• NBA TV analyst Cheryl Miller layeth the smack down on Scot Pollard for showing up to their program late.
(”Mechanical aircraft problems, my ass!”)
• Maybe MLB should schedule their Opening Days in warmer climates.
• Is giving a restaurant a bad review really worth an MMAer beatdown?
• Did Manny Ramirez do steroids? Jose Canseco says there’s a “90%” chance he did.
• Lenny Dykstra isn’t such a shrewd businessman, after all.
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After last week’s trip to Tokyo and Sunday night in DC, Opening Day started for real for the rest of Major League Baseball. And the Chicago Cubs embarked on their 100th season since their last World Series win.
As usual, there was high drama at Wrigley Field this cold, rainy afternoon, as Kosuke Fukudome made quite a debut in Cubbie Blue. And as usual, the Cubs blew it. Read more…
The Furman Bisher-approved start of the 2008 MLB Season got underway Sunday night, as the Nationals debuted their new ballpark - not even waiting to give it a corporate name.
And Washington’s game against Atlanta had it all - from Bush-booing to walk-off winning. Read more…
• Tom Hoffarth of FARTHER OFF THE WALL saves a bundle, as L.A. Dodgers merchandise made by Alyssa Milano is going on sale.
• Would you like to see the Kingdome collapse or Fulton County Stadium fall down all over again? BALLPARKS OF BASEBALL can help you out with their various video collections.
• USA TODAY’S GAME ON crunches the numbers, as a new poll reveals how far some baseball fans are willing to stretch the truth about attending Opening Day.
Emil Brown of the Oakland A’s was asked what was his favorite part about the 2008 Opening Day trip to Tokyo. The food? The nightlife? The weird things sold in vending machines?
Brown flushed all those choices away when he gave his definitive answer:
“The toilets are the best.”
Jeff Passan of YAHOO SPORTS reports how Japan’s sanitary technology made a lasting impression on Brown and some of his Oak-town teammates.
George W. Bush is scheduled to toss out the first pitch at Nationals Park on Sunday, presumably to Nats starting catcher Paul Lo Duca.
But as Ken Herman of the the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN points out, this friendly game of catch sets up an interesting showdown - thanks to the Mitchell Report. Read more…
Red Sox fans willing to get up very early Tuesday morning to watch their team open the 2008 MLB season can now do it in a setting they feel most comfortable in - the local bar.
The BOSTON GLOBE reports that numerous Fenway Park-adjacent watering holes will have their doors open by 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday. In fact, they’re open right now! Hurry! Get your drunk Boston ass over there!
But before you bolt, there is a catch: Read more…