Subject: Daily Blurb - September 28, 2011|
Posted by: Guru
-  Wed, Sep 28, 2011, 10:09
Quote of the day
"I think it's really good for baseball, not so good for my stomach." -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona, as the Red Sox and Rays head into the final day of the regular season tied for the final playoff spot
Much has been said about the Red Sox' dismal September, and their attempt to blow a 9-game lead over Tampa Bay. But in the senior circuit, Atlanta is doing a pretty good rendition of the same tune. The Braves entered the month with an 8½ game margin over the Cardinals, and have since posted a 9-17 record. And they now find themselves in exactly the same predicament – tied heading into the final day. For a season in which the division crowns were locked up without much drama, the wild card races have both been something to behold.
You’ve no doubt heard of the “Madden Curse”, whereby the player on the cover of the EA Sports Madden NFL game seems to be jinxed in the ensuing season(s). This year’s cover boy is Peyton Hillis, who sat out last Sunday’s game with strep throat. Now, when was the last time you heard of a player missing a game due to strep throat? Presumably, he’ll return to action this week, and maybe he’ll go on to have a stellar season. But if you have him on your roster, be afraid… be very afraid.