Quote of the day
"Yes, the great response at the gate gives us greater capacity to add players as (general manager Neal Huntington) looks to make the team better at the (July 31 trade) deadline and into August." -- Pirates team president Frank Coonelly
With the MLB trade deadline approaching, both the Indians and Pirates find themselves in a position to be buyers, not sellers. Who would have seen that coming? It’s not clear that either team has the gas to get to the finish line, but I’d certainly be excited to see a Cleveland-Pittsburgh World Series.
Speaking of gas, the PGA Tour is burning a lot of fuel this week, as the venue moves from the British Isles to the west coast of Canada, with the RBC Canadian Open in Vancouver. Most GuruGolf foursomes will need some major reshuffling this week. And with next week’s tournament all the way back in West Virginia, we may be in a stretch of weeks where having some stored trade capacity is very useful.
The NBA released the 2011-12 schedule yesterday. Somehow, at this stage that seems irrelevant. I wonder how many of those games will be played, if any?
I’m heading out tomorrow morning for another week of vacation, this time on Long Beach Island in NJ. Hopefully, by the time I return next week, the NFL situation will be resolved and we can begin planning for the football season in earnest.