Quote of the day
"If this was any other golf tournament, it would have been stopped earlier. It's too wet to really continue. We're in a situation where people are considering dropping from fairways into the rough. Then it just becomes a bit silly." -- European Ryder Cup Vice-Captain Thomas Bjorn
I should know better than to trust weather forecasts – even those calling for 100% rain. Yesterday’s “sure thing” washout in Citi Field was played without delay. Meanwhile, the game in Baltimore – where the mid-morning forecast was for 40% rain - was already canceled by mid-afternoon. And they call meteorology a “science.”
The science for the “NL Weast” has become fairly clear. For the Padres to win the Division title, they must sweep the Giants – probably four straight, as an extra game will be required to break the tie, unless Atlanta completely folds and both California teams advance to the postseason. If the Giants win at least one – they are the Division champs. And that would require the Braves to win only once more to claim the wild card spot.
The Mets may have played their game yesterday, but my planned golf round was rained out. Evidently, I’m a golfing wimp, after seeing the weather conditions that the Ryder Cup was being played in this morning. The big loser so far has got to be Sun Mountain Sports, maker of the U.S. team’s rain suits. The suits absorbed so much water that PGA of America officials hurriedly bought new rain gear for the players at a merchandise tent. The team’s golf bags are also apparently water-absorbent. Amazing that this wasn’t all pre-tested for a site where rain was highly likely. Who’s in charge?!
RotoHog has released its Salary Cap Hoops games. For those who are looking for something to replace the now-defunct TSN Salary Cap Hoops games, this offers the same game design. Prizes are notably lower, however. I hope to have player prices and positions loaded up in the RotoGuru sortable stats sometime next week.