklaus, he said that there are fourteen clubs in a bag and all of them should be used. When was the last time you swung a two iron? How about a three or four iron? The weekend hacker has replaced all of those clubs with hybrids; the pro doesn’t even worry about those clubs because he hits it so far that he’s dealing predominantly with short irons on his second shot.
Woody’s lament is that the game no longer separates the great players and that every hack has a chance, even at a major, because they don’t have to be great shot makers—all they have to do is hit it far, pull out a short iron get it close and put for birdies. That’s why the US Open is usually so fun to watch, the setup by the USGA generally favors the shot maker.
Terrell Owens said yesterday that he was a good fit for Andy Reid’s scheme in Kansas City. The future Hall of Fame receiver is still out their pining for a job at the age of 39. I don’t know about you, but I wish this guy would just go away. I’m sorry that he’s been so irresponsible with his money that he no longer has any, but who in their right mind is going to give this guy a job? He’s nearly 40, hasn’t played in the league since 2010 and has generally been a cancer, or at least a bad teammate everywhere he’s gone. Maybe he can get a gig on ’Dancing With the Stars’, but I can’t see him back in an NFL uniform.
Can you believe that its sixteen years to the day that interleague play started? Now we have at least one interleague game every day in the majors. The continual blurring of the lines in baseball is going to force the game’s hand on the DH. You can’t go on with one league using it and the other not. I’m an American League fan, but prefer the traditional brand of baseball played by the senior circuit and while that’s baseball the way it was intended, my guess is that the National League will eventually acquiesce and the days of the double switch in baseball will be gone.
Give them credit---
It’s easy to bag on them when they’re down, so it’s only fair to pump up the Royals when they’re running well. A nifty come from behind, 10-inning win over the Tigers yesterday gave them seven wins in their last eight starts. Tremendous pitching has carried them as they’ve only scored better than four runs in two of those seven wins. But they’re back to within three games of .500 going to Tampa Bay, that’s a pretty nice rebound from an eight game losing streak.