Quote of the day
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." -- John Wooden (1910-2010)
So this Stephen Strasburg kid might be pretty good. In 7 IP, he struck out 14 batters (including the last 7) and walked none. In MLB history, only five other pitchers have ever struck out 14 with no walks in 7 innings or less. More than one-third of his pitches were clocked at 98 mph or faster (2 @ 100mph). Now if his arm can just hold up. Thank goodness he’s not pitching on the Cubs.
The weather in the northeast – Washington, Baltimore, Philly, and NY – looks problematic for tonight, with 70% chance of thunderstorms predicted at all four of those parks. Plan and adapt accordingly.
If you believe in streaks, then write down the Lakers as the NBA champions in ink. In addition to Phil Jackson’s 47-0 record when winning the 1st game of an NBA playoff series, I found this analysis at WhoWins.com:
In the history of best-of-7 NBA Finals from 1947 through 2009, teams (such as the 2010 Los Angeles Lakers) which win Game 1 and lose Game 2 at home and win Game 3 on the road have a stellar 11-0 series record, but an awful 1-10 Game 4 record. One could thus perhaps understand were the Lakers not too terribly crestfallen by a Game 4 loss in Boston, in the wake of such history.The St. Jude Classic tees off tomorrow morning. In addition to being the warmup event for the U.S. Open, it’s also the final tournament in GuruGolf's Spring to the Open Contest.