Tuesday, July 13, 2010

RIP George Steinbrenner

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner passed away this morning of a massive heart attack at the age of 80.

Baseball lost a legendary owner today.

However you feel about the Yankees, they have fielded winning teams that have had a chance of winning the World Series almost every year. That's all any fan could ever ask of their teams owner.

On the eve of the All-Star game it should be interesting to see how they pay tribute.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Derek Fisher Appears Headed Back to the Lakers

Derek Fisher will be wearing purple and gold next season. At least according to a couple of reports (See here and here)that is.

Speaking as a life long Lakers fan, can I just say 'phew' (wipes sweat from brow).

Derek has become an icon in this city. Just as beloved as current and past Laker greats. Not to mention he was an indispensable part of the Lakers 5 most recent championship seasons. He is the heart of this team and I don't know if the team could have survived with the heart ripped out.

It almost seemed inconceivable at the end of this season that Derek would sign with another team (especially the Miami Heat) but as time wore on it didn't seem so far fetched. Could Derek really leave?

But it looks like Lakers fans can breath a sigh of relief, the little point guard that could is coming back.

And hopefully he is bringing another world championship with him.

Edit: July 13th- Derek has officially said he will be coming back to the Lakers

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sick and Tired of LeBron and this nonsense

Is anyone else just done with this whole "where is LeBron going" crap? I know I am and will not be watching his self serving hour long announcement on ESPN. He is way too full of himself.

Dodgers lose to the Marlins

The Dodgers faced Major League leading ERA pitcher Josh Johnson (1.70)and paid the price losing 4-0. Kuroda went 7 innings giving up 4 runs on six hits.

The Dodgers also ended up putting Ronald Belisario on the Reserved list because of what is being called "anxiety". No further details have been released.

In happier Dodger news, Russell Martin had a special visitor today. It was 3-year-old Janelle Briseno whom Martin accidentally struck in the head during batting practice on June 7th.