Maybe this will get me posting more often. Be careful what you wish for.
1. The Twins beat the Tigers today, which would be newsworthy all on its own, but even more shocking is that gives them two straight wins over the Tigers (just the second winning streak of the entire season) and since this was just a 2-game series that means the Twins just swept the preseason division favorite, even if they are two games under .500. Even more shocking is they did it with Blackburn and P.J. Walters (who?) pitching the two games. Blackburn sucked as expected and is now on the DL, but the Twins actually decided to hit for once with a couple of homers (Dozier & Plouffe) and six doubles, managing to score 11 runs which I have to assume is a season high, to pull out the win. Then today Mr. Walters goes all no-hittery through the first four innings en route to a very nice game, picking up his second major league win and lowering his career ERA to a shade under seven. Still, it's a two game win streak against a supposed good team. Just 14 more to go to get to .500. We can do this.
2. It was a shitty day in daytime baseball if you were an ace-type pitcher or took the under on total runs scored today. Mat Latos got knocked around by the Mets and only managed 5 innings, C.J. Wilson couldn't find the plate and walked six without getting out of the fourth, Matt Cain got knocked around pretty good by the Cards, while Adam Wainwright showed once again that he's all kinds of not back from his injury that made him miss all last season whatever it was. Maybe this isn't really all that newsworthy but it matters to me because I took the god damn under on total runs which of course didn't cash because I'm on one of the all-time cold streaks, my friends. It's enough to make me quit gambling if that wouldn't mean my life would be cold and empty.
3. The Pacers completely rolled the Heat 94-75, and you know me and I hate jumping to conclusions or throwing out opinions with little to back them up, but I think this is over, dudes. Here's why. First, that one game the Heat lost earlier they had a chance to tie and Lebron didn't take the shot (of course) and Wade didn't take the shot but Mario Chalmers took the shot. And I like Chalmers and everything especially for when he pissed on John Calipari's dreams that one year, but come on. Then tonight Lebron scores 22, which sounds like a slightly down game, but then you realize that only 7 of those came in the second half, Wade scored just five points on 2-13 shooting, and Chalmers was the team's leading scorer with 25. Plus, here's stiff Roy Hibberts pt/rebs in the 3 games: 17/11, 8/11, 19/18. Roy fucking Hibbert! Does any of this sound like a team who has its shit together? It's over. I'm guessing sportsbooks will still have the Pacers only at like -150 or so to win the series or maybe even better - jump on it.
4. The Colonial Athletic Conference is losing everybody now that Old Dominion has announced it is leaving for Conference USA. First VCU bolted to join Butler in the A-10 and now ODU is taking off, and I'd be stunned if George Mason didn't join VCU in the next few days which means the three biggest basketball powers in the CAA are all leaving. Apparently CAA is going to try to bring in Davidson and Charleston out of the SoCon and Boston out of the America East, but with ODU, VCU, and GMU (I'm assuming) all gone I'm not so sure leaving the SoCon would even be a step up for Davidson and Charleston (although it clearly would be for BU). I assume at some point all this conference realignment will stop and it better stop soon because at the rate I drink alcohol my brain cells are getting very close to not being able to keep up with all this.
5. Toronto's Brett Lawrie dropped his appeal of his four-game suspension for losing his mind on an umpire, and it's probably a good idea because look at this shit:
In response, I've prepared this video:
6. Happy Birthday to Mrs. WWWWWWW. I know you're lucky to have me, but what you probably don't realize is that I'm super lucky to have you. Mostly because you're so hot. Happy birthday, baby. Way to always keep it classy: