''Forty-seven home runs hit, four shy of the record for the first 13 games at a major league ballpark. Thirty-two of the homers were hit to right field.''
Seems like maybe, possibly, there might be a problem with the distance to right field. There's your 'study'.
This whole Glen 'Big Baby' Davis v a 12 year old Orlando fan thing was getting a little bit insane. Thankfully Big Baby himself has (hopefully) put the entire matter to bed with an eloquent and timely apology. The whole truckload of rubbish that emanated from this 'incident' was just another indication that the Internet may not be as good for sports as some think it is.
Speaking of game winning shots. I hadn't actually seen the 'no call' on the foul on Carmello Anthony that everybody is talking about until tonight. Sadly, as you can see, the standard of refereeing in the NBA is nothing but a really bad joke.
Meanwhile, Isiah Thomas is saying 'I tried my best' in a failed, failed, oh so failed, stint as coach of the Knicks. Goodness, one would have hated to have been witness to his worst.
Nice piece by the NY Times Jack Curry on how the Blue Jays are leading the AL East even thought they have about four thousand players on the disabled list. While it's nice to see a team that didn't spend 458 billion on a stack of 'superstars' this offseason passed, Curry kind of hints at the potential short term nature of the Jays lead with this line;
''The good thing has lasted 34 games, about a fifth of the 162-game season. ''
Let's see who is where come August, I guess.
Finally, how else can we end bar to mention the Lions player who had promised they will make the playoffs in 09'. Yes, the 0-16 Lions.
"I won't make a prediction about how many games we're going to win, but I will say this: We will definitely make the playoffs this season.''
That glass is most definitely half full.