Archive for April, 2012
Yesterday, the baseball gods were merciful to the Boston Red Sox. They opened up the sky, postponing their game. Delaying another loss to the hated Yankees. Preventing a three game sweep. Allowing another day to figure out how to get the first win in the second century of Fenway.
The first century started well, with a World Series win. The first century ended well, with two titles in the past decade. In the middle, there was hardship. The Curse of the Great Bambino held the team in it’s grasp for 86 years. Now the curse is broken, yet the team still finds themselves in a deep struggle.
It all started last September. A September they will always remember. It’s hard to forget such a historic collapse. When the month started, they had a nine game cushion in the wildcard race. By the time the dust had settled, the Tampa Bay Rays were headed to the postseason, and the BoSox were headed home.
I, like a lot of people, picked the Pittsburgh Penguins to win the Stanley Cup this season.
They weren’t even able to make it out of the first round.
It can be argued that the Penguins have the two best players in the world. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are undeniable world class talents. Both have lead the league in scoring. Both have lead the Pens to a Stanley Cup title. With two dominant centers, who would be able to stop the offensive onslaught?
Enter the Philadelphia Flyers.
Superman continues to be a super distraction for the Orlando Magic.
You may have thought it was over when Dwight Howard signed the waiver to forgo his option to opt out after the season; but faster than a speeding bullet comes a headline of tension in Orlando.
According to David Pingalore from Local 6 News in Orlando, Howard no longer wants to play for coach Stan Van Gundy. Allegedly, he is even prepared to sit out of the playoffs regardless of how his back heals.