Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm Back!

I know it does not have the same impact as when Michael Jordan said it, but after a 13 month hiatus I have decided to come back and write a daily sports blog. What you can expect is 500 words a day and a fresh take on the day’s news.

Quick Bits:

The Chicago Bulls are considering a trading Loul Deng and Joakim Noah to the Nuggets for Carmelo Anthony. It seems like Deng's contract is holding up this deal, but if Melo rejects the Nugget's contract extension, then take might force the Nuggets into this deal.

Tom Brady was in a car accident this morning, but was unhurt. In related news I left out a huge sigh of relief because my fantasy team needs him.

The Chicago White Sox have lost 4 of the last 5 games after a 7 game winning streak. This means that barring a sweep of the Twins next week their season is over. They are currently 6 games out of the division and 7.5 out of the wild card.

The San Diego Padres extended their division lead last night, but the NL west is still wide open. I am still hoping the Rockies can get hot and make a run from 4.5 games back to take it, but I think they only have about 12 wins left on their schedule which might be enough is the Padres did not play the Cubs the last 4 games of the season. But if I had to put money down right now as to who will come out of the NL West I would put it on the Giants.

It looks like Albert Pujols's cold streak will cost him any chance at a Triple Crown this season. It is a shame, because two weeks ago he lead the National League in home runs and RBIs and was only one point behind Joey Votto in batting average. Now Pujols is not even in the top 5 in the NL in batting average and is 3rd in RBIs.

Starlin Castro and Tyler Colvin have been the two bright spots for the Cubs this season. Castro looks to be the type of player who may win a couple batting titles in the next couple of years while Colvin seems like he will develop into an exciting everyday player. Now if only they could trade Zambrano and Soriano they might have the beginnings of a good young team.

The USA basketball team won its game against Russia today 89-79 and after the huge flap this week about the 72 Olympics I must report that it did not take 3 endings to finish the game. Now if only anyone cared about this basketball tournament…

It feels so good to be back writing about sports. Make sure you check back tomorrow as I examine what managers are going to be available at the end of this baseball season, and a recap of the first NFL game of the season.

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