Subject: Daily Blurb - July 10, 2013|
Posted by: Guru
-  Wed, Jul 10, 2013, 10:53
Quote of the day
"This is our showcase. It's an international league now with international players. It's good for the game. If you're the National League, you want him on your team because you want to win. … You can't sneak a 100-mph fastball past this guy." -- Former Dodger Steve Garvey, commenting on why Yasiel Puig belongs on the NL All Star team
I think that it would be good for baseball for Yasiel Puig to be on the All Star team. I voted for him. You can certainly cite any variety of stats to support the selection. And you can also fall back on his short tenure as the primary case for resistance. But when he was called up, the Dodgers were 23-32. Today, they are 44-45. He’s probably been the most talked-about player in the last month. There aren’t many players who would actually impact the game’s viewership – but I suspect he would. I’m guessing that if he doesn’t win the fan vote, he’ll find his way onto the team through some other channel, if the opportunity presents itself.
The John Deere Classic tees off tomorrow morning. This is the last event in the 4-week Open Faced Sandwich contest, which is still up for grabs in both the best and worst ball formats. And even though the next tournament is across the ocean, there are about 20 golfers in this week’s tournament who will take the Deere-sponsored charter to Muirfield, so there are plenty of trade-conserving options if you look for them, including all of the top three favorites to win this week.