08/22/2012 11:39 AM
Armadillo: Wednesday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud...........
13) Former big league pitcher Ron Darling is an excellent analyst on Mets’ telecasts; he was talking about the Little League World Series, how they have pitch counts but let kids throw curve balls; he estimated more than half the pitches in the game he saw were curves, which can screw up a young kid’s arm, if thrown too often or with poor mechanics. Doesn’t make sense to allow curves if you’re preaching safety by having a pitch count.
12) How ridiculously deep is LSU’s football program?
Houston Texans have a 5-foot-5 return man named Trindon Holliday who already has run both a punt and a kickoff back for TD’s this summer; he was on LSU’s football team for two years, but only got into one game, yet he’s run two kicks back for TD’s in NFL games, even if they were exhibition games. What an abundance of talent LSU has!!!
Holliday won an national title as part of LSU’s 4 x 100 relay team in 2008, so he may be short, but he’s fast as hell.
11) Stupid Scheduling 101: Eagles play Cleveland this Friday, then play the Browns in two weeks, in the season opener. Teams will show as little as possible to each other, so once again, fans paying full price are going to see a glorified scrimmage.
10) Red Sox fired pitching coach Bob McClure Monday; I have two thoughts, other than the obviou-- this isn't his fault!!!!
a) It is stupid to hire a manager, especially an experienced one, and not let him bring his own coaching staff with him.
b) From what I’ve read in the Boston papers, Bobby Valentine is a very bright guy who has almost no people skills. He doesn’t get along with many people. Wonder what the ESPN Sunday Night crew thought of him?
9) Former Colorado pitching coach Bob Apodaca was pitching coach when Valentine managed the Mets; he is rumored to be the Sox’ pitching coach if Valentine is around next March, which would make him Boston’s fifth pitching coach in 30 months.
8) I’m not inferring anything here, just reporting facts: Mariners were 42-55 when they traded Ichiro Suzuki, they’re 18-9 since then. Bronx Bombers are 15-13 since acquiring Suzuki; they were 59-38 before the trade.
7) NFL’s lawyers must be relieved to hear the San Diego County medical examiner say that Junior Seau had no brain damage from playing football. Someone online last week published a study that said former NFL players actually live longer than former baseball players. Interesting.
6) ESPN is doing an hour-long, all-access show on Ohio State football. Good exposure for (former ESPN employee) Urban Meyer’s program.
5) Eagles’ backup QB Nick Foles looked better Monday night than he ever did playing for the Arizona Wildcats. Andy Reid’s team does a superior job of coaching QB’s.
4) Not sure what motivated the A’s to announce their acquiring Stephen Drew during Monday night’s game, while a player he will be replacing on the roster was still playing in the game. Seemed insensitive; not like Drew is such a huge acquisition that it deemed an immediate announcement.
3) I’m amazed by the number people on Twitter who take pictures of their food and then post them; why do this?
2) According to people at LVH, hot plays for season over/under win totals are: Bears, over; Miami and New England, under.
1) If you have a gut feeling that the Super Bowl this year will be Jaguars-Vikings, you can get 10,000-1 odds on that online. I’m just sayin’……..
Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: